|Main Features Comparison Chart:|
|Connects to CD changer connectors at factory CD changer location||Creates an auxiliary audio input to your factory radio||Connect to any audio device with an earphone jack||Also has left & right RCA-type connectors for universal connectivity|
|Provides a direct connection into the factory radio||This is NOT an FM modulator||Full digital quality audio played through your factory radio||Comes complete with all cables and wires necessary for installation|
|Specific Vehicle Application List:
(except '96 318ti)
09/98- 2001 7-Series
|Connects to the CD changer connections in the rear of the vehicle.
A CD changer can NOT be used in conjunction with the Interface.
NOT compatible with BMW Assist equipped vehicles.
NOT compatible with the DSP option (What is DSP?)
The CPBMW36AUX3.5 auxiliary input converter connects to the 3-pin and 6-pin CD changer connectors found in many 1996-2008 BMW, BMW Motorcycles and Mini Cooper vehicles (Please see Specific Vehicle Application List above), and is designed to allow you to connect to any audio device directly through that audio device's earphone jack and play that audio through your factory radio, providing you with digital quality sound from your iPod, Zune, MP3 player, any audio device that has an earphone jack output.
Installation is simple as this interface connects to your factory radio by plugging the two CD changer connectors, one a small, rectangular 3-pin connector, and the other a small, square 6-pin connector, shown at right, into the corresponding 3-pin and 6-pin connectors on the interface box, shown at left. The BMW CD changer connectors will be located in the vehicle, wherever the factory has chosen to locate the factory CD changer in the model of BMW/Mini Cooper you have.
Typically, the CD changer connectors will be located the trunk, but could also be in the glove box, center console or under a seat. Included in this kit is a 12ft long set of pro quality RCA patch cables, allowing you to mount the interface box in the trunk where the CD changer connectors are, but have cable lengths long enough to run the cables up into the passenger compartment where you will locate and operate the audio device.
Once this device is installed, you will have created an auxiliary audio input into your factory radio. This aux input includes left & right RCA-type connectors. This is a direct connect device and NOT an FM Modulator. An FM modulator requires you to tune to an FM radio station in order to listen to the audio from the external audio device, and this device does not work like that. Therefore, you will get the highest digital quality audio possible without noise, FM bleadthrough or cassette hiss. Comes complete with all cables and connectors to connect this interface to your vehicle.
Please Note: This is an audio-only connection into the auxiliary input converter, and does not allow you to control the external audio device that is connected to it.