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post #1 of 5 Old 11th May 2019, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring for rearview mirror

I'm about to hook up my radar detector and ordered a cable that comes with positive and negative pins to be plugged into the rearview mirror harness. Can someone tell me which cables I need to plug both of these wires into? Here is what the cable looks like. Thanks.

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Here is the pinout https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e39-m5-lim/ZVeyrUG, you will want to connect positive to terminal 15 (green with a white tracer I think) and ground to ground (Brown).
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Here is the pinout https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e39-m5-lim/ZVeyrUG, you will want to connect positive to terminal 15 (green with a white tracer I think) and ground to ground (Brown).
Thanks! I'll try that.

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If I recall the green wire is key ignition and brown is typically ground, but using chassis ground is better. Less stuff conncted to the CANBUS the better. However, get yourself an inexpensive tester and always check before cutting into it.

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Well at the end of the wire it is "chassis ground", after going to a comb conector a larger wire conects it to the body of the car under the seat https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e39-m5-lim/WH26Kor. I don't really get what you mean by "CANBUS" here, it's not connected at all.
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