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Old Style to New Style Tape input adapter

 

Parts required.  

P/N  61.12.6.913.954 Old to New style CD input adapter

Soldering Iron & Solder

Black tape input plug (or modified white one)

 

This adapter is very easy to make, although I have provided a step by step process below.  IF YOU HAVE TV IN YOUR BMW, YOU MUST CONNECT THE OLD 10 PIN CONNECTORS PINS 5 & 10 TO BOTH OF THE SMALL, WHITE AND BLACK, PLUGS.  On the small white plug it needs to connected to pins 11 & 12.  On the small black plug it needs to connected to pins 5 & 11

 

Detailed wiring information

 

NEW Small white plug: x13598
Pin No. / Wire Color / Function
1 / / No function
2 / White-Brown / Audio common from 6CD player
3-7 / / No connection
8 / White-Red / Audio Left Channel from 6CD player
9 / White-Blue / Audio Right Channel from 6CD player
10 / No Connection
11 / NAV / TV Audio +
12 / NAV / TV Audio -

NEW Small black plug: x13649 plug
Pin No. / Wire Color / Function
1 / Tape left +
2 / Tape left -
3 / Left Connection for AUX Input +
4 / Right Connection for AUX Input +
5 / NAV / TV Audio +
6 / White-Black / Phone audio +
7 / Tape right +
8 / Tape right -
9 / No connection
10 / AUX Input Ground
11 / NAV / TV Audio -
12 / Brown-Black / Phone Audio -
 

 

Old 10 Pin connector

Pin No. / Function
1 / Tape left +
2 / Tape left -
3 / No connection
4 / No connection
5 / Nav Audio +
6 / Tape right +
7 / Tape right -
8 / No connection
9 / No connection
10 / Nav Audio -
 

With the 61.12.6.913.954 Old to New style CD input cable, rework the wires to mate the following audio input connections.  At this time you can also add in the Aux input harness retrofit kit 65.12.0.153.502 Or make your own by connecting three wires from the small black plug to RCA cables into this black connector as well.

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Before starting label the Pins with a marker.  I just labeled 1 and 10.  !0 has the yellow wire below.  If confused, please see the Radio wiring diagram

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Step 1) Remove the wiring (desolder) with a soldering iron.  I saved the heat shrink tubing for reassembly (cutting them in half to make enough)

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Step 2) Remove the wiring from the ELO 12 connector.  Press down on the "catch" for the wiring of each pin

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Step 3) Replace the 6 pins into the proper wiring on the ELO 12 connector with wires that fit correctly

 

Pin No. / Wire Color / Function
1 / Tape left +
2 / Tape left -
5 / Nav Audio +
7 / Tape right +
8 / Tape right -
11 / Nav Audio -
12 / Brown-Black / Phone Audio - Ground

 

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3a) Put the old heat shrink tubing on the new wires

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Step 4) Connect the three harnesses together mating the following pins

Silver 10 pin            Small Black plug                 Small White plug

pin 1                       pin 1

pin 2                       pin 2
pin 5                       pin 5                                   pin 11

pin 6                       pin 7

pin 7                       pin 8

pin 10                     pin 11                                 pin 12

Optional - connect RCA cables to ELO12 pins below

Pin 3 Aux left

Pin 4 Aux right

Pin 10 Aux left & right ground

 

IF YOU HAVE TV IN YOUR BMW, YOU MUST CONNECT THE OLD 10 PIN CONNECTORS PINS 5 & 10 TO BOTH OF THE SMALL, WHITE AND BLACK, PLUGS.  On the small white plug it needs to connected to pins 11 & 12.  On the small black plug it needs to connected to pins 5 & 11

 

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Slide the black connector over the ELO12 connector and you have completed your adapter. 

Note:  If you do not have a black connector, you can adapt the original white connector easily by carefully shaving off the plastic shown in this picture.

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