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Old 10-03-2014, 07:56 AM
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Question Aux Audio Input Kit #82-11-0-149-390 -- "mode" button not recognizing cable

Tried installing the Aux Audio Input Kit #82-11-0-149-390 for our 2005 x3 VIN #WBXPA93465WD01753 per BMW instructions.

However, no aux input is available via the "mode" button. According to BMW parts, our "SV 34-04 630" software version should be compatible. Our Business CD head unit SN is V1001533. Pix of radio attached.

After hours of troubleshooting, my only guess is:

1) BMW changed the pin assignments for Aux-L/R/ground (see attached .pdf)?

and/or

2) We need a dealer to NCS Expert the "AUX_CONFIG" from "not_mounted" to "mounted" (or set "auxin" to "aktive")?

Fingers crossed someone might be able to offer guidance?

Thank you!
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:35 AM
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Did you plug in a music player and unplug the cigarette lighter charger?
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:47 AM
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A few other people had this problem, either when installing AUX with the cable kit, or when trying to use AUX in a model that had it as factory install.

Unfortunately no one has definitively reported what the solution was.

See:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=344774

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=327636

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=431068

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=587909


I don't think the pin assignments got changed over the years. My Jan. '04 radio was plug and play for aux install, and others have found the same for later years.

It is possible that some radios lose their programming, but in the case of the E83, the radio is fairly dumb and if the resistor in the aux kit is good, it will work automatically.

The NCS Expert programming for AUX should not be necessary, or may not even be applicable to this model of radio.

Some people's problem may have been that they did not install the kit correctly - but no one has owned up to that.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:41 PM
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Thank you for the replies... Read up on all the forums and 1) I've definitely installed it correctly. (And plugging in my iPhone/unplugging the cigarette lighter has no effect).

One thing I did notice is the CD-changer wires are plugged into the "left" 12-pin block...but no CD-changer in installed in the center console arm rest. Maybe I should UN-plug this?

I also have--and use--the bluetooth function, which is why there are a yellow and black wire plugged into the "right" 12-pin block.

Inquiring with a local dealer about this "reprogramming" question, as it seems the only likely possibility at the moment.

Any other ideas/solutions would be most welcome!

Th***8776;x!
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:23 PM
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I installed this a couple months ago in my '05, never had to set it to active in NCS Expert (although I did code some other options on/off!).

Plugging/unplugging your iPhone into the cigarette lighter should make no difference.

Do you have the black 12-pin connector in the radio harness or not? If you do you need to add the aux cable wires to the existing connector IIRC.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:13 PM
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Yes, there is an existing black (and white) 12-pin connector in the radio harness. We use the bluetooth function, so a yellow and black wire are in 6&12. I followed the install instructions and inserted the Aux L/R/G into 3/4/10, but no "aux" when testing the mode selection (only radio & CD).

Curious if NCS expert indicated your AUX_CONFIG was already active and/or mounted?
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:34 AM
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I'll check for you tonight. I saved all factory coded features and the new coded features to a back up when I coded my car. I am 50% sure the aux_config isn't even in any of the modules though, but I could be wrong.

Does the bluetooth function not let you play music from your phone through the car stereo? I was thinking of adding BT later on to my car.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:28 PM
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Oddly, the 2005 bluetooth only functions for voice calls and nav (Google or Apple Maps), but not streaming music...

Any clues re: programming and/or radio settings would be great.

FWIW, the CD-Changer wires are plugged into the "white" 12-pin block (but no changer installed) and there's no "cd changer" during mode toggle either.

So my only guess is some software setting is turned off...
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:49 PM
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So I checked the modules I coded and I could not find anything related to the radio active/not active. Sorry I couldn't help more.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:00 PM
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No worries... I appreciate your consideration of looking into it on my behalf. Have an appointment tomorrow with an indie car shop that uses Autologic to see if they can determine anything!
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:09 PM
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Hopefully it works out for you. Let us know if that solves your issue, could be beneficial for people who may have the same issue in the future!
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:23 PM
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There has been some indication in the past that the BMW kits can be faulty.

Hard to see that the supplier would ship them out without testing them, but given there's a resistor patched in there (to create a dummy load for displaying AUX w/o a device plugged in?),
it's possible that the odd cold solder joint creeps in and doesn't show up until it's been shipped and/or lying on a shelf for a few months.

Would be nice to get a definitive answer on that possibility.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Supercourse View Post
There has been some indication in the past that the BMW kits can be faulty.
Found this thread while troubleshooting this issue. Purchased and installed the AUX input kit and "AUX" did not appear when cycling the mode button on MID.

First I discovered that I'd mistakenly inserted the three wires in the 12 pin connector in the wrong "column", so corrected that. Even after I did that, it still did not work, so based on this information, I just bought another AUX kit.

That fixed the problem. Either I "killed" the original AUX kit, or it was defective from the beginning.

Either way, thanks for the info !
Berliner
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