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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-29-2015, 07:32 PM
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Aux input kit 2002 530i e39

Wanting to somehow install an aux kit of sorts to play music off of my phone . I have a 2002 530i sedan and it does not have NAV , Bluetooth , or anything of that nature besides a AM/FM radio and a Business CD player . The manufacture date is 12/01 and from what I've read it must be made after 9/02 for an aux kit to work . What are my options ? I'm sick and tired of the radio ! Thank you in advance
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:07 PM
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I have an aux kit fitted to my 2000 520i with the business radio however I have no idea how it was done as it was by a previous owner. It isn't great though anything really bassy gets distorted no matter how much you turn it down on the input device I.e. phone. All I know is my radio needs to be tuned to a certain frequency before it works. I just a decent fm transmitter instead gets the sound across much better.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:31 PM
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I've tried my radio by simply using a regualr audio cable I can hear the audio but just barely. Apparently the oem aux input has a resistor which tells the radio to enable the aux input but I have yet to try this. My radio which is a software 47 (seemed to be updated at the factor and if I remember and hardware 43? I'll have to check but it's certainly not what everyone says it has to be.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:42 PM
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Any reason no one is looking at Grom adapters or bluetooth. That's what I have and it works out pretty well.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:44 PM
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I have an aux kit fitted to my 2000 520i with the business radio however I have no idea how it was done as it was by a previous owner. It isn't great though anything really bassy gets distorted no matter how much you turn it down on the input device I.e. phone. All I know is my radio needs to be tuned to a certain frequency before it works. I just a decent fm transmitter instead gets the sound across much better.
wow so it is possible lol, wish i knew what he did , seems im stuck with the radio due to its age, i also read that you could tune your iphone to a certain frequency to play on a radio frequency? any help is appreciated
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:46 PM
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never even thought that was possible? my 530 was made in 01 you think it would work out?
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:19 PM
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Well the link I put was for an 02 but try your own... Haven't heard of failures on it.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:20 AM
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Well the link I put was for an 02 but try your own... Haven't heard of failures on it.
Defintely going this route Now that it seems I have no choice , which one did you personally grab ? Or which one would you recommend for my 02?is it just preference at that point? appreciate it brotha !!
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:41 AM
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There are several ways to do this...
But youll need to know if you have DSB or not (that's when it gets difficult)

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=e39+aux

read this check this guy out.. i hear good stuff about him.. But I guess he is still working on a DSB version
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:05 AM
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Burning2nd - Great option and looks simple.
OP- I am one of the lucky ones with DSP so a little different for me. I have the Grom in the boot in lieu of the changer. PO had put it there and overall a good location. I am now trying to work out how to run the mic forward so I have tried hands free. But as I don't drive and talk unless a true emergency (and those are rare) it isn't a high priority.
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:13 AM
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Any reason no one is looking at Grom adapters or bluetooth. That's what I have and it works out pretty well.
Never seen those units. I thought they went in the trunk.

So you splice these into the harness? Or is there an e39 adapter
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:34 AM
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Never seen those units. I thought they went in the trunk.

So you splice these into the harness? Or is there an e39 adapter
Mine is in the trunk spliced into the wiring but I also have DSP. If I can find them I will post but there are a few DIYs with these. Don't think most put it behind the units. If I recall it is about an even split of trunk or glovebox.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:35 AM
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I have a Blitzsafe BMW/AUX DMX v.1 adapter connected to the CD changer wiring in the trunk on my '01 525i (non-DSP). It's plug-and-play, no wire cutting or splicing.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:40 AM
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If you have dsp and don't mind disconnecting the CD changer you can plug an aux adaptor right into the back of the stereo. I did this, took all of 15 minutes and cost less than $40. There's probably a cheaper option available but this worked great for me.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PA03AC/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:23 PM
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If you have dsp and don't mind disconnecting the CD changer you can plug an aux adaptor right into the back of the stereo. I did this, took all of 15 minutes and cost less than $40. There's probably a cheaper option available but this worked great for me.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PA03AC/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Mine was produced before 9/02 so don't think I could do that , nor do I think I have a DSP ( for the record I have no idea what it stands for as to I am new to all this ) best option for me seems to be a Bluetooth type kit
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:46 AM
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Solution!

I'd just like to inform you guys and all readers that I solved my problem by purchasing a quidzel aux kit for 49.99. Installation took me about an hour for a retard like me so it should take no more than 10 minutes for you guys . AUX works great , basically CD quality , as you are using the CD player port anyways . I have a 2002 BMW 530i that was produced 12/01 so well before the September 2002 cutoff date that would allow the easy solution of just buying a aux plug in . Sam at quidzel aided me thru the whole process even thru all my stupidity and lack of knowledge !
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:48 AM
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He needs to hurry the hell up and make one that works with DSP
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