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Old 07-02-2015, 02:33 AM   #1
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AUX audio recommendation for 06/02 330?

Hey guys, can anyone recommend an AUX audio input kit for my June 2002 330ci? I found a few old threads but they keep mentioning 330's mfged after September for some reason? Why is this?

I found a few kits but they seem pricey @ $200... Thanks! And to be clear I don't want to plug an iphone/phone in via the dock, I just want an audio cord.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:41 AM   #2
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Hey guys, can anyone recommend an AUX audio input kit for my June 2002 330ci? I found a few old threads but they keep mentioning 330's mfged after September for some reason? Why is this?

I found a few kits but they seem pricey @ $200... Thanks! And to be clear I don't want to plug an iphone/phone in via the dock, I just want an audio cord.
I once saw a picture of a dude who installed an AUX input in the slot where his cigarette lighter is. Doesn't look too bad either. I did look around though and didn't find it - can someone weight on on this one?
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:46 AM   #3
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The manufacturing cutoff date for head units that support aux is around 09/2002. Anything later should work with the BMW aux kit (#82110149389), and for units with a date prior to 09/2002, I’ve heard good things about Quidzel’s aux input kit. Probably the best option if all you're wanting is the audio cord.

Here’s their main site: http://www.quidzel.com.
And some useful info in this thread: https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...2#post16232202.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:11 AM   #4
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My coupe is a 01/2002 build and i bought the oem bmw aux kit from amazon for like $25 or so from what i remember. Plugged it in all excited only to find out my radio is too old and doesn't have aux mode.

Solution? Looked around ebay and craigslist for used radios. Took my a little while to find someone who had the build date after 09/2002 but finally found it. Some gentleman a state over got an aftermarket radio and didn't need his stock one. Sold it to me for $20 plus whatever usps charged him for shipping and viola. Hooked it all up, made my little aux input go into the sunglasses holder and it works like a charm.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:07 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Looks like I should just buy an aftermarket HU that has an AUX in it already!

e: Oh did not notice your link silber! thanks!

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Old 07-24-2015, 08:14 AM   #7
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My coupe is a 01/2002 build and i bought the oem bmw aux kit from amazon for like $25 or so from what i remember. Plugged it in all excited only to find out my radio is too old and doesn't have aux mode.

Solution? Looked around ebay and craigslist for used radios. Took my a little while to find someone who had the build date after 09/2002 but finally found it. Some gentleman a state over got an aftermarket radio and didn't need his stock one. Sold it to me for $20 plus whatever usps charged him for shipping and viola. Hooked it all up, made my little aux input go into the sunglasses holder and it works like a charm.
i installed mine down next to the seat buttons, that pic install makes that whole section almost useless now
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