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Old 09-06-2006, 02:09 PM
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X3 I-BUS connection - cable color/pinout help

I've already received the Reslers's I-BUS kit, but now I don't know where to connect it.

We have a recent X3 with the Professional Navigation, Bluetooth and Voice Recognition modules on the trunk - so three cables easily accessible:


Where can I get a pinout list of those there modules, or maybe a list with the cable colour codes?
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:06 PM
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Hello,

The better way is to use the CD-Changer connector

You will have the 3 wires that Reslers's I-Bus kit need.

12V
GROUND
I-BUS (white/yellow + red ligne)

you'll have two connectors with the CD-changer.
Take only the connector with 3 wires.
The connector with four wires is for audio OUT.

note: You have the I-BUS interface

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Old 09-06-2006, 03:17 PM
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The problem is that I have no CD changer nor any TV module. I can worry with the PC video signal issue later, as it looks more complicated.

For now I just want to connect the I-Bus kit to between the X3 and my Powerbook laptop and readout/inject signals to test the kit and see what is broadcasted in the bus.

Getting the +12 and ground should be easy. I guess I can assume that the white/yellow with red line is the expected I-bus.

I need to take better pics from the back of the trunk, with a better focus on the color cables over there. I'd rather connect to the Bluetooth module than the navigation (at the first stage), because I don't use the bluetooth module that much (work at a telco, devices are too buggy or too new to work with the car) and I'd rather not "reset" the navi for now.

Even if I have no cd-changer, would I get any cable connection on the middle console or at the back? Probably not, right?
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Even without the CD Changer you will have the wires for it. The wires will be in a small bundle wrapped in foam to stop them rattling. Not sure where the CD Changer goes in an X3, but they will be within a few inches of it.
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Hello,

From my natural language (french), ...

I have this ...

http://www.x3area.com/multi1/hifi/changcd/changcd1.htm

The best french X3 site.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:38 PM
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Thanks Fluoman and Richardp1.

I guess I'll have to take more stuff out and look deeper at the middle console:



(fluoman: nice site, just a little bit confusing and too much IE-only for my taste )
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