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apw2607
11-29-2005, 11:41 AM
It appears that BMW are about to, or already have (in Europe at least) a solution now for a retrofit Ipod interface and E46, E39 and E53 NAV equipped cars. No mention in the installation instructions if this is compatible with Sirius though, which folks in the USA may have added to the car.

The part number is

Original BMW Accessories.
Installation Instructions.

Retrofit - iPod Interface
BMW 3 Series (E 46) from 03/01
BMW 5 Series (E 39) from 02/01
BMW X5 (E 53) from 04/01
These installation instructions are only valid for cars with SA 601/602 (On-board monitor with TV) or with SA 609 (navigation system).

Retrofit kit No.: 65 41 0 409 609
Installation time
The installation time is 2.5 hours, but this may vary depending on the condition of the car and the equipment in it.

There also appears to be a new ipod Interface part number for in-dash Radios part # 65 41 0 409 608 and a really bizzare E90/91 ipod interface (part # 65 41 0 404 330) that involves adding a special "Display unit" !!

I did contact a couple of USA dealers and none of them are aware of these parts .... yet. We will just have to see what happens :-)

Interesting stuff this iPod integration !

crawform
12-01-2005, 05:38 PM
Will be interesting to see.

Technic
12-05-2005, 06:33 AM
It appears that BMW are about to, or already have (in Europe at least) a solution now for a retrofit Ipod interface and E46, E39 and E53 NAV equipped cars. No mention in the installation instructions if this is compatible with Sirius though, which folks in the USA may have added to the car.

The part number is

Original BMW Accessories.
Installation Instructions.

Retrofit - iPod Interface
BMW 3 Series (E 46) from 03/01
BMW 5 Series (E 39) from 02/01
BMW X5 (E 53) from 04/01
These installation instructions are only valid for cars with SA 601/602 (On-board monitor with TV) or with SA 609 (navigation system).

Retrofit kit No.: 65 41 0 409 609
Installation time
The installation time is 2.5 hours, but this may vary depending on the condition of the car and the equipment in it.

There also appears to be a new ipod Interface part number for in-dash Radios part # 65 41 0 409 608 and a really bizzare E90/91 ipod interface (part # 65 41 0 404 330) that involves adding a special "Display unit" !!

I did contact a couple of USA dealers and none of them are aware of these parts .... yet. We will just have to see what happens :-)

Interesting stuff this iPod integration !

The E90 iPod interface part is in the realoem.com site but the E46 one is not... :confused:

dusterbuster
01-19-2006, 05:10 PM
any further news regarding an oem ipod interface for cars equipped with navigation?