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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Fri, Mar-31-2017, 07:53:32 PM   #21
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Here's the final product! Works awesome! Took about 45 min for me.



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Here's the final product! Works awesome! Took about 45 min for me.



Looks great. I just did the same thing yesterday. I also frankensteined a socket into the flashlight in the glovebox as seen in this thread then connected a bluetooth device to the socket and to the audio port.

Now I have bluetooth hooked up and all hidden in the glovebox.
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This is a good resource if you want to find aux capable head units:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=825722

65.12-6 961 214 is the part number I ended up buying.
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Old Sat, Apr-01-2017, 02:39:30 AM   #24
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Looks great. I just did the same thing yesterday. I also frankensteined a socket into the flashlight in the glovebox as seen in this thread then connected a bluetooth device to the socket and to the audio port.

Now I have bluetooth hooked up and all hidden in the glovebox.
that's pretty neat. I plan on getting a normal bt receiver and just keeping it charged up. I hardly drive this car anyway. hows the quality of sound versus aux? which bt receiver did you buy?
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that's pretty neat. I plan on getting a normal bt receiver and just keeping it charged up. I hardly drive this car anyway. hows the quality of sound versus aux? which bt receiver did you buy?
I think there is a bit of audio loss with Bluetooth. But most people probably won't notice a difference.

I bought some cheap generic one on Amazon for $20. Works like a charm.



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-OEM USB Charger (one of the few options that will allow you to shut the tray without removing it)
-OEM Auxiliary Input
-Music Receiver and 5" USB->Micro USB Cord (Both found on Amazon)
-Connect to your bluetooth, enjoy.

that's a neat setup - if you're really running on a budget, the bluetooth receivers from amazon work pretty well. i've taken calls and streamed music on long roadtrips without any issues. they can simultaneously charge your cell too (there's a usb port just in case) even though it plugs into the cig port. plus, there's a micro usb slot for music if you dont stream.

the only downside is having to pop it out each time you're done with the drive since it doesnt auto shutdown when you kill the engine.
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I have this



With a bluetooth receiver. (I found a similar one for $5)



Works on a pre-2002 radio. Just plugs into the cd changer port in the trunk. I have mine routed to under the driver seat. But you can easily just leave everything buried in the trunk somewhere.
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Old Sun, Apr-02-2017, 02:29:59 PM   #28
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I think there is a bit of audio loss with Bluetooth. But most people probably won't notice a difference.

I bought some cheap generic one on Amazon for $20. Works like a charm.

Amazon.com: Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable: Cell Phones & Accessories
Guess you're right. I won't notice any loss, but a few years back my buddy had one via BT and I was wondering why his stereo sounded so horrible...it was just the receiver and the FM radio actually sounded better.

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that's a neat setup - if you're really running on a budget, the bluetooth receivers from amazon work pretty well. i've taken calls and streamed music on long roadtrips without any issues. they can simultaneously charge your cell too (there's a usb port just in case) even though it plugs into the cig port. plus, there's a micro usb slot for music if you dont stream.

the only downside is having to pop it out each time you're done with the drive since it doesnt auto shutdown when you kill the engine.
Looks like most of the nice ones need to be directly powered during use. I guess I could use my portable battery to keep it charged when I drive.
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Try one of these
I just ordered one - getting it this weekend
http://quidzel.com/

I use this in my 03. It works great.
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Do you know if this will work with a 2002 model with a nav unit? I know the connectors for the harnesses are different and can't seem to find a definite answer.


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