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Old 06-11-2006, 02:43 PM
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Thanks, lot of info for x5 is the same as E39 didn't know that!
Will widen my field of search next time.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:44 PM
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To make things neat!!!

Well, after looking into Aux Input, and did some searching. YES, $31 for the OEM cable might be worth it. But the fun of this is a DIY project. So I follow this post, and some others I've found, and I found a way to make things VERY easy to make the cable.

This is the cable u'll need:
http://www.frontx.com/pro/p090v1_030.html
You might need to re-arrange pins to fit correctly, according to the 1st post of this thread if u have a NAV.

If you do NOT have a NAV, u'll need this extra little guy:
http://www.frontx.com/cpx075_9.html
U'll need to re-arrange the pins and use the extra "1-pin" connector above, move yellow wire pin from the 3-set, to the "1-pin" and arrange them like this. .
If you want to make things REALLY neat at the HU's connection, u can get this and use it as a harness. http://www.frontx.com/cpx075_4.html. This way, u won't need the "1-pin" little guy, just move all the 3 wires out and put it into this 10-hole "harness" and line the pins up correctly.

If you want to add the capacitors and resistor into the wire, just cut the wire some where in the middle, and add them to it. A good example:


Total Cost: less then $10. It's just fun for a DIY project, instead of paying $30 for the OEM cable.

Then follow the DIY installation of the Aux Input cable.

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:30 PM
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you should have shown the rest of the woman that modeled that part lol

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:31 PM
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(that is- those capacitors and resistors)
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:20 AM
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Very nice MOD.

Does anyone have try this:
http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...-X3-04---E83-/
It can display TEXT from the iPOD.

Maybe it is another alternative for the iPOD adaptor from BMW.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:12 AM
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Very nice MOD.

Does anyone have try this:
http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...-X3-04---E83-/
It can display TEXT from the iPOD.

Maybe it is another alternative for the iPOD adaptor from BMW.
That is the DICE kit, we have them as well:

DICE iPod Integration Kit for BMW
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=268

This will give you steering wheel control, charge the iPod and provide better sound quality than the AUX adapter.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:21 PM
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That is the DICE kit, we have them as well:
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This will give you steering wheel control, charge the iPod and provide better sound quality than the AUX adapter.
Thanks, Tom! I went to the website, and just did not see any X3 specific tutorials... Do you happen to know if there are any video illustration for how to install this in X3?

Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:16 PM
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Thanks, Tom! I went to the website, and just did not see any X3 specific tutorials... Do you happen to know if there are any video illustration for how to install this in X3?

Thanks.
I have installation instructions I can send, feel free to email me directly.
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Anyone willing to throw in their .02 over here....I'm hoping someone has an answer.

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:09 AM
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:38 PM
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Guys Hi and sorry for bothering you.M English is not so good so i hope you understand me.
I cant understand all things above so i wonder something.You created one AUX or you just bought one.If someone bought one can send me the things that i need and i will pay him from paypal or tell me where to buy one.Really thanks.I am looking forward for your reply.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:49 AM
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OK... I'm officially an idiot!

On closer inspection the harness is not quite JUST an extension cable. At the end of the install document is a circuit which (when I looked at it properly) shows a small resistor in the circuit between the L & R channel wires. That's how it *knows* that the AUX cable is connected!

I decided to test this out. I deliberately shortcircuited the L & R channel wires as they come out of the wiring harness and voila! - AUX now shows up when cycling the MODE button. When I remove the short, AUX disappears!

Now... all I need to do is buy about $3 worth of plugs, wire and the required 300kOhm resistor and I can make my own harness (for about 1/20th of the price of the BMW one!)

Excellent!

Paul
Hi,

I've been trying to do this for the past 2 months without success. I have a 2005 (previous moodel) 320.
I've shortcircuited pins 8 and 9, but still do not get the AUX on the screen when cycling the MODE button. Does this mean that it won't work with my radio?

many thanks
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:04 AM
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Hey, I see the awesome work you did on making a cable yurself. They sell those for $80 plus tax (total $91) here in Canada. I want to make my own as I am also an engineer, be it Mechanical, I understand electronics enough to make the cable. My only issue is that I do not have a NAV system in my 2004 BMW 330ci and was wondering if you could tell me if your cable works for that or where I could find the differences.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:23 PM
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which pins do you consider to be 8 and 9?
If you look from the back of the unit, you have to be working with the ten pin gang to to bottom right and pins 8 and 9 are the 3rd and 4th pins on the top row of that 10 pin gang. May be you had the right pins but just in case!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:26 PM
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Well, isn't this just the slick little mod!

$5 @ Radio shack got 'r done for me. 300K resistors are hard to find but using two common 150K resistors in series works just as well. I'm using 1/8 watt versions in my "Frankencable". Also, the 4 pin mini power connectors on PC floppy drives work perfectly with the stock BMW connector supplied in the 2003 and > vehicles. Got an old PC laying around? Just unsolder the power connector from the floppy drive and use it for this mod.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:58 PM
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So,, i want to make this cable up, but a couple of questions, in the diagram, the resistor is after the capacitor, but somebody said put it before the capacitors?

Which is it?

The connector on the back of the headunit, is it 10 or 12 pin? Seen plenty of pics with 12 pin (2 rows of 6), but the diagram on page 2 says 10 pin?

Thanks.

Ignore my resistor question, i was reading the diagram wrong, big d'oh!

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Old 11-21-2013, 12:33 AM
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Does anyone know how to actually make the aux input wire??? Pdf file is not working...
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:43 AM
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Hello,

I have a 2004 E46 with Navigation and I'm looking at installing the AUX input retrofit.
http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/crew/u...stallation.pdf

I've removed the dash a/c vents and after much searching & unwrapping I've located the plug for which the AUX harness plugs into (I'm yet to buy the harness). It has 3 wires going into a little black plug (which resembles X14118). I can't imagine what else this is for.

My display currently does not display AUX when I cycle through the MODE button on the screen - only CD & Radio. (I have no CD changer so CDC is not present)

My questions:
- Will AUX *only* appear when cycling the MODE when there is a signal on that cable?
- Should AUX be there already if this retrofit is possible?

The reason I ask is because if this is not going to work, I'm not going to bother buying the AUX cable.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Paul Martin
Australia
Can someone help me with putting all of the necessary materials together? Pdf file seems to not be working...
Thanx in Advance
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