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Old 03-29-2003, 03:43 AM
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AUX IN with SA609

Cable looks like 4-5 feet long. In the bag there are some tie wraps.
Installation instruction suggests taking glove box, navigation monitor out and mounting it in inside wall of glove box.
Kit cost about 40 euros in Germany.

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Old 03-29-2003, 04:25 AM
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Kewl! Instructions say how to enable the aux input on the radio? Or is it a built-in switch on the connector that turns on automatically when a plug is inserted? Also, can any dealer order this now?>
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:35 AM
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A DIY cable would be cheaper, IMHO.
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Old 03-29-2003, 10:57 AM
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I don’t have my car yet? (6-8 weeks)
But there is nothing dealer has to do to unable this thing to work.
I assume you would change MODE by pushing MODE button to get to AUX
Good news is that can be installed anywhere as long as cable can reach NAV
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:34 PM
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Is that for E46 only? I need/want one for E39 and E65 witn NAV. Anyone?
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:43 PM
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Is that for E46 only? I need/want one for E39 and E65 witn NAV. Anyone?
I haven't seen one for the E65.

E46/39/53 NAV all use the same kit. (503)
E46 no NAV has a kit of its own. (501)
E39/E53 no NAV share a kit. (502)
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A DIY cable would be cheaper, IMHO.
If you can figure out what plug PN you need, yes, you can build one. BMW provides the pinout for the kit and what look like a resistor and 2 capacitor values inside the harness.
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:53 PM
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Thanks, Kaz.
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Old 03-29-2003, 07:50 PM
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I think you mentioned you purchased this from a dealer in Germany. Do you happen to have the contact info for them? I would love to get one. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2003, 08:50 PM
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I think you mentioned you purchased this from a dealer in Germany. Do you happen to have the contact info for them? I would love to get one. Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:01 AM
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How long did it take you to get this? So the aux in will mount inside the glove box? How much? will it work on the 2001 stereo?

The reason why i am asking is because i have ordered an aux plug through Al and Ed's carstereo like 3 mos ago (but they never asked for deposit). First they went through Soundgate... but then soundgate runs into production problems... so then they go through Blitzsafe (Blitsafe told me that they have it in stock)... now it is on back order with blitzsafe!!!

If this will cost the same... and i can get it overnight... then i would want to do it.

It's frustrating because i have 10 gigs worth of albums on my iPod and the only way i can listen in my car is with a cheesy iRock fm modulator
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Old 03-30-2003, 08:12 AM
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I know I am getting an iPod in the near future. I have a Z3 in dash cd player & I don't have a CD changer plugged in. Is there a way that I could use the changer input for the AUX adapter?? I don't want to give up my factory cd player & get a whole new head unit with an AUX to use my iPod if I don't have to.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-30-2003, 09:09 AM
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I think this kit will only work on 2003 models since I think the rear connector was just recently added in.
Also this kit is nice since you don't need to run cable all the way from the trunk to your driver seat. Unless you like to keep your ipod in the trunk
Although I believe there are kits now that allow dual cd changer/aux input in the trunk, it's more cumbersome since you have to do several keypresses to get the adapter to switch modes and you still have the problem of running the cable.
However, if you have a 2001 car I think you're limited to the Blitz/soundgate adapters...

Here's a link to the instruction manual of blitzsafe's dual cd changer adapter and aux input:
http://www.blitzsafe.com/blitz_catal...alp_dmxv1.html
and the soundgate:
http://www.soundgate.com/products/aux-in/bmw.htm
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Old 03-30-2003, 05:38 PM
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Re: AUX IN with SA609

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Originally posted by 03BMW330
Cable looks like 4-5 feet long. In the bag there are some tie wraps.
Installation instruction suggests taking glove box, navigation monitor out and mounting it in inside wall of glove box.
Kit cost about 40 euros in Germany.
can you post a better veiw of the instructions? can this be used with just the normal cd player and not the NAV?
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Old 03-30-2003, 06:02 PM
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Re: Re: AUX IN with SA609

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can you post a better veiw of the instructions? can this be used with just the normal cd player and not the NAV?
Yes, but you have to order different kit I believe.
I am trying to get PDF File from my German connection if not I will scan them myself.
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:13 PM
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That aux. input kit is available through Canadian dealerships. I didn't buy one yet, but the dealer told me I can Price is $99.50 cdn.
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:18 PM
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Wow. That's a big a** connector plate-- looks like a home-brewed retrofit rather than something from BMW. I still don't understand why they just didn't stick a jack on the radio faceplate.
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:22 PM
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Wow. That's a big a** connector plate-- looks like a home-brewed retrofit rather than something from BMW. I still don't understand why they just didn't stick a jack on the radio faceplate.
That's what I was thinking, too. It looks like something someone in an EE class or a devotee of radio shack would come up with. I don't think one would want to affix this anywhere other than the glove box. It really is too bad there's no faceplate jack, or at least some out of the way place to put just the jack itself.

Very poor on BMW's part, from the looks of this.
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:27 PM
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Wow. That's a big a** connector plate-- looks like a home-brewed retrofit rather than something from BMW. I still don't understand why they just didn't stick a jack on the radio faceplate.
That's the reaction I had when I first saw this a couple months ago.

If I were to do this (not that my 01 radio will support it... but it IS broken and needs replacement...), I'd relocate the jack so it shows up somewhere in the center console (under the armrest?) or the dash (replace the cigarette snuffer?).
And I'd probably build my own harness to boot.
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:59 PM
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That's the reaction I had when I first saw this a couple months ago.

If I were to do this (not that my 01 radio will support it... but it IS broken and needs replacement...), I'd relocate the jack so it shows up somewhere in the center console (under the armrest?) or the dash (replace the cigarette snuffer?).
And I'd probably build my own harness to boot.
Yeah-- I'd stick it near the ashtray-- good idea. I think that this kit was never put in front of a designer before it got sent out the door. You can tell that it was created solely by an engineer. Looks like something one of us would do over a weekend.
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So what's the deal that the AUX input won't work with certain NAV headunits until later this year? Or is that just for Sirus radio?
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So what's the deal that the AUX input won't work with certain NAV headunits until later this year? Or is that just for Sirus radio?
Current NAV headunits don't have the plug in the back for the AUX IN.
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Old 04-08-2003, 11:15 PM
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Do you guys know when it's going to be available? NAV units with the AUX input
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Old 04-09-2003, 04:46 AM
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Current NAV headunits don't have the plug in the back for the AUX IN.
I beleive this in incorrect. All 2003 3-series stereos (with or without NAV) are compatable with the AUX adapter. The Sirius add-on is different, and will not work on NAV units built before this fall.

I've been told that the AUX adapter will work with my 12/02 build 330 with NAV by BMWNA... but that the Sirius add-on will not work.
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Old 04-09-2003, 09:04 AM
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RS2, are those US part numbers, or the Euro part numbers no US dealerships or BMWNA has a clue about?
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