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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

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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.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Great. Allows you to control all your controls with the OEM buttons. Talented and serious installers made it simple.

Robert, La Vista, NE

What's in the Box:

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

Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

Easy interface

donnell from Humble , TX on 2/10/2019

2009 MINI Cooper
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what is supposed to, like the easy hook up, there is a power wire you have to go to the battery which takes extra time and I wasn't expecting, if you don't hook it up the radio will work but it will reset after you shut the car off and lights don't flash when unlocking car and interior light won't work at first either

Pros: Easy interface, plug and play

Cons: Power wire has to connect to the battery and has to be run

Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface

Robert from La Vista, NE on 9/28/2018

2010 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great. Allows you to control all your controls with the OEM buttons. Talented and serious installers made it simple.

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wastle if time

joseph from East Berlin, PA on 9/4/2018

2012 MINI Cooper
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this wiring interface was total wastes if my time. I spent a hour or so try to install it just to find out u had run your own power to the radio from fuse box or the battery power doesn't get power for this hardness that the whole put if this so I didn't have to run power wire to the radio I didn't need the speakers wires I have amps

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Crutchfield response on 9/4/2018 Joseph contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Beach City, OH on 3/26/2018

2007 MINI Cooper
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Was better than expected. Also the best product advice and support after the sale.

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Crutchfield customer from Boca Raton, FL on 1/29/2018

2007 BMW 3 Series
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Installed with ASWC-1 steering wheel control adapter in E92 BMW and everything works like factory.

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Easy to install!

Edward from Bel Air, MD on 12/10/2017

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Easy to install!

Pros: Good price and the adapter was easy to install myself

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 11/23/2017

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Easy transition for my stereo swap.

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Crutchfield customer from Dover, nh on 9/12/2017

2007 BMW 3 Series
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Easy to use. A bit big to fit behind the head unit. More clear instructions would be helpful concerning the two 12 pin plugs. Just labeling them would be helpful.

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Simple

Jeremiah from Sharpsville, PA on 6/18/2017

2008 BMW 1 Series
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Very easy to install when used alone. Complete nightmare when trying to also use the steering wheel control adapter with it (sold seperately). Directions from Axxess are not clear when trying to use both together.

Pros: Easy when used by itself

Cons: Can be a nightmare when also trying to use with steering wheel control adapter

Crutchfield response on 6/20/2017 Jeremiah, we're sorry you're having difficulties with your installation. If you need help, please reach out to our tech support team. They can either help get the interface working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface

Indira from Montclair, CA on 6/16/2017

2010 BMW 1 Series
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Fits perfect. I like that i was able to hair my OEM chimes

Pros: OEM Chimes

Cons: None to report

Axxess LC-BMRC-01 Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Croton On Hudson, NY on 2/20/2017

2009 MINI Cooper
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No good, to many wires, and did not fit, takes up to much space. Threw it out. Waste of money, wish I never bought it

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Crutchfield response on 2/22/2017 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you get this installed correctly or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Barry from Tucson, AZ on 1/5/2017

2011 MINI Cooper
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Part of a flawless install, courtesy of crutchfield.

Pros: Worked fine, steering controls, everything.

Cons: none

Almost plug and play.

Safetydude from Milford, Ohio on 8/2/2016

2009 MINI Cooper
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Works as advertised. Relatively easy to assemble and install. Had to make a coupl;e of calls to Crutchfield Tech Support, but that was more due to my lack of understanding.

Pros: Came with proper connector. Just had to match colored wires together using the special connectors provided. Piece of cake.

Cons: The "chimes" from the device are somewhat "weak". They are audible, but would be nice if they were a little louder. Also, had an extra wire for power antenna. Did not have any instuctions about what to do with it. Had to call Crutchfield. Great support.

Dings galore!

Elias from Walnut Creek, CA on 7/24/2016

2012 MINI Countryman
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Allowed me to install an aftermarket radio, and retain all the safety chimes of my Mini. They actually sound better now! Sometimes I'll just listen to them instead of music.. NOT!!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Non I can think of

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Features

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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Why did you buy this?

your guy Dee recommended this product after an online chat. [ Radu  Feb 13, 2019 ]
Great price [ Byron  Oct 21, 2018 ]
in mandatory add-on package [ Gary  Jul 10, 2018 ]
Ensures complete connectivity between after market stereo and existing factory wiring. [ Don  Jun 30, 2018 ]
It was what was recommended for my Mini Cooper [ Thomasie  Apr 21, 2018 ]
I needed it to install the head unit in my car. [ Paul  Nov 07, 2017 ]
Need this to maintain the chime and connected easier to my cars original wiring. [ Benjamin  May 15, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

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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