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
GROM-USB3 car stereo adapter connects your USB 2.0 device such as flash drive, external hard drive or mass storage device to the stock stereo in your car.
You can control the playback through your car stereo or steering wheel controls.Android car integration via USB port:
Play music, control from car stereo
or steering wheel controls, charge. Supports advanced control and browsing by folders/playlists.
Requires Dashlinq Android Car Assistant App (free for GROM users), available at Google Play Store
For more information go to Dashlinq page
USB streaming for select Android devices is available without Dashlinq App.
You can stream the music and use track up and track down controls from any music application, while connected via USB. Check your device specs to make sure it supports USB streaming.
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 a hands free phone calls (HFP), stream music from your phone to the factory stereo via Bluetooth Audio playback (A2DP),
control your music with the car stereo or steering wheel controls via Bluetooth wireless audio control (AVRCP) with the
GROM Bluetooth Dongle
HD Radio Tuner add-on (sold separately):
Get HD FM Radio stations from your factory stereo. GROM-HDR1 HD Radio tuner improves the sound quality of local
FM stations and delivers clear and bold sound. Adds access to the HD FM sub-stations for more music choices. Check out the
HD Radio Tuner and Antenna Dongle
Aux 3.5mm phone jack connection 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 1999-2005 (All)
BMW 3 series Coupe, Convertible 2006-2006 (All)
BMW 5 series 1997-2003 (All)
BMW 7 series 1999-2001 (All)
BMW M Coupe 1999-2002 (All)
BMW M Roadster 1999-2002 (All)
BMW M3 1997-2006 (All)
BMW M5 2000-2003 (All)
BMW X3 2004-2010 (All, *05+ see below)
BMW X5 2000-2006 (All)
BMW Z3 1997-2002 (All)
BMW Z4 2003-2008 (All, *06+ see below)
BMW Z8 2000-2003 (All)
Mini Cooper 2002-2005
Mini Cooper Convertible R52/R53 2004-2008
Rover Range Rover HSE 2002-2004 (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 connection
BMW Z4 (E85) production date 02/06 and up with DSP without navigation, CD changer and iPod connection
BMW Z4 (E86) coupe production date 05/06 and up with DSP without navigation, CD changer and iPod connection
These 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)
- HD Radio Tuner for digital HD Radio FM Stations (GROM-HDR1)
- AUX 3.5mm cable for any MP3 player, mobile phone, XM, etc. (35USB)
We ship internationally. For rates and delivery times please see this chart
- 30 days money back guarantee
- 1 yr replacement warranty
Q.: What USB devices cab I connect to the USB port of GROM-USB3 car kit?
A.: You can connect USB stick/flash drive, Android phone or 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 Android or iPhone / iPod / iPad, while playing the music?
A.: Yes it will charge your Android phone or iPhone / iPod / iPad while pkaying 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.
For more questions about GROM-USB3 functionality please visit GROM-USB3 FAQ page