CD converter combined with HIFI system and radio „Bavaria C Professional” BMW 5 Series E34

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BMW Installation Instructions

Specialised knowledge is essential for this work.

Installation time is approx. 2 – 3 hours, but may vary according to the car’s condition and equipment.

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CD converter combined with HIFI system and radio „Bavaria C Professional” BMW 5 Series E34

Important:

All work illustrated is for a left-hand drive vehicle. On right-hand drive vehicles, certain work stages have to be carried out in a mirror-image fashion.

Assembly instructions

Additional wire ties and self-adhesive clips are needed when installing the additional wiring harness.

Drilling instructions

Round off all bore hole edges and mark with zinc-dust paint.

Tools and additional materials required
Screwdrivers Nos. 2 and 4
Phillips-head screwdrivers Nos. 2 and 4
1/4-inch ratchet
1/4-inch extension
1 /4-inch socket wrench inserts, 10, 13,17 and 19 mm
Double-ended wrench, 12-13 mm across flats
Side-cutting pliers
Allen key 2.5 mm
Soap
Upholstery knife
Plastic adhesive
Punch
Water-soluble marker pen
Measuring tape
Drill
3 and 6 mm diameter drill bits
File

Contents

Section

  1. Removing rear bench seat and support
  2. Removing luggage compartment trim
  3. Removing left front seat
  4. Disconnecting battery
  5. Removing rear shelf
  6. Free rear cable duct
  7. Laying out connecting cable operating unit – CD converter
  8. Installing and connecting CD converter

1. Removing rear bench seat and support

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Lift seat (1) out of holders in direction of arrow. Fold down center arm rest.

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Remove panels (1). If necessary, remove head rests.

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Unscrew the four hex bolts (1), lift back support upwards out of holders and fold forwards.

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Bend clip (arrow) upwards and pull out belt mechanism (1) to the rear. Pull out back support sideways under the belt.

2. Removing luggage compartment trim

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Take out luggage compartment floor mat and remove lining from the rear partition (1) by unscrewing the plastic screws (2).

For models with ski bag

Pull out ski bag (3) backwards from the passenger compartment.

Note

The rear partition is in two sections with the models equipped with ski bag or cool box.

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Rotate plastic screw (1) through 90° and remove the luggage compartment side trim (2) on the left. Remove right-side luggage compartment trim in the same fashion.

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Pull out plug-in rivets (arrows) and fold rear mid-section trim (1) inwards.

Note

Replace the old plug-in rivets with new ones.

3. Removing left front seat

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Slide seat against the forward stop and set to highest possible position.

Unhinge the cable (1) for seat-belt height adjustment. Remove screw (2) from the seat-belt holder.

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Remove securing bolts (arrows) from the seat rails.

Slide seat against rear stop and remove head rests.

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Lift seat at the rear until it can be slid easily forwards out of the supports.

For models equipped with electric seat adjustment and/or heated seats:

Remove wire tie and disconnect cable plug (arrow).

4. Disconnecting battery

Note

Have the fault memory printed out before disconnecting the battery, otherwise stored data will be lost.

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520i, 525i models

Disconnect negative cable (arrow) and put aside.

If necessary, disconnect auxiliary battery.

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530i, 535i, 524td models

Dismantle cover plate (1) in the rear seat frame to disconnect battery.

Disconnect negative cable from the earthing plate.

If necessary, disconnect auxiliary battery.

5. Removing rear shelf

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Remove the four plug-in rivets (1) and pull rear shelf forwards in direction of the arrow.

Remove insulating mat.

6. Free rear cable duct

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Remove spreader rivets (1) and uncover left-side cable duct (2).

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Remove spreader rivets (1) and uncover right-side cable duct (2).

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Dismantle wiring harness cover (1) in luggage compartment.

7. Laying out connecting cable, operating unit – CD converter

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Disconnect connecting cable (1) from the receiver unit, lever off rubber plate (2) and pull connecting cable into passenger area.

Note

Rub some soap on the rubber plate to ease installation.

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Lay out the connecting cable (1) along the seat frame on the left-side of the vehicle and through the rubber plate (2) into the luggage compartment.

Note

Rub some soap on the rubber plate to ease installation.

8. Installing and connecting CD converter

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Lay out the plug (1) which is tied back onto the additional wiring harness to the area where the CD converter is to be installed.

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Lay out the grey connecting cable (1) from the installation kit from the receiver to the area where the CD converter is to be installed.

Note

The plug for the CD converter and the receiver are marked appropriately.

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Punch out the prepared hex. bore holes in the rear shelf (arrows) from the luggage compartment.

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Secure the holder (1) with four hex. nuts (arrows) to the CD converter.

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Insert three rivet nuts (1) from below into the rear shelf, press on holder (2) and secure with screws (3).

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Note

In vehicles which have not yet been matched to the holder, only two of the prepared hex. bore holes match up with the corresponding securing bore holes of the holder.

In such a case, the designated bore hole (arrow) has to be drilled and widened with a file until it matches the width of the rivet nuts.

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Connect the adaptor cable supplied (1) to the white plug of the additional wiring harness.

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Secure the white plug (1) with the clip to the vehicle-mounted holder.

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Connect power supply (1) to the CD converter. Connect connecting cables (2) and (3) and feed through cable clip (4).

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Insert CD converter into holder and secure with screw (1). Reassemble vehicle following the instructions for disassembly in reverse order.

Reconnect vehicle battery.

Carry out function check.

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