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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 Wed, Mar-29-2017, 12:20:00 AM   #1
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Default Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for ways to play music from my phone through my cars speakers and still retain the OE appearance of my dashboard. I have the Business CD package including the Harmon Kardon speakers with no navigation.

What's out there?

Also, my apologies if this has been answered before, I wasn't able to find anything for my specific situation through the search function.
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Default Re: Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

Also interested in knowing...have the same setup above...Thanks!
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Old Wed, Mar-29-2017, 02:42:50 AM   #3
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Default Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

I use the OEM aux in and feed the cable into the glove box. I have the coveted flashlight to 12v adapter but you could always just tap in and wire in a 12v lighter adapter. From there I have a USB Bluetooth receiver that is powered when the doors are unlocked. It'll turn off if the car is locked or unlocked and no lights or doors have been touched within 15 minutes.

My male to male headphone cable is plugged into the aux input and Bluetooth receiver. Everything stays hidden neatly in the glove box!
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Old Wed, Mar-29-2017, 02:45:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

I just added aux to my 2002 at last. I chose to go with a "newer" version business cd player (2005) that I bought off ebay for $100. Then purchased the oem bmw aux cable kit (about $40 I think) and installed it myself.

There are a bunch of other options but I figured this was cheap and kept it oem looking so why not. It's been about a month and everything is running smoothly so far
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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.

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I just added aux to my 2002 at last. I chose to go with a "newer" version business cd player (2005) that I bought off ebay for $100. Then purchased the oem bmw aux cable kit (about $40 I think) and installed it myself.



There are a bunch of other options but I figured this was cheap and kept it oem looking so why not. It's been about a month and everything is running smoothly so far


I did this as well, bought a aux/MP3 capable headunit from the classifieds here.

I found that I don't need Bluetooth, my iPhone plugged into aux still takes calls and uses the mic on my phone. It's clearer than any Bluetooth setup I've ever had. I can even use it with the top down. I think the phone mic is better than any Bluetooth mic out there. The iPhone mic cancels out background noise very well.

Search for the business cd head unit models that support aux. there are a few.
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https://www.ecstuning.com/News/BMW_B...003_2004_2005/

Have this on the way to use with my business CD. Doing basically what everyone else suggests plus the Bluetooth receiver.
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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.

Whats the benefit of going this route vs just using an aux cable? Less wires I'm assuming?
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Whats the benefit of going this route vs just using an aux cable? Less wires I'm assuming?


Exactly. I don't like having a 3 foot cable dangling around.
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Exactly. I don't like having a 3 foot cable dangling around.


Ah, makes sense. In my previous e46's I used the Aux input cable but I was told the cable won't work in an 02. Would I have to get a new Nav to make the aux input work?


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