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Old 01-21-2017, 07:28 PM
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Aftermarket multimedia installation

Just wondering if anyone has encountered this problem before and can help?

I have installed Upgraded Original Android Car multimedia Player Car GPS Navigation Suit to BMW X3 E83 2004-2009 Support WiFi. I bought it from:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Car-...583870193.html

I installed it in my car, but now the sound from the original head unit works but not from the android GPS unit.

Does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks._a_
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:06 AM
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I believe that the audio should go through the auxiliary port. If it was installed correctly, you should have sound through the aux input.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:20 AM
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Thanks. I got a message from the seller saying if my car has no AUX I need to connect to FM radio. Will give it a shot.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:35 AM
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Get an oem auxiliary kit they aren't expensive. Using fm is kinda half assed.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...FZC6wAodKs8LYA
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:54 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has encountered this problem before and can help?

I have installed Upgraded Original Android Car multimedia Player Car GPS Navigation Suit to BMW X3 E83 2004-2009 Support WiFi. I bought it from:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Car-...583870193.html

I installed it in my car, but now the sound from the original head unit works but not from the android GPS unit.

Does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks._a_
was wondering if it's a simple plug and play head unit? what i've been told by a guy. he need to rewire the cable from the head unit to the back of the car. seem to be a full day job so I didn't do anything at all
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:22 PM
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The seller describes it as a plug and play unit. But actually some of the wiring was missing, so now I'm waiting on the right AUX cable. The GPS doesn't need to be wired to back of the car, but after when the rear camera is installed then that needs wire to the back.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:53 PM
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looking good, keep us posted
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:38 PM
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In the fourth image it says "Connect Original car CD". That should inject the audio onto the aux in pins on the back of the BMW HU, when it picks up power and the illumination etc.
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But the instruction photos we received don't match the product I received. I have attached the photo of what we should have, and a photo (the one with some table in the background) of what we did receive. We are missing the AUX connector.

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Old 02-01-2017, 11:32 AM
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:15 PM
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Could you post a pic of how it looks in the x3?

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I bet my hat the photo on the left has everything you need.

Looking here at the connector the goes in line to the radio. Middle of the photo with the wood table. It has two cables. One thick one carries power and illumination and so on. the other one looks like twisted par audio and has an in line connector for some reason. It also looks to have the 600R loading resistor on it to activate Aux detection. I bet if you follow the audio cables it goes into the read of the radio and connects to the Aux- Aux+ and Aux GND pins.



Here's the 40 pin pinout. I bet the aux audio pins on X13649 are connected to that small thin cable.


You will note if you have a CD changer on X13321 or BMW BT on X13649 and want to continue to use them, their audio needs to be connected to the BMW HU, and this may involve moving the audio pins to the new connector, if they aren't connected already for you. the pins can be removed and moved using a small screwdriver or pick.




To the right is EITHER an FM modulator and can be disconnected and will not be used OR it's an iBus steering wheel interface. I'd need to see better photos of the connections and labels on the box.

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