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    Default Solution for adding an AUX input to your stock BMW head unit

    So in my neverending quest to add MP3 capability to my stock BMW head unit, I was browsing ebay the other day and found a seller who was selling a number of modified stock head units with aux inputs installed. I emailed him and he told me he offers this type of AUX installation as a service for a very reasonable price of $45 plus $15 return shipping. I sent my radio to him out in California and he had it back in my hands 3 days later with a very stock looking AUX port installed on the lower left corner of the unit. When I plug into this port with a 1/8 cable, it cuts out the radio and lines directly in. It sounds fantastic and works well.

    If anyone wants his contact info, just PM me - I don't want to spam the board, just enthusiastic about finally solving this issue which has dogged me since I bought the car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by repenttokyo View Post
    So in my neverending quest to add MP3 capability to my stock BMW head unit, I was browsing ebay the other day and found a seller who was selling a number of modified stock head units with aux inputs installed. I emailed him and he told me he offers this type of AUX installation as a service for a very reasonable price of $45 plus $15 return shipping. I sent my radio to him out in California and he had it back in my hands 3 days later with a very stock looking AUX port installed on the lower left corner of the unit. When I plug into this port with a 1/8 cable, it cuts out the radio and lines directly in. It sounds fantastic and works well.

    If anyone wants his contact info, just PM me - I don't want to spam the board, just enthusiastic about finally solving this issue which has dogged me since I bought the car!
    I saw that as well. The seller responded very quickly. Just have not done the deed. Glad it worked well.
    Thanks,

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    Default Got any pictures of the unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by repenttokyo View Post
    So in my neverending quest to add MP3 capability to my stock BMW head unit, I was browsing ebay the other day and found a seller who was selling a number of modified stock head units with aux inputs installed. I emailed him and he told me he offers this type of AUX installation as a service for a very reasonable price of $45 plus $15 return shipping. I sent my radio to him out in California and he had it back in my hands 3 days later with a very stock looking AUX port installed on the lower left corner of the unit. When I plug into this port with a 1/8 cable, it cuts out the radio and lines directly in. It sounds fantastic and works well.

    If anyone wants his contact info, just PM me - I don't want to spam the board, just enthusiastic about finally solving this issue which has dogged me since I bought the car!
    I've wanted to do this for some time.

    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by repenttokyo View Post
    so in my neverending quest to add mp3 capability to my stock bmw head unit, i was browsing ebay the other day and found a seller who was selling a number of modified stock head units with aux inputs installed. I emailed him and he told me he offers this type of aux installation as a service for a very reasonable price of $45 plus $15 return shipping. I sent my radio to him out in california and he had it back in my hands 3 days later with a very stock looking aux port installed on the lower left corner of the unit. When i plug into this port with a 1/8 cable, it cuts out the radio and lines directly in. It sounds fantastic and works well.

    If anyone wants his contact info, just pm me - i don't want to spam the board, just enthusiastic about finally solving this issue which has dogged me since i bought the car!
    photo?
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    Sounds cool can't wait to see the photo . Glad you finally solved it, I felt badly while you were struggling there.

    I had my aftermarket one done by a tv repair guy and he did a similar splice but with an rca cable coming out the back so I could run it anywhere... took me a while to decide where to put an aux jack.

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