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CO AVANT
03-18-2006, 09:02 PM
*Using an on/off switch is vital when using the ME3/1280 & nav. Nav will get messed up if the 1280 & ME3 is wired without this.

First off:
I wire tapped the power lead (red wire) from the 1280, power switch, and 1417 to the red power wire coming out of the wiring harness. Make sure you wire tap in this order, the 1280 power wire closest to the headunit then the power wire for the switch and finally the 1417 power wire behind the switch power wire.
The first pic does not show the 1417 power wire tap but the second pic does.

I wire tapped the black ground coming from the 1280 to the brown ground wire coming out of the wiring harness. I would suggest grounding both the 1280 and 1417 to another ground source though. If I were to do it again both units would be grounded to some other point near the area. It does not hurt anything with me grounding the 1280 to the ground from the rns-e wiring harness, but it's just better practice grounding to some other neutral point in the car.

Next, you need to cut the canbus high and low lines coming out of the RNS-E wiring harness. These are the first 2 yellow lines coming out of the rns-e wiring harness. I think they are pins #9 & 10, but just go by the pic. Remember which canbus yellow wire matches to which on the headunit side and car side of the rns-e harness when you cut the lines (Canbus high and low). Splice the top blue and yellow wires coming out of the 1280 harness to the car side of the rns-e harness......and the bottom blue and yellow wire to the headunit side of the rns-e harness.

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Next we want to tap the video inputs from the 1417 to the canbus high and low lines on the headunit side of the rns-e harness. white goes to can high (top wire), and the green to the can low (second to top wire).

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I wired the black ground wire coming out of the 1417 to a point above my glove box. I would wire the ground of the 1280 in a similar location, but not the same as the 1417. The purple wire coming out of the 1280 is the switch wire and need to go to a switch. The switch ground can be mounted near where you mount the switch. Remember the switch power is tapped in between the 1280 and 1417 power.

I tapped both power wires coming out of the ME3 external dvd player to the power and switch wires coming out of the switch. Constant to the purple 1280 switch wire and live 12v to the power wire going from the switch to the rns-e power. I grounded the ME3 on a "separate from all other grounds" area above the glove box.

And, you're all set. Have fun [:D] [a4]

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*A shot goes out to rckymtn3L for assisting me with this project

German Driver
03-19-2006, 08:49 AM
Great write up Jordan I'm sure this is going to help a lot of confused installers.

teddybgame
03-23-2006, 11:03 AM
Jordan,
nice work. Can you clarify something for me? Where do you install the switch? It is on the purple wire? If so, do you just put the switch between the purple wire...and ground the other end to the chassis?

I imagine that the 1280 is turned on/off via the CANBus...seeing how it is powered by a constant battery source.

Thanks!

CO AVANT
03-23-2006, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by teddybgame
Jordan,
nice work. Can you clarify something for me? Where do you install the switch? It is on the purple wire? If so, do you just put the switch between the purple wire...and ground the other end to the chassis?

I imagine that the 1280 is turned on/off via the CANBus...seeing how it is powered by a constant battery source.

Thanks!

So, there are 3 pins on the on/off switch. I forgot which order the wires are on the switch, but one pin you run a ground wire to a close by grounding source. The next pin you run a wire to the power coming off the rns-e harness. I guess there is also another power source by the steering column you can run it to as well. The last pin you run a wire to the purple wire coming off the 1280. The switch can be mounted where ever you want it. Some put it next to the ME3 player in the glovebox, I drilled into the little blank area that pops out next to my headlight switch.

CO AVANT
09-18-2006, 09:22 PM
Due to audizine's recent system failure, my pics of this install are no longer available. I also seem to have lost them in my personal database. So, good luck to you all. [rolleyes]

JMRA4
09-18-2006, 09:36 PM
co avant- I want to hookup my ps2 and Ipod to the RNS-E. I am gonna get the blitzsafe connecter for the ipod , but if i use the ps2 instead of a dvd player , then can i also hook up the ipod with the kufatec/dietz module to play the ipod videos?

I know if i get the blaupunkt ME3 i can use the ipods audio/video cable and plug into the dvd player for video, but rather have the ps2 which lets me play games and dvd's. so could i connect the audio/video cable from the ipod to the module itself along with having the ipod connected to the blitzsafe for music?

CO AVANT
10-15-2006, 12:29 PM
Found the pics and re-loaded them. [up]

JMRA4, in theory I'd say yes you should be able to do that.