Originally Posted by eeghie
... connected to the nearest dashboard light ...
- If you have the IDrive option, you will find an easy connection point among the wire loom running just besides the gaitor, as described by the OP.
- If you have a stripper car without any dim-able lights in the middle console, that nearest dashboard light connection is the hazard light switch block between the main AC vents in the middle of the dashboard. This hazard light switchblock hosts the MDM, hazard/alarm lights and central locking switches.
For the routing towards the hazard light switch block don't forget using OEM anti-rattle velours tape (61136908716 /15m) and connect to the switch block as follows:
Gearknob Gray/Red -> Switchblock connector Pin 2 (Gray/Red)
Gearknob Brown -> Switchblock connector Pin 3 (Brown/Black)
Both these terminals can host two attached wires to new female terminal pins MQS ELA 61138366260. Use the <=0.5mm2 setting on your crimping tool (fi KNIPEX PreciForce 97 52 34), as the small connector housing needs the two wires to be compactly attached to the female terminal before inserting.