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Old 08-20-2016, 06:46 AM
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Aux mode on my stereo

I bought the aux input cable for my 2006 x3 and I'm taking it to a car audio shop to have it installed today. The guy I talked to that works there said he could do it no problem, but I may have to get a BMW dealer to activate the aux mode on my deck. I called the dealership to find out a price and they said that wasn't the case, it was plug and play on my model. This morning I went to see what happens when I select aux before I take it to get installed, and the mode button just cycles between CD and radio, no aux to select at all. Now I'm worried that I'm going to pay to have this installed today only to have them send me to the dealership saying they need to do something and the dealership saying it should be fine. Anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:17 AM
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Your radio will not show AUX when cycling the mode button until the aux-in kit is connected up.

Then it will, regardless of a device being plugged in or not.

(If the audio shop doesn't get it to work then they will have installed it wrong.)
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:28 PM
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Thanks, got it installed and it works as it should.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:21 PM
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Hello. I have a 2006 with navigation, dsp, hands free phone and a bmw 6 disc changer in center console. The mode button shows an AUX, but where do I connect to use the AUX? Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:37 AM
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The aux input is next to the cigarette lighter for the rear seat occupants.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:40 AM
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The aux input is next to the cigarette lighter for the rear seat occupants.
I believe it's either in a different spot for the 2004-2006 models or is an optional extra. So his/her 2006 might not have an aux in which case they will have to buy the kit
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:26 AM
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Correct. 2004-06 did not have the aux in feature. You'll need to buy the adapter.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:47 AM
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And those would be the expensive one correct? I might as well just get the Bluetooth one if that's the case. It is 140 from Grom plus I need the DSP wires for an extra 70. Oh well..
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:49 AM
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:53 AM
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:54 AM
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It's just a 3.5mm jack
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:29 AM
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I have navigation, the link you gave says it doesn't work with navigation it says. I also have a 6 disc cd changer in center console. Thanks Q4
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:36 AM
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I put the AUX adapter into my 2006 for about $35. I put the plug next to the gear shifter so that anyone in car can reach it to plug in.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:47 AM
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But where does the jack plug into?
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:05 PM
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Back of head unit/radio/stereo
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:10 PM
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:11 PM
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I have navigation....that does not work. Other options?
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:14 PM
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