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  1. 2002 E46 318ise what is this wire ???? confused 
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    hi ive noticed this wire just sitting there on the dash board and im a little concerned as i have no idea what it is for it has a little piece spliced out of it
    also on the end of it it seems as though it has been detached from a solder point .

    its has the following written on it MNB PART NUMBER RG174

    ive tried searching google but to no avail

    many thanks gav
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    Do you have a picture of the open end of the wire? what does it look like?
     
     

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    looks like some sort of co-ax cable, suspicously like the ariel cable, but dont know why that would be on the dash,

    Maybe a previous owner had an attener mouted on the dash for an after market HU, purhaps TV, DAB, GPS something similar

    Where does it go?
     
     

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    Looks aftermarket. Not a BMW lead.
     
     

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    my guess it was for a aftermarket dab radio or gps
     
     

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    hi sorry here is the end of the wire
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    definatly a co-ax cable,

    id go gps, that where i have mine mounted up there on the dash

    its prolly not connected to anything

    do you still have the OEM HU in?
     
     

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    By OEM HU i assume you mean head unit ?
    if so yes i do
     
     

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    Yea HU = head unit

    and oem as in original equipment manufacture

    It is most likely that that wire wont be connected to anything, if you pull the glove box out you can see where it goes and pull it out
     
     

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    Definately looks like co-ax cable. I would trace it back to where it's been attached to, and remove it asap.
     
     

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