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tk123 01-15-2013 05:35 AM

Just had my aux input installed yesterday
 
I am so glad I had it installed. I can now listen to my Youtube playlist or anything as from any smart phone. 60 for cable 157.23 for install and programming. I am a regular so I think that helped out a lot as far as pricing goes.

SolimanG 01-15-2013 10:07 AM

How come my dealer wants to charge me over $300 to install my aux? Where are u located and where did u get it done?

pablo645 01-15-2013 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by SolimanG (Post 7314994)
How come my dealer wants to charge me over $300 to install my aux? Where are u located and where did u get it done?

Remember that dealers are independent so cost varies all over the place. You can do the install yourself and then just have them program it. There is a DIY I believe on do the AUX cable install. You can save yourself some funds.

tk123 01-15-2013 04:08 PM

I live in Charlotte NC area. I was very lucky to have found a great Indy. Not only did he charge me less he let me watch the entire process from taking the dash apart to actual programming. After watching him I recommend you do it your self. You still need to have your car re-programmed. I was fearful about damaging anything. I love my car to much...:-). It took about ten minutes to dismantle and two hours for programming. It updated all of my software too. That was the best part. BCH Import of Charlotte.

SolimanG 01-15-2013 05:59 PM

Oh that's cool, what's different now that ur software has been updated? Also do I need to ask for the update when he programs it or does it automatically update once u program the aux input?
Thanks again

tk123 01-15-2013 06:49 PM

My screen is a little different. I notice the a difference in the font size rt. away. The programming checked the entire system and automatically updated as needed. Even my heater blower works better or maybe it's a placebo affect...:-)

coug60 01-16-2013 09:07 AM

Is this something that can be installed on any 6er ie one with a BMW OEM iPod interface?

SolimanG 01-17-2013 08:29 AM

Any bmw with idrive, it's just aux input(wire) and a software update.

tk123 01-17-2013 12:30 PM

yes, just aux cable and reprogram.

coug60 01-17-2013 05:31 PM

Whats the cable called and any part numbers?

tk123 01-17-2013 06:24 PM

www.tomkinsonbmwparts.com part #65120153502 I also have BMW installation instructions.

coug60 01-17-2013 09:06 PM

Thanks Charlotte... Thought this was an iPod/USB type aux.....

coug60 02-07-2013 08:38 PM

How about those instructions...

tampamark 02-08-2013 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by coug60 (Post 7367342)
How about those instructions...

Here you go, this is the thread I always point back to when someone needs details:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=124742

3Pedals_6Speeds 02-10-2013 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by pablo645 (Post 7315063)
You can do the install yourself and then just have them program it. There is a DIY I believe on do the AUX cable install. You can save yourself some funds.

I did this, was super careful taking the dash apart, I'm an accomplished wrench with many DIY projects over 25 years. I took it in for them to program, and they told me when I picked it up that I'd installed it wrong (I know I hadn't) and that they had to tear the dash apart to redo. Worse, they scratched the 'wood' around the gear selector all to *&^%, and claimed that I'd done it when I refused to pay because of the damage they'd done. Plus I got to pay extra hours because they had to supposedly re-install it.

Suffice it to say, we're not on good terms.

Reesh ///M 03-05-2013 04:13 PM

i have a 2006 650i i just got off the phone with the dealer and i gave them my vin and they told me there is noway it can be done on my car. is this true? or is there a way to do it like you guys are saying?

tampamark 03-05-2013 07:21 PM

They are wrong it can be done with 2006.

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roseng 03-05-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Reesh ///M (Post 7422244)
i have a 2006 650i i just got off the phone with the dealer and i gave them my vin and they told me there is noway it can be done on my car. is this true? or is there a way to do it like you guys are saying?

Time for a new dealer. That is just wrong. Really redicilous. :thumbdwn:

You might want to ask a different SA at the same dealer.

Reesh ///M 03-05-2013 08:01 PM

Called a diff dealer he said yes it will work but he also says that it should not have to be programmed

shtaka 03-06-2013 06:07 AM

When I went to my dealer they told me the same thing - couldn't be done on a 2006. I went online and found the installation instructions from BMW which say that you can. I showed the document to the dealer and they said ok 2 hours labor. I pointed out that BMW says 1 hour. The SA went to the service manager and came back with 1.5 hours. I opted not to have it done. Later went to an Indy who said they could do it in an hour no problem.
Haven't scheduled it yet.

Reesh ///M 03-06-2013 08:22 AM

Yep! I know it will work for sure now. The only problem is I stalling it right and if there's programming. Thanks guys ill let you all know what happens :)

Reesh ///M 03-06-2013 04:17 PM

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Hey guys is the part number were talking about

Reesh ///M 03-06-2013 04:18 PM

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This is a better size. Sorry

bigscore 03-06-2013 05:07 PM

Had mine done for $160. It took all of 30 min for my indy to do it..

tampamark 03-06-2013 08:09 PM

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It is sad to say that the dealers know less than us owners. But this is not try the first time, for some reason the 6 series is a mystery. They tell people things like the Comfort Access remote requires recharging which it does not. I even had one try to tell me that.

The Aux In retrofit requires both the hardware AND coding. The junk part about this is that once you know how to code you realize it only takes about 5 minutes. The hardware portion is longer, but they do try to make the coding sound like it is a big ordeal.

Attached is the full install instructions from BMW for the Aux-In retrofit kit.


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