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


Go Back   ZPOST > BMW Z4 Technical Talk > Navigation, Audio, Bluetooth, Stereo, Electronics Talk
  TireRack

SUPPORT ZPOST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
3002 tii
Major General
United_States
309

 
3002 tii's Avatar
 
Drives: flat out
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NNJ


Posts: 8,487
iTrader: (49)

Garage List
Installing Tuner, Where to Tap for Positive?

Full disclosure, I am 100% newb when it comes to car audio/video. With that said, I'm going to install an Alpine HD tuner in conjunction with my Intravee. I have all the adapters necessary to tap into the factory antenna. However, one basic question is where to tap the power?

The manual here on page 7 shows it being connected to the positive terminal of the battery. I'm assuming it needs a constant positive source, but can't I simply tap into the positive wire of any trunk lights?

http://support.alpine-usa.com/produc...TUA-T550HD.pdf
__________________

Recaro | Volk | AST | Vorshlag | Quaife | Stoptech | Active Autowerke | BMW Performance

Click here for my track videos
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
Graham M
I love my Z. Pure sex on wheels.
Canada
29

 
Graham M's Avatar
 
Drives: Is sold, goodbye everyone!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary


Posts: 397
iTrader: (0)

No, I tried finding a consistent o(in the trunk) with the wiring, and couldn't find any.
Your battery is right there, that works. You have have to run the power line up to the tuner.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
RichardP
Lieutenant
United Kingdom
13

 
Drives: E39 M5 & M6 Gran Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Yorkshire, UK


Posts: 480
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
The center pin of the 3 pin CD changer connection is unswitched power.
Appreciate 0
      02-20-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
RichardTS
Second Lieutenant
4

 
RichardTS's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i E92 & Z4 M
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Orleans


Posts: 238
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardP View Post
The center pin of the 3 pin CD changer connection is unswitched power.
Nice to know. Thanks.
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 02:33 AM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
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