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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:45 PM
bgbmwlover bgbmwlover is offline
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Question DIY for USB/iPhone interface?

Hi all,

I've been looking and looking and i cannot find any clear information. I just got 2008 128i convertible. It has premium package and bluetooth, but no USB connection, only regular Aux plug. I do not have navigation, only regular stereo. I want to add USB so i can connect my iPhone or USB flash drive with music. I want to be able to control the songs from the steering. Does anyone know part numbers or how to do that? My BMW advisor has no idea what i am talking about so i have given up talking to him.

My 2011 328xi has USB and i use the standard Apple cable with my phone. It charges and i can control the songs. I want to add the same to the 128. Also i used to have 2003 325 convertible and i added DICE to it, which i was pretty happy with. I don't see that works on 1 series either? Can anyone shed some light or options please? Appreciate it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:11 PM
YourNewObsessio YourNewObsessio is offline
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I have an 09' 128i with navi & I spoke with my dealer today. The parts are $370 and the labor is $640. I would assume you could install it yourself if you know your way around the car but it won't work until BMW activates it and updates your software to support it. Kind of a huge pain for a factory option that costs half that! I wish my cars previous owner would have just added it on. :-\
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:11 AM
bgbmwlover bgbmwlover is offline
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That can't be. $1000 just to add USB?
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:01 AM
olde olde is offline
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I'm curious about this also. My 2011 135i has the usb port, but my iphone doesn't work with the regular apple cable (the car says "not supported" when i plug it in, although it charges). My car has all the packages added, so i'm wondering what i'm missing...is it just a software upgrade?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:11 PM
cezlaw cezlaw is offline
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I had the same problem. Bought the special BMW iphone cable and it works fine.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:36 PM
Luvssubaru Luvssubaru is offline
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iPhone music

I had this same problem. My solution was to use my iPod to upload all my music to the car's harddrive. Now I don't need my iPhone or iPod!
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:15 PM
kullenberg kullenberg is offline
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Ipod to hard drive

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I had this same problem. My solution was to use my iPod to upload all my music to the car's harddrive. Now I don't need my iPhone or iPod!
I have a 2012 128i coupe - how do you upload ipod to the hard drive ?
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