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Old 01-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #41
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jbrew - which GROM did you get? The AUX or the USB+Aux?

You ade sure to select the trunk cable conenction when you ordered right?

Let us know how the install goes!
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #42
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just the aux, I don't have a need for the usb.
I got the trunk cable.
I'm thinking about making a surface connection under the center console arm rest.
I'll post up the install!

thanks again for the help!!

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here's the mini usb car charger I bought a long time ago off ebay for like $3:

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Old 02-03-2010, 09:40 AM   #43
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I'll have the grom unit today!
can't wait until I get home to try it out.
I receive my 20ft 3.5mm extension cable yesterday.

I may make an installation video since I have my mom's HD camcorder.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:57 AM   #44
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15 feet would be plenty but sounds like you're all set. Good luck!
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:43 AM   #45
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I know 20ft was a little overboard, but the cable is great quality!
We'll see how it all goes!!
I may stop by radio shack to buy a 3.5mm surface mount, but I think I'm going to save that for when it gets warmer out (I live in ohio).
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:48 PM   #46
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I used surface/panel mounts for both my 3.5mm audio and USB port. Got them cheap from www.frontx.com
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:22 PM   #47
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you have a pic of your install?
I think I'll just drill right beside the seat heater button and install this type of mount:
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:11 AM   #48
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you have a pic of your install?
I think I'll just drill right beside the seat heater button and install this type of mount:
Here's my DIY custom mounted 3.5mm and USB ports. The USB stick fits in with the lid closed. Nice stealthy install. I've seen people do the button panel ones and they look good too.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:25 AM   #49
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Here's my DIY custom mounted 3.5mm and USB ports. The USB stick fits in with the lid closed. Nice stealthy install. I've seen people do the button panel ones and they look good too.
oh wow.. I like that!
I may do a flush mount in the ashtray for the 3.5mm port now that I see how you did it!
so the GROM USB... can you actually use the stock cd player's controls to flip to another song??
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:17 PM   #50
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so i have the aux kit and sv 14-02 50...whats the problem? when i turn the raid on i can go to aux but it instantly goes away then it wont come back
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #51
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Hey I know im crazy late on this but I wanted to get the kit as well and after talking to the guy in parts he told me that they have to program your radio in order for it to read that you have a AUX cable and thats for all radios no matter what software version u have.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #52
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TheSho007 - your parts guy is incorrect. I've installed the OEM Aux input on several cars never once have we needed to "program" the head unit.

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #53
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Cool thanks, i think im just gonna get that then. I'll return my HU i bought and go the cable route. It seems better and I get to keep my factory setup.
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So i just checked out my headunit too see if i can put an AUX cable in ,
and the Sw was in this format SV 08-02 500 does this mean I can use the AUX cable or no ? I dont know why Im so confused on this subject
If anyone could let me know if I can that would be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #55
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So being that I have SW40 and a 2002, that means im SOL on the aux cable even tho I have the mode button? Is the grom the best bet then? Or is something like the dice worth the extra money? (I would be using a 3rd gen Ipod touch 64 gig)
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:46 AM   #56
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So being that I have SW40 and a 2002, that means im SOL on the aux cable even tho I have the mode button? Is the grom the best bet then? Or is something like the dice worth the extra money? (I would be using a 3rd gen Ipod touch 64 gig)
You're money would be better spent swapping the radio for an 03+ that supports AUX than on the POS Dice.

BTW, if you are buying a used unit, the part # reference for the CD53 radio that our cars use is here:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=722025

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Hm, I'll have to look into that. No ones found out if there is a way to re-flash/update the soft wear on the radio?
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Hm, I'll have to look into that. No ones found out if there is a way to re-flash/update the soft wear on the radio?
The software isn't really update able on the radio, but if it was you would most likely run into hardware limitations.
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Hm, I'll have to look into that. No ones found out if there is a way to re-flash/update the soft wear on the radio?
e46 radios are no software upgradable.
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2001 BMW 325i Aux?

I'm super new to cars in general so try to tone down the mechanics language. Haha. So here's what's up. I'm wanting to make an aux modification to my 3-Series 2001 BMW, but it seems much more complicated due to it being pre-2003. I do not have a mode button, it goes: Scan-CD (with arrow keys underneath). What can I do to get myself hooked up with an aux cable? Please try to include links if you say: "You need this special BMW-aux converter." Thanks! Much appreciated.
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