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Old 04-19-2009, 02:40 AM   #201
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Great DIY! Nice diagram too!
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:46 AM   #202
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Hi, i have made myself cable and installed it, but as yet have not managed to get it to work, can anyone help? i have the mp3 player playing but cannot find it when i cycle through the modes.

i am using a business cd hu manufactured 10/2002 which obviously has the aux on the back.
the software version is sv-40-02-510
i have the bmw cd changer currently installed

i made the cable from a 3 phono to headphone jack. i cut off the phono connectors and used the red and white as audio, and yellow as ground. Is this why i am not having any joy, i thought this cable would be fine?!? Help please
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:31 PM   #203
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I got aux input installed in my car but apparently I can't use the cigarette adapter while using aux mode. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #204
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Very ingenius!!
The information is great and the pics also. Thank you for the posting!
I'll be doing this installation soon on my '02 325ci



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Old 04-30-2009, 10:00 PM   #205
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so I'm probably going to buy the OEM BMW cable. Does anyone know if it has the resistors/caps built into the cable?
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:17 AM   #206
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According to the diagram it seems to have the components built in.

I've just ordered the parts, including the fly-lead to mp3 player for about 15 to make my own, not sure where the best position is to place the socket yet though.

I'm guessing the components aren't essential to use the input, the caps probably just provide some level of protection to the input and the resistor simulates a device being there so your "aux" menu option will show.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:11 AM   #207
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Purchased the cable from BMW and the Aux input appears without having anything plugged into the input. Works great!
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #208
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Purchased the cable from BMW and the Aux input appears without having anything plugged into the input. Works great!
That's what the resistor in the cable does, fools the HU into thinking something is connected so the AUX display appears.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:28 PM   #209
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Here's how:

1. Turn Radio Off.
2. Turn Radio On.
3. Press and hold the "m" button for about 10 seconds.
4. Press < or > to navigate, you will need to go to the 2nd screen to look for the SW Verison which is in a SV xx-xx xx format.
5. To be Sirius/AUX or XM compatible, the radio must be SW 43 or higher.
6. Turn radio off to exit.

The MODE button is not a good enough of an indicator to check if a radio is AUX or Sirius compatible. It needs to be manufactured 09/02 or later.
How do you find out SW version on business CD. Holding down my M button does nothing, apart from put it into Manual mode.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:48 PM   #210
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Here's how:

1. Turn Radio Off.
2. Turn Radio On.
3. Press and hold the "m" button for about 10 seconds.
4. Press < or > to navigate, you will need to go to the 2nd screen to look for the SW Verison which is in a SV xx-xx xx format.
5. To be Sirius/AUX or XM compatible, the radio must be SW 43 or higher.
6. Turn radio off to exit.

The MODE button is not a good enough of an indicator to check if a radio is AUX or Sirius compatible. It needs to be manufactured 09/02 or later.
I have Professional HU in a 2002 model of 318i. And yes, I have the MODE button. SV 03-02 66 - is it AUX compatible?
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:04 AM   #211
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arghhhhhhhh business CD version 40!!!!!!! spewinggg!!!!
would have made an awesom project aswellll....
... so whats my options now
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:41 PM   #212
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ok if i read ALL of this right. for a 01 325i sedan i would have to get a newer HU if it doesnt not have a AUX button or i would have to get an interface to convert the Cd changer(which i dont have either) to an AUX port?

an the new HU has to be 09/02? and then i could make my own AUX cable for an i pod that could fit in the new rear HU?

One more qquestion...i have a chevy and i did something similar but as soon as i unplugged the radio(stock) security thrft system locked me out completly and had to contact GM to activate it again. will it do it on a bmw stock HU?(stupid question)
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:43 AM   #213
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Aweaome DIY but im stuck with the non mode HU
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:17 PM   #214
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ok if i read ALL of this right. for a 01 325i sedan i would have to get a newer HU if it doesnt not have a AUX button or i would have to get an interface to convert the Cd changer(which i dont have either) to an AUX port?

an the new HU has to be 09/02? and then i could make my own AUX cable for an i pod that could fit in the new rear HU?

One more qquestion...i have a chevy and i did something similar but as soon as i unplugged the radio(stock) security thrft system locked me out completly and had to contact GM to activate it again. will it do it on a bmw stock HU?(stupid question)
I unplugged my 2001 325Ci HU and plugged it in again fine, no code, security, etc.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:16 AM   #215
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sweet! ok!
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:06 AM   #216
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http://kaiser-media.de/bmw/aux-in/

mabye i have found the answer....
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:11 PM   #217
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having problem getting off head unit cable

nice post for the DIY AUX cable.
I opened the trim (broke one pin, ouch), and got to the head unit, but could not get the head unit harnesss connector to come of, any suggestions?

thanks
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:48 PM   #218
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nice post for the DIY AUX cable.
I opened the trim (broke one pin, ouch), and got to the head unit, but could not get the head unit harnesss connector to come of, any suggestions?

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http://m3.madrussian.net/diy/ipod/diypop18.htm

just pop it off

i did mine today and it works perfectly, my first mod and im happy with it
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:43 AM   #219
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i have an iphone 2G so like very few wires fit into it. i took apart an ipod wire to see what it was like and it like a fabric type thing and idk how i would connect that. any help would be appreciated. thanks!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #220
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I was just reading these old threads. Looks like the link is:

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=293

This is for the 2001 33i. I have a question of how this installs. Any pics on this?

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Business cassette is not compatible for AUX. You will need something like our AUX kit:

eas Auxiliary Audio Input
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=630
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