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R60 MiniCD into Mini BoostCD + Bluetooth + USB upgrade

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Old 04-07-2017, 09:06 AM
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Many thanks this is a great help.

I'm thinking perhaps the reference to pin 1 is a typo and it should be 12? (As in the diagram) On my Radio has the 'Aux in' jack socket is wired to pin 1 (plus 2,7 and 8), which would make sense of the diagram as well (tape in).

I think I'll need to get the BMW mic and try that. I'm a sound engineer and had a nice directional mic I wanted to use instead, but I'm beginning to think the bluetooth mic inputs are line level (or at least higher level than my mic).

I've now traced the 2 and mode switch signals 'working' to the ribbon, both are next to each other so that maybe a clue! Further investigation needed!

My new radio has 3 Fakra connectors. The black one is obviously the FM radio, not sure what the other two are?? I've tried an aerial in both of them, but neither got the DAB working! Just says no signal! Same here on the CD changer - I use my phone now so no loss - just need to get the USB working rather than using the Aux in! Cable/Lead on it's way!!

The amount of time this is taking me, had I know I'd have bought a later model!!! :-))
 
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:21 AM
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The three Fakra connectors are:
Black - AM/FM AE
White - USB
Other - DAB AE
Can't remember the colours though
You might be right about the typo but I'm not sure why I would have said 1 & 6 way back when I did it however I didn't need to move my Aux In pins.
I am mechanical by trade so I'm sure you have the nouse to sort you pins outs more than I have.
Ask me a question about FADEC Gas Turbine Controls or Hydraulic Rotor Controls and I might have an answer. I've had a lot of the mechanical bits on the Mini apart as well so I can field questions on that as well.
 

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Old 04-07-2017, 11:27 AM
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This is the sort of DAB AE you will need - Plenty to choose from but read reviews, some are better than others.
http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fitting-accessories/autoleads-dab-film-antenna-smb-dab-aa1?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Car+Audio-_-Stereo+Fitting+Accessories-_-338357&_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:3 38357&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=apxtpxpa&istBid=tztw&_$ja=t sid:35522|cid:344534764|agid:24344212204|tid:aud-80976662749:pla-211150174084|crid:83789081524|nw:g|rnd:13653836102 60881216|dvc:c|adp:1o1&gclid=CNjNyIb8ktMCFdW7Gwodt JUGGg
 
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:27 AM
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Interesting conclusion to all this. Finally my 'BMW' bluetooth mic arrived from China. Plugged it in, works first time!

The interesting part is, that indeed it is wired pin 6 and 1 (not 6 and 12) ........... Not only that,.... it's the other connector!! I.e. not the one shown in the above diagrams!!!

Also, I did try my dynamic mic on the correct pins, but I was correct in one thing, the mic is amplified in the mic head before it reaches the connector on the back of the radio - I could just hear the dynamic mic, but it was far too quiet.

Final conclusion,.............. there is not a single correct wiring diagram for a Mini Boost Radio/CD on the internet!
 
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:22 PM
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Glad you got it sorted.
Like I think I mentioned I had access to the WDS on line when I did this which is where I finally go the pin-outs sorted.
 
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:07 PM
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I had a boost radio (grey) with bluetooth mic in my 09 R55, and decided to go retrofit to 2012 black radio. Easy plug and play, everything works besides mic on the phone. assistance is appreciated. thanks guys
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:01 AM
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Mic Wiring

Originally Posted by yurathe1 View Post
I had a boost radio (grey) with bluetooth mic in my 09 R55, and decided to go retrofit to 2012 black radio. Easy plug and play, everything works besides mic on the phone. assistance is appreciated. thanks guys
I expect that your mic is wired through your bluetooth module.
Retrofitting and LCI bluetooth radio into a car that alteady har BT may need some extra steps.

Have a look here. Go back to the index page to select the right car.
 
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