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    gps cradle pin
    on: July 19, 2021, 06:48:27 pm
    July 19, 2021, 06:48:27 pm
    Hi Guys,
    I think someone here or on another BMW forum posted that one of the pins broke off from the GPS cradle. Just happened to me, what it was, the collar around the top left pin stretched, and the pin popped out. that happened while the phone holder was in the cradle, and the top pin was touching (shorting) the second-row pin. for anyone unfamiliar, the first top row two pins are 12V, second row two pins are ground.

    I've managed to fix the pin, bent the collar back with a sharp object, runs freely just like others, however; connecting the cradle and pone to the charging lead, the phone, or other devices indicates on/off charging rapidly. Checking the pins with a multimeter, I get 12V, however, it seems that 12V is not constant but switching very quickly between on and off - this does not show on the multimeter and I don't have oscillometer to confirm, but all devices connected doing the same.
    I've tried different USB lead, I've bought another "phone to a GPS holder" cradle. I've checked codes with motoscan, no codes left. Pretty sure the cradle power is managed through some kind of a  bus.
    Does anyone have any idea how to fix the issue?

    thanks
    jo

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    Re: gps cradle pin
    Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 08:53:16 pm
    July 20, 2021, 08:53:16 pm
    ok,
     Ive figured it out, maybe it can help someone else in the future:  all it needed was a bus reset (disconnect battery for some time (left it overnight)). All working as should now. it's good to know that canbus can protect the bike and equipment from damage.

     



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