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Old 06-05-2013, 10:40 AM
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20 ft 3.5 aux cable from radio shack...
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:53 AM
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That appears to be the cable the masses have purchased myself included!!!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:57 AM
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yah, im thinking its my phone since the other two worked fine.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:01 AM
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How hard is it to remove the rear piller?
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:41 AM
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not hard you have a bolt below the abs tab be careful not to break it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:27 PM
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I put the little cover back on. My wires were able to fit between the gaps easily. As for the board, my system is Logic 7 and was identical to the one on the thread (the hi res one with the ABCDE solder points).
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:33 PM
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My next project is to make the whole thing tidier. I'm looking into installing a 3.5mm port into the console that will hide all the wire. Then when I want to hook up the ipod or iphone, I just plug into it with a short cable. Also looking onto the Spec Dock which is even slicker and incorporates a Lightening connector for the iphone 5 and the aux jack. No wires ever showing. Like this:
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:13 AM
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Joined the ranks and did the tuner mod. it was pretty easy. Still get some feedback from the fm radio. I guess this is normal that I found on some threads? I find myself putting on a blank channel that just gets static for the best all around sound. It still sounds awesome but not 100% clean like i guess some people. What is everyone else doing? Also I cannot use my galaxy s4 with my current setup. But my wifes moto droid razr works perfectly. Strange.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:15 PM
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Went on a trip over the weekend, man having done the tuner mod was like driving a new car. Everyone was amazed at my sound as well was I. The only feedback was when changing tunes. Bluetooth phone operation was flawless (Iphone 4)..I am so glad I did this mod
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:24 PM
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Re: Tuner Mod - OMG AMAZING SOUND!!

Bump for anyone in chicagoland/ wisconsin area that can do this mod?

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Old 06-10-2013, 12:30 PM
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Joined the ranks and did the tuner mod. it was pretty easy. Still get some feedback from the fm radio. I guess this is normal that I found on some threads? I find myself putting on a blank channel that just gets static for the best all around sound. It still sounds awesome but not 100% clean like i guess some people. What is everyone else doing? Also I cannot use my galaxy s4 with my current setup. But my wifes moto droid razr works perfectly. Strange.


yes it's normal , every 1 that I know of who has the Tuner Mod has FM
feedback . Some less then others , but it is there ...
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:56 PM
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Re: Tuner Mod - OMG AMAZING SOUND!!

What feedback are you guys talking about?

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What feedback are you guys talking about?
Yeah, I dunno either. Certainly none on mine. The only noise I get is if I'm charging my phone at the same time as I'm playing tunes....and even THEN, not always. It's a hiss sound, which apparently is common in all Iphone 5 that get plugged into auxilliary jacks while charging.

I tune to a non-existant channel in the AM or FM band, and there is no other sound at all...just crisp, clear music.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:53 AM
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Yeah, I dunno either. Certainly none on mine. The only noise I get is if I'm charging my phone at the same time as I'm playing tunes....and even THEN, not always. It's a hiss sound, which apparently is common in all Iphone 5 that get plugged into auxilliary jacks while charging.

I tune to a non-existant channel in the AM or FM band, and there is no other sound at all...just crisp, clear music.
That is what we are talking about. It's there with my moto droid razr, so its not an iphone thing. There is feedback...some people aren't audiophiles and don't really hear it while others (like me) hear it. But as Paper said everybody has it, but some worse then others.
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Any of you ever hear a random beep noise?...lol..everything works fine, but sometimes if im listening to the radio ill get a random 3 beeps...
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:04 PM
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So I am finally looking to do this mod now that I have time. I have a question before I get started.

The Tuner card is located inside the L7 correct? which controls the input interface of the radio?
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Drivers side rear pillar...not in the Amp
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Re: Did the tuner-mod the other day...

You have a pic of the location by any chance.

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Re: Did the tuner-mod the other day...

How did I miss that.... Found it thanks

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:55 PM
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did the mod on the weekend...

Sounds fantastic!!!Way better sound quality than BMW IPOD adapter. Not sure why, but don't really care...

I am now able to use streaming audio aps etc...

Worth the work...

took me 90 mins from start to finish.
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Yeah, it's the best mod I've ever done. Just wish I'd done it looong ago. I wasted so much money on different options to get this sound - ISimple, Dension, FM Modulators, etc... all with zero success.

FINALLY, I have what I needed....for a grand sum of 20 dollars!
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so its not an iphone thing. There is feedback
Well I do know it's an issue with the Iphone 5 and the lightening cable. The Mac forums are full of stories about it. It's not unique to to the tuner mod....apparently it is an issue with all aux inputs in factory applications in other vehicles as well. Again, it only does it ocassionally, and only if it's charging with the lightening cable. the noise is similar to the hiss we used to get in casette decks back in the day. Apparently a ground loop isolator will cure the issue.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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I hear ya..

Cheap too!!

I spent $8.95 for the 3.5 mil audio plug.. rest I had in the basement.. ha ha.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:41 PM
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So i have read the whole thread and gonna get this done also..

Sorry if I dont word this right. I purchased an 07 MMI from Paper last year because i wanted to use Ipod or 3.5 port on phone where most my music is. Would this mod still be the recommended mod by everyone to utilize music from phone? Or having the updated 07 MMI should i look to another route to get clean sound from Phone....

Thanks in advance..
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