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Old 01-22-2012, 01:50 AM
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hardwire parrot bluetooth into X5?

I purchased a 2003 X5 that came with a Parrot LS3200 bluetooth device installed. Whoever installed it didn't take the time to integrate it into the sound system. It has its own little speaker under the dash and when calls come in it doesn't mute the stereo or switch to the phone input. I do have the aux input installed which works great.

Is it possible to hardwire the Parrot into the head unit? I seem to recall the extra pins on the aux input cable being for the phone system but I can't find a wiring diagram for those pins. If the steering wheel controls aren't active that's ok, I just would like the audio to come through the main system and have the mute function active. Ideally this won't disturb the aux input I already have working.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:17 AM
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not an easy task to make the parrot perform as designed in the X
2 ways I used to do these:

1) interrupt the speaker wires back at the factory amp via the parrot main control module, it basically provides input and output wires to isolate the speakers with relays while providing amplified signal to speakers. this requires 8 speaker wires to be ran from front to back...pain.

2) use the mute wire from parrot to tag the oem mute wire in phone molex on back of radio, find door speaker wire in driver kick panel, then use the same input/output from parrot brain to send phone signal to door speaker (woofer).

method 2 was my solution to method 1 taking too long.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:10 AM
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On the E39, there's a harness you can tap into under the center arm rest. I believe it's actually for the factory phone. There's a mute wire and speaker inputs. I did this on my old 540 with a Parrot CK3000. I did a little searching on roadfly but I can't seem to find the wiring diagram. I'd assume the E53 is the same.
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