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I have the bike apart for changing the olins front shock, second time to send it out for a rebuild, tire change and replace the raido. Bike is a 05 no intercom. Looking over the clymer wiring diagram it shows all speakers as rear,is the left page( 618) front speakers?
If I cut the wiring as a bundle just past the old raido and hook up the wiring the jensen needs, power, speakers will the inst. speedometer not get power? Will anything else be lost. Not so worried about how it looks, that will be fine just not sure how to go about cutting into the witing and activating some kind of a self distruct mode.
 

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Since the originaI BMW radio plug in does not match up with the Jensen plug and play harness, I cut the wires at the back of the BMW radio plug in bracket and matched the wires using the diagram in Clymers with the corresponding supplied Jensen plug and play bracket wires. For example, BMW left wire speaker to Jensen left speaker wire. After I soldered and taped all wires, I plugged it into the back of the Jensen and it worked perfectly.

See the attached pic of the BMW bracket with cut wires.

Hope that this helps!
 

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Thanks,
So you cut all the wires at the back or the bmw raidio used the wires you needed for the Jansen left all the bmw plugges in place and had no problems?
 

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Yes, I matched the wires that were liberated from the BMW radio bracket (in the pic) and matched them with the same function wires coming off of the supplied Jensen plug in bracket that has the free wires on the end...
 

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Oh yea, as to your other question. My recollection is that page 618 refers to the front speakers. To be sure, I would wire it up and test the system before any permanent install.
 

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Looks like a great project. Would be interested in finding out if any components took a dump because they rely on he radio.

Also interested in seeing photos of how you mounted it up and what the finished product looks like.
 

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i ve bought a jensen 2212 and what antennae do u use? and what other wires do i need for iopd i phone and usb to work i have a guy yo put it in just need all accesories i need and maby wireing schematics! any help appreciated! thanks!!!
 

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go2fast said:
I have the bike apart for changing the olins front shock, second time to send it out for a rebuild, tire change and replace the raido. Bike is a 05 no intercom. Looking over the clymer wiring diagram it shows all speakers as rear,is the left page( 618) front speakers?
If I cut the wiring as a bundle just past the old raido and hook up the wiring the jensen needs, power, speakers will the inst. speedometer not get power? Will anything else be lost. Not so worried about how it looks, that will be fine just not sure how to go about cutting into the witing and activating some kind of a self distruct mode.

Here's the wiring schematic that I did for my 2212 installation. The Clymer manual has a small error in the notation of the speaker circuits. http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69745
 

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I just hooked up a pioneer radio;it would be the same for the jensen;but get a 1999-2005 BMW 3 Series Radio Install Harness.
Than all you have you to is plug in play;the wires match up with your radio;I got my Harness from Extreme Auto;or on ebay.

Gary
2003 LT 120
 

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My 2212 installation was performed by the previous owner.

Things he did:
1. Removed the CD changer
2. Added a USB connector
3. Put the control head at a slight angle (tipping it toward the driver) for better readability.

Things I don't like:
1. Too many small buttons on the 2212.
2. The BMW rocker switch is non-functional now. A call to Jennsen says that there's no way to convert it operate the radio.
3. Volume/scan button are more difficult to operate with gloves on.

Things I like:
1. Lots of radio presets.
2. Weather radio
3. Listening to music while driving through countryside twisties on Highway 22 in northern Kentucky (did this today!)
 

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I'd be interested to learn why Jensen seems to get all the attention when people want to replace the radio.

I used a Pioneer and was able to get the handlebar controls (and passenger :) ) working with the Pioneer wired remote socket for a couple of bucks.
 

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I did the Jensen 2212 install when that model first came out. From the post here on earlier installs, I saw that it fit right in where the OEM radio head was and also the amp unit fit underneath inside the stingray where the OEM amp fit. Took some doing because of the wiring harness but it works and looks great. Easy to get to the controls and I liked the fact that the 2212 had all the inputs including Sirius radio. I mounted that Sirius module just behind the wife's lower back rest. Mounted it on that lower part of the trunk where it's out of sight and out of the way. I also wanted the usage of the entire space in the side bags so I didn't put anything in there.

I did loose the usage of the OEM handlebar controls but that hasn't seemed to bother me as the radio controls are right there in front of my tank bag. So I removed that control unit from the left side and in doing so it gave me room to build another mount and position the J&M CB/Intercom radio much lower instead of being up on top of the handlebar where it blocked the view of the trip computer.

For the most part anyway, my radio sits on one of about 6 channels of Sirius or either the USB stick so I don't have problems of running out of range of stations and don't hear the commercials or talking heads.
 

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Gary, what Pioneer radio did you install? We you able to make use of the bikes remote control with the Pioneer?
 

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MartyBlok said:
Gary, what Pioneer radio did you install? We you able to make use of the bikes remote control with the Pioneer?
Marty I did not make use of remote controls of the bike ;but thier is a way ;member dwilson 1191 made it work;I guess I just went the simple route;but I do have a on/off switch on the handle bars.
I have the DEH-3400UB from best buy on sell right now for 60 dollars ;this radio does have all check it out.it sounds great.

Gary
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Marty ; maybe you will see the radio Saturday if the weather is right;I will have my tunes blasting away :) :)
 

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Gary, I plan on being there shortly after 9. I'm not sure if I will ride or not. If my wife goes I for sure won't ride. If she doesn't go and the weather isn't to bad I might try it.
 
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