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Old 10-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Gasp!! No aux connector in my E46...

Geez! Just my luck.. should have got an '03!

Any helpful(cheap) hints for an aux connector for my iphone?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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hey kiddo, i just ordered: http://www.gromaudio.com/store/index.html for the winter beater, i'll let you know how it goes.

2002 e46's are a pain in the ass cause they have the old CD player that has no aux option. The grom and all other units fake the CD changer input out.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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Would that work with a 2003 E46 that has an OEM navigation with the DVD in the trunk? I'm having a hard time figuring out what to buy. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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yes it would. if your car is 2003.5+ there's an easier way to do aux, search bf.c
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #5
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yes it would. if your car is 2003.5+ there's an easier way to do aux, search bf.c
Thanks! Yes it is a 2003.5. I will do the search.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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Interesting. I got my 01 with a Dice replica of sorts, but it doesn't allow me to control the ipod from the radio/wheel. Does the gromm unit allow using the radio to control the ipod? Having to look at the damn thing defeats the whole purpose for me, I just want to stick it in the glovebox.
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i think with the higher end ones with bluetooth you can (apparently it supports full A2DP profile integration with the steering wheel controls).

i just got the 74$ one without bluetooth. i'm going to be using a TTRS breakout cable with my iphone, so i just need aux.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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If you want to stay OEM upgrade to the newer head unit with aux. capability and get the OEM aux. cable.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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Well my OEM radio volume control knob is finicky so I was looking to upgrade, the Dynavin D99+ is the obvious winner but I think it's way overpriced for what it is, wonder how those "clones" work.
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The Dynavin and all of its knockoffs I've seen have really poor build and plastic quality, button feel, and UI IMO. All of the features are neat, but you can tell the thing was built to a dramatically lower price point than a quality HU. Looks great in photos but when you begin to touch and have to navigate the outdated interface...no thanks.

Best options are a quality aux in cable (like GROM) or 03+ MP3 HU, IMO.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #11
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Eonon D5150. That is exactly what you need. Well priced and very functional. Plus if you check my thread on e46fanatics, youll find solutions to pretty much all the little bugs to get it working perfectly. Looks and feels oem.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=990340
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im waiting for a fullly integrated double din iphone touchscreen compatible deck
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #13
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I put the grom in today. the acc cable is a pita to get seated correctly in the plastic wire taps. I'm pretty happy with it overall.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:55 AM   #14
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Geez! Just my luck.. should have got an '03!

Any helpful(cheap) hints for an aux connector for my iphone?
I've got a BNIB Dice Duo Silverline for sale if your're interested shoot me a PM
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #15
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Interesting. I got my 01 with a Dice replica of sorts, but it doesn't allow me to control the ipod from the radio/wheel. Does the gromm unit allow using the radio to control the ipod? Having to look at the damn thing defeats the whole purpose for me, I just want to stick it in the glovebox.
thats true lol, what kind of replica? if u dont mind me asking, im looking for a nav unit
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