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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 08-28-2010, 09:03 PM
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The nano may not charge,but otherwise it works well. If it doesn't charge it's not a big deal really. You can let it charge when you sync it to your iMac. That's been my experience. I have the iPod adaptor in the glovebox. Yours may work a little differently. I have good control of my nano using the iDrive controller.
I had Nano G2, and currently have both G4 and G5... all of which charge just fine. Believe it or not I kinda liked the G2 sound more than the G4 and G5. Don't know why?
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:14 AM
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I had Nano G2, and currently have both G4 and G5... all of which charge just fine. Believe it or not I kinda liked the G2 sound more than the G4 and G5. Don't know why?
Hmm, my G5 Nano does not charge,although it does display the BMW logo. My 2G iPod Touch simply says "Charging not supported with this device". I would be interested to see of the Scosche Passport charging adaptor would make the message on the touch go away.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:26 PM
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My iPhone 3G got so slow I dumped it for the iPhone 4 for $199. I then sold my old iPhone online for $90.

My iPhone 4 works AMAZING with my 2008 535xi iDrive. NO PROBLEMS. I love it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:30 PM
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there is an easier way more money but less hacking. Go to WWW.KUFATEC.COM and find the i-pod interface for your car. it works and displays Ipod info and songs on the NAVI screen. It's worth the money.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:31 PM
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there is an easier way more money but less hacking. Go to WWW.KUFATEC.COM and find the i-pod interface for your car. it works and displays Ipod info and songs on the NAVI screen. It's worth the money.
Can you control it from iDrive though?
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:01 AM
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Yes you control it from the interface
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:00 AM
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iPod Option - what does it include?

does the iPod option on an 08 550i mean the addition of the input jack in the console, or does it also include cables or anything else?

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:30 AM
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does the iPod option on an 08 550i mean the addition of the input jack in the console, or does it also include cables or anything else?

TIA,

Keith
Not sure if you are talking about adding an iPod adaptor after the fact, or the factory iPod. I added the iPod adaptor to my '07 530 having already had an aux jack behind the center console. The iPod adaptor gave me a USB cable in the glovebox that connects directly to the dock connector on my iPod. I can then access the iPod through the radio/iDrive control. It's not as nice as the factory iPod on the newer models (I drove an '09 535 loaner) but it works pretty well imo.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:02 AM
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Not sure if you are talking about adding an iPod adaptor after the fact, or the factory iPod. I added the iPod adaptor to my '07 530 having already had an aux jack behind the center console. The iPod adaptor gave me a USB cable in the glovebox that connects directly to the dock connector on my iPod. I can then access the iPod through the radio/iDrive control. It's not as nice as the factory iPod on the newer models (I drove an '09 535 loaner) but it works pretty well imo.
A car I am considering has the iPod option, and what I'm curious about is what that option includes. Just a jack to plug the iPod in, or some sort of cable adaptors / connectors as well? What I'm trying to do is come up with a list of things to either request as part of the purchase, or use as a chit to bring the purchase price down.

Again, thanks for the help.

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Old 10-06-2010, 02:33 PM
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A car I am considering has the iPod option, and what I'm curious about is what that option includes. Just a jack to plug the iPod in, or some sort of cable adaptors / connectors as well? What I'm trying to do is come up with a list of things to either request as part of the purchase, or use as a chit to bring the purchase price down.

Again, thanks for the help.

Keith
There will be a USB/audio miniplug jack and you NEED the proprietary cable! Make sure it's in the car or get the dealer to give you a new one.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:02 PM
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There will be a USB/audio miniplug jack and you NEED the proprietary cable! Make sure it's in the car or get the dealer to give you a new one.
Thank you, sir! Appreciate the response.

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:56 PM
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Thank you, sir! Appreciate the response.

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Old 10-07-2010, 06:31 AM
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Does anyone have the 2nd generation IPOD tough on ipod OS4 working on their vehicle? I have had problems on mine.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:23 PM
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I just got the AUX input installed in my '06 530i and I am really disappointed with the sound quality. Its horrible; much worse than I would ever expect. I use an MP3 cd in my car and have the same files on my blackberry and iPod. Both the blackberry and iPod sound horrible through the AUX playing the same MP3 as the CD, where the CD sounds great. First change will be to get a new input cable, but when I used my existing cable on my friends car, it sounded fine. I am planning on removing the high pass filter from the vehicle, but could there be a problem with my install? The sound is nothing near what it should be, but before I do anything, I might have the dealer take a look.

On a second look and some light analysis of the filter, it will stay. It is a high pass filter, and will only filter out frequencies below about 5 hz, which is below hearing range. The ratio of output to input at 5 hz is still .916 and it drops off quickly from there. Thats not the issue, but does anyone have an idea about what could cause such poor sound from this system other than improper hookup?

If you want an idea of how it sounds, go to your iTunes equalizer, bottom out all of the ranges except 16K > +12 dB, and 32 > -6 dB
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:26 PM
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Does anyone have the 2nd generation IPOD tough on ipod OS4 working on their vehicle? I have had problems on mine.
IPod Touch 2G will not charge...
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:02 PM
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DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MAKE A 2004 530i IPOD COMPATIBLE?
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:37 AM
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A car I am considering has the iPod option, and what I'm curious about is what that option includes. Just a jack to plug the iPod in, or some sort of cable adaptors / connectors as well? What I'm trying to do is come up with a list of things to either request as part of the purchase, or use as a chit to bring the purchase price down.

Again, thanks for the help.

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You can get the 6FL iPod Y-adapter for $23 on amazon

http://forums.5series.net/topic/1053...pod-y-adapter/
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:54 AM
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iPod shuffle

Does f10 play music in Ipod shuffle or Ipod nano?

Thank.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:04 PM
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iPhone 3GS - HELP PLEASE!

Hi,

Have a 08 550i with factory iPod option in console and an iPhone 3GS with iOS 4. I don't know if it matters, but I beleive the Y-cable is the original one that came with the car in 08. Three issues:

1. When I plug in the iPhone, the idrive can see the phone, can see my songs and playlists, but when I choose a song, the time shows 00:00 and it does not play any music Any thoughts?

2. iPhone does not charge. Seems like others have been able to get the factory connection to charge their iPhones, but maybe I'm wrong.

3. As soon as I plug in the iPhone, the iPhone goes to the accesory screen and I lose total ipod control from the device. Any way around this?

Thanks for any help and please let me know if more details are needed.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:25 AM
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You can get the 6FL iPod Y-adapter for $23 on amazon

http://forums.5series.net/topic/1053...pod-y-adapter/
Note: You can only use this if you have BOTH the Aux In and USB port on your E60 from what I understand. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this.)

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Old 10-27-2010, 08:34 AM
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i tried searching and got so many different ideas im confused. i want to make my 545i without nav and make it iphone 4 compatible. i also would like to get around spending $1100 at the dealership. production date of my car is 10/04. any ideas?!?!? im stumped and im going through ipod withdrawal.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:06 PM
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i tried searching and got so many different ideas im confused. i want to make my 545i without nav and make it iphone 4 compatible. i also would like to get around spending $1100 at the dealership. production date of my car is 10/04. any ideas?!?!? im stumped and im going through ipod withdrawal.
I'm in the same boat (except I have nav) and would love to hear what our options are.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:36 PM
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Anyone know if an iPod kit for a 5 series is also appropriate for use in a 6 series? I sold my 550 and a guy with a 6 wants my iPod kit....
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:29 PM
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Does anyone know where to find the X13812 port in the E60. if it is behind the radio how to remove it. thank you!!
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:39 AM
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I have an 08 535i with Navi. I want to add Ipod integration with the idrive. Is part number 65-11-0-439-429 or -425 correct?

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