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saswimming
11-26-2007, 10:15 PM
Any advise which equipment to buy to listen to my ipod in my 2004 X5?

smoothjazz
11-26-2007, 10:32 PM
Get the JBL iPod kit - I had it for my 2005 X5 - great!

BMW_tech
11-27-2007, 12:18 AM
Any advise which equipment to buy to listen to my ipod in my 2004 X5?

X5's are known for "sudden death" of cells in the battery so I would suggest sticking to what the factory offers. :thumbup:

OldHubbardRd
11-27-2007, 04:19 AM
My stereo in my 2008 X5 does recognize my Ipod although iot does not display the name of the songs being played nor can you control the ipod. Your stuck control the music thru the ipod. You can turn the volume on your ipod thru your stereo but thats it. Am I doing something wrong?? Is there a way to control the ipod better?? I would love to fast forward past a song I do not like and go to the next song without grabing the ipod and doing this.

Paul W @ BSW
11-27-2007, 09:20 AM
We sell a DICE iPod integration module that would work perfectly with your factory stereo in your X5. It will allow you to control the iPod through the steering wheel controls, the factory radio controls, and through the iPod's clickwheel (its a little different for the newest generation iPods/iPhones/Nano's), all while sending crystal clear audio and charging the iPod.

Here's a video on how the DICE integrates with the stock head unit (the video was shot in an e46 but the controls are similar for all BMW head units).


If you have a new generation iPod then you should be aware that the newest generation iPod's controls are locked out when connected to the DICE in the default setting. You will still get text through the display and be able to control the iPod through the radio and steering wheel controls.

If you have a large music library on your new gen. iPod then you might want to set the DICE into "Simple mode" by changing the switches on the DICE module to the off position. This will allow you navigate the iPod through the factory radio/ steering wheel controls and through the iPod's controls. You will lose text on the radio display in this mode though.

We also offer a great way to mount your iPod into your car that docks your iPod in an easy to access place in the car and looks completely stock. It works in addition to the DICE and is a great addition if you are running it in "Simple mode". Its call the 2point5 spec.dock and this is what it looks like in a X5.


I hope this helps you out, and if you have any questions feel free to pm/email me.

tom @ eas
11-27-2007, 10:10 PM
Any advise which equipment to buy to listen to my ipod in my 2004 X5?

This is the kit you would need:

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

The DICE iPod Kit will integrate perfectly with your X5 and offer steering wheel control as well as ID3 text and charging of your iPod. Full CD Quality can be expected after installation. There's even an integrated AUX port for other devices.

The kit will come with everything needed w/ the docking cable. The iPod can be safely stored away in the glove compartment for 100% stealth installation and accessed completely from the steering wheel controls. The DICE comes with a 15-foot cable length to reach anywhere in the vehicle you like.

Let me know if you have any further questions. :)

KrisL
11-28-2007, 09:12 AM
Any advise which equipment to buy to listen to my ipod in my 2004 X5?

Do you have navigation? If so, the Intravee is the best solution, hands down.

AnnapolisBrent
12-12-2007, 05:48 PM
What's the Intravee? Where do you find info on it?

KrisL
12-12-2007, 06:12 PM
What's the Intravee? Where do you find info on it?


http://www.bimmernav.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=166

Watch the videos. Bimmernav is the exclusive distributor in the US.

leasebob330
01-02-2008, 12:44 PM
I would like to hook an Ipod adapter to my 2002 X5 (no NAV). Everyone here talks about the DICE unit.

Could someone tell me the difference between the DICE unit and the Neo Pro Link - PODBMWTV1 ?? http://www.icarkits.com/product_info.php?products_id=96

Thanks!

tom @ eas
01-02-2008, 12:47 PM
I would like to hook an Ipod adapter to my 2002 X5 (no NAV). Everyone here talks about the DICE unit.

Could someone tell me the difference between the DICE unit and the Neo Pro Link - PODBMWTV1 ?? http://www.icarkits.com/product_info.php?products_id=96

Thanks!

Simple because the NEO is the DICE kit, just rebadged. We have the DICE kits here on the site:

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

Let me know if you have any further questions. :)

Paul W @ BSW
01-02-2008, 12:58 PM
I would like to hook an Ipod adapter to my 2002 X5 (no NAV). Everyone here talks about the DICE unit.

Could someone tell me the difference between the DICE unit and the Neo Pro Link - PODBMWTV1 ?? http://www.icarkits.com/product_info.php?products_id=96

Thanks!


The Neo Pro Link will operate exactly like the DICE iPod integration, since they exactly the same. Here's a video of how the DICE and NEO module work on a BMW head unit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htRkQypGsNg

The DICE unit will allow you to control your iPod through the factory head unit controls, the steering wheel controls, and through the iPod's controls (except on the newest generation). It will allow you to search not only by song but also by play lists and albums within that play list. Not only does the DICE unit transfer audio and allow you to use factory controls but it will also place song and artist info on the factory radio display.

If you have a new generation of iPod (iPod classic, Nano 3g, iPhone, iPod Touch) then it will go into accessory mode when connected to the DICE and lock out the iPod's controls. There are two ways around this; you can hold down the home button (iPhone, Touch) or the menu button (classic, nano) and then the controls on the iPod will unlock. Using this method will remove the iPod's text from the factory radio's display and control via the steering wheel controls and head unit, but you will retain control through the iPod itself.

You can also do a more permanent solution by switching the DICE unit into "simple mode" by changing the dip switches on the module to the down position. Using this method will remove the iPod's text from the factory radio's display but you will retain control via the steering wheel controls, head unit, and control through the iPod itself.

If you have a large music library on your iPod and you see yourself needing to use the iPod's controls then you should take a look at the 2point5 spec.dock. Its a great way to dock your iPod in an easy to access place. Plus its designed to work perfectly with the DICE module. Take a look.
http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/images/misc/dice.x5/x5-dice-main-image.gif

If you would like more information on the DICE unit or just want to check what else we have to offer for your car, and we offer a lot, take a look at our website.
Bavarian Soundwerks ( www.bavariansoundwerks.com)
Here's a direct link to the DICE module for the E53.
DICE (http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product/517/282/BMW-X5-iPod-Kit-by-DICE/)

Hope this helps you out.

Feel free to PM/email me if you have any audio related questions, even if its not concerning our products.

Miamifan1354
01-04-2008, 08:39 AM
I have nav and a six disc, will either of these still work, or sill I have to get rid of the six disc?

KrisL
01-04-2008, 08:45 AM
I have nav and a six disc, will either of these still work, or sill I have to get rid of the six disc?

With the Intravee, you can replace the 6 disc changer with the Alpine 6 disc changer and have both the iPod and CD changer.

...although I believe you'll find that with any iPod solution, you no longer use the changer at all...

Paul W @ BSW
01-04-2008, 08:57 AM
I have nav and a six disc, will either of these still work, or sill I have to get rid of the six disc?

With the DICE you will have to disconnect the six disc changer in your trunk, but you will have your iPod making your changer obsolete. Your navigation system will be unaffected and will operate as normal.

tom @ eas
01-04-2008, 09:27 AM
I have nav and a six disc, will either of these still work, or sill I have to get rid of the six disc?

The changer will have to go, but will not be missed after you integrate the iPod with the system. The DICE simply offers a much larger music library on the go and much more options. :)