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tigerfan
06-14-2005, 06:32 AM
Can someone tell me the difference between the Ipod adapter kit listed on circlebmw for $120.00 (part # 65 110 392133) and the Auxilliary Audio input (part # 82110149389) for $40.00 shown in the BMW accessory catalog. I have searched and found post about the adapter kit and a pdf file with installation instructions, but have seen nothing about the auxilliary audio kit. Which one to use? Do they both do the same? I don not have nav, sirus or a cd changer. Thanks for any info.

bscarlett
06-14-2005, 06:52 AM
I believe the difference is that the iPod kit will give you steering wheel controls and charge the iPod while the Aux input will require you to change songs from the iPod and it will not charge the iPod. I would definatley go with the iPod kit. While I don't have the BMW kit (have the Dension one), I love mine and the steering wheel controls are a must if you like to jump from song to song and playlist to playlist.

tigerfan
06-14-2005, 07:27 AM
Thanks for the info. Makes since and yes Ipod would not be much use without steering wheel controls.

Hattori Hanzo
06-16-2005, 07:09 PM
Hi. I just had the iPOD kit installed by BMW and there are a few things it lacks.

1) You can't see the name of the song or time on the LED. Not a big deal since I like and know all the songs.

2) You have to create playlists 1-5. You can't just browse through the albums via the steering wheel. You are limited to the playlists which coorespond to the CD1 CD2 CD3 CD4 CD5 buttons.

I heard the Ice link is a bit better.

The part cost me $150 and $170 to install.

I have access to over 3000 songs with out fumbling with CDS, and still have 25GB left on the iPOD.
:p

playsccr
06-16-2005, 09:32 PM
get an icelink.

bscarlett
06-17-2005, 06:31 AM
The iceLink still has the CD1-5 limitation as the BMW one but the new firmware for the iceLink does display the ID tag from the MP3. Cost me $199 US and installed it myself.

tom@densionusa
06-17-2005, 06:25 PM
The iceLink still has the CD1-5 limitation as the BMW one but the new firmware for the iceLink does display the ID tag from the MP3. Cost me $199 US and installed it myself.

There is no limit to the number of playlists you can have on the iPod - the ice>Link Plus features a playlist browser where ALL your playlists can be accessed - right from your steering wheel.