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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-28-2005, 05:00 AM
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Question iPod Integration

Does anyone know if it is possible to hardwire an iPod into a standard E60.

I used a Denison Ice Link with an Audi TT before, worked perfectly. Charged and controlled from head unit.
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:43 AM
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Hi dublindave,

As it stands right now, you can only connect the iPod through an Auxillary connection that can be dealer installed, but it does not integrate the iPod with the iDrive. I hope this helps!

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Old 07-28-2005, 01:25 PM
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And Im pretty sure that such an aux. input is not available if you have the navigation system. I use the Monster cable brand fm transmitter until an fully integrated with iDrive solution is available.
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:13 PM
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I just had the aux input installed (8/04 build with NAV) and it works very well. I keep the iPod in the glove compartment and use Griffen's AirClick (RF remote) to play/stop/forward/reverse the iPod. The remote comes with a strap that attachs to your steering wheel or door handle.

Although you can't select a particular song, you can start/stop/turn on/turn off the iPod all from the remote.

The audio quality is far superior to the Griffen FM transmitter I was using before.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:58 PM
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I had the aux input installed in my '05 545i and hardwired the iPod and store it in the center armrest, and use the AirClick remote--works pretty well--not iDrive integration, but still very good--here's a post with my install:

Hardwired iPod install
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