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    Best way to connect Laptop to USB?

    I've seen lots of different posts on how to permanently install the USB cable to the call and route it to the glove compartment in 1 and 3 series. Any one know how to do it in a 5 series? Curious because with the Alpha JB4 in my car I want to run logs all the time, and I can't do that with a laptop on the hood! >_< haha As always thanks guys!

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    run the cable through the door?
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    Ehh I was hoping that I could find a solution like the 1 and 3 series with the cable coming through the glove...but after more research it seems like the 5 series doesn't have the hole for that :\
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    cut one your self ;p
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    from the title I thought "through the USB port!!!!! duh"

    just cut a hole if there isnt one already.
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    There is generally a small rectangular slot on the side of most laptop's, works best when plugged into that Click here to enlarge

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    Heh, just noticed the way the title was worded, now I get it.
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    You can run it through a gap in the ECU box/firewall and it leads into your glove compartment. There is a DIY on BSPOST, and as much as I hate that forum, I will link you to it through tiny url for your own benefit.
    The DIY is for the proCEDE but it's the same process for the JB. Just get a serial-> usb cable and you should be set.
    I can't see the process being much different between the 5 series and 1/3 series. I'll look into it to see if I could find any 5 series diys.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CookieCrisp Click here to enlarge
    You can run it through a gap in the ECU box/firewall and it leads into your glove compartment. There is a DIY on BSPOST, and as much as I hate that forum, I will link you to it through tiny url for your own benefit.
    The DIY is for the proCEDE but it's the same process for the JB. Just get a serial-> usb cable and you should be set.
    I can't see the process being much different between the 5 series and 1/3 series. I'll look into it to see if I could find any 5 series diys.
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    some of us are IP banned and can't see it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well done, but you also have the option of quoting the post and pasting it Click here to enlarge
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    I looked already, there is a difference between the two ECU housings. The 1/3 series have that gap but the 5 series doesn't. In the 5, as far as I know (I read a few forum posts, can't remember where) the 5 series ECU housing is fully enclosed. So I was wondering if someone else had thought of a different want of installing one. :\
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
    I looked already, there is a difference between the two ECU housings. The 1/3 series have that gap but the 5 series doesn't. In the 5, as far as I know (I read a few forum posts, can't remember where) the 5 series ECU housing is fully enclosed. So I was wondering if someone else had thought of a different want of installing one. :\
    your best bet is dropping the paneling under the dash and looking around for any wires that go through the firewall... if you were closer i would love to help you out, and i dont know anyone local with a 535 sorry

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
    your best bet is dropping the paneling under the dash and looking around for any wires that go through the firewall... if you were closer i would love to help you out, and i dont know anyone local with a 535 sorry
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    You can also try and get a long enough USB extension and run it to the driver side footwell(thats if you dont find anything on the passenger side). There is a tab that you can push out through the firewall(on the 335 you can not sure about a 5 series). Most do this to run their meth line.

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    yikes! didn't think the pic would be that big...Sticky can you resize maybe?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
    yikes! didn't think the pic would be that big...Sticky can you resize maybe?
    great pic for reference, just letting you know you can use imgur.com to resize and save your photos...perfect for forums

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
    great pic for reference, just letting you know you can use imgur.com to resize and save your photos...perfect for forums
    Thanks! I'll check it out.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
    yikes! didn't think the pic would be that big...Sticky can you resize maybe?
    The forum resizes automatically if you click "insert inline" instead of "insert attachment". I have to figure out how to force you guys to use insert inline.
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