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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-10-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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Aux input

Ok so I know there alot of threads about this that I've read. I ordered the aux cable from bmw. But my car is an 02 with 10/01 production date. I have SW version 40. I have the cd changer in the trunk. I should be able to splice in my aux cable into the changer cable that is plugged into the HU correct? Connect the L channel off of my aux to the L channel of the cd cable. R to R channel. And then take the 2 - wires from the cd changer cable and connect them to the ground wire from the aux cable. Its a common ground so it should work. Have to select cd on the HU to hear aux in. Play a data cd ib the changer and thats it. Am I correct with this?

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Old 01-10-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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Not to hijack the thread...

I too am interested in an Aux input for my stock business unit.

But better would be a Bluetooth input.

I used to have a Dice Link that died. I've heard of the Parrot system from way back.

What's the latest and greatest to do either Aux or Bluetooth with stock system?
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #3
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I have the navigation with cassette behind the screen. 6 disc changer in the trunk. Just bought the aux cable. Havent seen a bluetooth input yet

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Old 01-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #4
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:14 PM   #5
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I have the navigation with cassette behind the screen. 6 disc changer in the trunk. Just bought the aux cable. Havent seen a bluetooth input yet

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from what i heard, the aux input only works with the 2003+ navi or business CD i forgot which one, i think my shop told me that Dice Media Bridge or something like that is our best bet.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:27 AM   #6
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Yes I know I dont have an aux input. Thats why I m trying to tie in to the cd changer wire harness.

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Yes I know I dont have an aux input. Thats why I m trying to tie in to the cd changer wire harness.

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if you get it working could you post up a DIY?
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Yea ill take some pics. I would have done it this weekend, but I had to fabricate everything for my front speaker install

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Old 01-13-2014, 07:20 PM   #10
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Please keep us updated! I'm on the same boat with you. Haven't had enough time to play around and figure out a way to wire an aux input.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:59 PM   #11
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I will. Gonna do the input this weekend. Basically all I have to do is tie into the left and right channels and connect the grounds together. I bought the bmw aux cable. It has a female 3.5 plug at one end and a 3 pin (male) plug at the other. I bought a female plug too. Gonna plug the aux male end into the female end (hehe) I bought. And tie in with wires from the female end into the cd changer plug. Then put some data cd's in the changer, so i can pick up the signal. Voila, it should work

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If you can post some pictures that would be great. I will be in the same boat with my 05 with navigation.
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Slobo, u should have a plug already. Its behind the radio, down the wire harness. Under the wrap. It looks like a boa that swallowed a mouse, lol. Its a female end and the bmw aux cable just plugs right into it

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Thank you!

I was going to make my own adapter, I thought that's what you were doing?
I have plenty of AUX cables I just need to connect the wires to that BMW harness.
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Yea I am kinda making my own I dont have the bmw plug like u.

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So in theory I can just match up the three wires from AUX cable to BMW 3 pin harness and be good to go?
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i have a aux cable retrofitted to fit my OEM 02 Cassette headunit.
i will post up details later tonight when i get home.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #18
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I tead that if u tie into the cassette, then u get some hissing and feedback. I have a cassette adaptor now and I get that. Cd's dont have the hiss. Just have to play some data cd's on repeat shuffle in the changer and you're good to go

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