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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Apr-03-2017, 02:06:11 PM   #31
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Default Re: Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

I don't know if it will work with a 2002. Pull the head unit and look for the AUX plug on the harness. I suspect it's there.

The cable is less then $5...
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I don't know if it will work with a 2002. Pull the head unit and look for the AUX plug on the harness. I suspect it's there.



The cable is less then $5...

I don't think I have an aux plug on the harness. I think that was 2003.5+ cars that had that. I'll have to double check. The product in the link looks like it plugs into a certain receiver spot on the back of the head unit?


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2002 M3 here too... Mine comes with the navi/cd changer/harman kardon and replaced the cd changer for the Grom USB3, very happy with it, plug and play and you handle everything from the OEM unit
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2002 M3 here too... Mine comes with the navi/cd changer/harman kardon and replaced the cd changer for the Grom USB3, very happy with it, plug and play and you handle everything from the OEM unit


Cd changer in the trunk? Can you PM me more details on this please? It's been driving me nuts using the little cassette thing to play music from my phone lol


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Default Re: Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

Here was the solution I used that worked for all cars 09/02 and up...

Following this thread with creating your own connector to add AUX input to the older radio versions...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=392636

I ended up buying a connector instead of making my own, which is found here...




After this I purchased a Bluetooth Soundbot from Amazon as well...




Great bluteooth adapter but I didn't like all the cables hanging around so we decided to do our own little DIY method.

First we pulled out the sunglasses area located right below the A/C and drilled a hole through it to fit the aux cable + wires from the soundbot in and used the 3M Tape given by soundbot to mount it to the sunglasses spot, thus no cables will be required to come out of that area. Behind there is now the aux-input from the back of the radio that can be plugged directly in but the soundbot still needs power....




We solved this by splicing the soundbot's car charger into the cigarette lighter's power and leaving everything sitting behind the shift rubber/foam boot that sits below the shift knob.



An issue we ran into by doing this is creating a ground loop because we were technically "always" charging when the soundbot was plugged in. Solved by just installing a ground-loop isolator in between the radio and the soundbot.






Now everything sits behind (messy albeit) the radio/A/C unit and the only thing I can ever see is the soundbot to turn it on when I get into the car. I have had it for months and haven't had a single issue.

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Cd changer in the trunk? Can you PM me more details on this please? It's been driving me nuts using the little cassette thing to play music from my phone lol


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Yes, if you already have the cd changer at the trunk, it's just plug and play.
Just go to the trunk, unscrew the cd changer, unplug it and plug the Grom USB 3 to the existing plug for the cd changer. Then plug a pendrive to the Grom unit and that's all
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Yes, if you already have the cd changer at the trunk, it's just plug and play.
Just go to the trunk, unscrew the cd changer, unplug it and plug the Grom USB 3 to the existing plug for the cd changer. Then plug a pendrive to the Grom unit and that's all


Even if you don't have the actual cd changer in the trunk, the factory pre-wiring should be there with the CD player connector wrapped up in the harness bundle. You may have to undo some tape to find it, but then you just connect the Grom unit to it for power and control of all functions by the head unit and the steering wheel controls.


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Even if you don't have the actual cd changer in the trunk, the factory pre-wiring should be there with the CD player connector wrapped up in the harness bundle. You may have to undo some tape to find it, but then you just connect the Grom unit to it for power and control of all functions by the head unit and the steering wheel controls.


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I didn't know about that detail, good to know for the people who wants to install it
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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.

I love this set up, can you post the amazon link for the receiver?
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