This kit is for the installation in the trunk only. If you want to install behind the stereo and your BMW does not have Navigation -
please order BMW adapter with dash mounting cable.
If your stereo has (digital sound processing, usually written on the front of your stereo) you will also need GROM DSP conversion kit
External CD changer will be disconnected in order for GROM to work.
GROM USB car adapter kit connects USB 2.0 device such as flash drive, external hard drive
or mass storage device to the stock
stereo for music playback and integrated controls.
Control the music through factory
car stereo or steering wheel controls, see titles where applicable, browse by folders.iPhone / iPod/ iPad USB car integration:
Connect your Apple device to the
factory car stereo via USB port.
Play music, control from car stereo or steering wheel, and charge at the same time.
Use standard USB to Apple Lightning connector cable. All iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad with Lightning style cable are compatible.
iPhone, iTouch, and iPad with 30-pin style cable are compatible.
(iPod video, iPod photo, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod mini with 30-pin connectors are not compatible.) Bluetooth add-on (sold separately):
Make hands free phone calls (HFP), stream music from your smartphone to the
factory car stereo,
control music with the car stereo or steering wheel controls with
GROM Bluetooth Dongle
Android and iPhone smartphones and most music streaming apps are supported. Works with iPhone and Android Smartphones.
Aux 3.5mm phone jack connection to
car stereo for any additional audio source
such as DVD, MP3 player, XM and more.Available with plus 5V charging option via AUX-In 3.5mm and 5V USB charging cable
Automotive grade USB extension cable with latch-style connectors
Operating Temperature: -40C - +85 C (-50F - 200 F)
Operating current: ~220mA
Standby current: ~1mA
SN Ratio: 95dB
DAC resolution: NA
Distortion: < 0.01%
Dimensions: W / H / D - 60* 73 * 20 mm
Enclosure: Black metal
BMW 3 series 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 (All)BMW 3 series Coupe, Convertible 2006 (All)BMW 5 series 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 (All)BMW 7 series 1999 2000 2001 (All)BMW M Coupe 1999 2000 2001 2002 (All)BMW M Roadster 1999 2000 2001 2002 (All)BMW M3 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 (All)BMW M5 2000 2001 2002 2003 (All)BMW X3 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 (All, *05+ see below)BMW X5 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 (All)BMW Z3 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 (All)BMW Z4 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 (All, *06+ see below)BMW Z8 2000 2001 2002 2003 (All)Mini Cooper 2002 2003 2004 2005Mini Cooper Convertible R52/R53 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008Rover Range Rover HSE 2002 2003 2004 (Navigation 16:9; *2004 may need wire modification)
Important Compatibility Limitation for select BMW vehicles:BMW X3 (E83) production date 09/05 and up with DSP without navigation, CD changer and iPod connectionBMW Z4 (E85) production date 02/06 and up with DSP without navigation, CD changer and iPod connectionBMW Z4 (E86) coupe production date 05/06 and up with DSP without navigation, CD changer and iPod connectionThese vehicles above do not require GROM DSP adapter (use analog DSP) and can be installed at stereo or trunk,
but audio part will not work until the stereo is programmed (retrofited) to accept CD Changer (bmw calls it “vehicle order”).
Please contact your local BMW dealer and ask them to retrofit the stereo to accept CD changer.If your car falls into the above range and has Navigation, CD changer or iPod connection, GROM will work without any reprogramming.**For BMW with SiriusXM satellite radio, the XM radio need to be disconnected in order for GROM to work.
Standard package include:
- Car stereo adapter in metal enclosure
- Vehicle specific harness
- Automotive grade USB Type A Male / Type A Female 3FT cable
- Operation manual
Optional accessories (purchase separately):
- GROM Bluetooth Dongle for hands free calling and wireless playback (GROM-BTD)
- AUX 3.5mm cable for any MP3 player, mobile phone, XM, etc. (35USB)
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- 30 days money back guarantee
- 1 yr replacement warranty
Q.: What USB devices can I connect to the USB port of GROM-USB3 car kit?
A.: You can connect USB stick/flash drive, iPhone/iPod/iPad via USB cable. All iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad with Lightning style cable are compatible. iPhone, iTouch, and iPad with 30-pin style cable are compatible.
(iPod video, iPod photo, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod mini with 30-pin connectors are not compatible.) Q.: Will USB port also charge my iPhone / iPod / iPad, while playing the music?
A.: Yes it will charge your iPhone / iPod / iPad while playing the music.Q.: If I also use GROM Bluetooth Dongle (GROM-BTD), and the phone call comes in, will USB music pause automatically?
A.: If you connected your device via USB, and Bluetooth at the same time, the music that is playing over USB will pause upon the phone call.Q.: Will by CD changer keep working?
A.: Buld-in CD changer will keep working, external will be disconnected. Note for NIS02U3 model you will need to physically disconnect SAT/XM tuner for GROM to work.
For more questions about GROM-USB3 functionality please visit GROM-USB3 FAQ page