BMW X5
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-06-2020, 03:35 PM   #1
mrjoed2
Lieutenant
mrjoed2's Avatar
126
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: '14 650 M Sport Edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Radar detector hard wire.

Just picked up my M50i on Wed. She is gorgeous.
Will post more pics this weekend.

Question: wish to run a hardwire for my Max360c detector. It will be mounted to dash with sticky cup - does anybody know where the easiest location is to tap power for a power cord behind the dash?
I know there is a 12v socket in front console, but don't know if that would be best source - or closest fuse block.

Thanks
Attached Images
  
__________________
'20 X5 M50i
'16 Infiniti Q50 V6
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2020, 03:48 PM   #2
scottjays
Starfleet Command
scottjays's Avatar
United_States
146
Rep
696
Posts

Drives: 2020 X5 M50i
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SoFla

iTrader: (0)

I used Blendmount for under mirror mount and mirror tap. Had a prof install in Delray Beach. easy fast and looks great. I would not use sticky cup for sheer look of it.
__________________
2020 X5 M50i Phytonic Blue w/ Black Merino
22" 747M wheels,
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2020, 04:20 PM   #3
BMWZ4
Brigadier General
BMWZ4's Avatar
Canada
913
Rep
3,308
Posts

Drives: 2018 X1 & 2020 X3MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (1)

Agreed Mirror Tap is a solid solution
__________________
'11 Z4 30i (sold);'11 X3 28i (sold); '15 M235i Stage 1 Dinan (recalled); '16 M235i Stage 3 Dinan (sold); '15 X3 28i (sold); '14 328i (sold), 2019 X3M40i (sold); Loaded '18 X1; Loaded '20 X3MC Donnington, Black/Tan Merino
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2020, 04:58 PM   #4
speuk
Registered user
United Kingdom
58
Rep
350
Posts

Drives: G05 3.0d MSport / F23
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: south bucks

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2010 f07 SE GT  [0.00]
Or if on dashboard just use a fuse tap in the footwell fuse box. There are switched and constant supply fuses in there. If you search for dash cam installation threads there are photos and fuse numbers. Just can't remember fuse numbers of the top of my head.

Easy to run cable behind trim by door rubber and along back of dash
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2020, 07:39 PM   #5
mrjoed2
Lieutenant
mrjoed2's Avatar
126
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: '14 650 M Sport Edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by speuk View Post
Or if on dashboard just use a fuse tap in the footwell fuse box. There are switched and constant supply fuses in there. If you search for dash cam installation threads there are photos and fuse numbers. Just can't remember fuse numbers of the top of my head.

Easy to run cable behind trim by door rubber and along back of dash
Thank very much, I will do a search.
__________________
'20 X5 M50i
'16 Infiniti Q50 V6
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2020, 07:42 PM   #6
mrjoed2
Lieutenant
mrjoed2's Avatar
126
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: '14 650 M Sport Edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Appreciate the info. I did check with my installer ( which I have used previously did great job) advising had issues with mirror taps throwing codes, will do it but no warranty the job. Other downside of the blendmount is your in for a new one whenever you change detectors I believe.
__________________
'20 X5 M50i
'16 Infiniti Q50 V6
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2020, 08:59 PM   #7
scottjays
Starfleet Command
scottjays's Avatar
United_States
146
Rep
696
Posts

Drives: 2020 X5 M50i
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SoFla

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjoed2 View Post
Appreciate the info. I did check with my installer ( which I have used previously did great job) advising had issues with mirror taps throwing codes, will do it but no warranty the job. Other downside of the blendmount is your in for a new one whenever you change detectors I believe.
I have the Max 360 as well...it's big I def prefer it under the mirror...I toyed with idea of Uniden R7. Blendmount has an adapter so no need to replace the whole blendmount. but in reality, now that I've used the blendmount across 3 BMW's and 2 Vettes I can never go back...it's the price to play. if I need to replace or change out. minimal cost in comparison to return, imo. have used mirror tap over 10x and never had codes thrown. Back to the Uni R7, my Max 360 was going off so often that I was intrigued with the perf of the R7...however and really researching correct settinings for the Max, it works great now. very silent and very few false alarms.
__________________
2020 X5 M50i Phytonic Blue w/ Black Merino
22" 747M wheels,
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2020, 02:39 AM   #8
speuk
Registered user
United Kingdom
58
Rep
350
Posts

Drives: G05 3.0d MSport / F23
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: south bucks

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2010 f07 SE GT  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjoed2 View Post
Thank very much, I will do a search.
Picked up power from front fuse box F27 constant and F72 switched. Both were unused in mine. F72 is one of several for usb power, I don't have the travel and comfort pack so guess that might be why it is unused.
Appreciate 1
screamace169.50

      04-03-2020, 08:45 AM   #9
radmjk
Private First Class
radmjk's Avatar
United_States
92
Rep
180
Posts

Drives: 2020 X5 M50i, 20 RRS SE
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Rochester, Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjoed2 View Post
Just picked up my M50i on Wed. She is gorgeous.
Will post more pics this weekend.

Question: wish to run a hardwire for my Max360c detector. It will be mounted to dash with sticky cup - does anybody know where the easiest location is to tap power for a power cord behind the dash?
I know there is a 12v socket in front console, but don't know if that would be best source - or closest fuse block.

Thanks
Congrats on new ride! Please see the below link. I just used mirrorTap for my escort 360c in my M50i.
It was a very simple process, literally taking about 25 minutes.

https://g05.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1656049&page=2
__________________
RADMJK
2020 X5 M50i Carbon Black
2020 Range Rover Sport SE White (wifes)
Appreciate 0
      04-03-2020, 07:23 PM   #10
mrjoed2
Lieutenant
mrjoed2's Avatar
126
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: '14 650 M Sport Edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by radmjk View Post
Congrats on new ride! Please see the below link. I just used mirrorTap for my escort 360c in my M50i.
It was a very simple process, literally taking about 25 minutes.

https://g05.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1656049&page=2
Thanks my installer did the hard wire along with a front window tint & PPF. I did go with the dash mount as I'm used to it there. My Max 360c is working fine there. Installer told me there were no instant off fuse slots, detector powers down after 5 mins along with gearshift LED.

Only PIA with a detector in either spot is it must come down to put sunshade up, but with magnetic mount not too big a deal
__________________
'20 X5 M50i
'16 Infiniti Q50 V6
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2020, 09:32 AM   #11
radmjk
Private First Class
radmjk's Avatar
United_States
92
Rep
180
Posts

Drives: 2020 X5 M50i, 20 RRS SE
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Rochester, Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjoed2 View Post
Thanks my installer did the hard wire along with a front window tint & PPF. I did go with the dash mount as I'm used to it there. My Max 360c is working fine there. Installer told me there were no instant off fuse slots, detector powers down after 5 mins along with gearshift LED.

Only PIA with a detector in either spot is it must come down to put sunshade up, but with magnetic mount not too big a deal
You know, probably would not have to remove the detector with the blendmount when placing the sunshade. Here's mine now with the blendmount.
https://g05.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...2&postcount=26
__________________
RADMJK
2020 X5 M50i Carbon Black
2020 Range Rover Sport SE White (wifes)
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2020, 09:48 AM   #12
Skilly
Private
32
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: 2020 BMW X5 M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Northern California

iTrader: (0)

sorry to detour the thread - I ordered the same interior choice for leather as you did (Ivory/Navy Blue). In the config it shows an Ivory dash with both full and extended option. Yours is black which surprised me!

Was that a custom choice you made?
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2020, 10:32 AM   #13
TurtleBoy
Colonel
TurtleBoy's Avatar
1065
Rep
2,572
Posts

Drives: 2019 X5 40i
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skilly View Post
sorry to detour the thread - I ordered the same interior choice for leather as you did (Ivory/Navy Blue). In the config it shows an Ivory dash with both full and extended option. Yours is black which surprised me!

Was that a custom choice you made?
It looks like they made a change (at least on the build) to the lower dash for the extended Ivory/Blue. It used to be black Sensatec but now it looks like it is ivory Sensatec. The full Ivory/Blue looks like it is using the Ivory leather has it had been.

One other difference is the lower part of the console appears to be ivory in the current extended where it was black before as it is in all of the other extended options.
Attached Images
    
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2020, 11:50 AM   #14
Skilly
Private
32
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: 2020 BMW X5 M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Northern California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TurtleBoy View Post
It looks like they made a change (at least on the build) to the lower dash for the extended Ivory/Blue. It used to be black Sensatec but now it looks like it is ivory Sensatec. The full Ivory/Blue looks like it is using the Ivory leather has it had been.

One other difference is the lower part of the console appears to be ivory in the current extended where it was black before as it is in all of the other extended options.
I did my build back towards the first week of March - If I'm reading your explanation correctly, it sounds like it might be a config change for the extended leather option rather than full? These photos made me pause to wonder what to expect - I picked this color combo in part because of the Ivory lower dash but sounds like its only the extended option that might be going through an update...whew!

I've had BMW do these quirky unannounced 'tweaks' with a couple of my past builds; especially when they are getting closer to an MY change over.
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2020, 12:52 PM   #15
TurtleBoy
Colonel
TurtleBoy's Avatar
1065
Rep
2,572
Posts

Drives: 2019 X5 40i
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skilly View Post
I did my build back towards the first week of March - If I'm reading your explanation correctly, it sounds like it might be a config change for the extended leather option rather than full? These photos made me pause to wonder what to expect - I picked this color combo in part because of the Ivory lower dash but sounds like its only the extended option that might be going through an update...whew!

I've had BMW do these quirky unannounced 'tweaks' with a couple of my past builds; especially when they are getting closer to an MY change over.
That is correct as far as I can tell, the Full seems to be the same as it was in the beginning of the model year with the stitched Ivory lower dash and the blue upper dash and door tops.
Appreciate 1
Skilly31.50

      04-11-2020, 01:48 PM   #16
Skilly
Private
32
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: 2020 BMW X5 M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Northern California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TurtleBoy View Post
That is correct as far as I can tell, the Full seems to be the same as it was in the beginning of the model year with the stitched Ivory lower dash and the blue upper dash and door tops.
thanks for the info - really helpful!
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2020, 06:27 PM   #17
mrjoed2
Lieutenant
mrjoed2's Avatar
126
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: '14 650 M Sport Edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by radmjk View Post
You know, probably would not have to remove the detector with the blendmount when placing the sunshade. Here's mine now with the blendmount.
https://g05.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...2&postcount=26

In looking at it, I think you would still have to remove the detector with the blendmount. The sunshade fits pretty tightly against the rear mirror- and the entire windshield actually.
__________________
'20 X5 M50i
'16 Infiniti Q50 V6
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2020, 06:29 PM   #18
mrjoed2
Lieutenant
mrjoed2's Avatar
126
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: '14 650 M Sport Edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skilly View Post
sorry to detour the thread - I ordered the same interior choice for leather as you did (Ivory/Navy Blue). In the config it shows an Ivory dash with both full and extended option. Yours is black which surprised me!

Was that a custom choice you made?
Nope- photos in configurer showed black lower dash with the Ivory/Blue extended Merino option.
Looking now they changed it to Ivory lower. I actually prefer the black.
__________________
'20 X5 M50i
'16 Infiniti Q50 V6

Last edited by mrjoed2; 04-11-2020 at 06:36 PM..
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2020, 10:34 PM   #19
ggindy500
New Member
United_States
7
Rep
11
Posts

Drives: 2015 X35d
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Elkhart, In USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjoed2 View Post
Just picked up my M50i on Wed. She is gorgeous.
Will post more pics this weekend.

Question: wish to run a hardwire for my Max360c detector. It will be mounted to dash with sticky cup - does anybody know where the easiest location is to tap power for a power cord behind the dash?
I know there is a 12v socket in front console, but don't know if that would be best source - or closest fuse block.

Thanks
What brand/model do most people use?
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 11:55 AM   #20
ProPhoto24
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

Drives: X5 M50i
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Denver, CO

iTrader: (0)

Ivory Blue seats

Placing my order today with the dealer. Have it built out with same ivory and blue seats. Do you like, love, or hate them? Scared the white will show everything. Dealer told me about some $700 sealer they use on the seats and exterior, if it gets permanent scuff they replace the seat for you I guess? Thx for any insight.
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 12:11 PM   #21
Marty in NY
Lieutenant Colonel
Marty in NY's Avatar
United_States
743
Rep
1,642
Posts

Drives: '11 X3 35i, '18 GTi
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProPhoto24 View Post
Placing my order today with the dealer. Have it built out with same ivory and blue seats. Do you like, love, or hate them? Scared the white will show everything. Dealer told me about some $700 sealer they use on the seats and exterior, if it gets permanent scuff they replace the seat for you I guess? Thx for any insight.
You sure you want our opinions? I would not go with any light color, I keep my cars too long for light colors to continue looking good and I'm not a believer in buying dealer sold protection of any kind. Way too much markup in most cases, if I want some sort of protection, I'll source it aftermarket. However, if you like what they are offering and you have it in writing that they will replace your seats if this or if that happens, I hope you are a lawyer and read between the lines of their protection guarantee so you don't end up with a battle on your hands when you go to use it
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 -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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