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pippendc13
08-01-2010, 08:20 AM
I have been told that there is no way I can get an IPOD hooked up unless I do the FM mod. Those suck. There has to be another way. HELP!

pippendc13
08-09-2010, 05:58 AM
I need some help

Joe-BMW
08-09-2010, 06:13 AM
What you have been told is correct. There really is no ipod integration option for a 2003 that will integrate fully with idrive, screen display, steering wheel buttons, etc.

irokdastar383
08-09-2010, 09:49 AM
what about just to hook it up for music i dont care for the display

Joe-BMW
08-09-2010, 09:51 AM
Then feel free to get an FM modulator which is pretty much your only option. The audio quality will be horrible.

pippendc13
08-09-2010, 10:22 AM
damn

Hamilton1974
08-09-2010, 12:09 PM
I'm researching similar options for a 2004 740d I might be getting.
What I have found so far is the mobridge with Ipod and Iphone bluetooth connection.
Or the Dension Gateway 500 which will give you USB, Aux In, Video In + Phone bluetooth with the BTA-1500 add-on to the Gateway 500.

But there seems to be some limitations as to what will be shown during playback and how you can navigate your device due to 2002-2005 E65s not having text capability.
So far I haven't seen any pics or detailed description of how the navigation works on a car like this...

irokdastar383
08-09-2010, 12:43 PM
how much are the moduals

Hamilton1974
08-09-2010, 02:02 PM
I don't know the US prices but in the UK the mobridge costs about $930 and in Sweden the Dension Gateway 500 costs about $560. Don't have a price for the BT-1500 yet...

Check the official websites http://www.mobridgeinc.com/ and http://www.dension.com/ for more info!

NCwhiteout
08-09-2010, 02:08 PM
just get the fm transmitter its 50 bucks it charges your ipod and syncs your music to ur radio for you the audio quality is not nearly as good as the integrated ones though i get a lot of static sometimes and have to search for another channel but for 50 dollars i got used to it.!

Fattrain
08-09-2010, 02:59 PM
A Gateway 500 is on ebay for 499 or best offer...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dension-Gateway-500-MOST-iPod-iPhone-/260621423570?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

but the seller is in hong kong with 0 feedback :dunno:

m50b25
08-09-2010, 03:07 PM
hey,

AM mod is pretty cool!!! get rid of AM mode and make Aux in instead, works really good, though no way to control from idrive. But sound is very clear

Fm modulator SUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKSSS! don;t even think about it

Fattrain
08-09-2010, 03:38 PM
That does sound cool!!

Was that the one in DIY section where they dissembled the tuner yet and soldered those two points to make an audio input jack??

m50b25
08-09-2010, 04:21 PM
yep

Fattrain
08-09-2010, 05:57 PM
VERY SWEET!!! Will have to try that!!

As I NEVER EVER EVER listen to AM, EVER... (Did I mention EVER??)

irokdastar383
08-10-2010, 09:56 AM
do you have the link for that?

Joe-BMW
08-10-2010, 11:25 AM
Just curious, wouldn't most people get rid of WB before AM?

Kiddkynetik
08-10-2010, 11:58 AM
I use a cassette input for my car. Sound isn't that great but you have to turn off the logic 7 and it'll sound alot better.

It runs around 15 bucks at your local store :thumbup:

N60B44
08-10-2010, 03:33 PM
I use a cassette input for my car. Sound isn't that great but you have to turn off the logic 7 and it'll sound alot better.

It runs around 15 bucks at your local store :thumbup:

i don't think its cool tape head is only capable of 22khz i think plus tons of distortion :thumbdwn:

irokdastar383
08-10-2010, 09:43 PM
I use a cassette input for my car. Sound isn't that great but you have to turn off the logic 7 and it'll sound alot better.

It runs around 15 bucks at your local store :thumbup:

cassette input? do you have a picture of what ure using? and can you tell me how u got it to work?

Joe-BMW
08-11-2010, 06:06 AM
The last car I had with a cassette deck was an E32 and it sounded horrible.

1bad540
08-11-2010, 06:39 AM
cassett deck....?? U guys need to step your game up...:rofl:

irokdastar383
08-11-2010, 08:43 AM
so does anyone know how i can ride of wb or am so i can hook up an ipod?

Aggressive
08-12-2010, 09:23 PM
Hi, I installed mobridge in my car and it works fine - you do lose your CD changer though. Let me know if any question, thanks.

ncbimmerguy44
08-12-2010, 09:41 PM
Hi, I installed mobridge in my car and it works fine - you do lose your CD changer though. Let me know if any question, thanks.

how much did you pay for it and where did you get it

DULLAH
08-13-2010, 12:02 AM
Hi, I installed mobridge in my car and it works fine - you do lose your CD changer though. Let me know if any question, thanks.
how much did you pay for it and where did you get it
^Ditto....

lamarviking
05-29-2012, 05:56 PM
do you have the link for that?
Did you ever get a link for converting the AM to AUX? I have the same need. Thanks!

PAPER
05-29-2012, 06:01 PM
I have a tuner that is already moded for sale . Hit me up if any 1 is interested

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