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      03-02-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
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2007 Z4M, where is audio-in jack

Hi everyone,

I've just acquired a Z4M. It's got the nav system. It has aux as a input source but where might I find the audio in jack?

I suspect it doesn't have one. I see an after market kit. any recommendations?
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If installed from the factory it's under the climate controls above the ashtray.



If installed afterwards (an accessory kit is/was available) it'll likely be in the ashtray.

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yes, i have it. I can assure you i would never get line of sight on that baby.

thank you for the pictures. very helpful.
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'06's don't have one, but '07's & '08's came with it as standard, as shown above. At least in the NA market, not sure about ROW.
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'06's don't have one, but '07's & '08's came with it as standard, as shown above. At least in the NA market, not sure about ROW.
I thought this too - my '07 Z4MR had it installed factory. But then I got my '06 Z4MC and it's also definitely factory installed under the dash and not in the ash tray. Must've been a running change.
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I thought this too - my '07 Z4MR had it installed factory. But then I got my '06 Z4MC and it's also definitely factory installed under the dash and not in the ash tray. Must've been a running change.
Wow, lucky.

I still need to retrofit this plug someplace. I think this may be the only reason I wish I had an 07-08 rather than 06 haha.
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Wow, lucky.

I still need to retrofit this plug someplace. I think this may be the only reason I wish I had an 07-08 rather than 06 haha.
TBH the audio quality is not great in the Z4M, and using the AUX jack seems even worse so I barely use it.

In speaking to mtnbkr I believe his had AUX-in in the factory position as well, and our cars have sequential VINs and both 2006's.
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TBH the audio quality is not great in the Z4M, and using the AUX jack seems even worse so I barely use it.
To my lame ears, the Carver setup that's part of the Premium package sounds pretty damn decent, especially considering the crappy environment it's got to work with.

Just today I was out cruising with SiriusXM streaming through my iPhone, connected to the aux port via a Lightning-to-aux cable. I ASSume the aux cable has to contain a DAC - that's really the only place the digital-to-analog conversion could be taking place. I have the streaming quality set to max in the Sirus app, which is supposedly 320kbps - or about 6-8x better than the. satellite stream. It sounds fantastic. Unlimited data on my T-Mo plan so no worries there. Important to me because I live in the sticks, and there are literally zero FM stations within range that I want to listen to.

This is the cable I'm using - $18.49 from Amazon:

https://goo.gl/MRPTDo
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To my lame ears, the Carver setup that's part of the Premium package sounds pretty damn decent, especially considering the crappy environment it's got to work with.

Just today I was out cruising with SiriusXM streaming through my iPhone, connected to the aux port via a Lightning-to-aux cable. I ASSume the aux cable has to contain a DAC - that's really the only place the digital-to-analog conversion could be taking place. I have the streaming quality set to max in the Sirus app, which is supposedly 320kbps - or about 6-8x better than the. satellite stream. It sounds fantastic. Unlimited data on my T-Mo plan so no worries there. Important to me because I live in the sticks, and there are literally zero FM stations within range that I want to listen to.

This is the cable I'm using - $18.49 from Amazon:

https://goo.gl/MRPTDo
We must not have the same Carver setup because I agree with "rockstar93" that audio quality is not great in the Z4M. The basic "Business" 10 speaker setup in my 2004 e53 X5 sounds much better than the Premium package Carver setup in the Z4. Then again, I only have the stereo turned on in the Z only about 20% of the time, which is why I haven't really been bothered by it.
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I notice the same music on a MP3-CD has a deeper more rich sound than the same MP3 on my iPod with the AUX cable. The bass is no where near as present.

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To my lame ears, the Carver setup that's part of the Premium package sounds pretty damn decent, especially considering the crappy environment it's got to work with.

Just today I was out cruising with SiriusXM streaming through my iPhone, connected to the aux port via a Lightning-to-aux cable. I ASSume the aux cable has to contain a DAC - that's really the only place the digital-to-analog conversion could be taking place. I have the streaming quality set to max in the Sirus app, which is supposedly 320kbps - or about 6-8x better than the. satellite stream. It sounds fantastic. Unlimited data on my T-Mo plan so no worries there. Important to me because I live in the sticks, and there are literally zero FM stations within range that I want to listen to.

This is the cable I'm using - $18.49 from Amazon:

https://goo.gl/MRPTDo

Hopefully it will keep working for you.
I have 2 similar gizmos at home that are charging docs with 3.5 mm jacks.
Thought one of them broke, but on a whim I tried the other. Same thing.
Apparently Apple updated something in iOS 12.x. Now my iPod plays for 10 seconds and then launches into fast forward.

Edit: Update: Just updated from iOS 12.1.1 to 12.1.4, and now my docks work again.
Beware iOS 12.1.1.
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The only thing I have disliked about the car is not having a Bluetooth or aux port. What do you guys recommend for aftermarket options?
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