I\'ve got the Wave Radio, and as there\'s a wire in the boot that can take an audio input for the CD changer, surely this wire must end up at the head unit. I\'m thinking of diverting that wire to end up in a plug to go into my Rio Volt MP3 player.
What could go wrong: Well not being an ICE expert, what is the expected audio level for the CD changer input? Will I get audio that is too quiet or overloud and distorted?
I\'m going to try wiring my Rio Volt into the wire in the boot first, just to see if it works.
If this does, I\'ll be using gazzaman\'s instructions to pull the head unit out and sneak a new wire in!
From: Alan Singfield
Sent: 25 November 2001 15:28
To: [email protected]
Subject: New MINI - autochanger adapter
I have a new-shape MINI which I wish to connect a MP3 jukebox to. I don't want to change the head unit as I think I would be lucky if it lasted a week!
I have the Radio WAVE, which I have been informed uses the same audio wiring as the BMW 3-series. It has a lead fitted that runs through to the boot for the optional autochanger.
Do you think you'd be able to supply a connector that fits into the rear of the head unit, in place of the autochanger cable, terminating in a 3.5mm stereo jack?
I don't need any of the control functions, as my MP3 jukebox has its own remote control, but it would need to link whichever pins are required to fool the radio into thinking there's an autochanger connected.