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Old 11-11-2012, 03:44 PM
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Exclamation Auxiliary input X3 '06

I have a BMW X3 2006 and I wanted to install an auxiliary input in order to listen to my iPod. I purchased the auxiliary cable from the dealership, found the 3 pin connector under the main compartiment (between the 2 front seats), plugged my 3.5mm cable and hit play on my ipod, but when I turn on my car (and thereof the radio), I still can't access the AUX mode on the radio.

Does anyone have an idea why it's not working?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:47 PM
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Dealer has to code the system to recognize the aux connection, IIRC.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:38 PM
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I wired mine in directly to the back of the radio. No coding was needed by the dealer in my case.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:47 PM
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Thanks guys for replying. I tried to connect it directly behind the radio, but did not fin a 3 pin connector. Are you aware if there is any?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:25 PM
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I wired mine in directly to the back of the radio. No coding was needed by the dealer in my case.
I did the same. Works. Look at the back carefully...It took me a few min to figure everything out but it does work. 2006 x3.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:31 PM
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I tried to connect it directly behind the radio, but did not fin a 3 pin connector. Are you aware if there is any?
Are you using page 9 of the installation instructions?

Depending on whether you have a CD changer installed or not, you may have to disassemble one of the plugs on the end of the radio harness along with the aux-in plug and do some insertions.

If no CD changer installed, you should find just the right space in an existing plug/connector that the aux-in connector fits into.
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