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csnpsu 03-18-2013 01:42 PM

what should be here?
 
I thought I had an AUX hookup but there is nothing there. See below picture. Does anyone know what should be there. This picture was taken from inside of my arm rest.

I have a 2008 528i with the technology package.

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/...tska/photo.jpg

eWERK-E60 03-18-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by csnpsu (Post 7452782)
I thought I had an AUX hookup but there is nothing there. See below picture. Does anyone know what should be there. This picture was taken from inside of my arm rest.

I have a 2008 528i with the technology package.

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/...tska/photo.jpg

You should have a USB port there. Up top, above the head phone jack in put. That's a dust cover move it up with your finger

csnpsu 03-18-2013 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by eWERK-E60 (Post 7452813)
You should have a USB port there. Up top, above the head phone jack in put. That's a dust cover move it up with your finger

It is up, there is nothing when i slide it down. When i slide it up there is just an empty hole.

boramkiv 03-18-2013 02:12 PM

This post should help a bit.
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...-usb-port.html

cadillacbart 03-18-2013 02:25 PM

In my car, this:

Ventilating storage compartment in front armrest
1. Fold the folding tray or telephone cradle* upward.
2. Open or close the slider in the storage com- partment.
Depending on the automatic climate con-
trol setting, the temperature inside the storage compartment may be higher than in the rest of the interior. Close the vent as needed.<

jim165 03-18-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by boramkiv (Post 7452858)

As boramkiv's link states, the USB/Ipod connection was an option starting with the 2008 LCI models. Your car was not spec'd with the option, it seems. An option for you to have that capability is to search "Denison Gateway 500"

pjinca 03-18-2013 02:46 PM

USB was an option (6FL actually), however, the AUX port was standard in LCI models. You should have an AUX jack either in the glove compartment or on the back side of the armrest under the vents for the rear seats.

boramkiv 03-18-2013 02:54 PM

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I have the same spots in my armrest, and didn't have USB or AUX. I cut out that little back vent, ran my AUX cable to it, glued it in place, programmed the car and bingo.
Apparently BMW designed the same armrest for both markets, and those without the AUX/USB in the NA market, left it as a dud.

BlackBlade 03-18-2013 08:15 PM

Mine is empty too, but I thought it's a ventilation to cool your inside of your armrest? LOL

cadillacbart 03-18-2013 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackBlade (Post 7453761)
Mine is empty too, but I thought it's a ventilation to cool your inside of your armrest? LOL

It is.

H F 03-18-2013 10:15 PM

i have that too. always wondered what that was for,,,hmm ventelation huh ... theres also a small vent at the very bottm of the arm rest compartment too for ventilation...

csnpsu 03-19-2013 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjinca (Post 7452932)
USB was an option (6FL actually), however, the AUX port was standard in LCI models. You should have an AUX jack either in the glove compartment or on the back side of the armrest under the vents for the rear seats.

As always, thanks for your help.

csnpsu 03-19-2013 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by cadillacbart (Post 7452894)
In my car, this:

Ventilating storage compartment in front armrest
1. Fold the folding tray or telephone cradle* upward.
2. Open or close the slider in the storage com- partment.
Depending on the automatic climate con-
trol setting, the temperature inside the storage compartment may be higher than in the rest of the interior. Close the vent as needed.<


Thanks.


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