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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 08-30-2009, 07:39 AM
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My instruction #2 clearly says usb in the Glove box.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:49 PM
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Thanks again for this posting. I have transferred about 1,000 songs onto the car. The songs purchased on Itunes without DRM work just fine.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:27 PM
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What Am I Missing?

I've got the '09 535i with Nav and IPOD. Is there any advantage to having music on the hard drive versus the IPOD? Assuming I'm ok with my IPOD storage size, what is the advantage of the internal hard drive for the entertainment function? I do believe the nav system may have more data, is that correct?
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:43 AM
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Hi,
I have used the "export" feature to backup the music data to my USB flash drive. Does anyone know how to read the music data now on my USB flash drive on a PC? Is there some particular software that I need to read the exported music data file?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:44 PM
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This thread provides such terrific info from Kzang that I thought it could benefit others like me who just got our new 2010 cars!.........
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:33 PM
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Just a small bump, glad this thread was somewhat helpful!
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:34 PM
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Thanks Kzang

Kzang:

Thanks a ton for the very helpful info. Just got my 2010 550i 2 weeks ago and still trying to figure out all this stuff. You probably saved me 6 hours with your posts.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:09 PM
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What is the best way to add songs to the hard drive from the glove box USB slot ?
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:43 AM
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Cool So, now how do I get rid of the music

Kzang , I have read your post and you give some great information. My problem is I played around with the option of uploading music to my 2010 528i and now I have music on there Im not pleased with add to that the fact that the car often defaults to the downloaded music and thereby playing music Im not interested in at the time. I have 2 queries, first how do you get that music off the BMW and second how do you get the system to default to a source other than the downloaded music?
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:45 AM
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i know this thread is hella old but these instructions are gold and i had to say thanks!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:06 PM
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Yep. Old thread, I know... But wanted to give kudos for valuable info this provided me... Maybe others now?
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:45 AM
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This post is super helpful but I did have a real dumb moment and for anyone else out there who is like me, this info may actually be helpful. There are 2 USB ports in my X3, one in what I call the "glovebox" which is located between the driver seat and the passenger seat and the other that I call the "dashboard" which is in front of the passenger seat. All this time I was trying to import music from the USB by plugging it into the glove box and I kept getting a message saying "Insert USB in glovebox interface." (or something like that). In conclusion, I believe if you want to import music on to the HDD of the car, you need to plug the USB into the dashboard USB port and not in the glovebox USB port. The glovebox USB port is good for listening to music on an iPod or USB but the dashboard port is where you want to plug your flash drive in to import music! *EMBARRASSED*
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:24 AM
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Glad I bumped into this thread. Dumb question for a non tech guy. Once the music is copied to the car's hard drive, are they orgainzed just as the iTune playlist or in some other order?

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:00 PM
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my music isn't in order...dont know if there's a way to do it though.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:23 PM
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Unhappy Now I wish I would have chosen Navigation

Great thread regardless how old it is. I wish I would have known this 2 weeks ago before I pulled the trigger on my 2010 528i X.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:46 PM
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Thanks for making this post. I just bought my '10 535i and I can not get this to work, even following your directions. I keep getting the Note: Please connect a USB drive to the USB port. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:36 AM
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Does this work on a 08 535?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for the instructions and the photos. What's the capacity of the hard drive, and can you copy file folders as "albums"?
Based on hitting options button in "import" screen, shows hard drive to be 12.5GB
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:39 AM
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Thanks for making this post. I just bought my '10 535i and I can not get this to work, even following your directions. I keep getting the Note: Please connect a USB drive to the USB port. Any suggestions?
I had to insert the flash drive with the car off and then insert the key to get it to work.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:23 AM
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"Thanks for making this post. I just bought my '10 535i and I can not get this to work, even following your directions. I keep getting the Note: Please connect a USB drive to the USB port. Any suggestions?"

I have encountered the same issue. Do I need a special adapter to transfer from iphone? I do have a Y adapter to play music from my iphone but I am unable to transfer music from iphone 4s to BMW hard drive. Any help advice is greatly appreciated.


-RK
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the post very helpful . It takes a bit of time(1minute) before they can detect the Glove department USB.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:09 PM
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I really enjoy the Navigation system since it does come with the hard drive to store music. I already transfered many songs with CD's as well as songs on USB sticks which have the ability to store many songs. My transfers of the CD's and songs on the USB went really well, however, now I do not know what happened but the USB port in the glove box used to store music and the centre armrest USB port used to play music do not work. I cannot use them anymore, I have tried everything with the USB sticks, formatting them, formatting them in different formats, put songs with various formats; MP3, AAC, and WMA and nothing woks anymore.

I do not feel like leaving my car at the dealer for a whole day just for this problem. Does anyone know how I can fix this issue, is there a way to reinitiate or reboot the USB ports etc

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Old 10-03-2013, 02:41 AM
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Copy all music to Navigation System Harddrive

Hi,

I have just purchased a new Z4 and I want to copy all my music to the hard disk on the car.

Do you know if it is possible to do this with and external hard drive or does it have to be on a USB stick.

Also on the device you are copying from onto the car must the only files on that device be .mp3 files in the root directory?

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Old 10-10-2013, 04:21 PM
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Hi,

I have just purchased a new Z4 and I want to copy all my music to the hard disk on the car.

Do you know if it is possible to do this with and external hard drive or does it have to be on a USB stick.

Also on the device you are copying from onto the car must the only files on that device be .mp3 files in the root directory?

Many Thanks
Andrew
Yup, need to be in MP3 file extension. I tried with them in mp4 format and they didn't copy. Just change the extension from mp4 to mp3 on your laptop and then re import.
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