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achy1234
05-22-2007, 04:28 PM
Hi All,

After reading and searching i was under the impression that the mp3 cd should be able to play on my 530 with build date of 04/04 after the progman update. But today i took the car to BMW dealer (with SIB in hand) and told them i can't play the mp3 cd but according to this i should be able to. He came back after almost half a day saying that it needs to have the Navigation.

Could anyone please confirm whether its just progman update in order to make sure my cd player can read the mp3 cd ?

thanks a ton !

-achy

z0lt3c
05-22-2007, 05:35 PM
Here is my understanding, thanks to stream;

If your car has nav, you're in good shape, but if no nav, I don't think it's possible.

One SIB says:
E60, E61 (5 Series) with SA 609 CCC-Navigation from SOP to 9/29/05 vehicle production

Another SIB says:
Retrofitting of a MP3 compatible M-ASK is not possible on E60 vehicles.

I've had no luck w/ my non-Nav 02/04 getting mp3s to read in the cd drive.

achy1234
05-23-2007, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the info. I guess i am out of luck.

But i am still good to go for ipod - idrive integration ? How much should i pay for that ?

-achy

stream
05-23-2007, 11:00 AM
Thanks for the info. I guess i am out of luck.

But i am still good to go for ipod - idrive integration ? How much should i pay for that ?

-achy

The BMW iPod adapter will not work without the MP3 playback retrofit.

achy1234
05-23-2007, 11:06 AM
Hi Stream,

The same dealer offered to install the ipod integration who said my model doesn't have the capability to play mp3 cd. I am now confused....

Can 04/04 530 with NO navigation can have the ipod-integration and/or mp3 cd retrofit ?

thanks
achy

Eric B
05-23-2007, 02:33 PM
The dealer just installed the Ipod/Idrive integration in my 03/04 build 545i last week...and it works just fine. Have the dealer check your VIN for compatability. I paid $469.

I do not have NAV, but do have the Logic7 system.

stream
05-23-2007, 04:46 PM
Hi Stream,

The same dealer offered to install the ipod integration who said my model doesn't have the capability to play mp3 cd. I am now confused....

Can 04/04 530 with NO navigation can have the ipod-integration and/or mp3 cd retrofit ?

thanks
achy

From what I understand, the Ipod interface uses the MP3 playback functionality, so it won't work without the MP3 playback functionality. You should have your dealer check your VIN to see if MP3 playback retrofit will work on your car.

Eric B
05-23-2007, 08:08 PM
From what I understand, the Ipod interface uses the MP3 playback functionality, so it won't work without the MP3 playback functionality. You should have your dealer check your VIN to see if MP3 playback retrofit will work on your car.

This is incorrect, my car will not play MP3 CDs, yet works perfectly with the Ipod interface.

ademitt
05-24-2007, 07:25 AM
This is incorrect, my car will not play MP3 CDs, yet works perfectly with the Ipod interface.

+1

ewolr
09-12-2007, 08:46 AM
Can you guys give me a little more detail on your iPod integration. I have an 02/04 e60 with NO Nav. Dealer says "No MP3 for you!" but also offers an ipod integration for about the price you stated. Though, the dealer says that there will be no scrolling functionality in iDrive.

Thanks!