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      06-04-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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V1 Valentine Hardwire DIY

Hardwired the V1 and I must say that this is EXTREMELY easy.......did I say it was easy?

Here is the link I used to do mine.

http://www.mfestforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5403

Yes you have to go to a store and get the fuse tap and fuse, but this is the best non intrusive reversable method to do the hardwire.

Took about 20 minutes.
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      06-04-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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I did it from the roof console and it was easier IMO (there's another DIY for that method floating around here). But more importantly, didn't want to mess with the airbag trim on the A pillar. If airbag goes off, it might yank the wire and rip the roof liner or something. Take care gang.

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Thanks for posting this. I was doing this project with an 9500xi this morning and was having trouble finding a correct fuse slot.

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I did it from the roof console and it was easier IMO (there's another DIY for that method floating around here). But more importantly, didn't want to mess with the airbag trim on the A pillar. If airbag goes off, it might yank the wire and rip the roof liner or something. Take care gang.
The nice thing about the E92 is that there is an existing wiring harness running down the passenger side A pillar adjacent to the airbag. Simply zip tie the V1 wire to that harness and you should be fine. Just make sure that the V1 wire never crosses in front of the airbag and that the latch side of the ties is turned around and tucked up against the sheet metal.

In other BMWs there wasn't a harness there (or it was inside the pillar) so the interference with the airbag was/is a much bigger concern.
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Good to know =)
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Hardwired the V1 and I must say that this is EXTREMELY easy.......did I say it was easy?

Here is the link I used to do mine.

http://www.mfestforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5403

Yes you have to go to a store and get the fuse tap and fuse, but this is the best non intrusive reversable method to do the hardwire.

Took about 20 minutes.
Nice and easy DIY. Just did mine using the same instructions.
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      06-27-2010, 10:40 PM   #8
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Used the above instructions today to hardwire my V1 on my 2009 E90 M3. Super easy and works as advertised. I used fuse slot #5 for the tap...
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Good to know that my DIY is coming in handy for everyone! I'm sure there are ways to improve on my method, but this was a quick and easy method of just getting things done hassle-free. Lotta thanks to a whole lotta people who came before me.
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^^ spank you for helping me too
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