BMW Aux Input
Add an Aux Input to your BMW! Connect a simple cable to your factory radio to listen to anything with a headphone jack. Quidzel’s aux input kit works great for BMWs approximately 1997-2005, especially pre-2003 radios. Quidzel prides itself in being an affordable option to get that aux input that you need in your BMW. No need to run cables from your trunk either!
Pre 2003 BMW Aux Input kit
The simplest way to get an aux input for your older stereo. (Includes Emulator and Cable)
Aux Input for 2003+ e46 models
Only cable is needed for ‘aux capable’ head units (~9/2002+)
Free shipping in the USA! Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Install INSTRUCTIONS 🙂
Your satisfaction is guaranteed with a 1 year warrantee, and we offer no hassle returns within 30 days.
Plan on 1/2 hour install on an e46.
Quidzel’s aux input kit works great with
1999-2005 e46 3 series (no navigation)
1997-2003 e39 5 series (no navigation; no DSP before 2002)
1999-2006 e53 x5 (no navigation; no DSP before 2002)
Please check with us regarding compatibility for other models that use I-Bus like Mini Cooper, etc.
- Aux Input Cable is 1m long, allowing for installation on lower dash or glovebox area.
- Drill 1/4″ hole and install, leaving a clean finish, or leave exposed with no drilling required. Here’s mine installed in the sunglasses cubby under the climate controls.
- Terminated in a 3.5mm female panel mount jack and connects to the back of your stereo.
- Install connector white line UP to back of head unit marked RED. For 2003+ e46 aux cable, install connector white line DOWN to back of head unit marked ORANGE.
- Small module interfaces with the Radio to select CD changer input. For those who just want the module, here’s a button for buying just the CD changer emulator – $39.99
- Our aux input replaces your CD changer, if so equipped. Make sure that your CD changer wiring color and order match exactly to the following image, with the module’s silver stripe lined up with the brown wire.
- (Note: please view the install video above to understand the installation. If this appears complex, seek the help of a professional car audio installer near you, who should be able to install this easily.)
- Our pre-2003 aux input solution also works great for post-2003 cars that have had trouble with the factory aux input disconnecting. Our aux input will not disconnect whether you use a bluetooth dongle, a charger (use a ground loop isolator to minimize noise)
Quidzel backs up our audio integration products with great customer service and please contact us for any concerns.
Module installation: We’ve designed the module to be very simple – as long as you find the right connector and plug it in the correct way, everything should *just* work. If it doesn’t, we want to help you out. If you are having issues with your aux input installation, here are some suggestions to try:
CD Changer Emulator Module Installation:
If you are unable to switch to the AUX from the stereo head unit, this indicates that the module is not communicating correctly with the stereo.
Did you correctly locate the CD changer wiring, with a six pin and 3 pin connector? Often times, people are confused by a similar 3 pin connector which is for the phone system. Accidentally plugging the module into the phone connector will damage the module. The voltage polarities are reversed for this connector, and the wiring has a different coloring order. Contact us for a no hassle module replacement if you happen to have plugged the module into the phone connector.
Did you find the correct CD changer connections, but reversed the module installation? This locks up the iBus, and requires only that you reset the stereo by pulling the stereo fuse for 30 seconds after restoring the proper module orientation.
If you’ve lost connectivity with your aux input after a successful installation, our first recommendation is to reset the module by removing and replacing the module with the stereo on. This will send a message to the stereo letting it know that the module has been reset. If you have to reset the module often, please contact us for a replacement.
Every module is tested before it is sent to you, but occasionally you will end up with a faulty module, and contact us for a replacement.
After you are able to select the AUX input on your head unit, install the AUX cable to the back of the head unit. You must remove the CD changer prewiring from the harness connector. This is attached with a blue clip, and place the AUX cable onto the same CD changer connection. On models that have 12 pin CD changer connectors, skip the first two pins to the left, pins 1 & 6.
What’s in the kit?
A CD changer emulator module
a 1m input cable
Having Issues? Need installation help? Drop us a line.
Email us at email@example.com.
We are thankful for our customers who have graciously offered their reviews of Quidzel and the Aux Input:
Average rating: 13 reviews
Oct 29, 2016
I'm from France, I received this kit in only 1 week. It works perfectly on my e46 320d year 2000 but only problem is there was too much noise because of ground wire on the mp3 jack which wasn't soldered correctly, so, I had to open the jack by cutting and resolder the wire, now it's work without problems! Thanks!!
Sorry about the bad wire! We try our best to make sure you get a simple aux input, and I'm glad it was a simple fix for you.
Aug 9, 2016
Works perfectly, Super easy install!!
It Works on my 2000 323ci, install took 15 min and was super easy, Very happy to find a solution to add an aux to my stock bmw deck for a decent price. Thank you!
Jul 19, 2016
Awesome product! Works!
Arrived faster than i thought. It is literally a plug and play device! Had it working in only 15min! Worked for my 2001 325i BMW. Thank you for this product! I struggled to find a way to add aux on my car and this made ur possible. Would recommend!!
Jul 8, 2016
This thing is awesome. I ordered it on a Saturday, it arrived Wednesday. Install and setup was as easy as advertised. I have a 2000 323. Business model head unit w/ no aux button. Now I can use my iPhone with my original head unit. I really like the fact I can use my steering wheel controls for volume. Fast delivery ,easy instructions and a product that works as advertised. Thanks!!
Jun 15, 2016
Wow! Amazing Product!
Yo! This little device is amazing! Plugged it in just as shown on the diagrams and voila! Aux in! Very happy with the new ability to play my own music. Thank you so much for making the BETTER alternative to buying a new head-unit just for aux!
May 3, 2016
Fantastic Customer Service and Product
The aux setup was extremely easy to install thanks to the clear, simple instructions. Initially the module I received didn't mesh well with my car so I contacted their customer service and was greeted with a very fast and helpful reply. Long story short, I had a very pleasurable experience dealing with these guys and will recommend them to anyone looking for this sort of product.
Thanks for the very kind words! We strive to give our best for each customer.
Dec 7, 2015
Awesome product! Very clear instructions made this a simple install. Finally a product that offers those of us with older head units the option for aux input and for a great price, THANK YOU!!!
Jun 7, 2015
Inexpensive way to add AUX capability to your E46. Technical literatures and videos on how to make this a DIY are readily available making the install a breeze.
Over all, AN AWESOME PRODUCT WHICH SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE COMPANY THAT PRODUCED IT!!!
Thanks Vhin! We will continue to do our best to serve you!
Jun 2, 2015
This is the greatest thing ever. You have saved me from the static of the radio and the hiss of cassette tapes. It was a really simple install. Everything worked perfect the first time and I am still in shock that I can finally listen to my ipod in my 2000 328i without having to use a knock off head unit 🙂
Thanks for the review Adam!
Apr 3, 2015
Works great in the E39 platform as well, had some glitches but Sam was very quick to act and iron them out. Even contacting me first after a post I had made on one of the forums. Great product great service.. I've ended up giving many reveiws on the E39 forums. Good work guys.