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1997-2003 BMW 5 Series BMW E38 E39 X5 X3 Z4 E46 MP3 Player Replacement

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A video about installing MP3 Player in BMW E39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6wg3qTvU....

  1. 1997-2003 BMW 5 Series BMW E38 E39 X5 X3 Z4 E46 MP3 Player Replacement, BMW E38 E39 X5 X3 Z4 E46 MP3 Player: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove screws holding the CD changer in place (if equipped)

    • Disconnect BMW CD changer 3 pin power plug and 6 pin audio plug from CD changer.

    • Connect MP3 Player to original CD changer connectors

  2. 1997-2003 BMW 5 Series BMW E38 E39 X5 X3 Z4 E46 MP3 Player Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 1997-2003 BMW 5 Series BMW E38 E39 X5 X3 Z4 E46 MP3 Player Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 1997-2003 BMW 5 Series BMW E38 E39 X5 X3 Z4 E46 MP3 Player Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • If using the 3 and 6 Pin connector version MP3 player, you will need to connect the unit to a switched power source in order to retain its last song played memory function.

    • A good connection for BMWs built after Jan, 2000 production is the SES wiring plug, which is no longer used in cars that are equipped with the BMW Bluetooth system

    • Switched power is located on pin 24 Violet/White (or Violet/Red see image.

    • If you are also installing the DSP adapter module with your MP3 player you can connect the DSP module adapter to this pin in addition to using pin 14 brown/black for ground.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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