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Old 11-20-2012, 06:58 PM   #355
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Originally Posted by tete View Post
the brown from the acewell goes to power for the clock. Well, my brown wire isn't connected and the clock is on and set

so I coonected the brown to power (red) anyway and it still seems ok. what gives, is there any reason to have the brown wire from the acewell hooked up as my clock seems to be working anyway. Should I just cap and hide the brown or do I need to keep it connected for some reason I am not familiar with?

Also with the turn signals do I connect them directly to the acewell or do I go to the fuse board thing

I see that some people use the wires directly from the turn signal to the acewell. do they still blink properly etc? I thought they had to be connected to the relay?
I assume you have the BMW green/black connected to Acewell red for power (+) when the key is ON, this would run the clock only with key ON.
Acewell brown to BMW red is for unswitched power to keep your clock always on, even when the key is OFF. What happens when you turn off your key? Is your clock off?
Turn signal leads from the Acewell could: 1) go into the headlight bucket and connect to the panel, Acewell orange to BMW blue/red (left turn), and Acewell white to BMW blue/black (right turn); 2) connect Acewell wires directly to BMW turn signal wires at turn signal lamps. You don't have to deal with the relay in any fashion. Look at post #320 for an example of wiring the Acewell turn signals wires directly to the BMW turn signal lamps; one could just as easily splice Acewell wires to BMW wires, or connect to the BMW fuse panel.
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