Bluetooth Aux

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Bluetooth Aux

Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:52 pm

Picked up an X3 (E83) today and been having a play with toys and gadgets. Paired up my old Samsung S6 and made a handsfree call without problem. However, I cannot fathom how to play music via the Aux selection on menu of BMW Business CD. What am I missing guys?
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Re: Bluetooth Aux

Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:54 pm

That functionality appeared much later on and I’m not certain what year (if any) that the E83 X3 got it.  The X5 and newer didn’t get it until 2010/11 model years (E70/71).  It was also an additional option on top of the normal Bluetooth you needed enhanced to get BT streaming.
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Re: Bluetooth Aux

Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:04 pm

That explains it, I'll stop looking know. thanks.

That brings another question to mind, Why is there an AUX option on radio if no way to connect an AUX device?
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Re: Bluetooth Aux

Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:20 pm

On my E83 X3 the aux jack plug was accessed via the jack plug socket in the rear of the centre console, sit in the back seats to get a better look.
Seem to remember it was behind a flap.
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Re: Bluetooth Aux

Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:00 am

Yes, that's exactly the layout in my 2009 X3 too, rear end of centre console, push flap to open, reveals cigarette lighter and aux in socket.
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Re: Bluetooth Aux

Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:58 am

[quote="Horizon"]
On my E83 X3 the aux jack plug was accessed via the jack plug socket in the rear of the centre console, sit in the back seats to get a better look.
Seem to remember it was behind a flap.
Mine was a 3.0 d Msport 2009[/quote][quote="yes_its_neil"]
Yes, that's exactly the layout in my 2009 X3 too, rear end of centre console, push flap to open, reveals cigarette lighter and aux in socket.
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Thanks guys, feel a bit stupid now, I'll take a look today.
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Re: Bluetooth Aux

Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:27 pm

Same in my 2007 2.0d, flap at back of the centre console.

To add BT, I ended up spending £30 to buy a FireFly from Amazon. Brilliant little gadget, USB on one end, aux on the other, get yourself a bullet ciggy usb charger for 99p from the petrol station to go with it and you have hassle free bluetooth in minutes.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/FIREFLY-Smalle ... B01HDO66MG
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