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Can anyone please tell me (or have info or manual pages) on what the four plug jacks above the cassette player are for and what they do? The dealer said they are for the comm system but I see jacks for that near the computer readout (for rider) and one in the back left (for passenger).

I was wondering if it was inputs to the radio system and perhaps I could jack the output of my Garmin 550 GPS into it and hear it through the main speakers (instead of through the BlueTooth of my helmet).

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jdsd-tourteam said:
Can anyone please tell me (or have info or manual pages) on what the four plug jacks above the cassette player are for and what they do? The dealer said they are for the comm system but I see jacks for that near the computer readout (for rider) and one in the back left (for passenger).

I was wondering if it was inputs to the radio system and perhaps I could jack the output of my Garmin 550 GPS into it and hear it through the main speakers (instead of through the BlueTooth of my helmet).

Thanks!

Jon
My 1999 didn't have the comm system factory installed, but I far memory helping, those are AUX input, (no volume control), FRS input/output, CB input/output and cell phone Input/output.
 

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photo of comm (?) ports

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My 1999 didn't have the comm system factory installed, but I far memory helping, those are AUX input, (no volume control), FRS input/output, CB input/output and cell phone Input/output.
I uploaded a (crummy camera phone) photo of what I'm talking about. Anybody tell me what each of these are/do??

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http://www.who-sells-it.com/ctp/458/97/full/

This is a better picture and you can see some of the labels for the controls. Do a search for BMW K1200 LT Voice Communications on google. I did an found an owners manual in PDF format that had all the instructions. Funny thing is I can't find an owners manual with instructions for the Voice kit for an 05 which is listed in the same catalog as the link above. Sheesh, what is with all the secrecy about these things. I cant get anyone, even my dealer, to get mine to work with an auxiliary input.

Good luck with it.
 

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Hope this makes sense..

They are part of your intercom system and for cell phone and two-way radio integration. So....Here we go.....

The black knob in the middle that turns is the volume knob. This affects the volume of the intercom headsets

The silver up -n- down switch turns the automatic/manual volume reduction on and off. Up is on, down is off. This deals with background noise, radio etc and the intercom.

The set of plugs on the right side is the connection for a (LPD) radio ( 2-way radio)

The set of plugs on the left side is the connection for a mobile phone.

If you are going to use your intercom, a 2-way or mobile phone unit on your bike. let me know and I will copy/PDF the pages of my manual and send them to you.
 

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Ahhh... I see... question

Thanks guys!

I do not have any of the LT communications headsets, etc.

What I was wondering (among other things) is if I can take the turn voice commands and the MP3 output of my Garmin zumo 550 and pipe them into the system (here???) and hear it in the loud speakers...

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Well unless somebody else responds with a definite today, I will know because I am stopping by the Radio Smuck store today to buy a cable to try just that.

Got a MP3 player downloaded with a bunch of songs and plan to try feeding it through one of them there plug holes to see what works.

Ride on ! :bike:
 

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Voice Kit pdf

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http://www.who-sells-it.com/ctp/458/97/full/

This is a better picture and you can see some of the labels for the controls. Do a search for BMW K1200 LT Voice Communications on google. I did an found an owners manual in PDF format that had all the instructions. Funny thing is I can't find an owners manual with instructions for the Voice kit for an 05 which is listed in the same catalog as the link above. Sheesh, what is with all the secrecy about these things. I cant get anyone, even my dealer, to get mine to work with an auxiliary input.

Good luck with it.
I am having trouble uploading the pdf file for the 05 Voice right now, but if you want to PM me I'm pretty sure I can get it to you via e-mail.

In ref to the MP-3 actually plugging into the Aux ports and working, I don't believe that will work, but good luck!

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testing 1 2 3...

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Well unless somebody else responds with a definite today, I will know because I am stopping by the Radio Smuck store today to buy a cable to try just that.

Got a MP3 player downloaded with a bunch of songs and plan to try feeding it through one of them there plug holes to see what works.

Ride on ! :bike:
Inquiring minds want to know how you fair!
 

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Hmmmfff

Didn't work. $3.42 down the drain for the patch cord.

OK guys...yea.. you out there in LT land....

What is the easiest (read cheapest) way to plug in a common everyday MP3 player into the LT so I can ride with the tunes? :bike:
 

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Dang!

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What is the easiest (read cheapest) way to plug in a common everyday MP3 player into the LT so I can ride with the tunes?
I wanna know too! There must be a low-expense way... got too...
 

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KIC said:
Didn't work. $3.42 down the drain for the patch cord.

OK guys...yea.. you out there in LT land....

What is the easiest (read cheapest) way to plug in a common everyday MP3 player into the LT so I can ride with the tunes? :bike:
Question for you - Did you get a stereo jack or a mono jack? Cause even though they may fit the same hole the actual contact patch depth is different. Assuming that you had the mp3 player playing while you tried (and the bike radio on) - did you hear any popping noises? If so, then try inserting the plug slower and only to the depth of the pop.

I had to do the same thing on my Garmin 2720 audio plug to get it into my Autocom...
 

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KIC said:
Didn't work. $3.42 down the drain for the patch cord.

OK guys...yea.. you out there in LT land....

What is the easiest (read cheapest) way to plug in a common everyday MP3 player into the LT so I can ride with the tunes? :bike:
For the lucky ones like you and I who have the cassette deck in the oddments box it's simple: Use a cassette adapter! Been using one for my Ipod for about 5 years now with no probs! And you will be able to control the volume with the handlebar control.

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Really that simple????

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For the lucky ones like you and I who have the cassette deck in the oddments box it's simple: Use a cassette adapter! Been using one for my Ipod for about 5 years now with no probs! And you will be able to control the volume with the handlebar control.

John
Hmmm... that sounds simple! Where do you find these and rough cost? Wonder if I can hook up my zumo 550 output to that device....
 

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I bought a cassette adapter with a 1/8" line out jack for $21 at Radio Shack last April. Feed my Garmin 2730 comands/XM stereo into the radio. Use the thumb controls for volume of GPS inputs into the head sets via Baehr on my 2000LT.
 

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I bought a stereo audio cable. Is there a special setting I should set the unit to? I do have a cassette player under the radio/cell phone unit.

I can get a Jenson cassette adapter for $12.00 so I might just go that way.
 

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On the radio "unit", the lower left button is CC/CD. Each push will toggle it from cassette to CD player. Note, when I first started using this method, I would leave the radio on with the cassette running when I just turned off the GPS. No noise from the speakers and did not turn the key to lock. Why spin the cassette unit just to add wear and tear.
 

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Anything you plug into the ports in the BMW intercom control head will only play through the BMW intercom into headsets. I'm not sure of the output levels of the Garmin Zumo, but if they are loud enough then they should be heard using a cassette adapter through the bike's external speakers.

Go visit your local Radio Shack and tell them they you are looking for a audio cassette adapter. They will know what you are asking for.
 

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Steve_R said:
Anything you plug into the ports in the BMW intercom control head will only play through the BMW intercom into headsets. I'm not sure of the output levels of the Garmin Zumo, but if they are loud enough then they should be heard using a cassette adapter through the bike's external speakers.

Go visit your local Radio Shack and tell them they you are looking for a audio cassette adapter. They will know what you are asking for.
Seems to make sense... I am not sure about output level from the zumo but the manual says it has an "audio out" jack - worth a try with a cassette adapter (unless someone out there already knows...?).
 

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I know that the MP-3 players will work just fine through the casette adapter. Not sure if GPS will, but sure interested in hearing how it goes.

John
 
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