From digest.v7.n68 Thu Aug 7 13:47:35 1997
From: Richard Biscevic <rbiscevi_at_clarify.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 10:00:01 -0700
Subject: Re: Valentine One Mounting - E36 Trick
Dave wrote a long description of how to hard wire a Valentine Radar into
an E36. (I've excluded it for fear of someone doing it... ;-).
Why not just tap the wires to the interior light, 6 inches from the
unit?? It is a MUCH simpler, more elegant, and less time consuming
endeavor. No fishing wires or routing them through the dash.
All you need is two 3M wire taps and the two wires. A BMW dealer did it
for me, and it works great. The unit turns on and off with the
ignition. If you are interested, I can easily pry open the panel to the
sunroof motor, pop out the interior light, and see which two wires to
It sure beats running a wire all the way to the trunk and takes about 5
to 10 minutes.
Let me know if you need to know what wires to tap. I'll check tonight.
From: "David Flogaus" <dave-m3fan_at_worldnet.att.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 21:43:07 -0400
Subject: Valentine One Mounting - E36 Trick
Boy, that was harder to type than it was to perform!
Delaware Valley Chapter Newsletter Editor
1995 Silver M3
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