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04-06-2004, 02:57 PM
I installed the Aux input kit this weekend but I am a little disappointed in the sound quality. Has anyone else done this? What have you guys experienced? I want to use my MP3 player in the car.

04-06-2004, 03:07 PM
Sounds like your min jack connector may not be plugged in enough or your aux levels are set to low...

04-06-2004, 05:40 PM
I installed my AUX a week ago and ran the wire into my Euro tray that now holds my iPod. Even with my old iPod which has to use the headphone jack because it has no line out, it sounds pretty amazing. Almost as good as the CD, and 10 times better than the radio which as you know really sucks.
I had to crank the AUX level control up to max, and also keep my iPod at around 80% on the volume. (If you have the iPod with line out this is irrelevant)
My HK does not put out enough treble for my taste so I keep it at max also.

There is a little more hiss than the CD player, but i think I am hearing the amplification from the headphone jack of the iPod.
There is a new iPod revision coming out soon so I am waiting to get that one.

04-06-2004, 06:49 PM
Can't seem to find it on mine - do they have to update the nav software?

04-06-2004, 07:38 PM
of tool/key?

04-06-2004, 09:49 PM

04-06-2004, 10:07 PM
passenger and radio surround trims to access these screws

04-06-2004, 11:06 PM
After adjusting the input level (now set to 4) it sounds much much better. I think a device with a line out would sound even better though.

04-07-2004, 02:06 AM

04-07-2004, 09:03 AM
Are we talking about the kit BMW sells for about $39 ?

04-07-2004, 01:01 PM

04-07-2004, 01:03 PM
which has a line out and a small amp. It sounds pretty nice but has that annoying bulb look while driving around.

04-07-2004, 06:41 PM

04-07-2004, 06:47 PM
Mp3 players tend to make more hissing noise at lower volume. When you turn the volume of your radio up, it will to amplify the hissing sound. Try turning your mp3 volume higher and use the input level adjuster to equalize the volume to your cd or radio. Note that when you turn the volume of the mp3 player up, you will drain through the battery faster.

04-07-2004, 06:58 PM
i have an ipod in my car also using the euro tray. I ended up getting a belkins charger and a cigarette lighter jack from radio shack. I spliced the cig. lighter to the cell phone harness and hid it under the center console. Belkins charger has a line out with a volume control. I have mine cranked to the max and set the input level to 0. I don't hear any hissing at all. It sounds just the same as my CD player. The cool thing about tapping into the cell-phone harness is that it will only charge when the key is in the on position.

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