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Old 09-13-2009, 05:46 PM
BJC BJC is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 X3 3.0i sport
Hopefully you can help me with a problem. I have a Business head unit the CD changer factory installed. I tried to install the Aux input (the second one described below) it seems to use the same back plug as the CD changer. I was able to plug it into the other plug to the left of that by removing a tab on the plug, but it doesn't work (maybe the wiring is reversed?). Either way, if I was to reroute the yellow and black cables as you did, and re-plug in the CD changer wire, would I lose power to the CD changer? I hope this is making sense... maybe I need to takes some pics... Any help would be great. I want to use both the CD changer and the aux in cable. Thanks!

Originally Posted by aeudian View Post
I am using both the official BMW iPod and BMW Aux Cables to interface with my radio. I have copied and pasted the part numbers form BMW's parts website.

iPodŽ Interface Adapter

Integrates the Apple iPod into the BMW audio system and allows you to control and listen to your iPod music collection by using the vehicle's radio and steering wheel controls. Adapter also charges the iPod's internal battery when the vehicle is running. (PN: 65 11 0 035 961) (Price:$185.00)

Auxiliary Audio Input

Now you can connect virtually any audio device to your factory radio. Use an MP3 Player, portable CD, cassette player and more by plugging the headphone output of your device directly into your BMW's audio system. The audio connection is mounted securely in the glovebox of your X3 and has a 3.5mm stereo connector. Audio from the auxiliary input is selected using the "mode" button on your radio. (PN: 82 11 0 149 390) (Price:$39.95)
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