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Old 06-16-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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aux help please

I have a 2002 330ci with the stock navigation and 2 din size screen. just wondering what kind of cable I need, by which I mean I would like to know without having to take the radio out just to look at the harness.lol or is it the one in the trunk? hopefully not. I have some ebay links I may share on the ones im looking at if anyone can help. just want to listen to some music besides the radio!
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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Your head unit is actually in the trunk, and it should have the standard harness connector that you would find on a BMW stereo. The main issue is that you'll have to get a cable long enough to reach from the trunk to wherever you'd like to put your aux input, and route it through your interior.

You could perhaps reach out to some of the vendors and ask for that.

I think some of the nav guys have also used the tape/cd output from the screen to get an aux working as well.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:04 AM   #3
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We have an aux for your car just give us a call. 201-490-5015
This plus the extension.
http://enfigcarstereo.com/ENFIG_BMW_K1200_IPDC_AUX.html
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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czarmar thank you for the info and Christian at enfig audio do you maybe have something that doesn't have the ipod jack and that isn't so exspensive?
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #5
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For $20 less you can get the version that connects to the tuner in the trunk instead of the CD changer connection.
http://enfigcarstereo.com/DENSION_GW1LBM4.html
You are still going to need the $20 extension.
At checkout there is an option to remove the iPod cable and discount $5.

This is a CD changer emulator not a simple aux wire which is why it costs so much.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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are there any other options? I just want to listen to some music through an aux cable.lol
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:35 PM   #7
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There are other options out there, you'll have to do a search here or Google as this comes up frequently.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:48 PM   #8
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ive actually done a fair bit of research both on this forum, bimmer world and the internet in general. and the main point im getting is that I may just need to get an aftermarket head unit. it seems as though BMW's audio systems are a beast of a different nature. I have always done all of my own stereo and system installs as well as for all of my friends and I have never had so much annoyance from the details. and I enjoy details guys.lol also on a side note I have had my car a while now and every now and again, completely random with no pattern, the screen on my radio will freeze, still plays the station but the screen will freeze until I shut it off. this has only happened 3 or so times. idk. anyway aux cable ideas keep them coming!!!
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:31 PM   #9
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ive actually done a fair bit of research both on this forum, bimmer world and the internet in general. and the main point im getting is that I may just need to get an aftermarket head unit. it seems as though BMW's audio systems are a beast of a different nature. I have always done all of my own stereo and system installs as well as for all of my friends and I have never had so much annoyance from the details. and I enjoy details guys.lol also on a side note I have had my car a while now and every now and again, completely random with no pattern, the screen on my radio will freeze, still plays the station but the screen will freeze until I shut it off. this has only happened 3 or so times. idk. anyway aux cable ideas keep them coming!!!
just go on amazon, I got the nav radio also , I think I bought the aux cable for about $36 shipped.Its simple plug &play , to the back of your radio .The hard part is removing the radio, there is a clip on the bottom right that you have to push in then pull.
heres a link;http://amzn.com/B000P9WCMK
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:02 PM   #10
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thanks Ejay I will let you know how this goes.lol
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