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Blackberry Connection to 2005 330 CI Sound System

Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by 1prettylady, Oct 9, 2010.

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    1prettylady

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    Is there a way to connect my Blackberry to my 2005 330CI to listen to my music from the BlackBerry through the system in the car? I am planning a road trip for next weekend and I have lots of music on my Blackberry. Is there a simple gadget to purchase. I really don't want to have to pay for it to be re-wired. Not sure how long I will keep the Blackberry or the car. Thanks for your help.
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    bcweir

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    Does your car have an AUX IN jack?

    If so, you can get a 1/4" (3.5mm) stereo male-to-male headphone cord to connect your Blackberry's headphone output to your AUX IN jack on your stereo.
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    1prettylady

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    No, it doesn't have one.
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    eam3

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    steven s

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    Can you go Bluetooth to FM and use your radio?

    I have a device that connects my Droid via Bluetooth and transmits to my FM radio.
    That is how I listen to Pandora.
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    bcweir

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    If both the car and his Blackberry support Bluetooth Audio, that would work

    Other than that, the other two other options I can see are:

    - retrofitting USB or AUX port to your car via dealer (expensive)

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    - you can use a wireless FM transmitter commonly sold by electronics stores. This is kind of a cheap but weak solution, as FM transmission is notoriously susceptible for static and interference, and it trashes the audio quality.
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    rspeser

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    I had the dealer install the aux in and it was 50 for the install and around 75 for the part from Bav Sound

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