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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 01-22-2015, 06:55 PM
irvinavitia irvinavitia is offline
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Would like to put a Aux on my 2002 525i.

Ok so as title states: I want an aux on my 525i, it is pre 09/02 and i only have the stock radio and cd player, and its dsp. Is there any way i can add the aux without using an expensive thing such as DICE?
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:19 PM
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Have you looked at the Grom?

Hi,

There is a device like the DICE but cheaper. It is $125 for a Grom, has bluetooth, usb, aux in.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:12 PM
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Hi,

There is a device like the DICE but cheaper. It is $125 for a Grom, has bluetooth, usb, aux in.
Oh nice, i only honestly need an aux though, not all the other stuff haha. I heard of people being able to somehow connect an aux cable through their battery and stuff but ive no idea how to do that or where to even start
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:24 PM
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Figured that.

So if your car was built after September 2002, it received an updated radio head unit. In that case you can buy this http://m.eeuroparts.com/Parts/31532/...t-82110149390/

Also if yours was built before than you could replace the head unit with a 9/2002. Or like I did I bought a Cassete deck to MP3 for $8 but yours probably doesn't have a cassette deck and has a cd player. So you could also get iTrip that has one end that plugs into an iPhone/iPod and goes to a certain FM station
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:25 AM
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Hi,

Do try the search function on this and other BMW forums. It's been discussed multiple thousands of times, along with pictures and descriptions. You need to check the oem audio modules in your car, the build date and then get the right bits to fit an aux in.

I'd not recommend doing it though as the device you connect will need to be operated manually. If a copper sees you, then it's a fine and points on your licence. If you are found to be the cause of a crash due to being distracted, then you'll need to pay the consequences there too.

It's a much better option to get an interface that controls the device via the cars controls.

Cheers, Dennis!
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:35 AM
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So if your car was built after September 2002, it received an updated radio head unit. In that case you can buy this http://m.eeuroparts.com/Parts/31532/...t-82110149390/

Also if yours was built before than you could replace the head unit with a 9/2002. Or like I did I bought a Cassete deck to MP3 for $8 but yours probably doesn't have a cassette deck and has a cd player. So you could also get iTrip that has one end that plugs into an iPhone/iPod and goes to a certain FM station
mine is built before september 2002, its a cd player, ill keep searching around but i really wanna do this mod haha. once that is in ill be doing the speakers, etc.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:53 AM
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Get a CD player from 2003 or newer with software version 40.
Get a cable from ebay that has resistors soldered to it. Do the search.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:27 PM
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Get a Dice, not perfect but better than GROM. Managed to pick one up for around 115 delivered from the states
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:45 PM
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cheapest way is to get a cd player built after 09/2002. there's a aux input cable that plugs in the back of the cd player. You plug it in and place the female aux input where ever you want. I put mines in the storage tray.

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Old 01-23-2015, 08:20 PM
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cheapest way is to get a cd player built after 09/2002. there's a aux input cable that plugs in the back of the cd player. You plug it in and place the female aux input where ever you want. I put mines in the storage tray.
yea i guess ill have to buy the cd player since ive been having a hard time getting one ahha. thank you very much for your post
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Old Yesterday, 10:54 AM
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I used this for 50 bucks it works great for PRE 9/2002 CARS takes 10 minutes to plug and play

http://quidzel.com/
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