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    I'm wiring up the Gong for my OBC, and i've used wiring diagrams to figure out which wire goes where.

    But, my problem is, I need a permanent live from around the steering column/drivers footwell. Anybody have any idea's as to which wire I could tap into ?

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    There will be one to the ignition switch somewhere, but i usually just grab the one from the radio.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    There will be one to the ignition switch somewhere, but i usually just grab the one from the radio.
    I was hoping not too pull the stereo out again - The cables behind it are a complete mess/fire hazard, and it's a PITA to get back in.

    I might try the ignition barrel. There's surely one on there.

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    a whole load of em under dash in footwell just get ya tester out and have a look
     
     

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    Careful taking a connection from one of the heavy wires at the steering column. You'll need an inline fuse (near the connection) as a short in the wiring will burn out your relatively thin cable before anything else does.

    You need to be careful of any ostensibly live feed on a beemer as some stay live for about 15 minutes after the car is locked up and then shut down. A feed from the right place in the fusebox may not be convenient but is the most sensible/safe.
     
     

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    Purpleblob - I think your right, I think it's safest to pull a feed from the fusebox. Won't take me 2 mins getting a wire fed through.

    Thanks guys !
     
     

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    There'a a permanent live to the OBC not too far away but fuse box works.

    Take some pics as these things appear to have loads of wires on the connector so I know what I need to connect when I do mine please


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    There's 5 wires:

    On the 4pin connector:
    Brown = Earth
    Black/Red = Pin 9 of the X17 (Blue connector on speedo)
    Red/Yellow = Permanent live

    On the 3pin connector:
    White/Red = Pin 11 of the X1070 (Black connector on the OBC)
    White/Blue = Pin 10 of the X1070 (Black connector on the OBC)

    Thanks for the tip on the permanent live - I completely forgot about the live on the OBC. I'll wire the permanent live upto that !
     
     

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