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jperk1819
01-15-2006, 11:32 AM
Has any one figured a way to connect their Ipod to a '06 750 il?
My dealer says 'its coming' but seems like there should be a way today.
THanks

BmW745On19's
01-16-2006, 09:49 AM
Search It on the forums!!!!!

But if you want a short concise answer, no not now, atleast. Dension is looking for a way to have a flawless iPod integration with the car but no luck yet, stereo wiring the car is very secure and hard to tap into. Your best bet, right now, is to go to your dealer and have them install an Auxillary Jack, 3.5mm plug?, in the glovebox or center console, which ever you prefer. Thats about the only way you will get iPod in the 7 any time soon.

tom @ eas
01-17-2006, 12:55 AM
Dension will have a kit shortly, we are placing names on our waiting list in the meantime. Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to be added.

jkb
01-17-2006, 12:18 PM
Dension will have a kit shortly, we are placing names on our waiting list in the meantime. Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to be added.

i believe i am on the list already - can you double check pls for jkoum@yahoo.com

also, if you need beta testers or early adopters, my '06 750i is asking about it :)

jkb
01-17-2006, 12:20 PM
Dension will have a kit shortly, we are placing names on our waiting list in the meantime. Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to be added.

will we have ID3 text on the iDrive? would iDrive show all our playlists? could we use iDrive to control iPod for song/album/genre selection? would anything need to b e disconnected (such as cd changer, etc) to get iPod working? i am super excited about it. just curious: have you gotten any help from BMW on this development? are they for it, against it or just neutral?

tom @ eas
01-17-2006, 01:12 PM
i believe i am on the list already - can you double check pls for jkoum@yahoo.com

also, if you need beta testers or early adopters, my '06 750i is asking about it :)

I don't seem to have you on the list, can you email me the following info:

First/Last Name:
Year:
Make:
Model:
iPod Generation:
Daytime Phone Number:
Email address:

As for beta testers, we will probably need someone in the SoCal area so the kit can be monitored in-house.

tom @ eas
01-17-2006, 01:13 PM
will we have ID3 text on the iDrive? would iDrive show all our playlists? could we use iDrive to control iPod for song/album/genre selection? would anything need to b e disconnected (such as cd changer, etc) to get iPod working? i am super excited about it. just curious: have you gotten any help from BMW on this development? are they for it, against it or just neutral?

Still too early to tell on the features, but BMW does not have any involvement in the ice>Link Plus.

jperk1819
01-24-2006, 09:55 AM
when you mean 'shortly' ....does that mean this spring?basically wondering if I should just go get that 3.5mm plug

tom @ eas
01-24-2006, 10:01 AM
when you mean 'shortly' ....does that mean this spring?basically wondering if I should just go get that 3.5mm plug

Dension is anticipating early Spring '06.

jkb
01-24-2006, 04:59 PM
Dension is anticipating early Spring '06.

http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums/e63/7397638-1.html

as a consumer, having two to pick from will be good. but i do like that nav-tv is planning to make ipod appear as a 7th CD in the changer and let idrive controller pick playlists, artists, etc.

dannthompson
01-25-2006, 10:24 AM
Can the dealer add an auxillary jack? I have asked and they said they can't. I felt maybe we were having a communication problem. Has anyone had it done on their 7?

tom @ eas
01-25-2006, 10:38 AM
Can the dealer add an auxillary jack? I have asked and they said they can't. I felt maybe we were having a communication problem. Has anyone had it done on their 7?

The problem is that AUX does not exist for the 7-series. We're told that BMW has no plans for an AUX kit in the 7-series.

BmW745On19's
02-09-2006, 04:07 PM
I heard a rumor Siemans was close to making a full integration for it.:dunno:

nexus9
02-09-2006, 08:19 PM
Actually, the MOST bus interface already has a pretty rich API definition to support AUX in functionality with pretty sophisticated control and response info from the device. In fact, it's got all the trappings to support MP3 players with a database of songs or a file system (i.e. the IPOD). If you are technical, you can check it out at: http://www.mostcooperation.com/downloads/Specifications/MOST%20Function%20Catalog/

So, really, its a matter of whether it is worth BMWs time to implement it in their iDrive system code or not. I'm sure the chipsets for the interface are all available, it's a matter of BMWs iDrive subcontractors doing the job (and BMW paying for it).

You can be sure that BMW keeps a pretty quantified cost/profit analysis on features such as this and probably goes even further to profile the typical buyers of their high-end cars and thus far hasn't seen the dollar signs to do such a thing. I bet if you looked at the numbers, 3, 5, and X series drivers are more likely to use iPods in there estimation and that sort of feature is considered more valuable to that segment, not to mention the fact that the sophistication of a fiber-optic based MOST bus hasn't completely trickled down to the mainstream models.

However, there is some hope from some of the hackers out there beyond Denison, I have seen on Ebay a company which sells an interface to provide a video input to the iDrive screen which also provides a direct analog AUX in. The only drawback is that this requires you to send in your MOST Radio receiver to them which they crack open and tap directly into the board with analog inputs. Not pretty and no iDrive control, but the only game out there aside from a FM modulator.

I have a feeling that Denison's box will only work with the later model 7s which have the option for playing MP3 files from the Alpine CD-Changer. I don't see any other way for them to be able to offer a degree of control over the iPod as well as displaying track information on the iDrive screen (translated as ID3 tags). The drawback to this is your ipod appears like 6 CDs with 99 songs on them.

So we will have to wait, and hope that BMW will offer something. Apple does a good job of providing a pretty slick interface to control the iPod through the dock connector, there just isn't many people yet who take good advantage of it yet.

Then again, I'd just be happy with getting a direct audio-in, because I don't think that the iDrive controller could work as good as the iPod's click wheel at picking out songs. .

Maybe, just maybe, one day BMW will open up some of the API of the iDrive system to third party developers so that people could write custom software for the iDrive system. . granted they'd have to protect all of the vital systems responsible for safety purposes but I'd sure like a crack at improving their interface and adding some cool stuff to the system.

Ah well, time will march on and these things will happen. . but you'll need to spend another 80K on a new car to get them. . hehe. . lest we forget these guys are in the business of selling new cars. .

2006bmw750li
02-09-2006, 11:37 PM
Best solution for now is to buy extra cartridges and have all 6 slots loaded up with MP3s!

jkb
02-10-2006, 03:07 AM
what about this:

http://www.harmankardon.com/drive-1/diagram.aspx

together with this:

http://www.harmankardon.com/drive-1/wired_fm.aspx

gman750i
02-10-2006, 06:51 AM
Search It on the forums!!!!!

But if you want a short concise answer, no not now, atleast. Dension is looking for a way to have a flawless iPod integration with the car but no luck yet, stereo wiring the car is very secure and hard to tap into. Your best bet, right now, is to go to your dealer and have them install an Auxillary Jack, 3.5mm plug?, in the glovebox or center console, which ever you prefer. Thats about the only way you will get iPod in the 7 any time soon.


I was told by the dealer that there is no AUX input for the 2006 750i. Anyone hear something different?

jkb
02-10-2006, 11:22 AM
I was told by the dealer that there is no AUX input for the 2006 750i. Anyone hear something different?

yep, there is no AUX input on 7er. BmW745On19 is smoking some good stuff.

BmW745On19's
02-10-2006, 01:47 PM
I actually called the BMW parts department like 2 days ago, they said that they wouldnt know anything about an iPod adapter, figures, but did say for the 745 that there was an AUX input avaliable to install.

750, not so sure.:dunno:

jkb
02-10-2006, 03:11 PM
I actually called the BMW parts department like 2 days ago, they said that they wouldnt know anything about an iPod adapter, figures, but did say for the 745 that there was an AUX input avaliable to install.

750, not so sure.:dunno:

745 DO NOT have an AUX input either. i used to own a 745 before my 750. call them back and get a part number and i'll admit i am wrong.

tom @ eas
02-10-2006, 03:17 PM
745 DO NOT have an AUX input either. i used to own a 745 before my 750. call them back and get a part number and i'll admit i am wrong.

This is correct - we have been told that BMW has no plans for an AUX adapter for the 7.

jkb
02-10-2006, 04:47 PM
This is correct - we have been told that BMW has no plans for an AUX adapter for the 7.

tom, do you have a more accurate timeframe for iPod 7er hookup? i wont hold you to it, but i really want it and i am thinking of hooking up this guy if it takes iPod hookup from you guys much longer: http://www.harmankardon.com/drive-1/wired_fm.aspx

tom @ eas
02-10-2006, 04:51 PM
tom, do you have a more accurate timeframe for iPod 7er hookup? i wont hold you to it, but i really want it and i am thinking of hooking up this guy if it takes iPod hookup from you guys much longer: http://www.harmankardon.com/drive-1/wired_fm.aspx

We are told early Spring, but might be bringing a suprise to this year's Bimmerfest at our booth. :D

BmW745On19's
02-10-2006, 09:00 PM
This is correct - we have been told that BMW has no plans for an AUX adapter for the 7.

I assume this is a misunderstanding. I am clear that BMW doesnt have an AUX ADAPTER for the 7 but BMW does have an AUX INPUT for the 7, the 3.5mm jack you can have installed in the glove box. Ill call Reeves again and get you a part number if you dont believe me.

gman750i
02-11-2006, 06:16 AM
It's not that I don't believe you. I called my dealer, Hunterdon BMW, and they specifically told me that BMW does not make an AUX input for the '06 750. I have the 3.5mm jack in the glove box of my '03 540i and it works great. If you could get a part number for me, I would appreciate it.

jkb
02-11-2006, 02:08 PM
I assume this is a misunderstanding. I am clear that BMW doesnt have an AUX ADAPTER for the 7 but BMW does have an AUX INPUT for the 7, the 3.5mm jack you can have installed in the glove box. Ill call Reeves again and get you a part number if you dont believe me.

what part of "there is no AUX adapter or AUX input" for E65/E66 dont you understand???

BmW745On19's
02-11-2006, 05:05 PM
But there is!

jkb
02-11-2006, 07:08 PM
But there is!

trust me, there isn't. listen to what myself and others tell you. if tom tells you there isn't one, there isn't one. if you want to get us a part number for AUX for 7er - go for it. good luck with that.

jkb
02-13-2006, 12:20 PM
But there is!

still waiting for that part number. its monday, the service department gotta be open.

dannthompson
04-04-2006, 11:13 AM
I don't seem to have you on the list, can you email me the following info:

First/Last Name:
Year:
Make:
Model:
iPod Generation:
Daytime Phone Number:
Email address:

As for beta testers, we will probably need someone in the SoCal area so the kit can be monitored in-house.

Tom,

Want to make sure that I am on the waiting list. Also I am available for Beta Testing... I am in OC (Garden Grove to be specific). So let me know if you need someone...

I have a '06 750 Li with a 5G Ipod.(and a 4g for that matter)

Dann Thompson
dthompson@lwlending.com

tom @ eas
04-04-2006, 11:17 AM
Tom,

Want to make sure that I am on the waiting list. Also I am available for Beta Testing... I am in OC (Garden Grove to be specific). So let me know if you need someone...

I have a '06 750 Li with a 5G Ipod.(and a 4g for that matter)

Dann Thompson
dthompson@lwlending.com

Dann,

You have email! :thumbup:

gman750i
04-07-2006, 07:19 PM
I keep waiting and waiting and listening through my crappy FM modulator.The Dension website still says late '05, then we heard March, then April. I'm sure someone at Dension knows when their release date is going to be. Is there anyone at Dension that talks with the software developers to know when this thing is going to be ready? It seems incredible to me, as someone who runs a software company, that they miss dates by months and cannot even provide a realistic date and deliver.

tom @ eas
04-07-2006, 07:31 PM
I keep waiting and waiting and listening through my crappy FM modulator.The Dension website still says late '05, then we heard March, then April. I'm sure someone at Dension knows when their release date is going to be. Is there anyone at Dension that talks with the software developers to know when this thing is going to be ready?

The kits have not even been released overseas yet, we still need to test here on US-spec vehicles beforehand, and we will report as progress is made. Even if the kit was released tomorrow - I would not consider it ready unless it was tested first here in the States.

We'll keep the forums posted as progress is made, we have even signed up a few forum members for beta testing when we reach that step.

It seems incredible to me, as someone who runs a software company, that they miss dates by months and cannot even provide a realistic date and deliver.

You must be a Mac user, us Windows users are used to this. :p

RPR50
04-15-2006, 04:21 AM
BMW has announced an IPod connection for current models, including the 7 series. Available this summer. http://www.ipodyourbmw.com.

gman750i
04-15-2006, 05:09 AM
Finally! We'll see which is ready first - BMW or Dension. BMW put a stake in the ground with their 'wide' release date of July, so my guess is that they will meet it (since they did a national press release). Ha!

2006bmw750li
04-15-2006, 10:29 PM
I have a feeling Dension is developing for BMW?

tom @ eas
04-16-2006, 01:40 PM
I have a feeling Dension is developing for BMW?

Not true, Dension does not develop for BMW.

ponchhk
04-23-2006, 12:50 AM
I have my ipod hardwired to my M3 Conv with the Harmon Kardon premium sound and love it.

Have the 750i ordered for delivery July, am still dumbfounded that they won't let me ipod the 7 after all the fuss they made about BMW and ipod.

Just saw the VODcast on

http://www.bmwusa.com/bmwexperience/EventsandPrograms/Vodcast

I may be missing the small print but it seems they are clearly saying the 7 can be done.

My dealer told me the problem was that if nav was standard there was no aux port, and the demo shows it working through the idrive / nav system

Has anything changed or is this the new system they said might come ?

gman750i
04-23-2006, 05:57 AM
The iPod interface from the Vodcast will be avaialble in July at BMW Dealers