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    Default mystery under rear shelf

    under the rear shelf of my '34 ive found 3 bolt holes in the metal and a disused 2pin plug, anyone enlighten me to what they are used for? (perhaps in a higher spec) mine is an '89 520ise
    thanks in advance

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    Default Drivers side, with an in line fuse?

    Could be the power supply for a CD changer


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg Bob
    Could be the power supply for a CD changer
    sorry i didnt make my thread clear its above the steel shelf but below the carpeted cover at the back window

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    Default Maybe an Optional Accessory

    Like a power sunscreen.

    BMW installs a full wire harness in most models, so options can be added quickly.


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    Default The 3 bolt holes on my car are for...

    Quote Originally Posted by bullyd
    under the rear shelf of my '34 ive found 3 bolt holes in the metal and a disused 2pin plug, anyone enlighten me to what they are used for? (perhaps in a higher spec) mine is an '89 520ise
    thanks in advance
    ...childseat belt anchor points. Left side, right side and centre positions. They are mandatory on Australian models. The 2pin plug could be for electric sunblind option?

    regards
    Phil

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    I tend to agree with the power for the rear blind. I added original fog lights to my old E12 and everything was there ready to go. It was just a matter of joining it all up.

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    It's doubtful that its for the sunblind; that harness routes from a five pin harness by the Ebox and, in theory, goes to a control module mounted next to the blind on the underside of the parcel shelf.

    It's probably for a third brake light. It wasn't necessary in Europe, IIRC, but required in the US. One of the procedures for legalizing a gray market car is to add a 3rd brake light.


    best, whit

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    3 holes for the cd changer bracket?
    Thanks,

    1995 525i Auto, M50TU 2.5L, EAT chip, 1/95 build, USA, 205/65/15 tires, ASC+T, HID, lumbar, EC Mirror, BMW Alpine 5 radio with BMW-Pioneer CD Changer, abt 236k miles, Oxford Green/Parchment

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    once again whit u got it!
    i got a meter to the plug and with the missus foot on the brake hey presto 12v!
    is the 3rd brake light monted to the rear shelf? does anyone have a close up pic of thers?

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    I used mine to fasten my parcel shelf down (3 massive washers and 3 high-tensile allen-key bolts)... It used to rattle like a BITCH from the 2000W of subs in the trunk!!

    Gone but NEVER forgotten. :'(

    And then...

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