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    V1 Installation

    posted Jul 13, 2013, 4:59 PM by Marco Chaffiotte

    There are several DIYs available for hardwiring a V1 in many different BMWs, and the X1 install is practically identical to the 1XX. But, I figured I'd provide a write-up for the X1.

    This installation is to hardwire a windshield mounted V1 radar detector to an ignition enabled fuse. 

    Tools Required
    Philips screwdrivers
    Torx drivers
    Nylon trim removal tools
    Wire cutters, strippers, crimpers

    Supplies Used
    Valentine Direct-Wire Power Adapter Kit #00030
    WirthCo 30103 Tapa Circuit for ATM Mini Fuse Blocks
    Wire Ties
    Locktite (optional)

    Step 1- Lower Trim
    Remove the lower trim panel beneath the glove box, held with two screws and one tab. After removing the screws, drop down and pull toward the seat to remove.



    Step 4 - Run Wire
    With everything exposed, the 8 ft straight power cord can be fed from the windshield mount point all the way to the fuse box behind the glove box.

    Leaving a few inches slack for the V1, the wire can easily be tucked up into the headliner with a nylon trim tool.

    Where the headliner would be covered by the A trim pillar, care must be taken to wrap the wire appropriately.

    Now, run the cable down the A pillar with the existing wire bundle. I used very small wire ties, turning the locking end away from the airbag, so there are no sharp edges.

    Then, using a worklight shining from underneath the dash, the wire can be fed down through the dash. I used a ball chain and magnets to feed the wire, but a thin, flexible rod with the wire taped to it could also be used.

    Collect all the slack wire around the metal dash mounting brackets to ensure its not rubbing against the sharp metal edges.

    V2 Demo

    posted Nov 21, 2011, 12:52 PM by Marco Chaffiotte   [ updated Jul 13, 2013, 8:10 PM ]

    BMW V2 Wheel

    posted Nov 3, 2011, 9:01 AM by Marco Chaffiotte   [ updated Jul 13, 2013, 8:04 PM ]

    Here is DIY on how to install BMW Performance Steering Wheel Version II Flat Bottom.



    It is not very difficult you just need to take your time and pay attention to what you are doing, and TAKE YOUR TIME!


    1. Not very big Flathead Screwdriver
    2. 16mm socket with wrench and extensions
    3. T15 torx socket ( i think it is T15 but I might be wrong)
    4. Very small flathead screwdriver or Small Pik
    5. 10mm socket
    6. Plastic Pry Tools (RECOMMENDED)

    This DIY is for you just to look/read and get an idea on how it can be done. I am not encouraging you to do this installation unless you are technically inclined to do so.

    I will not be responsible for anything that might happen to you, your vehicle, or anybody who might be helping you, or anything else.

    Before you start taking everything apart you need to read PDF Instructions (there not included but will try to attached on here) and get familiar with it.
    - Make sure you understand what goes where. After you did that, I would recommend to label supplied BMW harness with A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,A6, and A7 tags. It will be easier to figure out what goes where.



    1. Make sure you have your trunk open and I would recommend also lowering your windows and leave your key away from the car (if comfort access equipped)

    2. Disconnect your Battery and make sure your (-) Negative terminal will not touch the battery, I kept a micro-fiber under neath to avoid contact

    3. Next remove all trim work on both sides of the footwells, use caution as the trims and clips are fragile if not taken into account for your own strength.

    4. The hood release has a phillips screw and then underneath the hood latch is another phillips screw.

    5. Use caution when removing the trim work as there are MANY connectors and modules in this footwell panel

    6. Next remove the driver footwell covering ( 3 T20 screws or T15s I forget)

    7. Then completely remove the driver footwell panel (USE CAUTION PULLING CONNECTORS OFF)

    8. Next remove the passenger side foot well and side kick plate (CAREFUL there are 2 plastic tabs that hold it into place use your plastic pry tools to remove.)

    9. You will then see 2 Sets of connectors BLUE & BLACK, unplug the BLUE connector

    10. Next remove the connector from the sleeve.

    11. Connect the 2 BLUE & RED Wires

    12. Read PDF installation and remove Blue/Red wire from Pin1 and Red from Pin2. Insert A3 into Pin1 and A4 into Pin2. Now install wires that you removed from Pin1 and Pin2 into Connector E - Pulling out wires from Pin1 and Pin2

    13. Connector Labeled E removing and installing the loop back loom.

    14. Connecting the new harness

    15. Install the control module B

    16. Install the Black connector into Blue connector and then reinstall Blue connector. I used zip-tie to get all those wires together. Gotta keep it neat !

    17. Next feed the longer of the 3 cables into the glove box (this cable is for the track side module small 2 PIN Round Connector)

    18. Now feed the remaining 2 connectors thru the console and have them out the driver side

    19. Next remove the Air Bag Module using a flat blade screw driver to reach the release tabs. Next disconnect the connectors using a small flat blade screwdriver to remove the connector security tabs.

    20. Disconnect the connectors on the steering wheel.

    21. Next is to remove the wheel. 16MM Bolt

    22. Now we need to remove upper/lower steering column trim. Pull the upper part first. Pull it up and do one side at a time. You can use your plastic pry tools again and push it up from the inside, but be very careful and take your time.

    23. Removing the Coil spring cartridge with T15 torx. Unplug Black & White small connectors on the RT side.

    24.Make sure not to pull the whole assembly out of the column. Very Important. Unclip all the clips and remove just the Coil spring cartridge and nothing else. These are the clips that are holding it on the side, so make sure to unclip them

    25. Bring the white connector up the steering column.
    Read PDF instruction and remove wires from the Black connector (it has 6 wires in it) and insert them into A7 white connector. They are numbered 1-6 and you need to insert them the same way ... #1 from Black connector goes to #1 in A7 White connector and so on ...

    26. Connect this connector and the smaller connector to the new Coil Spring.
    Re-Install the Coil Spring

    27. Pull the open brown and green wires to the OBDII PORT
    Wires are BROWN TO BROWN
    Test first before tapping!

    28. Next transfer over your controls and trim to the new Performance Wheel V2

    29. Re-Install Wheel - Transfer everything from your old wheel to your new PSW and install everything back. Read the PDF file. Connect black connector from the new Coil spring cartridge to the Green connector on you new PSW. The rest is the same. In PDF file it says to connect Black connector to Black but it is actually Green and not Black. Just FIY.

    30. COMPLETED Simply test and re install all trim work after you have verified working.

    ENJOY !!!

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