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Old 08-25-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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Aux input on the back of the factory Nav unit?

My Daughter's 2000 323i has the factory Nav unit (not HK). She mostly plays her Iphone through a 'fake tape'.

I looked at a replacement stereo (and some threads on here)...but I'm not spending several hundred on a stereo (the car was $1200ish before parts...not including my labor getting it on the road).

I did see a mention of an Aux input?

Something I could run a cord out to access easily under the dash somewhere?

Any other options?

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Old 08-25-2016, 01:29 PM   #2
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The older e46 nav doesn't have an aux capability on the head unit. The actual radio is in the trunk of the car, and for the older cars, you'll have to use the CD changer connections with an aftermarket integration kit, but those connections are in the trunk and you'd have to run wires through the car or go with a bluetooth solution. You could continue with the tape adapter - some people have also taken apart their tape deck to solder on a hardwired input, then put a dummy tape into the tape slot to get sounds into the radio.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting this question! iPod/iPhone adapters are still readily available for the E46, and the best ones are made by Dension. They're the most reliable and not overly complex units out there. Best thing is they connect to the harness behind the radio!

Check them out: http://www.dension.com/automotive

You can probably find them from other retailers online as well. I'd recommend the Gateway Lite for the most basic and durable setup: charging, audio and track up/down from the radio/steering wheel controls. No bells or whistles.

Let us know what you decide to do!
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