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I can confirm that the two .22 uF capacitors and 330kohm resistor soldered into the aux cable allow iPhone 4 to charge and play thru AUX in at the same time

I soldered the 330kohm resistor different than the picture, both leads are on the Head Unit side of the AUX cable, after the Capacitors


Thanks again to everyone contribution to this DIY
 

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Hey guys, I know this thread isn't about the same DIY I'm doing, but I figured you guys know a thing or two about wiring.

So, I'm doing this DIY: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=818371

And this is my problem: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=12945218&postcount=10

Any help would be appreciated as this is driving me crazy. :ben:

Also, does anyone know a better way to hold wires together besides soldering? Just heat shrink tubes?

Thanks!
Figured it out if anyone else was having the same problem as me: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=12947286&postcount=11
 

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I bought AUX cable for my E46, and it worked with both connecting my phone and connecting to my Bluetooth to Aux (soundbot sb360).

now I got another car, E53 2003, (head unit CD53) and I did the same thing, the phone to AUX works, but when I connect my soundbot (bluetooth to aux) it wont recognize it.
(when press mode it wont change to AUX, it only changes to AUX if I connect it to my phone) any idea why ?
 

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I bought AUX cable for my E46, and it worked with both connecting my phone and connecting to my Bluetooth to Aux (soundbot sb360).

now I got another car, E53 2003, (head unit CD53) and I did the same thing, the phone to AUX works, but when I connect my soundbot (bluetooth to aux) it wont recognize it.
(when press mode it wont change to AUX, it only changes to AUX if I connect it to my phone) any idea why ?
Do you know what the production date of the radio is? It's a safe bet to have the newest HW and SW version possible.

I got my AUX kit on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QRR6KJ0
 

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Do you know what the production date of the radio is? It's a safe bet to have the newest HW and SW version possible.

I got my AUX kit on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QRR6KJ0
MODEL NO : CD53 E39/E53
SW/NO 40
HW/NO 41
KW 21/03
AL: 01

again it works when connected to phone but when connected to soundbot sb360 it doesn't detect that something is connected to it.
 

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I have another Bluetooth to AUX device that one also doesn't work that one is not cheap.
they both worked with my E46. so being cheap can not be the reason.
You have another device that doesn't work. But works with your E46? :confused:

I don't understand, because this is conflicting statements. If I understand it, why not use the other device in your E46 if it works? For $15 you can throw it away and buy a more compatible one?
 

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You have another device that doesn't work. But works with your E46? :confused:

I don't understand, because this is conflicting statements. If I understand it, why not use the other device in your E46 if it works? For $15 you can throw it away and buy a more compatible one?
no I have two cars, an E46 325xi and E53 X5, my bluetooth aux works in E46 Car but not in E53 X5 car.
and I did the same procedure to add Aux to both of them. in X5 the AUX works only if I connect to a phone. it wont work if I connect tot the soundbot.
 

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Guys , cut the bullshit and spend 300 bucks on china made double din radio ( make sure its android not windows ))) cuz i ****ed up) and trust me when i tell you too ) , anyways they ones they have on ebay for 300 bucks are the ones you looking for they are literary bolt on but you gotta get separate antenna or antenna adapter also will take some time to manage the cables there but its doable , not to the important stuff the sound that china made piece of **** makes is a lot better you can right away tell the difference and it has bunch of setting's like a whole equilizer in it , also i went for a amp and sub and works great , because i have pre 2002 radio and i tried to do aux and i was like MAN **** that **** , so i spent 300 bucks, got aux, bluetooth sd cart , usb and etc bullshit and no headache cuz it is so ez to install BUT PLS DO NOT BUY WINDOWS ( if you planning on installing some aps that you have on your andriod , if youre not than buy windows , but still go for the one you feel better , or buy single din that even make better sound quality ( btw those things use cars amp so dont worry cuz it is simply lpug and play)
 
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