F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > F30 DIYs and Coding Discussions > Question about hardwire radar detector on F32
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-10-2017, 10:28 PM   #1
kokoli84
New Member
3
Rep
22
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW 440i F32 Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2018 BMW 440i  [0.00]
Question about hardwire radar detector on F32

Hey guys,

I'm trying to hardwire a Escort 9500ix radar detector on my 2018 440i.

Wiring - I know most people get power from rear view mirror, but I'd like to see if it's possible to get power from the fuse box under the hood by passenger side. The fuse box seems to have a close lid and doesn't look like it's possible to close it properly with a wire hanging out, is there a solution?

Mounting control - I got 2 empty buttons by the light switch and I'm wondering if it's possible to pop those out and somehow mount the control inside the panel. I have no idea where to start and don't want to break anything from pulling the whole console.

Attached is the picture of how I'm planning to setup to be. Red box is the control, green box is where I want the control to be mounted at, orange box is the wire going into the engine bay through the side of the door.

Thanks!
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #2
atam1980
Private
25
Rep
83
Posts

Drives: 2012 F30
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: SF

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kokoli84 View Post
Hey guys,

I'm trying to hardwire a Escort 9500ix radar detector on my 2018 440i.

Wiring - I know most people get power from rear view mirror, but I'd like to see if it's possible to get power from the fuse box under the hood by passenger side. The fuse box seems to have a close lid and doesn't look like it's possible to close it properly with a wire hanging out, is there a solution?

Mounting control - I got 2 empty buttons by the light switch and I'm wondering if it's possible to pop those out and somehow mount the control inside the panel. I have no idea where to start and don't want to break anything from pulling the whole console.

Attached is the picture of how I'm planning to setup to be. Red box is the control, green box is where I want the control to be mounted at, orange box is the wire going into the engine bay through the side of the door.

Thanks!
One of those "empty" buttons is your rear fog light button. Learn more about that here:

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=877278

It's not hollow behind those plastic buttons so you won't be able to simply remove those buttons. You'll need to do some butchering/fabrication.
Appreciate 1
      09-16-2017, 10:57 PM   #3
kokoli84
New Member
3
Rep
22
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW 440i F32 Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2018 BMW 440i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by atam1980
Quote:
Originally Posted by kokoli84 View Post
Hey guys,

I'm trying to hardwire a Escort 9500ix radar detector on my 2018 440i.

Wiring - I know most people get power from rear view mirror, but I'd like to see if it's possible to get power from the fuse box under the hood by passenger side. The fuse box seems to have a close lid and doesn't look like it's possible to close it properly with a wire hanging out, is there a solution?

Mounting control - I got 2 empty buttons by the light switch and I'm wondering if it's possible to pop those out and somehow mount the control inside the panel. I have no idea where to start and don't want to break anything from pulling the whole console.

Attached is the picture of how I'm planning to setup to be. Red box is the control, green box is where I want the control to be mounted at, orange box is the wire going into the engine bay through the side of the door.

Thanks!
One of those "empty" buttons is your rear fog light button. Learn more about that here:

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=877278

It's not hollow behind those plastic buttons so you won't be able to simply remove those buttons. You'll need to do some butchering/fabrication.
oh that's not fun, guess I'll have to find another spot to mount the switch. Thanks.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:33 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST