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Cali BMW Girl 06-15-2013 12:35 PM

IPOD/IPhone 4s Question
 
Hi, I recently bought a 2006 BMW X5 with navigation and DSP. I am looking for a way to be able to play music from my iPod touch and IPhone 4S (64gb) as well as the Iheartradio app off of my iPhone 4S. I am familiar with the Belkin CarAudio Connect FM as I have used this type of connector in previous cars in years passed. Before I purchase this belkin adapter, I wanted to see if it would be compatible with my car and if not, if there is another product anyone recommends.

Thank you in advance :)

Prometheus 06-15-2013 05:49 PM

IPOD/IPhone 4s Question
 
BMW makes an iPod interface kit for the e53 car radio equipment. The sound is wonderful. I have one, which also charges the phone. but it costs $1100 to instal, so it is an expensive integrated option. However, my current problem is that I have an iPhone 5 which comes with a new 8 pin connection, and most of the conversion adapters you can buy will charge the phone but will not connect to the interface kit! So I might have to stick with playing music through my old phone. So this is my story.

Don't know much about the Belkin solutions, but they make good coupling connectors, so worth pursuing. Good luck!





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Cali BMW Girl 06-16-2013 11:14 AM

Thank you so much for the info! :)

745iguy 06-16-2013 01:51 PM

IPOD/IPhone 4s Question
 
i installed factory aux. i had factory ipod on my 7 and it was a lot more involved to do the retrofit. either option is relatively easy and cheap to install in comparison.
if it is the same as my 745, it takes the spot of, or is installed in the place where; the cd changer would be.. (us driver side in the back behind the little compartment for the x5)hardest part is to run the wires. other than that its pretty easy. 745 needed A lot more involvement and coding than that.

factory aux i got from bavauto and literally installed it in my ashtray (i dont smoke) in about 15 minutes. i don't know if its as easy for you with dsp and nav though.. i chose that because i also have an iphone 5 and the stock plug is for the regular apple iphone/pad/pod. my apple lightning adapter works and worked with my 7 also. but it has to be the real apple one i don't know any aftermarkets that will work with bmws ipod integration.. either way i decided i would rather just use the aux it sounds great and i didnt really have to do much to avoid using cds.


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tolgatt 08-30-2013 03:33 PM

745iguy , did you buy the ipod connector or the $38 aux input for your car ? Im considering getting the aux input ( 3.5mm input ) for my X5 but I was wondering if this is compatible with the DSP . Mine has no NAV but only DSP . I cant remember where but someone was talking about these not working with the DSP because of the input being analog and DSP will only recognize digital etc.
I dont think thats very accurate but i just wanted to ask.

RSimms 09-18-2013 11:09 AM

Ipodcarprosdotcom everything you can imagine they have for your i-phone....:thumbup:

Fespo276 09-18-2013 11:21 AM

IPOD/IPhone 4s Question
 
I have a simple auxiliary input jack in my 2008 335 armrest. I got a $9 cord that looks like a headphone input jack on both ends. One end goes in my iPhone and iPods, the other in the auxiliary jack. Allows me to stream my music, itunes, Pandora, whatever, through my stereo. Have to control the music from the device, but for $9 I'll live with it.


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745iguy 09-18-2013 11:57 AM

IPOD/IPhone 4s Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tolgatt (Post 7807358)
745iguy , did you buy the ipod connector or the $38 aux input for your car ? Im considering getting the aux input ( 3.5mm input ) for my X5 but I was wondering if this is compatible with the DSP . Mine has no NAV but only DSP . I cant remember where but someone was talking about these not working with the DSP because of the input being analog and DSP will only recognize digital etc.
I dont think thats very accurate but i just wanted to ask.

Stock Aux from bavauto, appears to only say with or without nav it does not state compatibility with dsp. I have read on xoutpost that somebody installed with no nav and dsp. You may be able to ask a dealer or somebody else may confirm first to be sure. But im pretty the wires and plugs i got from bavauto came with instructions, so you could confirm with who ever you purchase it from also.


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RSimms 09-18-2013 01:28 PM

ADUO-100-BMW + DSP Kit
This kit is diy and you can still use your steering wheel controls to move through tracks, playlist and adjust volume. Song title and artist will scroll accross head unit up to 18 charactors All with charging for i-phone/pod3 and up. A bit over 100.00 well worth it!

Prometheus 09-21-2013 01:14 AM

IPOD/IPhone 4s Question
 
The advantage however, of owning the interface kit is that you get much more dynamic and detailed sound nuances because it accepts only the digital music source from the phone then performs its digital to analogue conversion with its dedicated DAC (digital to analogue converter), which is much more superior than the iPhone DAC for playing music through earphone jack connections, but the kit costs $1100AU, but it beats hauling a dozen or more CDs with you to get the same sound!


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