02-23-2009, 11:48 AM
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
Join Date: Mar 2008
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
Printable instructions for operating the DICE
To help make the DICE more usable sooner out of the box for more users,
I've updated the simple printable instructions (to keep in your glovebox).
Please add other desired tasks as needed.
ALBUM: Set the Dice Silverline to Album mode
(6)(4)(>) Scroll thru the albums until you find the one you want
(1) Lock in the desired album and remap the arrow button to ...
(>) Scroll thru the songs within that selected album
ARTIST: Set the Dice Silverline to Artist mode
(6)(3)(>) Scroll thru the artists until you find the one you want
(1) Lock in the desired artist and remap the arrow button to ...
(>) Scroll thru the songs within that selected artist
PLAYLIST: Set the Dice Silverline to Playlist mode
(6)(2)(>) Scroll thru the playlists until you find the one you want
(1) Lock in the desired playlist and remap the arrow button to ...
(>) Scroll thru the songs within that selected playlist
SONG: Set the Dice Silverline to Song mode
(6)(1)(>) Scroll thru the songs until you find the one you want
(1) Lock in the desired song and remap the arrow button to ...
(>) Scroll thru the thousands of songs on your iPod touch
IPOD or AUX input selection:
(5)(>-01)(1) Sets the input source to iPod
(5)(>-02)(1) Sets the input source to Aux
CLUSTER or MID text display:
(6)(>-03)(1) Displays song information on the Cluster
(6)(>-04)(1) Displays song information on the MID
Note 0: This chart assumes a DICE Silverline radio mount
in a 2002 E39 with no nav, no dsp, and BMW Busness CD
with both Dice DIP switches UP; and where the key is that
(#) is a MID button; (>-##) is a MID sub-arrow selection;
and (>) is just the arrow (either steering wheel or MID).
Note 1: The iPod has 2 sleep modes; whenever it goes into the
2nd (i.e., deep) sleep mode, you'll need to disconnect it from
the DICE; then power up the iPod; then reconnect it to the DICE.
For that reason alone, you'll want your iPod mounted as convenient
to the driver as humanly possible (perhaps in the ash tray).
Note 2: A full battery reset procedure is as follows:
1. Disconnect the iPod from the DICE interface cable
2. Remove the negative battery cable with a 10mm socket wrench
3. Remove the positive battery cable with a 10mm socket wrench
4. Touch battery cable terminals together (away from battery) for
about 5 seconds (a small spark is normal as this is stored power
draining from the system); on the E39, short with your wrench
because the cables do not reach each other otherwise.
5. Allow cables to remain disconnected for about 5-7 minutes
6. Reconnect the positive battery cable
7. Reconnect the negative battery cable
8. Reboot most iPods by pressing on MENU & CENTER buttons for
about 5 seconds and then reconnecting to the DICE cable after
the reboot process is completed. Reboot of iPod touch & iPhone is
a different procedure.
Note 3: To put the DICE into Simple UI mode (i.e., to control
songs from the iPod UI but without any text display on the MID
or cluster) disconnect the battery and then set both DICE DIP
switches to the DOWN position; then reconnect the battery.
Note 4: The DICE has two input cable choices: iPod or Aux.
For the radio mount, at least 4 feet is the suggested length for
the AUX cable as 3 feet barely makes it to the center console.
Suggested cable is 1/8th stereo plug, male to male; but other
options exist (e.g., RCA phono plugs, male-to-female, etc.).
This AUX cable does NOT come with the DICE unit as shipped.
Note 5: The simplified view of iPod charging is that the older iPods
charged with 12volts while the newer iPods (after 9/2008) use 5v.
The easiest way to describe the necessary DICE cabling is if you
have a black connector at the DICE end, it will only charge the
older 12v iPods; if you have the newer green connector (after
about January of 2009) it will charge either the older 12v or the
newer 5v iPods and it will work on most DICE units retroactively.
This iPod cable is shipped with every DICE unit.
Note 6: Most people place the DICE under the MID; the only tools
required are 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm allen wrenches for the radio mount.
To remove the MID, remove the volume knob and twist the set screw
at the 6-o-clock position under the volume knob 90 degrees
counter-clockwise with the 1.5mm allen wrench. To remove the
BMW Business CD, loosen the two 2.0 mm set screws which are
only visible after you remove the MID. Both units pull out by hand.
Last edited by bluebee; 02-23-2009 at 03:23 PM.