BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums banner

1 - 20 of 71 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
As my “Beast” came with the C43 radio it did not have the vehicle harness for the Aux Input which is supported by the BM53 radio. As the next tribute to be paid to the Beast is the BM53 radio, I took the opportunity to build and fit a harness to the vehicle to support the Aux Input facility after the new radio is fitted.

Material:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com
18-20’ - Mil-W-16878 STJ Type E 20AWG (0.5mm<SUP>2</SUP>) 4 conductor 19/32 strand silver plated copper, PTFE insulated, Silver-copper braided shield, PTFE tape jacket.
<o:p></o:p>

6 – Tyco Connectivity Terminals – P/N: 962885-5<o:p></o:p>
1 - Male three pole connector – P/N: 61138377072<o:p></o:p>
10 – Black nylon wire ties<o:p></o:p>
2 – 2” (50.0mm) adhesive lined shrink tube<o:p></o:p>
1 – BMW Aux Input cable P/N: 65120153503 for S609A<o:p></o:p>
1 – BMW BM53 New Generation Radio P/N: 65126988275<o:p></o:p>
1 – BMW ANT ADAPTER P/N: 61126913955<o:p></o:p>
1 – BMW RADIO HARNESS P/N: 61126913957<o:p></o:p>
1 – BMW CDC ADAPTER P/N: 61126924785<o:p></o:p>
1 – BMW CONNECTION CABLE CD-CHANGER (550mm) P/N: 65128364756<o:p></o:p>
2 – Gallons of sweat<o:p></o:p>
1 – Giant PITA<o:p></o:p>
Tools:<o:p></o:p>
X-Acto Knife<o:p></o:p>
Ultra-fine wire cutters<o:p></o:p>
Heat gun<o:p></o:p>
Hot tweezers<o:p></o:p>
Crimp tool (GT-150 die for un-insulated terminals)<o:p></o:p>
Phillips head #2 screw driver – Stubby, and standard<o:p></o:p>
10mm short ¼ square drive socket<o:p></o:p>
8mm short ¼ square drive socket<o:p></o:p>
7mm short ¼ square drive socket<o:p></o:p>
4” ¼ drive extension<o:p></o:p>
¼ Ratchet<o:p></o:p>
¼ Nut driver handle<o:p></o:p>
Curved Kelly Clamp<o:p></o:p>
45° long forceps<o:p></o:p>
DIY<o:p></o:p>
Harness:<o:p></o:p>
1- Using the X-Acto knife remove the jacket and a ultra-fine pair of wire cutters trim the shield and the remnants of the jacket from each end of the Mil-W16878 cable, approximately 3” (75.0mm) at one end (head unit) and 6” (150.0mm) at the other end (radio).<o:p></o:p>

<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>

2012-07-06_16-36-32_335.jpg

2012-07-06_16-38-27_963.jpg

2012-07-06_16-40-20_120.jpg

2- Place one piece of the shrink tube on each end of the cable such that the termination of the jacket and shield is covered and approximately ½” (13.0mm) of the exposed conductors. Using the heat gun heat the shrink tube until the adhesive flows.

2012-07-06_16-42-18_234.jpg

3- Using the hot tweezers remove 1/8 (3.5mm) of the insulation from each of the conductors

2012-07-06_16-45-14_596.jpg





4- Crimp the Tyco terminals to the conductors

2012-07-06_16-46-42_2.jpg

5- Install the male connector to the head unit end of the harness

BMW_8377072_61138377072_tyco_1355620-9_small.jpg

Harness Retro-fit:

<o:p></o:p>
Remove:<o:p></o:p>
1- Set driver’s preferred memory settings<o:p></o:p>
a. Record Radio preset stations and DSP settings (if equipped)<o:p></o:p>
b. Open door windows<o:p></o:p>
2- Disconnect Battery Ground Cable<o:p></o:p>
3- Left side boot trim<o:p></o:p>
4- CD Changer (if equipped) (2 screws)<o:p></o:p>
5- Radio Module (4 screws)<o:p></o:p>
6- Rear seat bench<o:p></o:p>
7- Rear center headrest (lift straight up)<o:p></o:p>
8- Raise outboard rear headrests to upper most position<o:p></o:p>
9- Rear seat back lower fasteners (2 screws)<o:p></o:p>
10- Rear Seat back (lift up)<o:p></o:p>
11- Tray and rear HVAC vent<o:p></o:p>
12- Center console arm rest (2 screws)<o:p></o:p>
13- Park Brake boot<o:p></o:p>
14- Shifter bezel<o:p></o:p>
15- Hazard switch (push up from underneath; accessed from under shifter boot)<o:p></o:p>
16- Center console insert (5 screws)<o:p></o:p>
17- Navigation head unit (4 screws)<o:p></o:p>
18- Automatic Air Conditioning Control unit<o:p></o:p>
19- Seat heater control unit<o:p></o:p>
20- Cup holder (2 screws)<o:p></o:p>
21- Cigarette lighter and tray assembly (2 screws)<o:p></o:p>
22- Center stack control module frame (4 screws)<o:p></o:p>
23- Left and right center console trim panels (1 screw each side)<o:p></o:p>
24- Center console (12 screws)

2012-07-14_15-13-14_257.jpg

6813 centre consle.jpg

<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p>Fitment:</o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p><o:p></o:p>
1- Lift the rear carpet to allow the radio end of the harness to be fed under the carpet towards the left rear seat from the left side of the airbag module.

2012-07-04_17-00-39_132.jpg

2- Pull the harness through to the rear; leaving approximately 4’ (1.3m) to be routed through to center stack behind the Navigation Head Unit .

3- Route the head unit end of the harness forward around the parking brake and up the left side of the center stack.

2012-07-04_17-01-28_135.jpg

a. Secure the harness along the route with wire ties.
4- Route the radio end of the harness along the existing harnesses and through the lower left side grommet into the boot.

2012-07-04_16-59-56_502.jpg

5- Continue routing the aux input harness in the boot along the existing harness to the radio/electronics bay
a. Secure the harness with wire ties as required (typically where the harness changes direction)

2012-07-04_16-58-46_868.jpg

2012-07-04_16-58-20_336.jpg

6- Connect the Left audio input terminal to socket 3 of the X13649 connector (black connector of BMW CDC ADAPTER P/N: 61126924785)
7- Connect the Right audio input terminal to socket 4 of the X13649 connector (black connector of BMW CDC ADAPTER P/N: 61126924785)
8- Connect the audio input ground terminal to socket 10 of the X13649 connector(black connector of BMW CDC ADAPTER P/N: 61126924785)
a. Thanks… B Jack at the M5 Board http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/191687-car-stereo-experts-please-help.html

BM53_New%20Gen%20(BM53)%20Pinout.jpg

9- Install the BMW Aux Input facility per direction (01290153504) or at a location of your preference.

<o:p> 2012-07-04_20-46-38_286.jpg </o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> 2012-07-04_20-47-01_320.jpg </o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p><o:p>10- Reinstall all components removed during the removal portion of this DIY in reverse order.<o:p></o:p>
</o:p>

</o:p><o:p>11- Reconnect Battery Ground Cable</o:p>
<o:p>a. Set Driver’s Memory</o:p>
<o:p>12- Verify proper function.</o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>




<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
</o:p>



</SPAN>
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
49 Posts
? for AGM5

AGM5, thanks for the write-up on making/installing an aux input cable. Question for you: your parts list shows 1 3-pole male connector, presumably for the front end of the cable, to connect to the factory aux cable. But your photo of the rear end of the cable also shows a connector. Is it the same part number, to go into the "C" section of the square radio connector?

Thanks,
Al
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,940 Posts
WELL DONE. Excellent DIY!

It may be my firewall at work, but the image for instruction 3- is not showing for me??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
AGM5, thanks for the write-up on making/installing an aux input cable. Question for you: your parts list shows 1 3-pole male connector, presumably for the front end of the cable, to connect to the factory aux cable. But your photo of the rear end of the cable also shows a connector. Is it the same part number, to go into the "C" section of the square radio connector?

Thanks,
Al
The second connector (at the rear of vehicle) was installed to protect the terminals during routing under the carpet and through the trunk. The connector would have been removed but the cable was cut at 12ft. and thus too short. I made an extension at work the next day to complete the installation. Had the cable been the correct length (not complaining as the cable is $3.68/ft and I got it for free) the connector would have been removed and the terminals installed in the radio connector. The rear connector is only for installation of the harness. The terminals will plug into the "C" connector on the radio harness.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
WELL DONE. Excellent DIY!

It may be my firewall at work, but the image for instruction 3- is not showing for me??

I think that it is the work firewall. It is showing at work for me at least. If you need I can send the images or the MS Word file when I get home.

Thank you for the compliment on the DIY. This means a lot coming from you. :imnotworthy:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
49 Posts
Ah, makes perfect sense! I was thinking that cable looked a little short! Thanks. One more question and a comment:

- Which OEM aux kit did you use, the one for cars with or without Nav? B_Jack said this in his post: "Since my early widescreen monitor does not have the required 3-pin slot in the back, I had to get the output kit for vehicles without nav (part # 82-11-0-149-390; $32 USC at www.ecstuning.com or $37 USC at this guy's eBay store, eluka_com or eluka888). The kit you want will be for E39s from 09/02 -on without nav. I think that's when the BM53 modules (which are locted in trunk, LH side for the M5) were given the aux. mode capability. If your WS monitor does not have the 3-pin slot, then you need the kit for E39s without navigation." I'm confused on the statement, "if your WS monitor does not have the 3-pin slot." Does he mean the later model's wiring that's behind the monitor, or a 3-pin slot on the monitor itself? I know I don't have the wiring/connector for the aux, like yours. Looks like you used a different part number than Jack did for the aux input kit.

- Second, in researching this DIY I ran across a post on the e60 forum, where a guy removed the capacitors/resistor (filter) from the wiring in the aux kit to enhance bass and get a cleaner sound. If one were to go this route, you pretty much wouldn't need the kit at all, but could run your harness directly to a 1/8" phone jack. Here's the thread: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/69156-improved-aux-input-sound-quality-volume.html
Anyone try this?

Again, thanks much for the DIY. My intention is to add your harness and then use a bluetooth receiver on the other end to stream music from my iphone. I already have the ULF phone bluetooth that I want to keep using.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Ah, makes perfect sense! I was thinking that cable looked a little short! Thanks. One more question and a comment:

- Which OEM aux kit did you use, the one for cars with or without Nav? B_Jack said this in his post: "Since my early widescreen monitor does not have the required 3-pin slot in the back, I had to get the output kit for vehicles without nav (part # 82-11-0-149-390; $32 USC at www.ecstuning.com or $37 USC at this guy's eBay store, eluka_com or eluka888). The kit you want will be for E39s from 09/02 -on without nav. I think that's when the BM53 modules (which are locted in trunk, LH side for the M5) were given the aux. mode capability. If your WS monitor does not have the 3-pin slot, then you need the kit for E39s without navigation." I'm confused on the statement, "if your WS monitor does not have the 3-pin slot." Does he mean the later model's wiring that's behind the monitor, or a 3-pin slot on the monitor itself? I know I don't have the wiring/connector for the aux, like yours. Looks like you used a different part number than Jack did for the aux input kit.

- Second, in researching this DIY I ran across a post on the e60 forum, where a guy removed the capacitors/resistor (filter) from the wiring in the aux kit to enhance bass and get a cleaner sound. If one were to go this route, you pretty much wouldn't need the kit at all, but could run your harness directly to a 1/8" phone jack. Here's the thread: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/69156-improved-aux-input-sound-quality-volume.html
Anyone try this?

Again, thanks much for the DIY. My intention is to add your harness and then use a bluetooth receiver on the other end to stream music from my iphone. I already have the ULF phone bluetooth that I want to keep using.

You will want the Aux input for MY 09/02+ with S609A (Navigation) 1 – BMW Aux Input cable P/N: 65120153503 for S609A This Aux Adapter uses the 3pol. single row (3x1) connector. The others use an 8 pol. double row connector (4x2). The 8pol. connectors are for the BM53 / BM54 radios which are dash mounted. The connector is not part of the monitor but a separate harness which was added to the vehicles as standard prep from 09/02. The connector on mine is the new Tyco MQS 3pol. connector from BMW, the shape is different but the function and fitment are the same. If you get the wrong adapter you will need to either change the connector on the adapter or identify the correct mating connector and fit it in place of the 3pol. on the harness.

I have not reviewed or attempted the removal of the of the cap's or resistor. Removal of the cap's may open a opportunity for ground loop noise, or otherwise adversely affect function.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
I'm new to m5s what is the easiest and cheapest way to hook up my 03 m5 w nav w an aux cable ? Or iPhone connection ? Any links ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
I'm new to m5s what is the easiest and cheapest way to hook up my 03 m5 w nav w an aux cable ? Or iPhone connection ? Any links ?
For a MY 2003 (build date 9/2002 and later) all you should need to add the AUX Input is

1 – BMW Aux Input cable P/N: 65120153503 for S609A

The black 3 pol connector is located behind the head unit. Just remove the head unit and follow the instructions supplied with the AUX cable. This retro-fit is plug and play, so no coding is required.
:cheers:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #11

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #12

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Here in canaduh they are 95 plus Redicolous tax , are there any aftermarket ones that ship to Canada ?
Links if possible pls. Thanks guys for the good info
1 BMW P/N: 61136931929 3 pol. connector ($2.13)
3 Newark / Element P/N: 34M9599 (TE Connectivity MQS Terminal) ($0.43 ea)
360 mm 22AWG (0.5mm) wire
1 300KΩ resistor
2 220 nF Capacitors
1 3.5mm stereo jack

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/167699-diy-make-your-own-aux-input-cable-install.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
Just as curiousity, this plugs directly in the original 2002 unit ?
If it does, is there something to remove, or the jack was there waiting for
something to be connected in..
Interested, as I'm currently doing some various little repairs on my "new" M5..
Thanks !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Just as curiousity, this plugs directly in the original 2002 unit ?
If it does, is there something to remove, or the jack was there waiting for
something to be connected in..
Interested, as I'm currently doing some various little repairs on my "new" M5..
Thanks !
The BMW AUX Input is a direct fit for e39s build date 9/2002 and later, so model year 2003. To fit the AUX Input to a e39 built prior to 9/2002 you will need to fabricate the facility, and possibly the BM53 radio module.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,632 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
The BMW AUX Input is a direct fit for e39s build date 9/2002 and later, so model year 2003. To fit the AUX Input to a e39 built prior to 9/2002 you will need to fabricate the facility, and possibly the BM53 radio module.
What if I have the 16:9 screen and mk4 DVD from a 2003 540i? Will this cable work ?
The facility is vehicle / radio module dependent. The navigation computer and head unit will have no bearing in this regard.
 
1 - 20 of 71 Posts
Top