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      09-11-2015, 06:59 PM   #89
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This cable is a bitch to put together. Everything is straight forward until you have to crimp the cables as there isn't enough space in the contacts for two cables! And then the contacts don't fit the plug housing properly possibly because of the aforementioned problem.

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Have you cracked it yet Tr0y ?
Fitted the part itself, just need to do this cable, I've not had another go at it since the other day though! Fancy lending a hand lol?
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      09-14-2015, 11:15 AM   #90
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Fitted the part itself, just need to do this cable, I've not had another go at it since the other day though! Fancy lending a hand lol?
I'm in the process of ordering all the parts and will let you know when I have them and perhaps we can meet up ?
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Are there any photos or drawings that would make building the cable and configuring the pins easier? I dont understand from the description alone

Thanks!
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      09-14-2015, 05:16 PM   #92
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Are there any photos or drawings that would make building the cable and configuring the pins easier? I dont understand from the description alone

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Which part of the process is it you don't understand?
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      09-14-2015, 06:21 PM   #93
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Nice DIY. Will sure spice up the interior at night. Now, if this could be sourced from within the US.
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Got my Fascia end of last week. Parts for the cable arrived at my dealer today. Will pick them up on the way home and have a crack at this tonight.
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Received my part today. Big thank you to the member that purchased it for me and shipped it over. It really makes these forums a great community
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Done.

Thanks Dante. Legend.
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Done.

Thanks Dante. Legend.
Cheers mate! Pleasure!
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thanks Dante for the mod idea

just need to connect the ambient lighting once i get a hold of the connectors'
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Fitted the part itself, just need to do this cable, I've not had another go at it since the other day though! Fancy lending a hand lol?
I'm in the process of ordering all the parts and will let you know when I have them and perhaps we can meet up ?
Yep sounds good. From memory, they have the cable bits in stock, it's just the trim they need to order. It took 3 days for me.
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I haven't actually received the wiring yet so not sure but from the description alone i am not sure what pins to put where. Will it become clearer once i see the wiring do you think?
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I haven't actually received the wiring yet so not sure but from the description alone i am not sure what pins to put where. Will it become clearer once i see the wiring do you think?
Yes. Just stick to my description and drawing.
It's mandatory to compare part numbers with my description and the pin assignment (1,2,3) imprinted on the housings.

If you're not keen with electronics, maybe ask someone who is.
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FYI: Possible group-buy

Hi all,

because of lots and lots of inquiries about the purchase af the LCI trim part and an assembled Y-adapter I'm contemplating to organize a group buy for both.
I've contacted the admins about this and waiting for an answer.

For those who already purchased the parts for an adapter and have problems putting it together:
You can send them my way and I'll put them together for you.

Thanks
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I've ordered the parts today for this upgrade and they should be here within 5 working days as the dash part has to be shipped from Germany.
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Mod done, it looks brilliant and pretty simple! hardest bit was getting the climate controls out of the old unit. Wiring makes complete sense once you have all the parts in front of you, thank you Dante for your excellent write up

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So where can I order these state side?
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So where can I order these state side?
I ordered mine from bimmertech for $80 or so. Huge ripoff, and it's been 12 days and I still don't have it, but it's otherwise unavailable. In the grand scheme of things, i'll forget I spent an extra $40, and satisfy my impatience.

The cable bits cost me about $18 or so iirc from ecs, which just shipped today after about 13 days lead time.
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The total cost for all the parts is £40 in UK
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Hi Dante,
In Step 2 - Click the 3 female bushing contacts with cable (#61130005198) into the socket housing (#61138377072).

Did you mean cable (#61130005197) instead? Aren't these the Female Bushing contacts?
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In Step 2 - Click the 3 female bushing contacts with cable (#61130005198) into the socket housing (#61138377072).

Did you mean cable (#61130005197) instead? Aren't these the Female Bushing contacts?
Hi Jeff,

I'm sorry, you are absolutely right!
Don't know how I could have mixed the part # up as I did the write up with great care. Fixed the description!

Thanks
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Hi Jeff,

I'm sorry, you are absolutely right!
Don't know how I could have mixed the part # up as I did the write up with great care. Fixed the description!

Thanks
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No worries, Thanks for correcting it.

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I'll cut it later if it doesn't fit or cable tie it.
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