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Old 05-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Exclamation ebrake - wiring

Ok I need some help where is the ebrake wiring as I need to tap into it for my nav system does anyone know? Please help
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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Ok I need some help where is the ebrake wiring as I need to tap into it for my nav system does anyone know? Please help
There is no wiring. It's a steel cable that runs from the lever to the rear brakes. Also, it's not an E-brake. It's a parking brake.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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There has to be a power wire sensor to tap into shouldnt there be
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Not that I know of. What are you looking to power? The 12V outlet is hot whenever the key is in the car.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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To finish my nav install and it says to detect parked status
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I honestly dont know. My M6 has never once told me that the parking brake was engaged.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Yeah my m6 is the same but my pioneer Avic-z140bh meets it to enable all functions
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OK this is an easy fix then. So basically if that wire has power than none of the functions in you head unit work, did I get that right?

If so just leave it disconnected.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #9
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You can google how to bypass that, I believe you just ground it to anougher cable, there is a video on utube.
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Ok I need some help where is the ebrake wiring as I need to tap into it for my nav system does anyone know? Please help
I haven't taken the 5th gen center console apart, but the plug should be at the base of the parking brake lever just like the 4th gen.
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I honestly dont know. My M6 has never once told me that the parking brake was engaged.
Your car must be broke then, LOL. If you apply the parking brake you should get the word "BRAKE" light up right under your speedo needle. Also, the parking brake switch activates your headlights to come on at night when you put your parking brake lever down.

Here is a couple of pics with the "BRAKE" light on and off.



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Huh, guess I need to take a closer look at my speedo then. Maybe it's a vert thing? Because I saw that the second pic was of an auto.
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i got the coupe and i got brake warning lights by speedo and DIC
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #13
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Huh, guess I need to take a closer look at my speedo then. Maybe it's a vert thing? Because I saw that the second pic was of an auto.
Those are just random pics I Googled, they are probably both coupes.
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OK. Guess I need to be more observant.
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