Z3 Install notes:
Installing the Beta (it may be simpler after the beta, this is my install
from 8/15/2001 on my 97 2.8 Z3)
- Remember if you are removing the BMW stock
unit to use the special
"star" tool to loosen the bolts. A hex wrench will strip
the insides of the release nuts.
- *Make sure to unscrew the grey "bullet" from the back
of your head unit, you will need to screw this on to the back of your
Traffic Pro and center it in the antitheft release behind the head
unit in the console when you insert it. *No BMW Part Number!*
- My 97 Z3 2.8 Reverse back up light pinout in the connector under the
Connected with a wire tap. Traffic Pro knows when you are traveling
in reverse. Many people use Traffic Pro without hooking up the reverse
connection. No problem.
SSV already connects in the harness plug behind the radio.
- We chose to run the antenna wire along the windshield to the passenger
side, down where the A pillar meets the dash, into the side air vent,
through the passage in the dash to the radio behind the center vents
and place the little black mushroom-shaped antenna in the middle of
the dash- unobstructed for better contact with the satellite. (See
details for running wires in and around the dash and console of the
Z3 in the Book
The Traffic Pro fits perfectly. Insert using the 2 silver slide keys.
Remove the slide keys by pressing inward on each slightly. Imho it
looks better and the buttons are more ergonomically correct than the
I think it looks superb, and I like this display!