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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 04-08-2015, 09:40 PM
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AUX Lost and Found

Hi guys,

I have a 1997 BMW 535I, with 422,000 k's on the clock

Anyway I've had this car for about 6 months and apart from a few small hiccups it has been an absolute pleasure to own and drive.

Anyway today i discovered an Aux cord poking out the passengers side which i have never seen before, I do not have the old owners details and have no idea how to get it to work, and was hoping someone here might have an idea?

Below are two pictures, one showing the cord, and the other showing a close up of my factory stereo.





I saw some videos of people installing these aftermarket units and they seemed to work through the CD Player, as you can see when i select the CD player it just says No Disc, and there is no option to select the CD you want, e.g cd 1 or cd 2 etc, no music plays through either.

Hope someone might have a couple of things i can try to get it to work, would love to have an AUX option.

Thanks!

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Old 04-08-2015, 11:11 PM
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Do you have a CD changer in the boot? If so, have you loaded any CDs into it?

The head unit you show in your pic has a cassette player, so I'm puzzled as to your "No Disc" message.

The early cars were not provisioned for an aux input. You'll need to remove the radio/cassette to determine where the cable is connected.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:34 AM
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Yea there is a cd stacker in the boot, that holds 6 cd's, I have put cds's and they didn't work, maybe I'll remove the cd's I've loaded in there then try? Hmm
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:30 AM
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Removed the cds I had previously loaded into the cd stacker awhile ago, I just left them in there after I noticed the cd player did not work. no difference still no love.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:17 AM
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Plug a phone or mp3 player into the cord, push play on that unit, then push the "Mode" button and see if "AUX" or CD1-1 pops up on the midi. If so you may have a Quidzel unit in the car and not even know it. Quidzel is an easy way to add AUX to a unit/car that previously was not capable of it.

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Old 04-09-2015, 01:55 PM
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Just tried that no luck, I guess i'll remove the stereo and have a look, i think because the CD Stacker is not working it must be something to do with this, it's strange as the CD stacker in the boot makes all the appropriate noises when you load CD's in. If anyone is interested ill post my results here when i get to the bottom of it. Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:52 PM
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just purchase a bluetooth receiver
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:03 PM
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Do you mean an FM transmitter? I don't think this car has Bluetooth
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