Open the Connected Ride Cradle

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Did somebody tried to open the Original BMW Connected Ride Cradle?

I want to put the CR print in a (much smaller) box of it's own. Bring power to it and hide it some where on the bike. Than remove the standard GPS bracket where the CR cradle used to be in.

Than placing a quadlock mount with wireless charching functionality on the satnav bar, where the standard GPS bracket was mounted.

That way no clutter in sight. Just the quadlock mount. My phone can stay in a decent phone case. Mounting my phone in a second without hussle. Wireless charging will work flawless, once and for all.
 
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Did somebody tried to open the Original BMW Connected Ride Cradle?

I want to put the CR print in a (much smaller) box of it's own. Bring power to it and hide it some where on the bike. Than remove the standard GPS bracket where the CR cradle used to be in.

Than placing a quadlock mount with wireless charching functionality on the satnav bar, where the standard GPS bracket was mounted.

That way no clutter in sight. Just the quadlock mount. My phone can stay in a decent phone case. Mounting my phone in a second without hussle. Wireless charging will work flawless, once and for all.
Could always use an Evotech and give yourself more room.
 

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Could always use an Evotech and give yourself more room.
Thanks. but I know where I want to go.

What I don't know is how to get there.
How to wire up the CR-cradle-circuitboard so all keeps functioning.

In need of wiring schema's etc.
Just found some more details and know in the proces of reading it and trying to understand what is written.

1. In the 18-pins connector In the Navigator mount is a small dataprocessing circuit.
2. With a Navigator in the mount the Navigator puts 3,3 V back that circuitboard.
3. That does it magic with the data on the 3th wire from the accessoiry connector on the bike.
4. The circuitboard puts data on pin 5 and 6.
5. That data is processed by the Navigator.

Where is writen Navigator also could be written CR-cradle. The CR-cradle however has to communicate over Bluetooth with the app or the TFT.

So far as I understand things right.
 
Could always use an Evotech and give yourself more room.
The issue i find with quadlock is your device is only held by a small percentage of the phone right in the middle giving no support to the top or bottom of the phone allowing moment “the possible vibration that has destroyed many iphone cameras’ but with the connected cradle ‘which isn’t perfect’ the whole phone is secured again a flat surface which eliminates most if not all movement causing vibrations
 


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