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Old 12-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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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
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Diy

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,
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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wow...sorry for the huge images!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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So sweet! Thanks so much!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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Possible to make it USB?
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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Is there a way to do this on cars with no "Mode" button?
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:14 AM   #9
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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?
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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.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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Awesome job! I would paid you if you can do this for me.
Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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I put mine in the sunglasses holder cubby, nice and tucked away.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:19 PM   #13
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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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