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Android,iPod,iPhone,iPad via USB
BMW cable option Grom Cable-BMWTN
-3 Series (E46) 2001 to 2005 (all) Harman Kardon sytem also
- BMW-5 Series (E39) 1996 to 2006 (with out DSP)
- BMW-7 Series (E38) 1996 to 2001 (with out DSP)
- BMW-Z4 (E85) 2002 to 2009 (with out DSP)
- BMW-Z8 (E52) 2000 to 2003 (with out DSP)
- BMW-X3 (E83) 2003 to 2010 (with out DSP)
- BMW-X5 (E53) 1999 to 2006 (with out DSP)
Info: vehicle models and year of construction may vary by country.
Option1 BMW-TN: USB interface can be connected to existing CD changer ports in the trunk (via cable BMW-TN)BMW cable option 2 Grom Cable-BMWS
connected (6-pin and 3 pin plug). Installation time is about 2 minutes - really, anyone can.Our BMW-TN cable includes a noise filter, so all the noise of avionics removedoriginal CD Changer cabel 3 Pin+6 Pin Grom-BMW-TN cable in your BMW (if available)
Easy connection: original BMW CD changer cable and Grom-BMW-TN cable - Plug & Play.
See demo video:
Note for BMW trunk installations: Some BMW are factory wired for the callular phone. Except for wire location,
the factory cellular phone connector looks identical to the factory 3-pin connector for the CD-changer has a BROWN
wire (ground) in the #1 position. Pleas make certain you use this connector. The INCORRECT factory cellular phone
connector has a BROWN wire in the center position - DO NOT USE THIS CONNECTOR.
Info: Both plug types BMW-TN and BMW-S - have no difference in function and operation.
- Please choose the required cable under OPTIONS.
- Selected cable is provided at no extra charge.
Option2 BMW-S: Interface can be directly connected to the radio module - by BMW-S cable.BMW MINI ROVER MG Demo: Foto/Video
BMW-S cable fits for both types of plug: 17 pin round and quadlock plug with flat pins.
Installation time is about 45 minutes. Instruction is provided Plug with round pins Plug with flat pins-Quadlock
Example: Interface menu in 16:9 widescreen monitor since 2000 (with and without DSP)
Menu board for 4:3 monitor is similar for 16:9 widescreen monitor.
Direct Folders CD1-CD5. CD6 - interface is menu. Folder 1-200.
Example: USB and iPod function with Business Radio and MID display.
Direct Folders CD1-CD6
Demo Video for Grom-U2plus, Grom-AND2 series and Android Smartphone.
Product details GROM-USB3 car stereo adapter connects your USB 2.0 device such as flash drive, external hard drive or mass storage device to the stock stereo in your car. With GROM-USB3 you can listen to your digital music library and control the playback through your car stereo controls.NEW !!! An iPod / iPhone / iPod and Andoide can be connected to the USB port.
- Easily access your media collection in your car, including shuffling
songs, skipping between tracks, and adjusting the volume-all with only your factory car stereo head unit or multifunction steering wheel controls.- IPod/iPhone/iPad connection is the USB port. A USB cable with 30-pin connector (old version) or Lightning plug (new version) is ideal for music playback, control and charging. Original Apple cables or iPod/iPhone creadle ensure the best compatibility.
- If USB port is busy, iPod / iPhone connection via EXT2 port can be realized with Grom-IPD2L cable.
Use your phone in the car hands free (HFP), stream your MP3 music from your phone to the factory stereo via Bluetooth Audio playback (A2DP), control your MP3 music with the car stereo or steering wheel controls via Bluetooth wireless audio control (AVRCP) with extension.
- Android Phone play, control and charge. If you have an Android Phone (including but not limited to Samsung Galaxy S or S II) you can integrate it to your car stereo (full Information) . Play the music, control it via car stereo or steering wheel buttons, and charge while in car - all with the standard MicroUSB to USB cable. There are no extra cables required. You will plug the MicroUSB cable to the USB port of GROM USB unit directly.
Android integration requires AALinQ Android App, available FREE at Google Play StoreFor more information go to AALinQ info-page AUX Input: Aux-In connection (Grom-C-35MDN), for any additional audio source such as DVD, MP3 player, XM or AUX plus 5V charging
via AUX-In 3.5mm and 5V USB charging cable (Grom-Cable-35USB).- optional.
- Connect GROM-USB3 car kit to your car stereo via CD changer or extension port (see manual for details)
- Place GROM-USB3 module in the accessible location or route USB and other cables to the accessible location (glove box, arm rest, etc...)
- Your USB disk / HDD or Android phone becomes a virtual CD changer
- USB-flash/HDD support up to 500 Gb.
- MP3 layer 1,2,3 bitrate bis zu 320Kbps
- WMA / iTunes (AAC) files
- iTunes (AAC-Dateien mit Tags) /MP4a + (no DRM). Bitrate bis zu 389Kbps
- FLAC lossless up to 24 Bit, 48 kHz with ID3-tags supported
- WAV support
- OGG/Vorbis bitrate bis zu 389Kbps
- AAC/MP4 support (with tags)
- Variable bitrate (VBR)
- Shuffle, scan, repeat through your digital media files
- Online music streaming and control with Android app AALinQ (require current AALinQ)
- Online music streaming with any Android app (available from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version)
- Advance your music files via car stereo buttons (check Operation Manual)
- The Folders or Playlists are assigned to the car stereo DISC or Folder buttons
- You will get higher than CD quality (18 bits) sound directly to your car stereo
- Provides charge and control for the iPod/iPhone/iPad
- For more information on folders, formats, operation and limits- read FAQ
- Operating Temperature:-40C - +85 C (-50F - 200 F)
- Operating current: ~ 150mA
- Standby current: 2mA ~
- SN Ratio: 92dB
- DAC resolution: 18bit
- Distortion: 0.1%
- Charging current: 2A
- Dimensions: W / H / D - Cm 6.5/3/9
- Weight: 150 grams
- Housing: Aluminum
- Color: black
Possible connections for existing expansion ports:
USB port: USB-flash drive, USB adapter to SD-card, Harddisk (HDD), Android Smartphone/Tablet.
EXT1 port: Bluetooth, Aux-In.
EXT2 port: Bluetooth, Aux-In, IPD2.
Notes: Ports can from the radio, as required, be elected, see link.
- The adapter comes with vehicle specific harness that will also fit you car. It will also allow to retain Sattelite (only USA) and existing CD changer !
- In European countries, satellite radio is not supported. In most vehicles, a CD changer control is required. CD changer can not be used.
- Adapter uses Media / MODE / CD / CDDJ or AUX button and emulates iPod or USB flash with ability to display text and browse by folders
Before ordering please check our compatibility guide to make sure that your vehicle is compatible.
- Car stereo adapter in metal enclosure
- Vehicle specific harness
- USB Type A Male / Type A Female 2FT cable
- Operation manual
Optional accessories (purchase separately):
- GROM Bluetooth Dongle for hands free calling and wilreless playback
- iPod cable for iPod control and charge
- AUX 3.5mm cable and 5V USB charger for any MP3 player, mobile phone, XM, etc.
- see full Grom Accessories list
Instructions and Manuals
GROM-USB3 Usage Manual (engl.)
Harness compatibility chart (engl.)
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