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BMW / Mini / Rover - iPod/iPhone integration kit
BMW / Mini / Rover - iPod/iPhone integration kit
  • Model: GROM-IPD3-BMW
  • 40 Units in Stock
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Price:   Starting at: £79.99


GROM-IPD3 provides seamless integration of iPod® or iPhone® to the factory fitted car stereo system. Supports play, charge and control of iPod®/iPhone®. Optional Bluetooth Dongle* allows hands free calling and wireless audio streaming.


• Works as a virtual CD changer.
• Connects to CD changer port on factory fitted car stereo
• Plays and Charges iPod or iPhone.
• Provides access and control to the music stored on iPod or iPhone.
• Enables Hands Free calling and Wireless Audio with Bluetooth controls for your mobile phone.*

iPod®/iPhone® Integration
Connects, plays, charges and controls the iPod or iPhone devices. Maps stereo disc buttons to playlists for easy navigation.

Bluetooth Capability*
Syncs up your mobile phone and car stereo for Hands Free usage and Audio Streaming
(*Bluetooth add-on sold separately).

Integrated Controls
Allows you to advance playlists, songs, folders, accept/reject/end calls/voice dial (*Bluetooth dongle required)
and more, conveniently using your car stereo or steering wheel controls.

Aux-Input and USB charge
Adds 3.5mm audio for any MP3 player, charges with 5V USB. (aux-in cable sold separately)

Text Display
Shows song title, album, artist name on your radio screen. (stereo permitting)

CD Quality Sound
Seamless integration into your factory stereo system provides fantastic sound quality as its directly connected as opposed to the typically poor sound quality associated with FM modulators, cassette adapters or systems that have their own amplifier.

Invisible Installation
No need for extra LCD displays & controls, keep your original car stereo and reserve that sleek factory look.

Firmware Upgradeable
Free software updates for continued compatibility.
Universal interface for many car makes which could be transferred to your next car!

Simple DIY plug-n-play installation in most cases.

Legal & Safe
Why risk penalty points and a fine, use the Grom interface to legally & safely operate your music device/phone whilst driving!

Peace of Mind
14 day money back guarantee & 1 year manufactures warranty.


• iPod, iPhone or iPad capable
• Two Mini Din extension ports
• Micro SD card slot for firmware updates
• OEM head unit/steering wheel button presses are translated to the particular command that an iPod/iPhone can understand.
• Factory matched harness that connects to your car stereo.

Download the Operation Manual here


GROM IPD3 interface has one expansion port for any of these optional accessories: 

Bluetooth Dongle and Microphone for hands free calling and music streaming.

  • In hands free mode you are able to: accept call, reject call, end call, adjust microphone gain and audio volume via your car stereo and steering wheel controls (HFP).
  • Bluetooth Audio playback allows you to stream music directly from your phone to the car stereo (A2DP).
  • Bluetooth wireless audio control allows you to Forward and Backward your music playback via car stereo/steering wheel controls (AVRCP)
  • Voice Dial press "scan" twice to initiate voice dial/Siri (stereo and phone permitting)

Samsung Galaxy S 1,2,3 play and charge cable (no control from radio)

  • If you have a Samsung Galaxy you can now play and charge it in the car using SG1 cable. The cable has mini-din on one side and Micro USB on the other side. 

Aux-line-in & USB charge cable for injecting any audio source directly into the cars audio system with an additional female USB connector allowing you to charge your device.

  • 3.5mm male jack.
  • Female USB connection, providing power to charge MP3 players/phones etc.
  • Connect any device with a headphone socket such as an MP3 player, Phone, DAB or Sat Nav.

These example video clips show a simple installation and a unit in operation (your vehicle may be different but the approach is still fundamentally the same). 


Suitable for the following vehicles:

  • Mini   2001-2005/6
  • BMW 3 series    1997-2005
  • BMW 5 series    1997-2003
  • BMW 7 series    1998-2001
  • BMW X3    2004-2007
  • BMW X5    2000-2005
  • BMW M3    1997-2005
  • BMW M5    2000-2003
  • BMW Z3    1997-2002
  • BMW Z4    2003-2005
  • BMW Z8    2000-2003
  • BMW M Roadster    1999-2002
  • BMW M Coupe    1999-2002
  • Rover 75    1999-2005
  • Rover MG    2002-2004
  • Rover ZT    2001-2005
  • Range Rover LandRover    2002-2004
  • Any Rover with a stereo manufactured by Alpine
  • Model not listed - please contact us with your car details

Note: For BMW DSP (Digital Sound Processor) systems use in conjunction with Grom DSP kit (sold separately)
Note: For BMW NAV head units only the boot connection BMW-T cable is available!

Unsure? Download the full vehicle application guide or contact us first.

Step 1 - remove the factory head unit (see FAQ's or video clips for further help)
Step 2 - connect the Data Cable (Vehicle Specific Cable) into the typically empty CD changer port on the rear of the unit. 
Step 3 - plug the other end of the data cable into the Grom interface which is small enough to leave behind the stereo or ideally route into the glove box.
Step 4 - connect your chosen accessory cables and route to your preferred location around the drivers seat.
Step 5 - Install head unit and enjoy!

  • No fuss, easy DIY plug-and-play installation
  • No wiring needs to be cut or soldered.
  • The installation of this kit should not affect your vehicles warranty.
  • 0.5m Data cable (vehicle specific cable)

Each Grom kit comes with one Vehicle Specific Cable (Data cable) for connection between the Grom interface and the typically spare CDC port on the rear of the head unit. All BMW's have a choice between head unit and boot connection (Except Navigation models)

For BMW head unit connection instructions click here

Apple Compatibility via iPod cable  

iPhone 5 with Lightning adapter.

Bluetooth Compatibility via BTD:

Any phone with Bluetooth hands free profile (HFP)

Samsung Compatibility via SG1 cable:

Samsung Galaxy S 1, 2, 3 (Play and charge only - no control)

Aux-in Devices:

Any device with a headphone/line out socket

What's in the kit:

  • Car stereo adapter in plastic enclosure
  • Vehicle specific cable to connect to CD changer port (select one)
  • iPod cable 1.5m
  • User manual

Optional accessories and upgrades - sold separately:

  • iPod cable 4.6m (IPD2L)
  • Bluetooth Dongle (BTD)
  • Samsung mini USB cable (SG1)
  • Aux-in 3.5mm jack & female USB for charging (35UB)
  • BMW DSP Conversion Kit

Q: I’m not sure if my car is compatible ?
A: The compatibility list shows the vehicles this particular kit is compatible with. For full vehicle listings please download our full compatibility pdf which details all vehicle models.
If you believe your car is compatible but its not on the list, then view our harness guide pdf to see if you have the correct connector on the rear of your head unit.
Finally if you are still unsure then please email us your vehicle make, year and stereo details and we'll let you know.

Q: Will my factory fitted CD changer still function ?
A: Any multi CD/changer built into the head unit will continue to work, an external CD changer will usually be replaced by this kit. Note: Your stereo should be CD changer compatible.

Q: My car does not have a CD changer, will this kit work ?
A: Yes, the Grom kit imitates a factory installed CD changer and if your car is on the compatibility list then a specific port should be present on the OEM head unit.

Q: How many playlists are supported on the iPod ?
Usually 6. On Toyota, new Honda and Nissan you can have up to 99 folders typically we recommend using a manageable number of playlists.

Q: How do I switch between iPod/Bluetooth/Aux-in modes ?
A: If using iPod mode then iPod will pause automatically once Bluetooth is activated. If Aux-in mode is used, you need to manually pause the aux-in device when iPod or Bluetooth is activated..

Q: What connectors does the IPD3 interface have ?
A: There are three connectors, a 20 pin vehicle specific cable for connection to the car and two mini-din ports, one used for the included iPod cable and a second for an optional accessory (purchased separately).

Q: I'm unsure if I can install this myself ?
A: Installing a Grom Audio kit is a very easy task, once the head unit is removed, simply connect the factory matched connector to the port on the rear of the head unit, then route the cables and interface to your preferred vehicle location such as glove box/centre console/arm rest then install the head unit and enjoy! Full instructions are provided excluding head unit removal. Some head units depending on your vehicle may be more of a challenge to remove, however we suggest searching for your vehicle and head unit removal on YouTube, you can't beat watching a video of the process! If you are not technically minded then any local tradesman or friend with a basic understanding of electronics/automotive engineering could help.

Q: Can an iPhone be used as a hands free phone and music player at the same time with this kit ?
Yes, if using an iPhone as the music player (iPod mode) you can also pair the same phone or a completely different phone so that when a call comes in the music will pause and resume when the call is ended.

Q: Head unit v boot mounting ?
A: Some cars have the option of mounting the kit in the boot/trunk where a factory CD changer connector is located. Installation is easy this way as there is no stereo to remove, however your Grom device will remain in the boot. We can supply an extension cable should you require, allowing you to use your iPod/iPhone/MP3 player in the front of the vehicle - see our store for more details .

Q: Who are Grom Audio ?
A: GROM Audio is a leading manufacturer of High Quality In-Car multimedia integration systems. The products are made according to the latest technology standards. We are committed to the highest quality and leading edge digital solutions for total integration of many electronic devices. GROM Audio is based in the heart of Silicon Valley California and GROM’s company culture is much like the high tech centre of the world - highly Motivated, Innovative and Technology driven.

For more information on the Grom Audio product range please click here

Step One - Choose your interface box carefully! (click here to compare versions) 
Step Two - Choose your Vehicle Specific Cable.
Step Three - Choose your accessories. Please note the interface has two mini-din ports in total.

If you need help please check the vehicle application guide or contact us


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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 23 June, 2011.