Browsing for All BMW's
Choose Your BMW
NOTE: Image shown may not reflect actual product shipped. BSW sells DSP adapters from multiple manufacturers depending on availability, pricing, and market conditions. All are backed by a 1 year warranty through BSW and perform and function exactly the same.
Accessory to the DICE BMW iPod Integration Kit (Mediabridge or DUO)
Required in vehicles equipped with Digital DSP. See below.
What is DSP, and what is a DSP adapter?
DSP was an audio option available on 5 Series, X5, X3, Z4, or 7 Series BMWs between 1996 and 2008. If you have a 3 Series or M3, you DO NOT have DSP. Some (but not all) vehicles equipped with DSP may require a special "DSP adapter" to install certain aftermarket accessories. Read on. The majority of these vehicles have the factory coaxial cable present (required for audio transmission), but we have seen the occasional car that does not have the cable pre-installed. If that's the case, you will need to purchase (order) the cable from your dealer (BMW part number 65128360756, which is ~$28) as the kit does not come with this.
Does my 5 Series, X5, X3, Z4, or 7 Series have DSP?
If I do have DSP, how do I know whether or not I need the additional DSP adapter?
What if I might need the additional DSP adapter?
We need to locate the factory CD Changer Connections to identify which set of cables are present. Head to our youtube channel (BavSound) and search for your vehicle's iPod Integration Kit install guide (example: 5 Series iPod) to see the location of the factory CD Changer connections. There will be one of the three sets of connections present in your BMW which will determine whether you need a DSP adapter:
BMW 5 Series E39 '97-'03 (Sedan, Wagon)
BMW 7 Series E38 '95-'01 (Sedan)
BMW M Series M Coupe '07-'09 (Coupe)
BMW M Series M Roadster '06+ (Convertible)
BMW M Series M5 E39 '00-'03 (Sedan)
BMW X Series X3 E83 '04-'10 SAV
BMW X Series X5 E53 '00-'06 SAV
BMW Z Series Z4 03-08 (E85/E86, Roadster) (Coupe, Roadster)