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BMW Installation Instructions
For use at BMW HO only.
Installation time approx. 0.5 – 1 hour, depending on the vehicle’s condition and level of equipment.
Electrical knowledge essential.
If required (anti-theft protection, washer system), the aerial radiator can be dismantled using the enclosed spanner.
All the work stages involved in the installation are shown on a left-hand drive model. For right-hand drive models, some operations may have to be carried out mirror-inverted .
Tools and aids required
Socket wrench SW 8 mm, 10 mm
Water-soluble felt-tip pen
Twist drill, diam. 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm, 10 mm
Zinc dust paint
Side cutting pliers
- Necessary preparations on the vehicle
- Installation on the vehicle
- Fitting the aerial diplexer (only on vehicles with side panel radio aerial)
1. Necessary preparations on the vehicle
Dismantle the boot trim panel, left side.
Dismantle the side panel radio aerial (only on vehicles with side panel radio aerial).
2. Installation on the vehicle
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On vehicles with a side panel radio aerial, rebore the existing aerial hole to 22 mm.
Mark out borehole location (1) on left side panel as indicated in the diagram and carefully centre punch. Dimension A 210 mm
Dimension B 55 mm
Pilot drill punched borehole location (1) with twist drill diam. 3.5 mm and 10 mm, then rebore to 22 mm with stage drill.
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Debur bored edges and treat with standard BMW rust proofing procedures. Remove all bore chips completely.
Feed aerial base (1) with sealing ring (2) through borehole as illustrated.
Position mounting plate (3) and fastening nut (4) from inside the boot and tighten fastening nut (4) by hand.
Position aerial radiator (9) and secure with enclosed spanner (8) as illustrated.
Align aerial base (1) and tighten with fastening nut (4).
Tightening torque 5 Nm.
Feed aerial wire (6) and earthing strap (7) through rubber bushing (5).
Connect aerial wire (6) to aerial base (1), lay out to aerial diplexer and secure with cable straps.
Press rubber bushing (6) into bodywork recess. Connect earthing strap (7) to bodywork.
Make sure rubber bushing (5) is tight.
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The aerial must not bend by more than a maximum of 10° against the direction of travel in bending zone (A). If necessary, carefully bend aerial into the required position.
3. Fitting the aerial diplexer
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Only for vehicles with side panel radio aerial
Take note of the wiring diagram on the aerial diplexer .
Hold aerial diplexer (1) up against left-hand side of vehicle inside the boot, as illustrated, and mark out the boreholes.
Borehole diameter 2.5 mm.
Secure aerial diplexer (1) with sheet metal screws (2). Lay aerial line (4) from side panel aerial to aerial diplexer (1) and connect up.
Lay aerial line (5) on mobile installation kit from aerial displexer (1 ), along audio wiring harness, to centre console at the front.
Connect radio aerial line (3) to aerial diplexer (3). Connect earthing strap (7) to earth at a suitable spot using enclosed sheet metal screw (6).
To do so, drill a borehole with 2.5 mm diam.
Boot lid on left side may have to be cut slightly to feed aerial wire through .
Tie back cut-in line for radio aerial amplifier to vehicle wiring harness (to prevent short-circuits).
Once installation is completed, reassemble vehicle parts in reverse sequence .
This system is not coding-relevant.