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      08-17-2019, 08:12 PM   #1
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idrive retrofit questions

hey all!

I think i have read almost every thread about doing the non Idrive to CIC install and have a good grasp on what needs to be done.

The only thing i am hung up on is where the screen gets power from. I have seen a lot of used screens with the power cable cut and others with a white plug with 4 pins but i never see where that connects

I have also checked the wiring harness diagram site which shows it hardwired to a plug behind the glovebox. Im not certain which one is correct. Is there a harness to simply connect to or does it need to be added to a plug? Neither is a problem, i just want it to be as OE as possible.

any help is appreciated
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      08-18-2019, 03:02 PM   #2
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Having taken apart my iDrive screen on my CIC system, there are two connectors. One if for video and the other as you've mentioned is a white connector with I think 4 wires coming from it as you've mentioned. The harness to my knowledge provides power and connectivity to the CANBUS.

When I installed the Bimmertech backup camera retrofit, I had to put a splitter on this white connector.
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Thanks! Where does the white connector plug into? another harness? I assume you didnt take pictures?
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If you're asking where the white harness which plugs into the screen goes in the car, I don't know. The install didn't require me to trace out the cable.
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