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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 09-01-2010, 10:30 AM
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What power outlet is it that you are talking about? The one with the flash light? or the one on the cigarette lighter?
I think he's talking about the one under the glovebox in the passenger footwell
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:29 AM
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Reading this thread I Just learned that "30yrVeteran" gave me the solution of my MP3's problem. It did not matter what I did, the damn radio would not play my MP3's.

I will try the above mentioned to see if it works... Thanks "30yrVeteran"
Did it work?

Figured that since we are 04's, we wouldnt have the ability to play MP3 cd's unless we got the update for our iDrives from BMW
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:12 PM
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What power outlet is it that you are talking about? The one with the flash light? or the one on the cigarette lighter?
I thought I read there were 2 power outlets. The one in the glovebox and another one in the rear of the vehicle?
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:15 PM
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I thought I read there were 2 power outlets. The one in the glovebox and another one in the rear of the vehicle?
Would you be kind enough and take some pics of all the power outlets you see...? Anyone? I only see one on the front and the strange looking thing inside the rear cup holder (which does not look like it could be it)

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Old 09-01-2010, 11:20 PM
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Did it work?

Figured that since we are 04's, we wouldnt have the ability to play MP3 cd's unless we got the update for our iDrives from BMW
I couldn't convert to the Fraunhofer codec... Did not know how? Did not look for it eather!
What I tried was to burn the MP3 CD using itunes at 2X instead of Max. It tried to play but it did not work.

Anyone else got the MP3 working on the 04 645? Help us pls.

Thnx'
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:23 PM
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Did it work?

Figured that since we are 04's, we wouldnt have the ability to play MP3 cd's unless we got the update for our iDrives from BMW
We all have the same iDrive system up to the 09" models (i think) so if they had it working it could work on our 04 as well.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:05 AM
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I couldn't convert to the Fraunhofer codec... Did not know how? Did not look for it eather!
What I tried was to burn the MP3 CD using itunes at 2X instead of Max. It tried to play but it did not work.

Anyone else got the MP3 working on the 04 645? Help us pls.

Thnx'
The codec is just 192KBits/sec. iTunes doesn't give many options. Try Monkey Media. You can set just about any parameters.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:31 AM
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Good thread! I found the power outlet in the passenger compartment. Where is it!!??

and how do i make my car play mp3s? AWESOME thread!
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:35 AM
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Good thread! I found the power outlet in the passenger compartment. Where is it!!??

and how do i make my car play mp3s? AWESOME thread!
reread the thread. MP3 details are being discussed
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:15 PM
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The codec is just 192KBits/sec. iTunes doesn't give many options. Try Monkey Media. You can set just about any parameters.
Downloading Monkey media as we speak. Tried with nero but it did not give me the option.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:19 PM
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Good thread! I found the power outlet in the passenger compartment. Where is it!!??

and how do i make my car play mp3s? AWESOME thread!
Can you take a picture of the power outlet!? Thanks,
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:24 PM
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Downloading Monkey media as we speak. Tried with nero but it did not give me the option.
Cmon man hurry up! hehe
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:40 PM
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Cmon man hurry up! hehe
lol...

I have downloaded the Power2Go and it has plenty of options to test so stay tune since I am burning the CD as we speak... 61%... 62%... lol slower than ever...

I also would like to learn more about how to set up the Ipod kit, Can anyone point me in the right direction? Any good DIY around? I've looked but everything is very vague.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:44 PM
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lol...

I have downloaded the Power2Go and it has plenty of options to test so stay tune since I am burning the CD as we speak... 61%... 62%... lol slower than ever...
Sweet..

Its 4:45am here, and I haven't slept... dont think i will till you come back and post the results!
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:06 PM
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Sweet..

Its 4:45am here, and I haven't slept... dont think i will till you come back and post the results!
Sorry to disappoint you but it did not work. It does not read the disc...
I will keep testing different speeds and bps... I anyone has any other input please help us out. You too let me know if you get anything working.

Experiments using Power2GO:
1) 192Kbps at 10X = FAIL
2) 192Kbps at 24X = FAIL
3) 128Kbps at 10X = TBD
4) 128Kbps at 24X = FAIL
5) HELP... HELP... Run out of ideas
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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The codec is just 192KBits/sec. iTunes doesn't give many options. Try Monkey Media. You can set just about any parameters.
It did not work for me!!! What speed are you using to burn the disc? Help pls' since there are a few of us that would like to get this going.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:34 PM
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Like I said, im pretty sure we need to get our iDrive software updated at the dealer
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:26 PM
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Like I said, im pretty sure we need to get our iDrive software updated at the dealer
But the owners manual for the 04's says that we are able to play MP3's. It does not specify what type of settings but it shows that we can.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:40 PM
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BEST thread

Wow, I'm still waiting for my manual, but meanwhile, this has been the MOST helpful thread, a ton of info. all in one place. Thank you for sharing.

And I learned today that my dream car, is a "dream" to drive!
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:12 PM
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But the owners manual for the 04's says that we are able to play MP3's. It does not specify what type of settings but it shows that we can.
Don't know.

Here is the service bulletin for it though. You could try getting your dealer to do it for you.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:23 PM
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I found out there was a flash light in the glove box..
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:18 PM
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i use nero and never had to worry. you have to get ur idrive updated tho
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:40 AM
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:41 AM
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Yeah I just found out there was a med kit too about a month ago...lol
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