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Old 11-10-2006, 11:41 AM
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audio aux or ipod?

hi guys whats going on...
i have a slight delimma here... with my 04 645 i have the audio aux installed and i love it
is it worth takeing out the cd changer for the ipod interface? i use the aux port for my ipod. i have a 60 gig and its about full of music i heard some issues that it takes a while to load? i dont know please advice me
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:41 PM
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Yes - if you already have the iPod, get the iPod integration kit. This will allow for control, charging and text display on your iDrive screen.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:36 PM
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hi guys whats going on...
i have a slight delimma here... with my 04 645 i have the audio aux installed and i love it
is it worth takeing out the cd changer for the ipod interface? i use the aux port for my ipod. i have a 60 gig and its about full of music i heard some issues that it takes a while to load? i dont know please advice me
thank you
I got the AUX adapter first. It was ok, but I could not control the iPOD and drive safely. Especially a nano with a tiny screen. The main advantages of the MOST adapter are...

1. It turns the iPOD on/off with the ignition
2. It charges the iPOD
3. It uses the iPOD's pre-out so the sound is much better over the headphone jack.
4. Controlling via iDrive is great.

Issues:

1. The iDrive/iPOD interface is divided as follows
CD1 - Playlists
CD2 - Artist
CD3 - Album
CD4 - Genre
CD5 - Podcasts
CD6 - All songs

The system works fast on all but the CD2. Browse by Artist takes about 10-15 seconds to load, the others take about 1-2 seconds. Not sure why.

2. Also, the is a limit for each CD1-6, I believe it is 250 folders with 500 songs in each. I have not hit the limit except on CD6 where I have more than 500 songs. Some get cut off.

Both of these issues are minor. The system works great and I highly recommend it.
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:38 PM
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The system works fast on all but the CD2. Browse by Artist takes about 10-15 seconds to load, the others take about 1-2 seconds. Not sure why.
I want to be clear about what I stated. the wait time once you go to CD2 is about 10-15 seconds, however, after that times elapses and every thing loads, it is just as fast as the other selections. It is only the initial load that is slow.
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:03 AM
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oh great thanks for the info
another thing is how do i know what software my car is running?is there a way to check?
and what software the ipod integration needs?
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Old 11-11-2006, 07:55 AM
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oh great thanks for the info
another thing is how do i know what software my car is running?is there a way to check?
and what software the ipod integration needs?
thanks
Only your dealer can tell you what version. If you bought new, have the build date and know you never upgraded the software I can get you close or you can try to work it out using my post #21 in this ********https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=168079
I will probably update it as well in a few days
Ipod Integration for MOST bus applications required at least PROGMAN (CIP) 20 which enables MP3 IF if was included in retrofit coding.

Couple of clues also:

If you have perspective view on NAV then you have CIP 16.1 or higher
If you have MP3 on your single CD slot in dash you have CIP 20.xx or higher and your ipod integration would be remove 6CDC and replace with ipod adapter and play without dealer intervention.

One caution note - PROGMAN 23.02 (sometimes shortened by BMW to 23.2) has a flaw that causes ipods not to work and maybe some other issues. tparson reported that US dealers would be getting a online fix over the weekend so if you are going to need new software I would wait until we hear this is cleared up.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:08 AM
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oh great thanks but i upgraded my spftware like 4 times
for the part numbers that i would need are they the same numbers you posted a while back? i live in kuwait (middle east) because i gave it to my parts manager and he said that it didnt exist....and he had like other numbers for the kit


so is it worth it to take the gamble and try to install the ipod kit on my own? because my car is not under waranty anymore (kuwait waranty is 2 years only) bummer
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:27 PM
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Do it!!!! The ipod interface for our 6 series, even with the couple of issues that have been mentioned before (and will probably be addressed with some type of update), is probably one of the best things you can get if you have any interest in music.
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:21 PM
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After reading all these comments, I think I am sold and I want a MOST adapter for my 06 650i. Can anyone tell me:
1. where do I get it
2. how much should it cost
3. Can I really install it myself?
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:43 PM
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After reading all these comments, I think I am sold and I want a MOST adapter for my 06 650i. Can anyone tell me:
1. where do I get it
2. how much should it cost
3. Can I really install it myself?
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1. dealer or europeanautosource.com (board sponsor)

2. Units costs $299, maybe less with a CCA card at the dealer

3. if you have a Cd changer now, you can install yourself. A simple 5 minute process. If you do not have a CD changer, you have to go to the dealer for programming. Parts and labor will be around $400-$1,000,000.00 depending on the dealer.

Also, you will need a cover if you are removing the CD changer which is about $8.

Search for iPOD on the 6 series forum, all the info is there.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:08 PM
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guys, quick one...how do I find out what version software I got?
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:25 PM
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On either of your BMWs its to the dealer you go. Or guess from your production date if you have not upgraded using post #21 (I think) from the Ask Cobradav sticky. I do not have the e90 posted but they are pretty close to the e60/63 in CIP# and date. They just started at alot high number since their SOP is more recent.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:42 AM
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as i checked all the part numbers are correct so now the only issue that stands out is....... the dealer has only sip programe 23.2 and my car has an old programe as cobradav mentioned in other posts that my sip is 16+ as i have the new nav view but before the 20 programe as mp3 in unabled
and every one here says 23.2 has an ipod bug what to do now?
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:25 PM
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great price on the ipod integration kit...I bought from these guys in the past....great shop http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/acc/65110403650.htm
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do they have Ipod interface for the 01-740il?
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do they have Ipod interface for the 01-740il?
There are two possibilities that I am am aware of for the e38 7 Series:

- DICE iPod interface
- Intravee
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