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Old 12-09-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Installing MP3 Player In E46

Hi, I have a 2000 323i and I'd like to know how I can hook an mp3 player (such as an ipod) to my car.

I don't want to take out the unit that's currently there or install an in-dash (as I'd like to keep it stock). I was thinking maybe I could have an auxiliary port wire installed? Then hook the ipod/mp3 player into that?

What other ways, other than an FM transmitter could I use? The dice kit, grom unit, usa spec installs seem like a bit more work. Any other suggestions, tutorials would be helpful.

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Old 12-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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pull the radio, look at the back, connect two wires (solder/rig something) to L/R aux input. Search for rear deck diagram if you are not sure which two locations to connect the wires to.

plug your MP3 player (any) and you are done!
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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here
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=aux+in
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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There is also the option of the OEM MP3 CD player.
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thanks for the replies
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:10 AM   #6
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Like Gamite says most BMW's have the CD changer option to find the pe-wire for the CD changer look your trunk on the drivers side pull back the trim to find the wire.
Then you will need a Ipod kit from http://www.neocaraudio.com/ its simple its all plug and play good luck.
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DICE Ipod link - look it up - factory installed look

I have the USASpec unit (another brand) installed in my '06 TL - flawless integration with the factory head unit.

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Like Gamite says most BMW's have the CD changer option to find the pe-wire for the CD changer look your trunk on the drivers side pull back the trim to find the wire.
Then you will need a Ipod kit from http://www.neocaraudio.com/ its simple its all plug and play good luck.
thats what i have connected in my car...love it

what gamite is refering to though is the head unit that plays .mp3 file cd's
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:21 PM   #9
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I have the dice kit installed in my e46. picked it up here at our local bimmian shop. works like a charm
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