Suitable for the following vehicles:
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)
Any device with a headphone/line out socket
What's in the kit:
Optional accessories and upgrades - sold separately:
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 ?
A: 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 ?
A: 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.