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post #1 of 19 Old Dec 26th, 2009, 12:33 am Thread Starter
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Help, connect to Aux input but no sound.

Hi guys,

I have 00 LT, I would like to use aux input to listen MP3 music, I make a IDE cable and
connect to the aux port , I only connect three wire from ipod to the AUX port,( No.1 pin = Left+ , No. 2 pin = Right + and the No.6 is common.) , and I select the AUX input from panel , but no any sound come out from spreaker, why? would you please to help me to soft the problem. attached the drawing from forums for your refrence.

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Hey Danny,

What system do you have (BC3?) are you going into the front of the unit or the rear? If you are going in the front, that AUX will only play threw headsets, sorry! You would have to get the Aux cable for a 5 series BMW and go in the rear to get music to play to the faring speakers.... Need help? Ask and ye shall receive...


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Re: Help, connect to Aux input but no sound.

Hi Hoss,

Thank you for your reply.

I connect to the rear AUX input port, not the front, but I don't have Aux cable for a 5 series BMW, so I use IDE cable to make it and connect according to the attached daigram. I check with other forum,it necessary to install pre amp because connect to AUX port?

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Re: Help, connect to Aux input but no sound.

Just a hint:
Ausgang=output
Eingang=input
Gegensprechanlage=intercom

If I read you correctly, you have made connection to output pins.

I used the intercom connections 4,8 and 9 and can hear ipod from speakers. It is not that loud, but as I usually route music through Autocom to headsets, not an issue to me.

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Hi Hoss,

Thank you for your reply.

I connect to the rear AUX input port, not the front, but I don't have Aux cable for a 5 series BMW, so I use IDE cable to make it and connect according to the attached daigram. I check with other forum,it necessary to install pre amp because connect to AUX port?

Thank you for your attention.

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When I upgraded ipods I found the output through the AUX input went down considerably. Even after adjusting the ipod's volume limiter to 'max', I really need to crank up the volume on the radio to hear anything.

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Re: Help, connect to Aux input but no sound.

If you are using the CD inputs - that won't work as there is an electronic "handshake" between the CD unit and the radio. With out that handshake that connector cannot be selected from the radio.

The connector on the right side labeled Gegensprechanlage=intercom is the one you want to use with "AUX" selected. Hope you don't have the radio head unit with the cassette as this does not have the intercom connector. ilpo's post has the correct pins for that connector.

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Hi Hoss,

Thank you for your reply.

I connect to the rear AUX input port, not the front, but I don't have Aux cable for a 5 series BMW, so I use IDE cable to make it and connect according to the attached daigram. I check with other forum,it necessary to install pre amp because connect to AUX port?

Thank you for your attention.

Danny
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As others have noted, the Aux input at the rear of the unit is NOT amplified. If you are questioning the volume level, I suspect you have the correct connections. Many have put an "boosteroo" inline amp inplace. Although, I have found that with the volume maxed on the Ipod, it works quite well "enough" for my needs...
I sourced the OEM cable local, for less than $40 USD

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...ight=radio+aux

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...Aux input at the rear of the unit is NOT amplified. ... Many have put an "boosteroo" inline amp inplace. ... I sourced the OEM cable local, for less than $40 USD
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...ight=radio+aux
+1 on both.

I have an in-line amplifier for the AUX line; without it I could barely hear anything, even with all volume settings at max.

An, yes, the BMW kit is very good: all correct connectors with good instructions - cannot go wrong.

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This probably isn't what you're looking for but..... I have an '02 I went the simple route. I use a cassette adapter hooked to my Ipod. Plenty of volume. I got the dice but I thought it was frustrating to control from the handlebar buttons.
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This probably isn't what you're looking for but..... I have an '02 I went the simple route. I use a cassette adapter hooked to my Ipod. Plenty of volume. I got the dice but I thought it was frustrating to control from the handlebar buttons.
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This is true: with a cassette player, the adapter is the most reliable and most simple method of using an auxiliary source. That is how I handled an input from MP3 player on my '00 LT.

If the OP has a CD player, though, it will not work on his bike, of course.

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The cassette adapter is the way to go.....I use it with my Iphone and it works well. Radio shack about 15 bucks.

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Re: Help, connect to Aux input but no sound.

Hi, Guys

Thank you very much for all your reply.

I make a mistake for the wire connection, it should be use the pin 4, 8 and 9 for AUX input, (4 is common, and 8,9 is L&R channel), but the sound quality from speaker is not
so good, especially the mid tone sound very difficult to hearing. may be I have to install amp before AUX input port.

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I built a simple mixer to combine several different inputs and then fed that to a small stereo amp before feeding the AUX port. It helped quite a bit.

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I built a simple mixer to combine several different inputs and then fed that to a small stereo amp before feeding the AUX port. It helped quite a bit.
You say that, like just ANYBODY can used un-obtainium to feed the thrust capacitor into the ACME ipod adapter!!!!

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You say that, like just ANYBODY can used un-obtainium to feed the thrust capacitor into the ACME ipod adapter!!!!
Er... What's an ipod???

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has anyone thought about the cd changer in saddle bag??? like most have remove it for storage... but all the wiring is there... could any of this be make work to play MP3's



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You say that, like just ANYBODY can used un-obtainium to feed the thrust capacitor into the ACME ipod adapter!!!!
Yes, but that ONLY on the toggle sprocket equipped bike silly!

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has anyone thought about the cd changer in saddle bag??? like most have remove it for storage... but all the wiring is there... could any of this be make work to play MP3's...
Bridwell: yes, there were adapters on the market that plugged into the cable end in the sidecase and you could feed any audio signal in. I picked up once one in Circuit City, when it still existed; it was marketed for older 3-series cars. Never used it, because I realized that I'd have to feed another wire back to the sidecase to have the player up front - the adapter did not provide control inputs.

I read about adapters made by DICE Electronics, these will control an iPod via handlebar controls - you may want to search the forums here devoted to accessories, I do not know much more about it since I don't use the Apple product.

I use mostly satellite radio on the road, so that my setup is:

- cable connector in sidecase taped up, for any future owner who wants to reinstall the CD changer.

- sat radio in the cockpit, fed via an FM relay into the bike radio antenna (i.e., not "over-the-air"). That works very, very well.

- for the rare occasion when I use my MP3 player, I have the 3.5mm jack in the oddments compartment. From there it goes to the booster-amplifier mounted under the nosepiece, then to the AUX radio input using the BMW kit.

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You say that, like just ANYBODY can used un-obtainium to feed the thrust capacitor into the ACME ipod adapter!!!!
You kidding me? I saw John's slave-cylinder weep hole video last night. The guy is a magician: makes the pivot bolts unscrew by themselves. What's a puny audio mixer for a guy like that!

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I built a simple mixer to combine several different inputs and then fed that to a small stereo amp before feeding the AUX port. It helped quite a bit.
Actually, for those who do not want to spend the effort themselves: there is an excellent portable product called Mix-It. I used the original version a lot on different bikes and on portable intercom setups. It allows mixing-in of up to 4 audio sources into your headsets or radio, with priority overriding, etc. The version currently sold is Mix-It2, with some improvements including supposedly better power supply noise rejection (I used the original on 9V battery to avoid noise from my ground loops).

If you need to feed several devices, like radar detector, GPS and your MP3 player into one audio port, that may be the way to go.
http://www.mixitproducts.com

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