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BMW Z4, Coupe, Convertible
#5 of 24 Re: Ice link Ipod interface [alp8]
Aug 27, 2006 (4:46 am)
I paid just around $160 for it. It works great, no issues. Its a great product and I wonder had I survived without it!
#6 of 24 Harness location
Aug 12, 2006 (3:35 am)
The harness is located under the storage compartment between the seats, but you access it through the trunk.
Pull back the carpet on the back wall of the trunk, there is a cut out in the center of the sheet metal that separates the trunk from the passenger area. That cut out is the back of the storage compartment. Reach your fingers through the cut out and you can feel the harness down on the bottom of the pocket. You will also need the remove two torx head screws from inside the storage compartment which will loosen the bucket and allow the harness to come free. The harness is also taped down but if you work the wires gentle they will come free.
The tricky part is that you have to do most of this by feel as you cannot completely remove the carpet on the back wall to do the pull for the manual override for the convertible top. But you will be able to feel the harness. And once you have it just keep gentle working the wires and the harness will pop out.
#7 of 24 Re: Harness location [roadsterz4]
Aug 12, 2006 (7:48 am)
Wow!!!! Thanks so much. You have no idea how much time that saved me. I was looking at another post and a guy had completly ripped out the passenger panel behind the seat. This probably saved me 8 hours of monkey business.
Thanks again, I only hope that other looking for those wires will find this post
Check out what this guy had to do.
#8 of 24 Re: Harness location [roadsterz4]
May 15, 2007 (4:57 pm)
I am sorry I must be a little dumb, but I tried to remove the capet in the back and I wasn't actually able to, although I lifted up a litlle and couldn't find the cut out.
Is your z4 a 2006? If so could you try to help me some how.
Also I have another question, my cd player doesn't read song's names, it always displays: track 01/02... do you happen to know how to fix that? Thank you evry much.
#9 of 24 Re: Harness location [fgallo]
May 15, 2007 (5:29 pm)
The cut out is located in the center of the panel about 4 inches off the trunk floor. It is a large rectangular cut out in the center of the panel directly behind the front storage compartment between the front seats. My harness was taped down by the factory on the lower left (driver's side) corner. My is an 03, I'm certain that the location of the cut out has not changed but I don't know if the location of the disk changer harness remained the same. Check with Dice, they should know. Good luck!
#11 of 24 Re: Harness location [roadsterz4]
May 16, 2007 (9:01 am)
you don't happen to have pictures of the installation, do you?
#12 of 24 Adding satellite radio do you have to enable it?
May 20, 2007 (1:27 pm)
I am adding satellite radio to my 2007 Z4 3.0Si. I found the two connectors in the rectangular opening in the trunk and connected them to the Blitzsafe adapter. I connected the adapter to the XM radio unit and installed the antenna. How do I enable it throught the factory radio? There is nothing when I seleect either the AUX setting or either of the CD settings from the MODE switch. Thanks.
#13 of 24 Re: Adding satellite radio do you have to enable it? [esfoad]
May 25, 2007 (4:50 am)
I found out the real story. The Blitzsafe adapter is NOT made to work with cars that incorporate the factory Nav system. Apparently the display protocols are different for radios with Nav. So, the only other option is to put an after-market unit for XM subscribers. We put in an XM Commander and put the control unit on the center console just between the shifter and the handbrake. Looks great and does not interfere with any factory controls. It is connected to the AUX input, not using the FM transmitter, so the sound quality is as good as can be.
#14 of 24 06 z4 phatbox integration
Dec 04, 2007 (8:22 am)
I have an 06 z4 with the standard business stereo. I recently bought a phatbox but have been unable to get this to work with my headunit. I have been looking around various different forums for an answer to this problem but so far have not come up with any diffinitive answer. I am begining to get the impression that the 06 is just not compatiable with phatbox so I would love to know if there is anyone out there who has a phatbox wired and working in a 06 z4 just now and if so what adapter they are using to connect to their system.
I would appreiate any feedback regarding this.