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post #21 of 27 Old 1st March 2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. Thanks. Yes, I am happy too that that issue is solved. Cant thanks member AMP enough for his help.
So far, its been 3 days and ZERO issues.

Re: your question, to summarize function of this wire - this is the relay trigger wire I think anyone should tap to if you are adding an after market audio equipment. This wire provides 11 - 12volts to command an audio equipment to turn on whenever the stereo amp is on and turn off whenever BMW audio power amp is commanded off.

Conditions / State:

Door open: +12 V.
No activity 5 minutes after door open: +12V powers off.
Ignition Switch on Pos 1 (accessory mode) +12V.
Ignition Switch on Pos 2 (Ignition on) + 12V
Engine Start: Constant: +12V
Engine Shut down: +12 V.
No activity after engine shutdown: In 5 minutes 12V powers off.

Regarding location of CCC connector, it is right behind the Navigation DVD drive.

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Glad you found the wire you needed without running stuff down the A-Pillar. Is the RAD_On wire you found live when the ignition is in Position 1? From my understanding, the wire is live with how the Radio/CD player works with the car then...

Also, please point me out to the whereabouts of the "Main CCC" connector. Thanks.

Judging by the pics, the main CCC/Radio Stack needs to be removed, correct?

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That's exactly what I need.

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Great! Exactly what I needed to know. I think this reference will be used by many a members for a long time to come.

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Hi. Thanks. Yes, I am happy too that that issue is solved. Cant thanks member AMP enough for his help.
So far, its been 3 days and ZERO issues.

Re: your question, to summarize function of this wire - this is the relay trigger wire I think anyone should tap to if you are adding an after market audio equipment. This wire provides 11 - 12volts to command an audio equipment to turn on whenever the stereo amp is on and turn off whenever BMW audio power amp is commanded off.

Conditions / State:

Door open: +12 V.
No activity 5 minutes after door open: +12V powers off.
Ignition Switch on Pos 1 (accessory mode) +12V.
Ignition Switch on Pos 2 (Ignition on) + 12V
Engine Start: Constant: +12V
Engine Shut down: +12 V.
No activity after engine shutdown: In 5 minutes 12V powers off.

Regarding location of CCC connector, it is right behind the Navigation DVD drive.

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1) On my E39 M5, cigarette power is on even when engine is off, then after you close all doors, current sensing takes over and shuts down power to the cigarette lighter to prevent battery drainage.

BMW changed this on E63 M6 and E60 M5. The cigarette lighter power is only on when the ENGINE IS RUNNING or IGNITION IS SWITCHED ON.
BMW claims they did this to prevent any possibly battery drainage. Dang! Now I cant use this power wire to power my DVD player as the engine will have to be running or engine switched to ignition. Note: Your battery will drain quickly if you leave it in Igntion Switch ON.

2) The passenger footwell accessory jack works the same as item 1 above. Dang! I cant use this wire to power my DVD either as I will continue to get the "high battery drain" fault message.

3) I just now tried the glove compartment flash light jack. I connected a volt meter. +12 V present even when engine off. Cool!
If this power wire will just turn off after 15 minutes (current sensing mode), I can use this wire to trigger the relay I installed to power the DVD player.

After 30 minutes I came back to my car = Power is STILL ON. Dang!!!!!!!!!!
Power is always on on this jack which means the internals of the flash light is the one that shuts down the internal charger when the flashlight battery is charged.

Shoot! Back to square one.

Some smart guy here will chime in and help me out, I think...............
Old thread, but thought I'd chime in regarding the flashlight power socket. I just investigated this on my 2007 UK Spec M6, and the flashlight power outlets does indeed power down, but only of the car is in lockdown. It powers down approx 5 mins after the doors are locked.

Unlocking and opening any door would energize the outlet back to 12V.
Perfect for hooking up a dashcam and the like.


Again, this is only as observed on a UKDM model. Not sure about other markets'.

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Old thread, but thought I'd chime in regarding the flashlight power socket. I just investigated this on my 2007 UK Spec M6, and the flashlight power outlets does indeed power down, but only of the car is in lockdown. It powers down approx 5 mins after the doors are locked.

Unlocking and opening any door would energize the outlet back to 12V.
Perfect for hooking up a dashcam and the like.


Again, this is only as observed on a UKDM model. Not sure about other markets'.
Please pardon my typos...
... the flashlight power outlet does indeed power down, but only if the car is in lockdown.

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