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jrat59 12-06-2012 03:47 PM

Aux cable in '05 e46
 
Looking to put an aux cable in my e46... Just a 3.5mm headphone jack... Anyone in Ottawa that can do it? Or any step by step DIY's??


Anything helps... Thanks

FermiParadox 12-06-2012 07:39 PM

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Hey,

It's funny you ask, I just installed an aux-in into my 2005 E46 yesterday and I took pictures as I went. I ordered the OEM cable from the following:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-Auxi...-/350154917607

I watched this first to familiarize myself with the procedure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=logGSmvNnwY

The OEM part kit has instructions for installation for the aux-in jack in the glove box but I decided I wanted it in the center console. All you'll need is plastic trim tools (you can buy a full set at Sears for ~$20), a phillips screwdriver, a drill, and a couple of drill bits. It took me about 2 hours to complete. Here are a few of the pictures...

Cheers,
Scottie

FermiParadox 12-06-2012 07:41 PM

wow...sorry for the huge images!

jrat59 12-06-2012 07:49 PM

So sweet! Thanks so much!!

jrat59 12-06-2012 08:22 PM

Possible to make it USB?

FermiParadox 12-07-2012 11:43 AM

I only wanted aux-in it but it's possible, see an example here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTX48lNAWgE

Depending on what product you buy you may be limited as far as installation location and convenience due to space limitations.

sergiomordo 12-11-2012 06:26 PM

Is there a way to do this on cars with no "Mode" button?

FermiParadox 12-12-2012 07:12 PM

I seem to recall that the aux-in option is only present after a certain manufacturing date...I'm guessing you're deck is a cassette only?...If so, you may have to look at getting yourself a new head unit.

FermiParadox 12-28-2012 02:14 AM

Lots of views here. What do you guys think of my choice to place the jack in the center console rather than the glove box?

e46silver 01-05-2013 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by FermiParadox (Post 1593164)
Lots of views here. What do you guys think of my choice to place the jack in the center console rather than the glove box?

Awesome job! I would paid you if you can do this for me. :)

FermiParadox 01-14-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by e46silver (Post 1593787)
Awesome job! I would paid you if you can do this for me. :)

Thanks!

SpeeDemoN 02-11-2013 01:37 PM

I put mine in the sunglasses holder cubby, nice and tucked away.

Marksjaanis 04-08-2014 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrat59 (Post 1591516)
Looking to put an aux cable in my e46... Just a 3.5mm headphone jack... Anyone in Ottawa that can do it? Or any step by step DIY's??


Anything helps... Thanks

I have the cable for sale if You are still interested. Please PM.


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