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Old 08-02-2010, 06:35 AM   #1
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Cant find steering wheel control harness!!!

hi guys,

my car had an aftermarked headunit installed, i am now in the process of installing the dynavin unit, ht eonly problem is i cant find the steering wheel cables/connectors as they must have been either tucked away somewere,

does anyone have any ideas how i can locate them, which side they come from? are they attaached or tapped up with another harness? i look all around and as far as i could see i cant find them

or is it possible if i took off some plastics under the steering wheel and tried to back track

i know its a dumb question but i really cant find the suckers \


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Old 08-02-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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If I read your question correctly, you're looking for the existing factory radio harness which is behind the headunit, if so then the harness looks like the pic below.........



If it's not there then it has most probably been cut off when the aftermarket stereo was installed in which case you'll have to match and splice the loose wires into the supplied Dynavin harness adaptor.
It'll be time consuming but certainly not impossible.
Below is a pic the Dynavin harness adaptor, the square black plug with the pins in it at the bottom right of the pic......

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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thanks for your reply,

what im after in the actual 2 plugs that clip into the factory harness which are for the steering wheel controls? does that make sense? sorry i probably didnt explain myself properly in the original post

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If I read your question correctly, you're looking for the existing factory radio harness which is behind the headunit, if so then the harness looks like the pic below.........



If it's not there then it has most probably been cut off when the aftermarket stereo was installed in which case you'll have to match and splice the loose wires into the supplied Dynavin harness adaptor.
It'll be time consuming but certainly not impossible.
Below is a pic the Dynavin harness adaptor, the square black plug with the pins in it at the bottom right of the pic......

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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The two 10 pin plugs are for the BMW cd changer and other stuff. The steering wheel controls come via the ibus which is on the 17 pin plug. Google Images for BMW 17 pin to see what connections go where.


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Old 08-02-2010, 05:53 PM   #5
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so the 2 10pin connectors have nothing to do with the steering controls?

theres the 2 plugs i cant find, the only thing is i installed the after market unit years ago, and some some reason think those 2 plugs were there and now for the life of me cant find them anywere



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The two 10 pin plugs are for the BMW cd changer and other stuff. The steering wheel controls come via the ibus which is on the 17 pin plug. Google Images for BMW 17 pin to see what connections go where.


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Old 08-02-2010, 05:58 PM   #6
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the 2 10 pin plugs in saying are the ipod and cd changer?

my car never came with a stacker, or anything so would i have these connections?

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Anyone have the part number for the control board on the wheel?

It's shorting out and turning the volume up when I turn

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DIY. On how to replace it?

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Old 08-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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As Arty mentioned the steering wheel controls come via the factory harness shown in your pic above and the pic I posted earlier, they are not seperate plugs.
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Anyone have the part number for the control board on the wheel?

It's shorting out and turning the volume up when I turn

Lol

DIY. On how to replace it?

Tia
There is no direct connection between the button on the wheel and the stereo. The button data is converted into iBus commands and sent over the iBus, along with the cruise and other buttons. So if you are having problems you need to replace the buttons on the wheel, and the part number should be available on RealOEM.
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OK guys, I'm now at this point as well. I have a Dynavin V5 and my steering wheel controls aren't connected at all. I have the black box with the headphone style mini plug as supplied in the Dynavin box. I have plugged the headphone style mini plug into the IR IN plug but where do I connect the black box to?? I can't find any matching connection.
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