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      01-20-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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Installed JB4 -- couple of questions

Good afternoon, gents--

I got my JB4 yesterday from BMS, and when I got done plugging everything in, I realized that the newest JB4 enclosure is larger than what I've seen in install photos before. So, locating it parallel to the brace, with USB port facing towards mid windshield is not an option -- it won't fit. I've ziptied the wire loom to the brace, so that the box doesn't just slide around on top of what appears to be a fuse box, but the actual box is just resting on top. Has anyone done a cleaner placement with that bigger enclosure? Also, do you think there's an issue with that USB port being uncovered where it is? I tried to put some electrical tape on it to cover and isolate it, but with engine heat, it just comes off.

Also, what various functions/settings get reset when I unplug the battery for 20-30 minutes during install? I reset my clock and the PDC. Is there anything else that gets reset?

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That's where mine is located. I also have the rubber sleeve on mine too.

Anytime I disconnect the battery I get a stabilization warning for about 5 minutes. My speed warning gets canceled and goes to 4 mph.
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That's where mine is located. I also have the rubber sleeve on mine too.

Anytime I disconnect the battery I get a stabilization warning for about 5 minutes. My speed warning gets canceled and goes to 4 mph.
Thanks for the response 777! I guess I will get the rubber sleeve.
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+1 on the rubber sleeve. Also, I'd relocate the harness to run under the brace.
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That's where mine is located. I also have the rubber sleeve on mine too.

Anytime I disconnect the battery I get a stabilization warning for about 5 minutes. My speed warning gets canceled and goes to 4 mph.
Hell, I get the stabilization warning too, glad Im not the only one. The first time I got it I freaked out and checked everything on my car and found nothing, but it always bothered me.

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+1 on the rubber sleeve. Also, I'd relocate the harness to run under the brace.
+1 under the brace. I have the billet aluminum case, its big as hell and no easy way to mount it. :/
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Hell, I get the stabilization warning too, glad Im not the only one. The first time I got it I freaked out and checked everything on my car and found nothing, but it always bothered me.



+1 under the brace. I have the billet aluminum case, its big as hell and no easy way to mount it. :/
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+1 on the rubber sleeve. Also, I'd relocate the harness to run under the brace.
The sleeve is not a bad idea as a safety measure, as well as the aluminum case, but if mounted where recommended it is very unlikely to get water logged as is.

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While were on this topic, and I will adding a JB4 soon, the routing of the USB cable looks pretty different than my past E90. How are you guys routing it in? The BMS instructions call for cutting a hole in the carpet. I have taken the panel under the glovebox where the cabin filter is but did not look to see if from there, there is access to the glovebox. Looking in the glovebox it does not appear that getting the cable in in easy, other than cutting a hole.
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While were on this topic, and I will adding a JB4 soon, the routing of the USB cable looks pretty different than my past E90. How are you guys routing it in? The BMS instructions call for cutting a hole in the carpet. I have taken the panel under the glovebox where the cabin filter is but did not look to see if from there, there is access to the glovebox. Looking in the glovebox it does not appear that getting the cable in in easy, other than cutting a hole.
I leave mine in the engine compartment as I don't use it that often. When I do I just run it into the car through the door jam if I need to log something. If just firmware updates I do it from the engine bay. Lots of guys are moving to the JB4 connect kit which allows wireless connection via bluetooth to your phone / tablet.

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I leave mine in the engine compartment as I don't use it that often. When I do I just run it into the car through the door jam if I need to log something. If just firmware updates I do it from the engine bay. Lots of guys are moving to the JB4 connect kit which allows wireless connection via bluetooth to your phone / tablet.

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Right, I know that option is there and I will probably go with that initially instead of hassling with how that cable could feed in--I already have a long USB extension cable and on my past car I only did 10 logs in 6 months.
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Right, I know that option is there and I will probably go with that initially instead of hassling with how that cable could feed in--I already have a long USB extension cable and on my past car I only did 10 logs in 6 months.
Ya, unless you are logging daily or even weekly its not worth the trouble on the F-series. On the E-series its simple so well worth doing.

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