Dash pinouts for HU/phone/steering/phone - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > BAVSOUND Mobile Electronics Forum

BAVSOUND Mobile Electronics Forum
Have all your A/V and electronics questions answered here. Ipods, A/V, Radar Detectors Oh My!
Sponsored by BAVSOUND

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-28-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 16
My Ride: 320Cd M Sport
Question Dash pinouts for HU/phone/steering/phone

Forgive my noob stupidity if this is already posted I've had a good hunt and best I've found is Tharaka's post http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=355350 including pics of the 17 pin Head Unit connection. Great post Tharaka - nicely labelled.

I'm about to install my Alpine CDA-3855R in favour of the stock business CD (2004 Coupe). I've worked out that this will all but kill the bluetooth ULF, but I'll have to live with that for now. Need for the Alpine is the amp & speaker install to follow. Tharaka's pinout guide shows pins 4 & 10 unpopulated - mine has all pins connected, most have a clear function, but pins 4,7,10 & 16 are still a mystery??

16, I believe is the BMW remote amp switch; and 10 appears to be switched 12v for unknown purpose. Can anyone confirm what these 4 pins do?

ALSO: The 10 pin square plug mounted below the 17 pin radio interface has as far as I can tell, 5 pins connected. I have to assume this provides a link for the CD changer, Bluetooth, and steering wheel controls. A fair bit, for 5 channels of information, but no sign of any other means of communication

Does anyone have definitive information on what this does? I'm not worried about the CD changer link, I have an Apline 6-disc to go with the 3855, and will install it with the Alpine (Ai-net?) cable. It's the steering and the bluetooth I'm interested in. I'm looking at either the Alpine 200BT (thanks Technic) or a Bluetooth Garmin, be great to get either of these to use the SW controls

Last, but not least: Routing. Which side for signal path? I must assume there's a main power cable running from battery to alternator at least. Does the main loom share this route? I need a nice free run for several signal cables and of course front speakers. Any help MUCH appreciated...
rudeboy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.