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  1. Drew21

    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    Hi Richard, no worries. Only just seen your reply myself. vers 6.02 build 7112 b/l v5.5 UI is set to 6, which I think is correct for a mk4 nav could it be the nav unit? The nav is in very poor health and (at minimum) needs a new pick-up. I did try fitting a new pick-up, but it is still stuck on "please wait a moment" apart from this small glitch I am v pleased with the Intravee. I was a bit worried about install in an older DSP car, but it was no issue when it came to it. Worth it just for the sticky indicators on their own!! I've done the wake up mod now too, and my eyesight is clearly worse than last time I did this i dont know know if you still track these details but my Intravee is no. 4081
  2. Drew21

    E38 rubber seals, boot and bonnet

    Hi, is there anything else you need? I can take photos of the parts if that would help identify the boot seal part(s) cheers
  3. Drew21

    E38 rubber seals, boot and bonnet

    Hi, thanks. just been out to check, not sure if 0s are O or zero, but this is what I see: Alpina chassis no is wapbc57l08r030130 BMW chassis no is wbagg22040dg70291 cheers
  4. Hi, can you please give me a quote for some E38 seals. I have water coming into the boot, near the hinges (dripping onto the trim covers for the nav computer etc on one side, and the battery on the other side). I've had a look on realoem for a part no. but it's not crystal clear as the boot/ trunk seal appears to come in two parts?? trunk lid gasket: 51718150083 and trunk lid cover gasket: 51138165268 any info on which parts you think I need? In the bonnet area it's clearer, the seals I need are: 51718159943 51718159944 thanks Drew
  5. Drew21

    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    One last one. I put the mk4 nav back in, and it is functioning enough for the Intravee, though useless as a nav Field 0 is constantly changing between the Intravee text (song name, artist, or whatever I set it to be) and CD#, where # is a number, seems quite random. I can stop it this constant "flickering" by changing source to tape, radio and back to Intravee. Then it's stable until I use the rotary knob to select a menu option, when the issue starts again likely to be a loose connection, hardware, or firmware version? thanks again
  6. Drew21

    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    Thanks Richard, a good reason to get it fixed then cheers
  7. Drew21

    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    I am again amazed by the Intravee, I have wired it up by chopping the MG/ Rover connecter off a MG Rover adapter loom and wiring the 3 and6 pin plugs to power/earth/IBus and a 3.5mm jack respectively, and then the 3.5mm jack fits the Grom A/D converter and..... it all kicks into life. i know I shouldn't be amazed as I've used one before, but it's so eásy. Very impressed. one question, I can't get the advanced iPod search to work, only the standard and fast options work for me so far. My 98 car had a 4:3 screen and a mk2 nav from factory. It was upgraded to a 16:9 screen and a mk4 nav by a PO. The mk4 nav has since failed, so the original mk2 nav is fitted, with the 16:9 screen. Not sure if this is important. i think the Intravee is set to UI6 thanks drew
  8. Drew21

    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    Hi again, what I thought was the radio, turns out to be just the amplifier. I found the radio, very very buried, in behind the amp and a load of wiring loom. Is there a more accessible IBus tap in point? I'm guessing not i found a perm live and a switched live (power to the antenna signal amp) on the amp, terminals 8 & 4 respectively, so it is just the IBus tap point. If it needs to be on the radio, I will dig it all out edit: I think both of the blue plugs (for nav and TV modules) have an IBus line, white and grey with yellow spots. My colour vision is sketchy, esp in the fading daylight. Will check again tomorrow thanks again
  9. Drew21

    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    ....I was going to ask what an E26 was (showing my ignorance there), and then saw your sig photo. wowzers I sat in one at Munich Legends once.....
  10. Drew21

    Intravee install in a 1998 DSP car

    Hi Richard, thanks for chiming in with your good information, I was hoping you would I bought my intravee from the usual online auction site with an adaptor lead to connect it into a Rover/ MG system, so I have the plugs to connect to the IV2. I just need to chop the Rover/ MG end of the wires and connect the 3 and 6 pin plugs to the relevant bits of the E38's boot wiring. I've drawn up my plan of attack based on your pin info (thanks hugely for that, saved me hours of trawling through my Bentley wiring diagrams). The Grom A/D converter is currently connected up to the CDC wiring. From what you say, this is not ideal as the CDC has a permanent live. So I need to power the IV2 off the CDC wiring and power the D/A converter from pin 5 of the radio/amp unit. Question, is the Radio module you refer to the large black one behind the CD changer, with the cooling fins? Re the IBus connection, can I really just tee into the pin (7) of the Radio? I've done a bit of reading on I/K Bus and this all sounds fine, but it seems a very easy way to access the Bus systems. Almost too easy??!! Re the blue plugs, can I just be clear on what I need to do here. I should take the blue plug currently connected to the nav and plug that into the TV module. And take the blue plug currently not connected, and plug this into the nav unit? Apologies if this is a silly question, but I'm not clear what has been messed with previously or what this change will do to my set-up thanks again Drew connect intravee to Grom A-D converter and DSP Radio Amp.docx
  11. Hi, I bought an intravee 2 with KCA420 unit over a year ago, and have only just got around to looking at fitting it. I've been a previously very happy intravee user, in my E39 B10, very plug and play, and very impressive. Now I have a 1998 E38 B12, with DSP, so less plug and play. I think I know how I'm going to install it however. This post is to record my efforts, for my info, and for the use of others doing similar installs. Also, if I'm going wrong along the way, please correct me My DSP car currently has a Grom unit fitted, which therefore has a DSP converter unit fitted. The DSP converter takes the analogue output from the Grom and turns into a digital signal for the DSP to process. I hope to use this DSP converter with my Intravee, but the rest of the Grom stuff is coming out So I need to take the audio signal from the Intravee (6pin plug) and connect it to the DSP converter via a 3.5mm jack plug. I found a pinout on the internet for this. And I need to connect power and earth to the 3pin plug on the Intravee, and I need to find a bus connection somewhere in the car for the 3rd pin of the 3pin plug. Question: where would I find a bus connection in the boot area, and how would I connect it up? Do I just connect it up with a piggy back connector? What issues might I encounter doing this on a 1998 E38? I've taken a few photos. The CD changer is the old sort, no ibus connection. As I found it, it's disconnected entirely and the Grom DSP converter is connected to the amp instead, via a co-ax cable. Near the amp there is a black plug disconnected, plus a disconnected co-ax line. Don't know what these would have been connected to prior to the Grom? Also, a blue plug is disconnected from the video unit. Don't know why? Cheers Drew
  12. Drew21

    mk4 nav rebuild - recomendations please

    Thread Resurrection! the new laser pick up I ordered arrived today on the slow boat from China, I fitted it and I still have exactly the same symptoms the original mk2 nav unit is working fine in the car on standby duty though im guessing I really need to shell out on a new mk4 nav.... or just not bother and stick with the mk2 for now. I really need to get an intravee fitted, so I might park the nav and focus on how to fit an intravee into a 98 E38 with DSP, this needs some thought also you see
  13. Drew21

    mk4 nav rebuild - recomendations please

    Cotswolds just quoted me £156 for that part number, but then told me that it was for a later generation car: E60 , etc. Can I just check, before I order it, that this DVD laser unit is backwards compatible. My current laser unit is an "M3.5" unit. No worries at all if it's not clear, this whole thing is as clear as mud to me!! I think a later version of mk4 nav was fitted to E60 cars, not sure
  14. Drew21

    mk4 nav rebuild - recomendations please

    Cool thanks Barry, if you've got details for the OEM part that would be great. I'd rather spend 100 on a virtually certain repair than 14 on a maybe.... Will be speaking to Cotswolds tomorrow about a door seal anyway.
  15. Drew21

    mk4 nav rebuild - recomendations please

    I don't any way of changing just the laser without a soldering iron, as there's a big metal panel which is soldered down, and this needs to come off to get at the laser and its connections. would this do it? Might be unbranded rubbish, not sure https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-ORIGINAL-SF-HD4-CD-DVD-Lens-Optical-Pickups-Laser-1pc/282314481575?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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