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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-21-2012, 09:56 PM
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Upgrade my factory stereo

This is my first post to any forum; so, I may break forum protocols. I apologize in advance. I would like to upgrade my original stereo to one that is compatible with my iPhone but Id also like to ensure it works seamlessly with cars factory stereo controls. Id like to listen to Pandora or other internet stations without having to get satellite radio. Any ideas or recommendations?
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:39 PM
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You can get an aux in for a few hundred or spend a few grand to get something to work with idrive seamlessly. I could be completely wrong of the cost for aftermarket solutions for seamlessness. Oh I almost forgot you could upgrade your idrive to the ones in the new BMWs, but that's also about 3-4k. Good luck tho.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:46 AM
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Running Pandora or similar from your iPhone will not sound that crisp due to the phone's bandwith.
If you want to integrate your phone with iDrive and play iTunes, then there are a number of different ways to integrate.
Read the iPhone thread at the top.

Also I have a Mobridge iPhone/MP3 integration for sale if interested.
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Here... Let me Google that for you.

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...tegration-Kit/
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:08 PM
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You can get an aux in for a few hundred or spend a few grand to get something to work with idrive seamlessly. I could be completely wrong of the cost for aftermarket solutions for seamlessness. Oh I almost forgot you could upgrade your idrive to the ones in the new BMWs, but that's also about 3-4k. Good luck tho.
Thanks for the reply.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:15 PM
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I watched the video but I was wondering if this will work with my iDrive system. I had a 01 325i with a Dice system and it was great but I didn't think something like that would work on my 545i. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Video was great, thanks.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:16 PM
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Here... Let me Google that for you.

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...tegration-Kit/
I watched the video but I was wondering if this will work with my iDrive system. I had a 01 325i with a Dice system and it was great but I didn't think something like that would work on my 545i. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Video was great, thanks.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:17 PM
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Running Pandora or similar from your iPhone will not sound that crisp due to the phone's bandwith.
If you want to integrate your phone with iDrive and play iTunes, then there are a number of different ways to integrate.
Read the iPhone thread at the top.

Also I have a Mobridge iPhone/MP3 integration for sale if interested.
Thanks, is it similar to the Dice media bridge system?
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:29 PM
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Sorry, I completely forgot to mention the Dension GW500. Its made for our cars and. I've collected some links for you to look over.

https://www.google.com/search?aq=0&o...HYq5rQHzz8ilCg Different places to buy it from.

http://www.dension.com/product/iPod-...ts/gateway-500 The company website to get info about it.

https://www.google.com/search?aq=0&o...w=1920&bih=971 This will enable bluetooth audio streaming.
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