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Old 09-04-2007, 08:39 AM
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Ultimate Dice Installation Manual

I installed the DICE iPod module into my 2007 X3 3.0si (Business CD). I took many photos and created an installation manual because the company the manufactures them does not provide one specific to the 2007 X3 (Business CD)

Comments and suggestions are requested.

Dice_Installation_Manual.pdf (2272 KB)

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Old 09-04-2007, 10:14 AM
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I've tried to download the file twice and each time I get something Acrobat Reader can't read. Can you please check your file?
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:12 PM
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I installed the DICE iPod module into my 2007 X3 3.0si (Business CD). I took many photos and created an installation manual because the company the manufactures them does not provide one specific to the 2007 X3 (Business CD)

Comments and suggestions are requested.

Dice_Installation_Manual.pdf (2272 KB)

Enjoy...
Just click on "manage attachments under Additional Options--and attach the PDF file- I am a little of suspicious going to a web service that wants to sell subscriptions to down load a file that you could post here and we could do a direct download..
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:47 PM
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This site does not support files of the size of the manual: 2+ megabytes.

You can download the file from the link I provided by clicking on the link and clicking the "FREE" button. Rapidshare is free.

Anyways, I uploaded to another site:

Manual
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:00 PM
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This site does not support files of the size of the manual: 2+ megabytes.

You can download the file from the link I provided by clicking on the link and clicking the "FREE" button. Rapidshare is free.

Anyways, I uploaded to another site:

Manual
Sorry--the other site does not work...
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:15 PM
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Sorry--the other site does not work...
Give us a few moments, a kind soul offered to host the PDF and will post the link shortly...
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:32 PM
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Hey Guys, I had XJSChris send me the PDF to host on my web server.

Dice_Installation_Manual.pdf (2.2MB) - Right click, save as



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ED Timeline:
07/30 - Picked up in Munich, 08/02 - Dropped off in Munich, 08/16 - Set sail aboard the Boheme, 09/09 - Boheme arrived in Port Hueneme, CA, 09/18 - Redelivery

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Old 09-05-2007, 06:14 AM
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Hey Guys, I had XJSChris send me the PDF to host on my web server.

Dice_Installation_Manual.pdf (2.2MB) - Right click, save as



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Many thanks!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:06 AM
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Many thanks!!
Got it---thanks--isn't this forum great--??
Nice job on the manual..
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:08 AM
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Got it---thanks--isn't this forum great--??
Nice job on the manual..
it's my pleasure.. if you find any errors or improvement please post them so I can add them to the manual.
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:23 PM
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Perfect timing on your posting the install info.
I ordered my Dice yesterday and it should arrive tommorow.(they are running a special with free shipping).

I was able to pull the 3 and 6 pin cables loose without needing to removfe the center console. After finding the hole in the carpet under the metal bracket, I used a par of hemostats and was able to grab the foam cable wraping and the wiring came right out.

Hopefully routing the connection cable to the top of the armrest will be as easy as your photos make it seem.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:28 PM
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Perfect timing on your posting the install info.
I ordered my Dice yesterday and it should arrive tommorow.(they are running a special with free shipping).

I was able to pull the 3 and 6 pin cables loose without needing to removfe the center console. After finding the hole in the carpet under the metal bracket, I used a par of hemostats and was able to grab the foam cable wraping and the wiring came right out.

Hopefully routing the connection cable to the top of the armrest will be as easy as your photos make it seem.

Thanks again.
Larry
my pleasure.. it was a really easy job. The most tedious was modifying the upper console tray and passing the iPod dice cord through the channel.

it would be greate if you could photograph how you retrieved the cable bundle with the hemostats.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:17 PM
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WOW, great stuff XJS Chris!

The guys at Best Buy (who installed my Dice unit) also did not need to remove the center console to find the cables, so it was actually easyer then what you show in your install info.

Also I wanted to have access to the IPOD in order to navigate through the various menus without opening the center console all the time, so instead, I had them re-route the wires to my glove compartment (no holes required) and then the tiny wire to the IPOD is almost invisible to the pro-clip dash mount.

Here are a few pics of the final result. I'm very happy with it.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:20 PM
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nice!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:33 PM
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So, how does the unit work? I've been reading all sorts of disappointing posts with sound problems (as in no sound) and the like. Is it working well for you?
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:38 PM
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the unit works great.. you will have no sound if you plug it into the wrong plug. There is a set of plugs in the trunk that are only for the Sirius radio. I was not able to located a set of plugs in the trunk of my X3 for the CD Changer.

There are (2) 6-pin plugs in the armrest console. One of the 6-pin plugs is labeled CD-SDARS and is for Sirius, the other is for the CD changer.

If you plug the DICE into the CD-SDARS plug, you will see CD text scrolling on the Business CD player, but will hear static.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:27 AM
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Does this procedure also work with the '08 "609 Navigation System"?
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That was the one of the most highly detailed DIY instruction manuals I have ever seen...
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Sweet! This will come in handy in a few weeks when our X3 arrives. (The Dice arrived last night - eas has been awesome with customer service and speedy delivery!)
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On the last page, the picture of the business radio shows "TEL", for telephone? Mine does this too. Is this a bug?
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:19 PM
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just did this install today on my 04 x3 3.0 and it went smoothly, a bit of a hassel to get the ipod cord thru the hinge area but you can notch some room out of the lid right over the cell phone bundle to creat room and it will be hidden when reassembled (worked for me your results may very)
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:31 AM
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XJSChris -- thanks so much for creating that excellent manual. Just finished the installation in my 2004 X3, and had a few observations. First, when you drill the hole into the center console tray, do it from the back -- that way, all of the plastic bunches up on the back, and can be easily trimmed off, out of sight. Second, and perhaps biggest -- DICE now is using a blue housing on the pin that goes to the DICE unit (the one that is like an S video pin). That makes the routing through the hinge a little more difficult -- more than just wiggling through with a screwdriver. UNTIL you flip up the plastic piece shown just to the left of the red circle in the photo at the bottom of page 18. That piece rotates up and allows the pin to pass through easily. Once it is through, then rotate it back to the original position. Just a small tip. Otherwise, you showed an excellent path to a professional looking instalation. Thanks.

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Are you happy with thre DICE for the X3? Ive had various Dice / icelink hookups for my e46 and they keep breaking and there has always been alternator noise...

Is the OEM ipod adapter still junk?
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:04 PM
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Very nicely done. One minor correction of a typo:

Your page 5, first sentence, reads:
"Test your cutting but placing the DICE cord into the middle of the washer."

I think you want to change the "but" to "by", so that it says:
"Test your cutting by placing the DICE cord into the middle of the washer."

Now, what are you connecting with your DICE kit? If it is the iPhone 3G, is DICE offering it with a charging cable yet? When I purchased my kit in early August, they said they were working on a solution to the fact that Apple had changed the connection wiring, so the kits they were sending out would not be able to charge iPhone 3G.
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Very nice instructions. I had to adjust things slightly since I have some different options.

I am not sure if I toally like the Dice. I will try it for a few days and see how it goes.
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