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    Quote Originally Posted by CoupeE46 View Post
    hey, bro.. quick question what tool did you use to run the wires under the carpet in the rear ?? and where did you pick one up at ?? i am now tackeling that project right now .. i am excited should be done by next weekend.. thanks.
    You can use any wire snakes obtained from hardware stores, check this out: http://www.electronicsoutfitter.com/...1291/UC25.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebel View Post
    You can use any wire snakes obtained from hardware stores, check this out: http://www.electronicsoutfitter.com/...1291/UC25.html
    thanks.. how much carpet did you pry off or remove from the vehicle to have sufficient room/space to have the usb/svga cables to run under there ?? man, it seems like its a tight squeeze.. ?? btw, one other question where do you have your sven4 mounted, are you using the empty spot where the Headunit used to be ?? thanks..

    appreciate all the help.. i am about temped to offer you some money to do the wiring under carpet.. hahahaha..

    -Steph'

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoupeE46 View Post
    thanks.. how much carpet did you pry off or remove from the vehicle to have sufficient ...
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    Yes, the carpet really hard and stubbern, it has to do with the thick plastic foamy layer under it which is to reduce road noise.

    Take the back seat bottom out (pull up at the front and remove)
    and then fold the seat and then pull off the driver side corner cushion on the back seat and then you'll see where the oem wires run into the trunk through the grooves/channels in the sheetmetal. Feed your wires through here.

    you'll find it easier to run the wires under the carpet if you open the metal seat belt anchor behind the driver's seat. It is easy, pull the cover and use Torx driver, once opened, slide the seat belt and the carpet off.

    I put SVEN4 behind the LCD inside the dash, there are planty of room there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebel View Post
    Yes, the carpet really hard and stubbern, it has to do with the thick plastic foamy layer under it which is to reduce road noise.

    Take the back seat bottom out (pull up at the front and remove)
    and then fold the seat and then pull off the driver side corner cushion on the back seat and then you'll see where the oem wires run into the trunk through the grooves/channels in the sheetmetal. Feed your wires through here.

    you'll find it easier to run the wires under the carpet if you open the metal seat belt anchor behind the driver's seat. It is easy, pull the cover and use Torx driver, once opened, slide the seat belt and the carpet off.

    I put SVEN4 behind the LCD inside the dash, there are planty of room there.
    ok great, thanks for the advice. .. i have the rear seat already out.. going to use a metal coat hanger as my snake for right now

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    hey bro.. i want to get your opinion on this, if you may ::

    My audio guy, is suggesting removing the SVEN4, and he will solder AUX inputs onto the harness wires, basically utilizing the F/L, F/R, R/L, R/R connections on teh harness and convert them to AUX, that way i can just use the RCA Cables from the M-Audio Output straight to the harness.. Would this be practical ?? i tried doing some searching on this but could not get any results/answers ??? let me know, your opinion ??

    many thanks in advance..

    -Steph'

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    The SVEN4 is more than just converting the RCA to 'wire' connection. The Audio output from m-audio is unbalanced (example 0-8+ volts); however, your oem amp expects balanced input (4-, 4+ volts), which has less noise and more resistant to interference. That's what SVEN4 does for you. If you remove it then you may experience that the sound is not loud enough. Some people cheat by putting a line driver without the conversion to balanced signal, and it feels that the audio is loud; however, that also boosts up noise.

    Although with SVEN4, the sound was louder but I still needed a little bit more; so I have also put a line driver in between m-audio and SVEN4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebel View Post
    The SVEN4 is more than just converting the RCA to 'wire' connection. The Audio output from m-audio is unbalanced (example 0-8+ volts); however, your oem amp expects balanced input (4-, 4+ volts), which has less noise and more resistant to interference. That's what SVEN4 does for you. If you remove it then you may experience that the sound is not loud enough. Some people cheat by putting a line driver without the conversion to balanced signal, and it feels that the audio is loud; however, that also boosts up noise.

    Although with SVEN4, the sound was louder but I still needed a little bit more; so I have also put a line driver in between m-audio and SVEN4.
    once again.. your here for the save.. thanks .. looks like i will abandon that route.. ..

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    got monitor up and running, with power on programmed as well as pc up and running.. now its the sven4 wiring.. the black ground wire on the RCA side, i dont need to ground that wire since its in series with the ground from the wire side correct ?? or do i have to ground it as well ??

    -Steph'

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoupeE46 View Post
    got monitor up and running, with power on programmed as well as pc up and running.. now its the sven4 wiring.. the black ground wire on the RCA side, i dont need to ground that wire since its in series with the ground from the wire side correct ?? or do i have to ground it as well ??

    -Steph'
    No, Dont have to; however, ground thew wire side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebel View Post
    No, Dont have to; however, ground thew wire side.
    sweeet deal .. the wire side i just hooked it up to the ground on the bmw harness :0 .. all works good, just awaiting my M-AUDIO.. but now i think i might have another problem .. today i checked the white ignition siwtch wire that goes to the HK amp, that i had first tapped into, well turns out its not giving any power anymore ?? (yes i checked with the ignition on) so i am worried my amp is not going to work , i can figure out why either ??

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