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goodchip
06-17-2007, 02:26 PM
Aftre reading about 1000 posts on the subject, and asking my dealer a dozen times, and not getting any really straight answers, I went ahead and bought this part from Bavrian Autowerks for my 2004 E46 with Business CD.

Part #:82 11 0 149 389 Radio Auxiliary Input Kit $39.95

My dealer quoted some outrageous price like $139 for this part, then babbled about it being a "European" part, blah blah blah.
The part hasn;t arrived yet, but I figured for forty bucks plus shipping, what have I got to lose?
Here's what I think I know. Feel free to correct me where I'm wrong.
Installation is easy. Take of dash trim, remove radio with 2 screws, and plug the aux unit into the back of the radio.
Run the cable through the glove box.
Plug ipod into the end of the aux cable, and I'm good to go.
Other than volume, I will not be able to control the ipod through the steering wheel controls or the head unit. (I'm good with this).
What am I missing? Why wouldn't this be the best solution for hooking up your ipod? :dunno:

chuck92103
06-17-2007, 02:39 PM
I would get the fully integrated part that charges the iPOD from EAS for $149. :thumbup: You will also have steering wheel channel control.

tom @ eas
06-18-2007, 09:35 PM
As Chuck stated , the best out there would be the DICE:

DICE iPod Integration Kit for BMW
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?products_id=268

We've got you covered for your iPod integration needs.

goodchip
06-21-2007, 10:50 AM
Thank you for your responses.
Will my iPod work with just the auxiliary adaptor?
(I know I won't have steering wheel control, or display on the head unit)

tom @ eas
06-21-2007, 11:01 AM
AUX will be fine, but make sure you use the correct connector for optimum sound quality (not the headphone jack).

Auxiliary Audio Input - e46 Business CD
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_145&products_id=293

iPod 3.5mm to Dock Connector Cable
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_145&products_id=885

Also keep in mind that both of these items are about 1/3 the cost into the DICE. :)

goodchip
06-22-2007, 04:17 PM
Well, the AUX adapter is in, and it works just fine. I'm a complete klutz with only rudimentary tools, and it took all of about an hour. I could probably install this in half that time now that I know what I'm doing!
I appreciate the input, Tom and I understand that I have limited functionality that would be available with the DICE.
But, for a cheap solution that is basically idiot proof, the AUX did the trick for me.

jc000
06-25-2007, 10:00 PM
Sorry for being dense, here... What is the diff between the DICE and the $300 'integration kit'?

http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_198_199&products_id=394

Also, for the DICE kit linked above, it didn't look like a 2008 535 would be supported. Is there a different version instead?

tom @ eas
06-26-2007, 08:50 PM
Sorry for being dense, here... What is the diff between the DICE and the $300 'integration kit'?

http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_198_199&products_id=394

Also, for the DICE kit linked above, it didn't look like a 2008 535 would be supported. Is there a different version instead?

DICE is not compatible with the e60 (Fiber Optic), you will need the BMW kit in the link.

AM335
06-26-2007, 09:39 PM
Tom, will the DICE work with a 2007 335i E90? If so, what parts do I need to purchase? Thanks.

tom @ eas
06-26-2007, 09:50 PM
Tom, will the DICE work with a 2007 335i E90? If so, what parts do I need to purchase? Thanks.

Not the DICE, but the BMW kit will:

iPod Integration Kit for e90/e91/e92 3-series
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?products_id=393

AM335
06-26-2007, 10:18 PM
Not the DICE, but the BMW kit will:

iPod Integration Kit for e90/e91/e92 3-series
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?products_id=393

Tom, thanks for the link. What is the difference between this unit and the OEM Most/Ipod integration? Also an asterisk points out that dealer activation may be required, what does this process entail? Thanks.

tom @ eas
06-26-2007, 10:42 PM
Tom, thanks for the link. What is the difference between this unit and the OEM Most/Ipod integration? Also an asterisk points out that dealer activation may be required, what does this process entail? Thanks.

We pressure BMW owners to do the installs themselves to familiarize themselves with the vehicle and have fun at the same time. BMW will need to reflash the car for the iPod when the install is complete.

Full instructions will be include with the kit.