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Old 05-24-2015, 08:27 AM
COWelder COWelder is offline
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Mein Auto: 2005 X5
Iphone 6/stock radio

I have a non Nav stereo and wondering if any way to stream music through the units phone bluetooth or change out the old ipod data cord to the unit.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:35 AM
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No, the technolgy required to "stream" music by BT is not designed into the oe BT TCU. To stream music through BT in your 05 X5 will require new aftermarket "stuff". What that "stuff" is...I don't know...but hopefully those that keep up with integrating audio streaming will chime in as to what you'd need to move your 2005 beyond the technology it was "birthed" with.

EDIT: I just read your post in another "audio thread" that suggest that you'd also consider other forms of connection besides BT streaming. I believe those with the Nav unit (BM53) or for those that don't have Nav but the MID (multi-informational display...which is the component that allows you to control your audio/OBC/phone/DSP/clock) and your in-dash CD53 player (the radio tuner is incorporated into the in-dash CD) have an aux input in the wiring harness. There should be lots of info & DIYs on the cord you need and how to hook it up so that you can wire your iPhine or other media device to play digital music through the vehicle's audio system.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:12 PM
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I installed a DICE unit which allows you to plug your iPhone into the unit. The DICE system plugs directly into the CD changer cables in the trunk. That is one way to get a wired connection. For bluetooth streaming, plug this unit (http://www.amazon.com/CoolStream-Blu...eceiver+30+pin) into the DICE and connect to it through your phones bluetooth for bluetooth audio streaming.
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