BMW iPod iPhone interface 1996-2006  PA12-BMW

BMW iPhone Interface PA12-BMW

Price: $140.00
BMW iPhone iPod Interface PA12-BMW

BMW iPod integration kit, full iPod control from your BMW Original radio,  this USA spec iPod integration kit allows you to connect listen control and charge your iPod iPhone from the factory BMW car stereo and steering controls. Late 2003 BMW radios will display iPod text, you can scroll through your songs playlists artist titles, shift between tracks and up to five BMW playlists and adjust volume without taking your eyes off the road or your ears off the music. You may also, select “Random” and let the music take you to unexpected places if using an iPhone you can also listen to internet services live Pandora,  Livio radio or online satellite radio comes with second audio input port for any other audio source. 

Features Overview:

The interface connects to any iPod with a docking connector and works with BMW and Mini Cooper Oem audio systems Its on-board software translates commands from your factory BMW radio's CD-changer controls into commands the iPod understands. This interface enables the iPod to take the place of a BMW CD-changer and provides the following benefits:
  • Directs the iPod's audio output to your factory BMW audio system for optimal sound.
  • Controls the iPod via vehicle's radio and steering wheel controls.
  • Charges the iPod's internal battery; charging stops automatically one hour after the iPod is paused, the iPod goes into sleep mode when charging stops 5v USB. 
iPod Compatibility:
The PA-12 BMW now includes the CB-PA85 cable,
  • iPod All
  • iPod touch All
  • iPhone ALL
Modes of Operation:
The PA12-BMW provides two operation modes:
  • Direct Mode:
  • All control functions on your iPod are available, you can search and select music on your iPod directly just as you would when using it as a portable unit, you can also still use the track up down, fast forward and reverse button on your radio to control music playback.
iPod Text:
Artist name and song title information can be displayed on BMW's Business CD model radio.

iPod Playback:
All audio tracks on the iPod will be played at Disc 6. The track order is determined by the default order on the iPod. Selecting discs 1 through 5 on the factory radio will allow playback of 5 playlists on the iPod if the Aux Input is not used. You can select a playlist by pressing the Disc Up or Disc Down buttons.

Playlist Names:
In order for the adapter/factory radio to recognize a playlist, it must be named BMW 1...through Bmw5... Text can follow the BMW name and number, such as BMW 3_artist name or Bmw2-jazz. For a given disc slot (1-5), if there is no playlist named BMW followed by that number, that disc slot will not be available.

Auxiliary Input:
In addition to the iPod input on the PA12-Bmw there is an auxiliary input (stereo RCA) for use with another source, such as a DVD system, satellite radio, or game system. The aux input is selected at Cd 6 Track 1 using the factory radio controls. This aux input can be used with or without the iPod connected.

When the Aux input is used, the "All Tracks" playlist is moved to Disc 5, and playlist "BMW5" is lost.

Compatible Vehicles:

1996 - 2005    BMW 3 SERIES

1998 - 2003    BMW 5 SERIES

1999 - 2001    BMW 7 SERIES

1999 - 2006    BMW X3

1999 - 2006    BMW X5

2000 - 2006    BMW Z3

1999 - 2006    BMW Z4

2003 - 2004    Laand Rover Range rover HSE

pa12-BMW DSP

BMW vehicles with DSP sound system use

If you are connecting an additional mp3 player, DVD player or satellite radio we recommend using this Cable   
BMW iPod interface: Installation manual

For more information call 1-800-727-1466


Customer Reviews
# of Ratings: 2
1. on 1/1/2014, said:
I installed this on my Bmw. It works well and takes the place of the CD trunk cd changer. You use the buttons on the radio to access play lists on your IPOD. I love being able to use the radio controls on the steering wheel to control the volume and select songs on the IPOD. It also allows me to use the IPOD in the normal way to select songs. all the iPod text is display on my radio screen and it also charges my battery
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2. on 8/15/2013, said:
I recently purchased the BMW PA-12 The install was simple it plugs into the cd changer connection works as advertised text scrolls on radio and all controls work on using the BMW Business CD radio. good sound quality Great product.
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