E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum

Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum
Have all your A/V and electronics questions answered here. Ipods, A/V, Radar Detectors Oh My!
Sponsored by Bavarian Soundwerks

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-03-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
danielkspencer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 180
My Ride: 2006 Mustang GT
Aux Input ?'s on 03 330i with MKIV Nav

I want to install an Aux Input on my Bimmer with MKIV Nav. I've heard different things.
Does it attach to the front head unit or to the Brain in the Trunk????

Will I have to Disconnect power to the system to install it????

If so does the system have to be reprogrammed???

Basically Can I DIY it easily????

Thanks
__________________
2006 Mustang GT Black on Black Leather- Lots of friggin TORQUE!!!!!!!
danielkspencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 06-03-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
profM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: MD/DC area
Posts: 431
My Ride: 2005 M3 ZCP
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=294

I believe it plugs into the back of the head unit. You will need to pull the head unit out, it's a bit tricky, you can get a special tool to help:
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=392

You should confirm with EAS for your car.
__________________
2005 M3 Silbergrau Metallic on black; 6MT, ZCP, ZPP, ZCW, Nav, Dinan exhaust, two AR20 resonators in section 1, Autosolutions SSK, Fucy CSL diffuser, Intravee II, illuminated ZHP shift knob, stealth V1 install with ash tray remote, OEM first aid boxes under both seats, Ultimate pedals and more...
profM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
tom @ eas
european auto source
 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 12,585
My Ride: e92 S/C M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielkspencer View Post
I want to install an Aux Input on my Bimmer with MKIV Nav. I've heard different things.
Does it attach to the front head unit or to the Brain in the Trunk????

Will I have to Disconnect power to the system to install it????

If so does the system have to be reprogrammed???

Basically Can I DIY it easily????

Thanks
You'll need to be 2003.5 or later build to be compatible for AUX if equipped with NAV. AUX input is located behind the factory NAV screen.
tom @ eas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 06:20 AM   #4
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
if yours doesn't support it, you can easily upgrade the radio to support AUX, and Sirius:
http://cgi.ebay.com/BMW-BM53-GPS-Nav...3%3A1|294%3A50

BTW, don't pay that much. Go to www.car-part.com and search for a BMW radio from an e46 or X3 from 2005 - present (with Nav of course). You can probably grab one for under $100. Its a 5 minute swap to the new radio. All the radio part #'s are here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=665464
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 10:59 AM   #5
danielkspencer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 180
My Ride: 2006 Mustang GT
Ok, mine says 03/03 on the door sticker. . . Am I out of Luck???????
__________________
2006 Mustang GT Black on Black Leather- Lots of friggin TORQUE!!!!!!!
danielkspencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 02:12 PM   #6
profM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: MD/DC area
Posts: 431
My Ride: 2005 M3 ZCP
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielkspencer View Post
Ok, mine says 03/03 on the door sticker. . . Am I out of Luck???????
Close call, 03/03 is right at 2003.5, probably could be either way.
__________________
2005 M3 Silbergrau Metallic on black; 6MT, ZCP, ZPP, ZCW, Nav, Dinan exhaust, two AR20 resonators in section 1, Autosolutions SSK, Fucy CSL diffuser, Intravee II, illuminated ZHP shift knob, stealth V1 install with ash tray remote, OEM first aid boxes under both seats, Ultimate pedals and more...
profM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 02:15 PM   #7
tom @ eas
european auto source
 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 12,585
My Ride: e92 S/C M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielkspencer View Post
Ok, mine says 03/03 on the door sticker. . . Am I out of Luck???????
Check your radio version:

1. Turn on engine (or key to position II)
2. Push and hold the SELECT button for about 5-10 seconds. The serial number will show,
3. Press the > button on the NAV screen to display the software version of the radio

You will need to be SV80 or higher to be compatible for AUX.
tom @ eas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #8
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom @ eas View Post
Check your radio version:

1. Turn on engine (or key to position II)
2. Push and hold the SELECT button for about 5-10 seconds. The serial number will show,
3. Press the > button on the NAV screen to display the software version of the radio

You will need to be SV80 or higher to be compatible for AUX.
how do you do tell the version number? Mine says:
"Software Version 03-06 48"
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
tom @ eas
european auto source
 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 12,585
My Ride: e92 S/C M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by sna77 View Post
how do you do tell the version number? Mine says:
"Software Version 03-06 48"
48 is your software version, meaning it is not compatible with AUX.
tom @ eas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 08:38 PM   #10
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom @ eas View Post
48 is your software version, meaning it is not compatible with AUX.
That's odd... My BM53 radio is part # 65126988275, which is the 2nd newest radio listed on realoem:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...65&fg=05&hl=83

Its stamped with date 24/07, which is the 27th week of 2007 if I'm not mistaken... Also I have Aux (working) in my car now... Could they have changed something with the software version numbers on the newer BM53 radios?




BM53 radio module part #'s:


65128374293
65126902719
65126902718
65126904214
65126919081
65126922513
65106933090
65126927911
65126943450
65126964399
65126972665
65126976962
65126988275
65126988276
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 09:09 PM   #11
tom @ eas
european auto source
 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 12,585
My Ride: e92 S/C M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by sna77 View Post
That's odd... My BM53 radio is part # 65126988275, which is the 2nd newest radio listed on realoem:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...65&fg=05&hl=83

Its stamped with date 24/07, which is the 27th week of 2007 if I'm not mistaken... Also I have Aux (working) in my car now... Could they have changed something with the software version numbers on the newer BM53 radios?
Good question, it could be a remanufactured radio.

Last edited by tom @ eas; 06-04-2009 at 09:27 PM.
tom @ eas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #12
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom @ eas View Post
Good question, it could be a manufactured radio.
You mean a re-manufactured unit?

My radio came out of an 05 M3 (I retrofit OEM Nav into my 04), and its stamped as 07, which leads me to believe that it was replaced under warranty for the previous owner...

That being the case--how could it support AUX then with the older software? Are there other determining factors besides the software version? hmmmm
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 09:27 PM   #13
tom @ eas
european auto source
 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 12,585
My Ride: e92 S/C M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by sna77 View Post
You mean a re-manufactured unit?

My radio came out of an 05 M3 (I retrofit OEM Nav into my 04), and its stamped as 07, which leads me to believe that it was replaced under warranty for the previous owner...

That being the case--how could it support AUX then with the older software? Are there other determining factors besides the software version? hmmmm
Correct, remanufactured. Build date and software version are determining factors.
tom @ eas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #14
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom @ eas View Post
Correct, remanufactured. Build date and software version are determining factors.
Interesting... -275 # is not listed in the ETK as being remanufactured, and the -276 is. odd.

Apparently there are hardware changes in the newer units... Not sure why they wouldn't update the radio software as part of the remanufacturing process...

Tom, what is the latest software version you have seen? Besides support for Aux and Sirius, are there other discernible differences?
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 01:29 AM   #15
danielkspencer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 180
My Ride: 2006 Mustang GT
Interesting. . . . .
So when I update my software via my new DVD I just got in the mail today from BMW (thanks for the tip SNA77) Will it make mine ok to use Aux???? And I don't get it, shouldn't SNA's radio, being that new, have a way newer Software Version??????
__________________
2006 Mustang GT Black on Black Leather- Lots of friggin TORQUE!!!!!!!

Last edited by danielkspencer; 06-05-2009 at 01:37 AM.
danielkspencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 05:47 AM   #16
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielkspencer View Post
Interesting. . . . .
So when I update my software via my new DVD I just got in the mail today from BMW (thanks for the tip SNA77) Will it make mine ok to use Aux???? And I don't get it, shouldn't SNA's radio, being that new, have a way newer Software Version??????
thats just the Nav software... radio software is not upgradable, and is hard coded to bm53 module.

what radio software did you have?

After Nav update you should be at 4/100 (latest Nav software)
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #17
danielkspencer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 180
My Ride: 2006 Mustang GT
I can't get my version to show up. nothing happens when I hold the select button for 5-10 or even 20????
__________________
2006 Mustang GT Black on Black Leather- Lots of friggin TORQUE!!!!!!!
danielkspencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 11:14 AM   #18
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielkspencer View Post
I can't get my version to show up. nothing happens when I hold the select button for 5-10 or even 20????
Turn radio off (leave monitor on)

Turn car off

wait 30 secods

Turn car to position 2

hold select

use < and > arrows to scroll to s/w version




I forget if I had the radio off totally or on the FM input. One of them worked...
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 01:55 PM   #19
danielkspencer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 180
My Ride: 2006 Mustang GT
Ok, mine says 28-02 81

I actually had to have my radio on with a CD playing to get it to work. Go figure.

So, back to one of my inital question. . .

Will I have to unhook my head unit to plug this in the back of it???

If so will I then need to have anything done at the dealer to get it to work again??

I've heard horror stories about having to pay out the ass if you disconnect the battery or the Stereo to have it "reset" or something.
__________________
2006 Mustang GT Black on Black Leather- Lots of friggin TORQUE!!!!!!!

Last edited by danielkspencer; 06-05-2009 at 01:58 PM.
danielkspencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 02:52 PM   #20
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,706
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielkspencer View Post
Ok, mine says 28-02 81

I actually had to have my radio on with a CD playing to get it to work. Go figure.

So, back to one of my inital question. . .

Will I have to unhook my head unit to plug this in the back of it???

If so will I then need to have anything done at the dealer to get it to work again??

I've heard horror stories about having to pay out the ass if you disconnect the battery or the Stereo to have it "reset" or something.

e46s don't need a code or anything to be unlocked. They just start working when you turn the car on.

Its always best to disconnect the negative terminal of your car before doing any electrical work.

The LCD screen is very easy to remove. Check out "The Ultimate Retrofit Part 1" in my DIY links here: http://www.bigpatsfans.com/bmw.htm . Part 2 has pics of the Aux input install. There will be no pin swapping for you though since the cable you order will be made for Nav already...

Detailed pics with how to remove the LCD screen. should only take 5 minutes or so to do.


Tom: e46s with factory Nav have the Aux input connection in the back of HU, not in the trunk where BM53 radio is, correct? I used a retrofit harness when installing my Nav, and the Aux input connection is definitely behind the radio with the retrofit harness.
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use