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bmfsmith
07-21-2012, 10:56 PM
This is my first post to any forum; so, I may break forum protocols. I apologize in advance. I would like to upgrade my original stereo to one that is compatible with my iPhone but Id also like to ensure it works seamlessly with cars factory stereo controls. Id like to listen to Pandora or other internet stations without having to get satellite radio. Any ideas or recommendations?

etnav382
07-21-2012, 11:39 PM
You can get an aux in for a few hundred or spend a few grand to get something to work with idrive seamlessly. I could be completely wrong of the cost for aftermarket solutions for seamlessness. Oh I almost forgot you could upgrade your idrive to the ones in the new BMWs, but that's also about 3-4k. Good luck tho.

Oceans10
07-22-2012, 08:46 AM
Running Pandora or similar from your iPhone will not sound that crisp due to the phone's bandwith.
If you want to integrate your phone with iDrive and play iTunes, then there are a number of different ways to integrate.
Read the iPhone thread at the top.

Also I have a Mobridge iPhone/MP3 integration for sale if interested.

borderchris
07-22-2012, 08:48 AM
Here... Let me Google that for you.

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product/721/282/DICE-Duo-BMW-iPod--iPhone--Sirius-Satellite-Radio-Integration-Kit/

bmfsmith
07-22-2012, 02:08 PM
You can get an aux in for a few hundred or spend a few grand to get something to work with idrive seamlessly. I could be completely wrong of the cost for aftermarket solutions for seamlessness. Oh I almost forgot you could upgrade your idrive to the ones in the new BMWs, but that's also about 3-4k. Good luck tho.

Thanks for the reply.

bmfsmith
07-22-2012, 02:15 PM
I watched the video but I was wondering if this will work with my iDrive system. I had a 01 325i with a Dice system and it was great but I didn't think something like that would work on my 545i. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Video was great, thanks.

bmfsmith
07-22-2012, 02:16 PM
Here... Let me Google that for you.

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product/721/282/DICE-Duo-BMW-iPod--iPhone--Sirius-Satellite-Radio-Integration-Kit/

I watched the video but I was wondering if this will work with my iDrive system. I had a 01 325i with a Dice system and it was great but I didn't think something like that would work on my 545i. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Video was great, thanks.

bmfsmith
07-22-2012, 02:17 PM
Running Pandora or similar from your iPhone will not sound that crisp due to the phone's bandwith.
If you want to integrate your phone with iDrive and play iTunes, then there are a number of different ways to integrate.
Read the iPhone thread at the top.

Also I have a Mobridge iPhone/MP3 integration for sale if interested.

Thanks, is it similar to the Dice media bridge system?

etnav382
07-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Sorry, I completely forgot to mention the Dension GW500. Its made for our cars and. I've collected some links for you to look over.

https://www.google.com/search?aq=0&oq=dension+ga&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=dension+gateway+500#hl=en&safe=off&tbm=shop&sclient=psy-ab&q=dension+gateway+500&oq=dension+gateway+500&gs_l=serp.12...0.0.0.55233.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0... 0.0...1c.DcBDxlc7sbk&pbx=1&fp=1&biw=1920&bih=971&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&cad=b&sei=sWEMUMD2HYq5rQHzz8ilCg Different places to buy it from.

http://www.dension.com/product/iPod-iPhone-car-adapters/iPod-car-kits/bluetooth-car-kits/gateway-500 The company website to get info about it.

https://www.google.com/search?aq=0&oq=dension+ga&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=dension+gateway+500#hl=en&safe=off&tbm=shop&sclient=psy-ab&q=BTA1500&oq=BTA1500&gs_l=serp.3..0.140184.140184.1.140625.1.1.0.0.0.0. 158.158.0j1.1.0...0.0...1c.e0-SPEJ2aJI&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=a4411a24892e3922&biw=1920&bih=971 This will enable bluetooth audio streaming.