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BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:46 AM
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My DIY Parrot 3100 Bluetooth Install

Well after seeing the price of the BMW dealer BT retrofit, I decide to get an after aftermaket BT, I decided on the parrot 3100. I when to my local stereo install and they quote me $250 to have it installed . I am electronic tecky so I decided to tackle the install myself, So here we go.

1: Check on the Radio Wiring Diagram. I have put a check mark on the Pin # that will be needed..

2 Remove radio by popping out the wood trim above the radio, loosen the 2 screws that are holding the radio and AC control face plate in place, Pop out the face plate.

3:Remove the 2 screws the are holding the radio.

4: Remove the radio to get to the back, the cable are short so becarful not to rip any cable out .

5: Remove the 16 pin Connector by pressing down on the 16 pin lever and pulling it out. ( see Radio Diagram (Key 1). and Pic labeled
16 pin connection.

6 Connect yellow mute cable to Pin #10 on the 16 pin connection. (the pin may be empty, so you have to find a way to make a connection, you can pick out some wire connecting ends at Radio shack

7 On the black socket (12 pin connector Right on the Radio Diagram). connect the Blue Line "+" to pin #2. connect Line "-" to radio ground.

8 Connect power cable as describe in the Power Connection Pic.

9 It is up to you to decide on where you want the Display and Mic mounted, I have included a couple of Idea, I first decided to put the display in the center, but later decided I wanted it at the bottom ( see Pics).

10 Cut away all unused cables and take and wrapped up everything nicely. place the blue control box and wires in the space below the radio.

11 Power up, pair your phone to make sure everything works. If all goes well, then put everything back together and you are all done.

This setup will mute your radio when you are using the BT, all sound will come thru the car speakers, and you will be able to control the BT volume from the radio volume control .

HOPE THIS HELPS. PS: Just want to give a hand to Daddys Little Helper, I am teaching her all that I know
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Last edited by rudejamaican; 03-12-2008 at 06:58 AM.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:13 AM
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