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Old 12-28-2006, 03:04 PM   #61
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Anyone have a problem of a high pitched squeeling sound coming out of speakers when connecting something to the auxillary. Do you think it's a bad aux wire or is the input screwed?
Could be any of the two, or both.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:15 PM   #62
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on my Z4 the sound is VERY quiet. and there is no input level to adjust on the "music note" button...

what do I do i wanna listen to some music
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Can I do this with nav? Or what would it require?
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:14 AM   #64
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Gotta look into this more closely - I just checked, and BMW in Canada want over $100 for the aux input cable... they're completely nuts!!!! And I don't think Pacific or Circle ship to Montreal... arghhhh

Thanks whote46 for the write-up!!!

Edit: has anyone tried to do something similar, but with the CD changer connector in the trunk? I just verified that I have it in there, and it is easier to access than removing parts of the dash to get to the HU...

Also, I Checked my HU - I have "SV 35-02 50".
Which is SW? the 35 or 50??

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Old 01-06-2007, 01:30 PM   #65
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Can I do this with nav? Or what would it require?
NAV-equipped vehicles (2003+) have a 3-pin receptacle for the AUX connector to plug into behind the NAV screen.
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:35 PM   #66
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has anyone tried to do something similar, but with the CD changer connector in the trunk? I just verified that I have it in there, and it is easier to access than removing parts of the dash to get to the HU...
You can go directly into the radio tuner in the trunk on NAV-equipped vehicles. You will have to insert the wires into the correct pin locations

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Also, I Checked my HU - I have "SV 35-02 50".
Which is SW? the 35 or 50??

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50 is your SW version.
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NAV-equipped vehicles (2003+) have a 3-pin receptacle for the AUX connector to plug into behind the NAV screen.
Is it on the acctual nav screen or on my nav harness? I dont see the same pins as on the normal radio.
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:58 PM   #68
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Is it on the acctual nav screen or on my nav harness? I dont see the same pins as on the normal radio.
It's behind the NAV screen. You can use a e39-specific (non NAV) AUX kit and extract the pins if you would like to go directly into the tuner in the trunk.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:06 PM   #69
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We have an interface that will convert the CD Changer input to an AUX port, this is plugged into the trunk.

We haven't placed the devices on the site yet, but I do have them in stock. Feel free to contact me interested.
Just to follow up - the AUX device is now on the site:

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Old 01-09-2007, 02:35 AM   #70
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Installation of this kit provides a direct audio input into the radio for MP3 - CD player etc
For model year 2003 and newer. E46 w/o nav
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I bought mine from CircleBMW. Works Great. David Morrow is the man at CircleBMW
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:45 AM   #71
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I made an aux input using this thread's directions. Mine is a little different, DSC panel has the aux input and I use a male to male cable to connect ipod to aux plug. I bought the plug from radio shack and use the cables from computer (audio cables, power switch cable). if you guys have any questions feel free to ask me. i would probably be more responsive via e-mail (docorona@gmail.com)
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with this little mod will the cd changer still work?
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Oh and i'm hedging as to whether i have an Aux in on my headunit, i have the Mode button, but its a tape deck, is this less likely to support AUX in?
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I just tried to check the SW version on my cassette unit and it says SV 10 02 500 - is that any good? i notice everyone is talking about CD headunits, so i'm gonna figure that this is nt applicable or doiable on the cassette head unit?
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Just check to see if you have the pins for the "SoundSystem" which are below the large pins (15, 13, 16). If so, you should see pin 4, 8, 9 which are ground, Ext In R+, Ext In L+ respectively. You have to pull your cassette unit out and look at the large black plug. If you do post a picture of what you saw for benefit of others.

Note dont confuse the above with the pins for the CD-changer which are under the large pins - 11, 14, 12. See post #10 for the diagram.
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ok, that will be a weekend job then, i'll try and see if i can this weekend
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Oh and i'm hedging as to whether i have an Aux in on my headunit, i have the Mode button, but its a tape deck, is this less likely to support AUX in?
i think i heard somewhere that tape deck is not compatible with aux input even though its built date is 09/02.
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i think i heard somewhere that tape deck is not compatible with aux input even though its built date is 09/02.
Business Cassette (even post 09/02) does not support AUX.
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