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Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the safety warning chimes in select 2007-14 MINI and 2006-13 BMW models

Item # 120LCBMRC1

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About the Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface

Axxess LC-BMRC-01

This LC-BMRC-01 wiring interface from Axxess lets you replace the factory radio in select 2007-14 Mini and 2006-13 BMW vehicles without an amplified system. This interface allows you to connect the new radio to the factory wiring, while maintaining your factory warning chimes — an important safety feature. You can also use this harness in your Mini or BMW vehicle if you plan on replacing the factory amplifier. Warranty: 1 year.

What's in the box:

  • BMW radio replacement interface
  • Wiring harness
  • 8' Yellow Battery Wire (with inline 15-amp fuse)
  • Installation Instructions

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The Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface replaces these items:

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BMW & Mini Radio Replacement Interface Module: The Axxess LC-BMRC-01 interface is designed to allow you to replace the factory radio of select BMW & Mini vehicles with an aftermarket head unit, while retaining many factory features that are normally lost when the factory radio is removed.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Axxess LC-BMRC-01 is compatible with the following 2006-13 BMW & 2007-2015 Mini vehicles (as of 6/10/2016).

Make Model Year
BMW 1-Series 2008-2013
3-Series 2006-2013
M3 2007-2013
Mini Cooper 2007-2015

Amplified & Non-Amplified Systems: The Axxess LC-BMRC-01 can be used in BMW and Mini vehicles with no factory amplifier, or in BMW & Mini vehicles when bypassing the factory amplifier.

Retained Factory Features: The Axxess LC-BMRC-01 retains the following factory features.

  • +12V/10A Accessory Output: In many BMW & Mini vehicles, there is no 12-volt accessory wire in the factory harness, which requires the installer to run an accessory wire to the fuse box or underneath the steering column when installing an aftermarket radio. The LC-BMRC-01 is designed to provide a 12V/10A switched accessory output (red wire).
  • Warning Chimes: The LC-BMRC-01 retains factory warning chimes through onboard speaker in the interface module.
  • Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The ignition power source of some vehicles keeps the radio on until one of the doors is opened. This feature is called the R.A.P. (retained accessory power). The LC-BMRC-01 is designed to retain this feature.

Optional Steering Wheel Control Adapter: The LC-BMRC-01 features a right-angle 3.5mm connector that lets you keep your vehicle's factory steering wheel controls via the optional Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC1, sold separately), when installing an aftermarket head unit with a steering wheel control input.

Navigation Outputs: In addition, the LC-BMRC-01 provides navigation outputs (VSS, Parking Brake, and Reverse) to help ease the installation process of an aftermarket navigation radio.

Wire Code Chart:

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Orange Illumination
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -
Blue/Pink VSS
Green/Purple Reverse Gear
Light Green Parking Brake

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5 questions already asked

does this still allow the SOS light allow to throw a code?
[ Brandon  Mar 01, 2021 ]
3 answers
I cannot find any mention about losing the SOS ability or other safety features while using this interface in its information. An advisor can look over our installation notes to see if this is a warning for your vehicle and they can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check
[ Paul  Mar 17, 2021 ]  Staff
I installed this on a 2006 325xi with the base radio being replaced by a BOSS DIN chassis with Apple Car Play and Android Auto and had no issues, but my car did not have Bluetooth, I-Drive, or SOS. I'm not sure that I understand your question, but if you have an SOS light error on the dash now this won't fix it and if you don't have an SOS error now replacing the head unit will likely cause one unless you have it "coded out" by someone familiar with BMW software.
[ WILLIAM  Mar 17, 2021 ]
Not sure I understand the question, but this does NOT allow the SOS system to work. With every engine start, the SOS code displays then changes to the little exclamation warning symbol that stays shown for the entire drive...kind of annoying. A dealer may be able to clear the code, but I doubt they'd be able to get the SOS system working in conjunction with the Axxess interface.
[ Frank  Mar 16, 2021 ]
All wires are connected but my chimes are barely noticeable. I can barely hear them now . What do I do ?
[ Laquosha  Sep 21, 2020 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Oct 13, 2020 ]  Staff
I have run the yellow wire to the stereo as directed, but I still do have power to the radio. Do I need to have additional grounds?
[ Doug  Jan 22, 2020 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Feb 06, 2020 ]  Staff
will this keep the original steering wheel controls and chimes in a 2009 328i ?
[ kyle  Nov 25, 2019 ]
1 answer
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Dec 12, 2019 ]  Staff
does this retain parking sensor beeps ?
[ coco518  Jul 12, 2017 ]
1 answer
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Jul 13, 2017 ]  Staff

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