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Has anyone replaced their CD changer with something like the Yatour device? I know Baris can add bluetooth and AUX ports to the radio. He added an AUX port to my 2003 when I needed to send it to him for a new amp. Would like the added functionality without sending it overseas and looking for a relatively easy plugin option.
 

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most use a dice unit it fully compatable. I ran the cable into the front storage box and plug my iphone into it. so I can play music and charge my phone at the same time while travelling, as well as answer phone call via blue toothe
lots of info in here doesnt have any bluetooth
 

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most use a dice unit it fully compatable. I ran the cable into the front storage box and plug my iphone into it. so I can play music and charge my phone at the same time while travelling, as well as answer phone call via blue toothe
lots of info in here
Thanks for the info. I am an idiot and didn't do a good search before asking the question...sorry. :eek:
 

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I wasn't having a go doesnt matter, if you dont ask you won't learn, took me ages to find my way around and for some reason, the sub forums don't seem to be used and posting now everthing seems to be here in the main forum so who cares as long as you get the information
 

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I wasn't having a go doesnt matter, if you dont ask you won't learn, took me ages to find my way around and for some reason, the sub forums don't seem to be used and posting now everthing seems to be here in the main forum so who cares as long as you get the information
Appreciate your understanding
 

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I have an 05 with the DICE unit installed. It works fine but only in a limited mode. In the 05 and later models with the newer radio in the VOICEII the controls will only perform next/previous song and volume control. It does not scroll the song info or allow changing or selecting different playlists. So you must select the playlist first on the playing device. I left the connection in my saddlebag since I use both an IPOd as well as an IPAD. This way I can charge the IPAD while riding. I made large playlists and use shuffle songs. So not a full capability but works well enough! Plays thru headsets or speakers.
 

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I have an 05 with the DICE unit installed. It works fine but only in a limited mode. In the 05 and later models with the newer radio in the VOICEII the controls will only perform next/previous song and volume control. It does not scroll the song info or allow changing or selecting different playlists. So you must select the playlist first on the playing device. I left the connection in my saddlebag since I use both an IPOd as well as an IPAD. This way I can charge the IPAD while riding. I made large playlists and use shuffle songs. So not a full capability but works well enough! Plays thru headsets or speakers.

It looked like the DICE was pretty much only for iPads and iPods. I use an Android based phone.
 

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It looked like the DICE was pretty much only for iPads and iPods. I use an Android based phone.
I would like to get rid of the cd changer and replace it with some type of plug and play device that would allow me to use my handlebar controls. As far as ipod or mp3, it would not matter since I don't have either yet. All these posts I've been reading are confusing me. Are you leaning in a certain direction Richard.
 

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I would like to get rid of the cd changer and replace it with some type of plug and play device that would allow me to use my handlebar controls. As far as ipod or mp3, it would not matter since I don't have either yet. All these posts I've been reading are confusing me. Are you leaning in a certain direction Richard.
Was hoping to get some more suggestions. Don't have the energy to take on that project right now. Need to tear my bike down to the throttle bodies very soon and I just completed a retrofit to magnets to hold on the right mirror. Really thought someone would have done a retrofit to add bluetooth and/or USB connectivity.

When I cycle through the options by hitting CD on my radio on the 2005, I have an AUX option but I don't know where that AUX is. Would be nice if that was something I could tie into even if it was just a 3.5mm input. I could get a 3.5mm to bluetooth adapter so I could stream Pandora or something like that from my phone.
 

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Go to enfigcarstereo.com They have a Dension unit. But I think its for iPhone. But I know there's a blitzsafe unit for bmw 3 series I think that will work. I can't remember the model. Archive the forum. I'm sure you can find it.
 

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Go to enfigcarstereo.com They have a Dension unit. But I think its for iPhone. But I know there's a blitzsafe unit for bmw 3 series I think that will work. I can't remember the model. Archive the forum. I'm sure you can find it.
That blitzsafe assumes there is already an aux input. Although AUX comes up as an option on the radio in the LT, I don't know where to tie into it. If I could find that out, then I probably could just put an aux port in the tank storage tray or a bluetooth adapter on it.

It seems the suggestions coming are for iPod or iPhones. I am looking for a normal AUX port or bluetooth. I'm not an Apple fan...unless it is apples I can eat. :)
 

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AUX is available on the rear of the radio. There are two - 10 pin connectors. If you are not going to use the CD changer you can re-purpose that connector to get AUX input. But it has been found to be lacking in audio level and quality. If you have a factory intercom (VOICE II) it processes the AUX in signal before it gets to the radio. (The intercom plugs into the second 10 pin connector) I had an external amp added and ended up abandoning that all together.
 

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AUX is available on the rear of the radio. There are two - 10 pin connectors. If you are not going to use the CD changer you can re-purpose that connector to get AUX input. But it has been found to be lacking in audio level and quality. If you have a factory intercom (VOICE II) it processes the AUX in signal before it gets to the radio. (The intercom plugs into the second 10 pin connector) I had an external amp added and ended up abandoning that all together.
Great info John. I bet this is the same AUX port that Baris tied into. He also stated about the low signal level and added a pre-amp internal to the single CD player to boost the signal.

Do you have a pinout of the connector? I have thought about adding the VOICE II but even on eBay they are pricier than I want to pay just to get music into the system. I don't really want to use it for in helmet communication because I use a bluetooth ScalaRider system there.
 

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Ok. I looked in my file. The Unit is a Blitz safe model DMX-V1 for BMW 3 series and Mini. It goes in the right saddlebag and plugged in the connector where The CD changer was. It tricks the CD port into thinking there's a changer present which should give quality CD sound. It has RCA jacks.Then you could get a RCA to 3.5 Aux Y cord adaptor and run your phone/MP3.Of course you need the changer cable if you don't have it. I don't know if it charges the phone .And don't know if track control on handlebar will work . This is covered somewhere in the forum. I think from 2005 & up the radio is digital signal and not analog like 1999-2004. So research on this may be needed.This is the only solution I can think of.
 

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This is the pin out of the 10 pin connector. You can also make your connector from a standard double row header connector (old computer IDE) 0.100 spacing.

The terminals are pins:
4 -- audio ground
7 -- power ground
8 -- AUX audio in, right channel
9 -- AUX audio in, left channel
10 -- +12V power -- controlled by radio ON button
 

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This is the pin out of the 10 pin connector. You can also make your connector from a standard double row header connector (old computer IDE) 0.100 spacing.

The terminals are pins:
4 -- audio ground
7 -- power ground
8 -- AUX audio in, right channel
9 -- AUX audio in, left channel
10 -- +12V power -- controlled by radio ON button
Thanks for the info. I may play with that when I get the throttle bodies taken care of. Know you said the pre-amp didn't work out for you but I may give it a shot. Might even give a bluetooth module a try.
 

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The amp did get the levels up but the audio quality was just not there. I used an inexpensive Canakit stereo amp and mounted it on top of the radio with its volume controls accessible in the oddiments box.

I have everything piped into my Autocom unit now and it all just sounds better.
 

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Great info John. I bet this is the same AUX port that Baris tied into. He also stated about the low signal level and added a pre-amp internal to the single CD player to boost the signal.

Do you have a pinout of the connector? I have thought about adding the VOICE II but even on eBay they are pricier than I want to pay just to get music into the system. I don't really want to use it for in helmet communication because I use a bluetooth ScalaRider system there.
On my 07 voice II the unit under the stingray has three ports. One plug-in is for a cell phone, one is for a mp3 or i-pod and the other is for a two way SRD (short range device as BMW calls it). J&M must of had a hand in designing the system as they are mentioned in the Voice II manual. I used the I-pod in the AUX port and it is activated when you set the options to AUX. I also hooked up my Garmin 550 to the phone port and it worked so I could hear the direction commands. Never tried the phone as I do not use the phone when riding. System worked ok for my use but sound quality was not the best. I would think the new Bluetooth systems would make the Voice II obsolete.
 

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Ditch the CD changer and radio in favor of a Sena Bluetooth headset. This gives you the ability to skip songs, take calls and free up space on your bike for storage. After removing the radio I wired 12v cigarette/usb chargers. Easy to do. PM me if u want pictures and info.
 

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Ditch the CD changer and radio in favor of a Sena Bluetooth headset. This gives you the ability to skip songs, take calls and free up space on your bike for storage. After removing the radio I wired 12v cigarette/usb chargers. Easy to do. PM me if u want pictures and info.
That sounds like a cool idea and if anything happens with the radio, I may just do that. I emailed Baris at least a week ago and haven't heard anything so I don't know it he is still working on the LT radios.

I like having music through the speakers for general listening so I'll probably try to keep that functionality for now. I have ScalaRider bluetooth in helmet but it doesn't do music, only driver/rider comms and phone calls.
 
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