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      02-06-2014, 11:14 PM   #16

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Hardwiring alternatives

Originally Posted by Bill B.
Originally Posted by paradoxical3 View Post
You can also do the install without removing the A-pillar trim. ...
While this is true, I like to know exactly where the wire is in relation to the airbag, so that it would never interfere with its deployment. (I only care because sometimes I'm the passenger)
Hi Bill,

I pick up my new X1 tom'w, and just like my previous 3 BMWs, I intend to hardwire my V1.

In my prior cars, a 530, a 328 conv, and, most recently, a 2011 X3, I found a switched power source under the overhead console. Usually, it was the wire that powered the Homelink. Then, it was easy to run a wire above the headliner and out the side of a vanity light behind the visor. Hope to do this on the X1. Will document, so stay tuned.