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Old 12-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #63
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NC, USA
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My Ride: 330 CI 2002

Instead of starting a new thread, I'm gonna reply here with my question.
I've got a 2002 330CI and was offered an AUX cable (part #82110149389), and after plugging it in, it won't simply switch to AUX when I press the MODE button.
Looks like my cd-radio unit is too old, or something else is missing in my car.

The unit has those specs:
Model NO. CD53 E46
P/NO. 64. 12-6 915 711
SW/NO. 40
HW/NO. 40
KW: 35/01

In the trunk I see nothing about satellite radio, only radio/cd/security.
My car doesn't have any navigation system.

So what do you guys think my options are?
Should I return the AUX cable and get something else (not sure they'll take it back)?
Is there a way to trick my cd unit into activating AUX mode? (I don't care about CD functionality, ok to sacrifice it)
Should I get a newer bmw cd-radio unit? (no idea of the cost and I don't want to have non-bwm cd player that will look out of place)

Thank you.

I just found this thread (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=685004) where someone managed to plug his aux cable directly to the cd changer pins. Many many people said that was impossible without the actual cd changer. Confusing.
And so did that guy: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1763361

Also what I don't understand is what are the AUX pins for if the HU is too old to support AUX mode?

Last edited by Romzr; 12-26-2012 at 11:52 AM.
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