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Old 03-22-2019, 06:11 PM   #1
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E46 EWS Toroidal Ring Antenna Holder

I'm not sure if anyone else would have any use for one of these, but I figured I would share it just the same. I wanted to add an EWS and ring antenna to my bench setup so I designed a holder for the antenna.

(Unfortunately it needs rotating before printing. I'll likely update the STL file at some point to fix this)

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Old 03-23-2019, 12:59 AM   #2
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E46 EWS Toroidal Ring Antenna Holder

Nice, but, the wires to the ring are exposed. I just used a cheap $8 plastic project box. http://www.bmwgm5.com/Images/EWS/EWS_Box_2.jpg

And I mounted a small oscilloscope to the box for troubleshooting EWS communications problems with the keys.

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Old 03-23-2019, 06:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Scott. I really like the idea of the tiny scope. Can I assume you just have it connected inline between the EWS and the antenna and watching the 125khz AM signal?

Regarding the wires, I actually wanted the connector exposed so I can connect and disconnect it easily. The connectors are cheap enough and I wrap the wires in fuzzy Tesa tape just like a normal wiring loom so there is no need for exposed wires.

Although I will be connecting it to an EWS I also hope to make a small USB adapter that will let me fully charge my keys without having to have everything connected.
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