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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:37 pm Thread Starter
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NavII power connector problem

One of the contacts on the slide-on plug has broken - the lowest one that appears to supply power to the unit. It started to turn itself off when we went over a rough patch of road and then became increasingly awkward to get started at all without wriggling the plug about. As the mains adapter worked fine it had to be on the bike and I traced it to this connector. I've bodged it to work for the time being but it's a lash-up and won't last.

Has anyone had a similar problem?

With my bike being an LT it has the factory kit fitted so the lead disappears into the Tupperware via the stingray, meaning replacement is not straightforward. A couple of ideas come to mind:
  1. take the front off the plug and fit a new contactor
  2. buy a new accessory-soket lead and splice its plug onto my wiring
Any thoughts, folks?

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Re: NavII power connector problem

I don't think that cable is that hard to get to. Just remove the left side tupperware pull on the cable going into the stingray to find out which one.
Disconnect and reconnect. Not sure about the cost. Since it's BMW it could be high.
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Re: NavII power connector problem

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I don't think that cable is that hard to get to. Just remove the left side tupperware pull on the cable going into the stingray to find out which one. Disconnect and reconnect.
That's useful to know. Cheers.

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Not sure about the cost. Since it's BMW it could be high.
Could? COULD?

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Re: NavII power connector problem

If I am not mistaken, the cord end you are having trouble with is part of an entire molded wiring harness with several pieces, the number of pieces depending upon whether or not you have VOICE system or not. I guess you could get the end you need somewhere and splice it in, but for my money I would get the cord from a dealer and plug-n-play it, at premium price of course. You can find one here for example.

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Re: NavII power connector problem

Howdy Keith,

Figure $60 to $100 U.S. for the cable and a couple of hours to pull the left side "tupperware" to replace. If yours is a European '04 then, for the U.S. it might be the '05 model so there could be some differences.

While the cable is the same the path it takes might be bit different. I doubt it is very complicated to follow the path once you get the left side "tupperware" off the bike.

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Re: NavII power connector problem

My dealer - Pidcock BMW at Long Eaton, near Nottingham - is a good place and I have a decent relationship with the spares and service guys so I've got no doubts they'll get me a new cable if they're available. I was just hoping I could avoid the BMW premium. I'll need to visit them before long anyway so I'll pass a few more of my beer-tokens across their counter.

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