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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 08-01-2005, 09:08 PM
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MP3 player in my e60

HEy guys,
is there any way to implement an MP3 player with the i-drive system? I've read posts where users claimed to have used the idrive to switch to the mp3 player....


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Old 08-02-2005, 05:25 AM
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As of now, the only way to listen to an iPod with a direct link to your stereo is by having the dealer install an Auxiliary Input. You can't control the iPod with the iDrive though.

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The iPod connector, available on some other BMW models, is not yet available for the E60. I had the aux input installed and hardwired the iPod--here's instructions and pix:
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is there anyway way to use a different mp3 player i.e. a creative muvo, and use the same procedures? What types of connectors would you recommend?

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is there anyway way to use a different mp3 player i.e. a creative muvo, and use the same procedures? What types of connectors would you recommend?

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The aux input works with any audio input that can connect to a mini stereo cable. I would imagine that there are similar adapters to the Monster one I used available for other MP3 players, but I'm not familar with them--try Creative's site for links or Google it.
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