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BMW 5 Series (E39) Installation Guide

StealthOne Version 1.6a

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Copyright Copyright © Fontana Enterprises, 2008 All rights reserved. Trademarks BMW is a registered trademark of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. Valentine One® is a registered trademark of Valentine Research, Inc. Customer Service If you have problems with StealthOne and would like to inquire about a refund or the repair or replacement of the product, send an email message to [email protected]

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1 Installing StealthOne

StealthOne Requirements for 5 Series (E39): · You must have either the instrument cluster with the 20 segment LCD display, or the Multi-Information Display (MID), or the Navigation display. Steering wheel buttons to control StealthOne operation and setup. Valentine One® radar locator.

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Required Tools: · · · · · Small flat head screwdriver Phillips head screwdriver T20 Torx screwdriver (to remove the sun visor) - available at Home Depot and Sears or can be ordered from Jaric Design. Pliers (for the 3M T-Tap connector) 10 mm socket or wrench (to remove the glove box)

IMPORTANT: Your BMW owner's manual specifically states that the installation of non-BMW approved accessories such as radios, radar detectors, telephones, etc. may cause damage to the vehicle, affect the vehicles safety, interfere with the electrical system of the vehicle or affect the validity of the BMW Limited Warranty. StealthOne is not an approved BMW accessory.

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Installing StealthOne

The StealthOne product includes the following items: · · · The StealthOne module A 2 ft RJ-11 modular Power Cable. This cable connects between the Valentine One® accessory port and StealthOne. A second 2 ft RJ-11 modular Interface Cable with an additional black wire attached. The single wire connects to your automobile's I-BUS and the modular cable serves as the auxiliary programming port for future programming and/or accessories. Tie wraps Red 3M T-Tap connector

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Basic diagram of StealthOne installation:

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IMPORTANT:

If you are unfamiliar with automotive electrical systems, see a mechanic or car-stereo installer. Some knowledge of automotive electrical systems and of interior trim removal is necessary to do it yourself. The instructions listed below assume that you already have your Valentine One® hard-wired into the overhead console. The installation of your Valentine One® is not covered in this installation guide.

IMPORTANT:

To Install StealthOne: 1 Select an appropriate location to install your Valentine One® using any of the methods described in the owner's manual. We recommend that you use the direct wire power adapter provided with your Valentine One® and tap into a switched 12v wire in the overhead console. This will allow you to place the Valentine One® at the top of the front windshield to give it the best unobstructed front and rear view. You can find an excellent set of instructions on how to hard-wiring your Valentine One® at: http://www.ideaphile.com/bmw/v1/index.html

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Remove both passenger and driver side sun visor mounting clips using a T20 Torx screwdriver. There may also be a plastic rivet behind the mounting clip. Remove the plastic rivet by first removing the center post using a small flat blade screwdriver, then carefully remove the rivet itself.

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Use a small flat blade screwdriver to carefully pry off the plastic cover off the passenger side sun visor mounting plate. Remove the two T20 Torx screws attaching the sun visor. Disconnect the power cable from the sun visor.

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Remove the light assembly in the overhead console, and remove the overhead console cover. Route the single black IBUS wire attached to StealthOne Interface cable through the overhead console and through the gap between the headliner

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and windshield. Since you removed the sun visor clips you will be able to pull down the headliner a little to pass the wire through. Pull all the wire through the gap leaving about a 12" length in the overhead console. 6 Plug one end of the 2 ft. RJ-11 modular Power Cable provided with StealthOne into the Valentine One® hard wire adapter Accessory (ACC) port, plug the other end into StealthOne's "V1 ACC" port.

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Plug the end of the RJ-11 modular Interface Cable that has the black I-BUS wire attached to it into the StealthOne I-BUS/AUX port. Do not connect the other modular plug to anything. Let the wire hang loose, but locate it in a convenient location. This modular plug will be used for in car programming of any future StealthOne software updates.

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Insert the StealthOne module above the driver's side headliner. It's a tight fit so you may have to pull the headliner down a bit to be able to insert the module.

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Now carefully tuck the IBUS wire that you inserted between the headliner and windshield into the headliner using the flat blade screwdriver as necessary. Continue along the length of the windshield, and down along the A-Pillar until you

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TIP: If the wire keeps popping out when inserted along the A-Pillar, wrap some electrical tape around it a couple of times to thicken up the wire a little. Do this about every five inches. You should still be able to insert the wire into the gap, but now it won't pop out as easily.

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reach the dashboard. 10 Push the wire into the gap between the A-Pillar and the dashboard.

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Continue until you reach the bottom of the dashboard.

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You need to locate a I-BUS wire in your automobile. The I-BUS splice (junction) box is located behind your glove box. First, remove the trim cover below the glove box by pulling towards you.

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Open the glove box and remove the right and left clips that attach the glove box hangers.

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Lossen the two 10mm nuts below the glove box that attach the glove box. You should now be able to remove the glove box. Once you have the glove box out, disconnect the wire to the flashlight assembly.

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Remove the white LCM module from it's holder by pressing on the plastic clips and sliding the module out. You may have to cut the tie wrap holding the LCM wires if you do have enough slack. NOTE: Do not disconnect any wires going to the LCM since this will cause the car's alarm to activate You should now be able to see the splice box assembly

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Locate a white/yellow/grey I-BUS wire coming out of the splice box and attach the red 3M T-Tap using pliers. You should only need to use a small amount of force to close the T-Tap. TIP: You may have to remove the splice box to get better access to the IBUS wire. *NOTE* It is now recommended to solder the wire directly (the T-Tap is NO longer provided, it was not reliable)

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Attach the black StealthOne I-BUS wire to the red T-Tap connector, and tie-wrap the excess wire out of the way. Reinstall the LCM module. *NOTE* It is now recommended to solder the wire directly (the TTap is NO longer provided, it was not reliable)

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You are now ready to test your StealthOne. Turn on the ignition and follow the instructions in the StealthOne Owners Manual to select you vehicle model. Once you have verified it is working correctly reinstall everything in the reverse order.

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