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    SatNav
    on: November 06, 2021, 11:45:14 am
    November 06, 2021, 11:45:14 am
    Could be the wrong area for this, maybe mods and accessories  :187:

    Anyway, I have the TomTom550 satnav, had it for a while and I'm used to using it so I'd like to fit it to me XR?

    There's a satnav mount on the bike with a power supply, is there any reason I can't splice in red/black wires (see photo) of the lead for my TomTom and mount the TomTom cradle to the bar that the current unit is fixed to?



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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #1 on: November 06, 2021, 12:30:25 pm
    November 06, 2021, 12:30:25 pm
    No reason at all.  I would tackle it like this:

    Keep the garmin mount in place, with the pin-contacts smeared with vaseline, the cover in place - and your TomTom mount secured to that mount (or even just secured to the garmin blanking plate with nano-tape etc.)

    Open up the cable to the existing unit in a sympathetic location and splice in.  I'd use self-amalgamating to seal it all back up.   

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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #2 on: November 06, 2021, 12:55:38 pm
    November 06, 2021, 12:55:38 pm
    I bought a tomtom compatible cable from nippy normans with the proper BMW fittings that I swapped in for the original sat nav cable then removed the original cradle and mounted the tomtom cradle in its place. Worked a treat, was affordable and didn't need to splice any cables. That was was on a 2019 gen 1 model.

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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #3 on: November 06, 2021, 01:34:14 pm
    November 06, 2021, 01:34:14 pm
    *Originally Posted by bobdave [+]
    I bought a tomtom compatible cable from nippy normans with the proper BMW fittings that I swapped in for the original sat nav cable then removed the original cradle and mounted the tomtom cradle in its place. Worked a treat, was affordable and didn't need to splice any cables. That was was on a 2019 gen 1 model.

    This one?

    https://www.nippynormans.com/garmin-accessories/lead-for-connecting-any-garmin-or-tomtom-gps-into-the-bmw-harness

    My only concern with using that, is that in removing the entire XR loom - there are more feeds left 'open' - i.e. the sockets are unplugged.     I would want to seal those to prevent exposure to the elements.   


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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #4 on: November 06, 2021, 01:42:17 pm
    November 06, 2021, 01:42:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    This one?

    https://www.nippynormans.com/garmin-accessories/lead-for-connecting-any-garmin-or-tomtom-gps-into-the-bmw-harness

    My only concern with using that, is that in removing the entire XR loom - there are more feeds left 'open' - i.e. the sockets are unplugged.     I would want to seal those to prevent exposure to the elements.

    Yes that's it. All I did was unplug the original lead and then plug in the new lead to the original socket and don't remember any sockets remaining unplugged. The socket is under the left hand side fairing and was just about accessible without stripping the fairing off but I took it off just to make it a bit easier. The original wire came out with the original cradle. The tomtom been on there 2 years and has worked perfectly during that time.
    I was more concerned about splicing into the original loom and potentially leaving it exposed to water etc.
    Last Edit: November 06, 2021, 01:46:51 pm by bobdave

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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #5 on: November 06, 2021, 03:07:33 pm
    November 06, 2021, 03:07:33 pm
    It looks like the other connections are down on the left-hand side (for bike parameters and thumbwheel).   SO - they could be sleeved against ingress of water and dirt easily, if you strip out the entire nav-loom.  I think those and the traditional switched power connection are the only ones.

    [assuming you had the 'navigation preparation' when bike was purchased]

    Last Edit: November 06, 2021, 03:08:47 pm by Mareng1

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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #6 on: November 06, 2021, 03:56:25 pm
    November 06, 2021, 03:56:25 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    It looks like the other connections are down on the left-hand side (for bike parameters and thumbwheel).   SO - they could be sleeved against ingress of water and dirt easily, if you strip out the entire nav-loom.  I think those and the traditional switched power connection are the only ones.

    [assuming you had the 'navigation preparation' when bike was purchased]



    Yep, that's about it.

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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #7 on: November 06, 2021, 03:57:44 pm
    November 06, 2021, 03:57:44 pm
    Didn't need to sleeve or splice anything. The TomTom lead as above from NN's is a straight swap. One out/one in.  :028:

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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #8 on: November 07, 2021, 01:11:08 am
    November 07, 2021, 01:11:08 am
    take a look at the location of the plug on the following thred. this is what I did on my gen2.

    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,4911.0.html

    you can get the BMW repair plug for £9 from main dealer. you just need the part number. it is same as the Nippynorman one.

    part number: 83300413585

    On the BMW 3 Pin Repair Plug (multi use) you will note that the 3 wires are numbered, 1,2 and 3. Wire 2 is not required so you can cut if off, or just ignore it and heat shrink it later.

    Solder the Black TomTom wire (neg/earth) to Wire 1 on the BMW Connector.

    Solder the Red TomTom wire (live) to Wire 3 on the BMW Connector.

    you can also get an adaptor for the BMW to the TomTom from wunderlich. following is the link for it. I have it and works brilliant.

    https://www.wunderlich.de/shop/en/bmw-s-serie/s-1000-xr-ab-2020/navigation-motomedia/haltesysteme/wunderlich-instrument-holder-for-original-navigation-systems-21170-202.html


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    Re: SatNav
    Reply #9 on: November 08, 2021, 07:30:36 am
    November 08, 2021, 07:30:36 am
    Sorry chaps, been busy all weekend, thanks for the replies, pretty sure I have a plan now..  :028:

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