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Old 10-27-2012, 03:37 PM
rebel.ranter rebel.ranter is offline
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To enable the AUX function in your iDrive menu you need to enable it using coding software.

You can probably use the following software:

- Autologic
- Progman

But I know for certain that you can use NCS Expert.

In NCS Expert you connect to the car & change the setting AUXIN from nicht_aktiv to aktiv in the MASK or CAPPL module depending on what you have in your car. You also need to add +NAUX to the VO (Vehicle Order), the VO is usually stored in the CAS & LMA modules.

There's loads of sites with DIYs for updating the VO & coding modules. The changes above would take 5-10 minutes all in. Progman has a fancier GUI & it might be easier to do but it will take longer.
You then buy a retrofit kit, part number: 65 12 0 153 502

Here's BMW's own guide for performing the retrofit for the e60 & e63/4, it is largely the same, all the hardware in our cars are e60.

Last edited by rebel.ranter; 10-27-2012 at 04:25 PM.