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Old 04-30-2014, 12:32 AM
jroman jroman is offline
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Finally opened my glove compartment, found ipod cable inside, dont know what it is.

I have a 740i 2001 sport. I finally popped open my glove compartment and found a cable for ipod that seemed to run towards the back of the compartment but was not really attached. It is possible that the previous owner had installed an ipod connectivity kit. I have no contact with him at this point. How could I find out if the car has DICE or something similar?
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:33 AM
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The cable is identical to this one
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:35 AM
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Might be worth a look around the CD changer, as the connection plugs to this are usually disconnected from the changer and used to connect to DICE, Intravee etc
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:36 AM
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iPod cable?

That looks like an iPod 30-pin cable. If the cable runs toward the rear of the car, I am inclined to think that it was running toward the CD player. Try looking near the CD player for an auxiliary module, or another cable running toward the front of the car, or a module under the seat or in the console hidden somewhere. If you can find a place to connect the cable, try connecting an iPod or iPhone with 30-pin connector to the silver end and then try placing your stereo on CD mode or AUX mode and see if you can get any results.

Sometimes the cable plugs into the trunk near the CD player, and sometimes the module to connect to is under the seat, hidden in the center console (less likely), in the glove box, or hidden behind the stereo.

If the cable was running toward the rear of the car, it goes to something, unless that something has been removed.

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Old 02-26-2016, 08:30 AM
MarkZ28 MarkZ28 is offline
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Last post was almost 2 years ago, lol. Bet he figured it out by now.
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:55 PM
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Brilliant!

For you geniuses out there, forum responses are as much for the next guy that looks it up, as they are for the guy that asked. Lolz
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:27 PM
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For you geniuses out there, forum responses are as much for the next guy that looks it up, as they are for the guy that asked. Lolz
Does that mean you are going to update the 100's of other threads on this same topic?
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