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Old 03-23-2010, 12:14 AM
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VSM Install - easy- hard?

Greetings
I'd like to buy a VSM that I can get cheap from a friend on the E46 board. He says it's plug and play into the Nav system.. But I have NO, NADIA, ZIPPO, experience with this option.

Can anyone who has done so, give me an idea of how big a challenge it is..?

FWIW, my car is non-DSP, factory Nav, no sirius, or anything else that might get in the way on an 06 X5 3.0..

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PS. Is this something maybe I could get a hand with between shots of Patron at the Crabshack.. any special tools I need to bring along..?
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You may already have a video switch module. You need to lift up some trim and check.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:20 PM
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You may already have a video switch module. You need to lift up some trim and check.
Can you give me a hint as to where it would be ?

I don't even know what it looks like much less where it would be?

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Old 03-24-2010, 04:04 AM
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It's a silver box, about 1/2 the size of a VHS with blue and white quadloks, part 8 in this diagram.

I don't know where it is in the X5, probably on the nav rack in the luggage compartment.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:37 PM
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It's a silver box, about 1/2 the size of a VHS with blue and white quadloks, part 8 in this diagram.

I don't know where it is in the X5, probably on the nav rack in the luggage compartment.
Bob, you are mixing up the TV tuner with the Video Switch Module

The TV tuner also switches video, but it's main function is to be a TV tuner.

BMW also make a Video Switch Module, hard to find, which is just a video switcher and has no TV tuner inside it. All it does is switch RGB, and it also contains a composite video interface

Difficult if not impossible to find in RealOEM.
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Part 2 in this diagram?
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That is still the TV tuner
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:15 PM
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Jochen, is the VSM P/N 84 21 0 302 770? There is a small module in the kit davidf used to install his camera. He posted a DIY on BB nav forum 2 years ago. This was the switch P/N I found when I looked up one of the kits parts list. Backup camera install write-up...
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