Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by swalters, Apr 12, 2010.
what is the easiest/cheapest way to install and aux input for my iPod? and where can i get it done?
It depends on the date of manufacture of your head unit, and where you live! BMW sells a unit, and other products are available that are more complicated yet more functional.
Head units built date later than 09/02 or with software version 43 or higher can do aux input. The MODE button is not a good enough of an indicator to check if a radio is AUX or Sirius compatible. To check the software version:
1. Turn Radio Off.
2. Turn Radio On.
3. Press and hold the "m" button for about 10 seconds.
4. Press < or > to navigate, you will need to go to the 2nd screen to look for the SW Verison which is in a SV xx-xx xx format.
5. To be Sirius/AUX or XM compatible, the radio must be SW 43 or higher.
6. Turn radio off to exit.
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