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  1. Super clean phone mount and charging cable for E46

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    One thing that is sorely lacking in the E46 is a good solution for charging your phone and mounting it in a visible (but not distracting) location. I decided to use a magnetic mount in conjunction with a 10' Lightning cable to hardwire an always-on power source for my phone. The location is also...
  2. Hardwire 9500ix

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Easiest way to hardwire my radar? I have the direct wire for my 9500ix but when I removed the sunroof panel cover, I noticed the universal garage door opener connector was cut off by the last owner of the car. I still wired it to the green wire with blue stripe hoping it still had 12v of power...
  3. Wiring OEM button to mute radar ?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, Does anyone know how it tap into a unused button near the heated seats button E46 M3. I want to add the button for the "rear sunshade" but want to use the button to mute my radar not anything else. DIY instructions anywhere I searched but no results. :facepalm: Thank you in...
  4. really quick electrical wiring question.

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I am tapping into the cigarette lighter power and ground, to hardwire a usb charger ( ) and the wire they give looks like a 16 / 18 gauge...
  5. Custom Mute button and hardwire for Radar detector (Escort 8500 x50)

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    So i recently acquired a used x50 for cheap from a friend and its already saved my ass several times. but that cord and cigarette lighter plug in is a pain. So it was time to hardwire. NOTE: DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. however if you have questions feel free to pm me. right. so unfoturnatly...
  6. steering wheel buttons + radar detector button question

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    So i have an x50, and I am planning on hardwiring it this weekend. the stock x50 socket plug has a red(+12v)wire, a green (ground) wire and a black (mute?) button wire. I bought a phone cable and am planning on wiring the power and ground from the headliner location. I am pretty sure about how...
  7. Anyone hardwired a radar detector in a convertible?

    General E46 Forum
    I want to h/w my BEL r/d using the HOMELINK wires hidden behind the "dome" light. Problem is, I don't know which wires/spot to use for pwr & grd. Has anyone done this?