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Old 12-10-2009, 10:41 AM   #61
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DUDE. Sweet work Delmarco. Three Cheers!
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:35 PM   #62
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As an avid IBM Lenovo T60 user I suck at creating videos and my pictures and video clips are done on a 2004 5 megapix Nikon Coolpix 5200 camera that literally looks like it been thru war. I can't imagine shooting a 10-20 minute video on that thing.

The Bluetooth DIY took about 30 to 40 minutes with the bulk of that time spent trying to remove the upper centre vent and get the C/A connection thru to the upper vent area (its a tight space to work with if you have big manly hands-having someone with tiny hands to help will shave off about 10-15 minutes). The rest of the DIY is as easy as connecting Lego blocks.

For the value, performance and ease of this DIY I don't think there is a better thing you can do for yourself and your car right now.
thanks a lot man.
i really wanna do this. but it seems(and trust me i looked and looked) complicated for me... maybe just have ur gf hold the camera as you do the diy.
i would really appreciate it.

ps:how do you have your ipod set up?
are you using the dice kit? or some other super kool thing like this lol
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:55 PM   #63
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thanks a lot man.
i really wanna do this. but it seems(and trust me i looked and looked) complicated for me... maybe just have ur gf hold the camera as you do the diy.
i would really appreciate it.
Wait, you want him to unhook everything and re-do it, but this time making a video? Ha... No offense, but if you can't follow these instructions, which are incredibly detailed, you shouldn't be doing this yourself--pay a professional to do it for you.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:59 PM   #64
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Cool Secret of the Center Vent - It's got retaining clips !!

Pulled harder, got the vent out, thought I was gonna break it and thats when it came out. Did the rest in 15 Minutes. Thanks Delmarco - One of the most straight forward DIY's Ive ever done. The center vent, FYI for anybody else yet to do this: there are two upper and two lower stepped clips on the vent located on the top and bottom about one half inch in from the sides. Thats what is keeping the center vent in. They are designed that as you push the vent in the clips grab on a higher step and lock it tighter. Unfortunately you cant see them until you get the vent out. Maybe you can push down on the the whole vent assembley and then push out from the inside for the top clips and vice versa for the bottom. It's a SOB to get out by pulling and wiggling up and down. After looking at the clips you'll see why. I ended up with the same problem as Steve.325i on the mic. I really want the stealth look as well. I've got a MOTO™ W755 for a phone. I'm going to try cupping some sound insulation around the mic, leaving the mic vent as hopefully the only/major source of sound, soon as I figure out what to use. I may also try to remount and reposition the mic so that it is angled straight down. We'll see. Great MOD. Great DIY. Best bang for the buck on a Bimmer I've seen yet.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #65
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Dude, this is absolutely fantastic, thanks so much for your time invested... This is why BMW rocks.. because of people like u.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:09 PM   #66
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maybe just have ur gf hold the camera as you do the diy. i would really appreciate it.
... I'm still giggling ... I don't know what else to say ...
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:16 PM   #67
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I'm going to try cupping some sound insulation around the mic, leaving the mic vent as hopefully the only/major source of sound, soon as I figure out what to use. I may also try to remount and reposition the mic so that it is angled straight down.
I forgot to mention that. I also tried mounting the mic straight up behind the OEM mic vent making an upside down 'T'. To my surprise it was no improvement.

I also used some light weight packaging foam to surround the mic.

Unfortunately placing the mic below the headliner was the only way I could get it to sound clean.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:14 AM   #68
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Is this removing AUX in / CD changer capabilities?
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #69
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Is this removing AUX in / CD changer capabilities?
No it doesn't remove AUX in / CD changer. All your accessories should still work.
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Hmm, I want to do this mod but two guys now have said the mic doesn't work well in the OEM hidden position. I want it stealth and not hanging below the console.
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Hmm, I want to do this mod but two guys now have said the mic doesn't work well in the OEM hidden position. I want it stealth and not hanging below the console.
then buy the OEM kit...
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:31 PM   #72
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Wait, you want him to unhook everything and re-do it, but this time making a video? Ha... No offense, but if you can't follow these instructions, which are incredibly detailed, you shouldn't be doing this yourself--pay a professional to do it for you.
LOL. people these days...
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:03 AM   #73
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Anyone else order their Connects2 CTPPAR007 from www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk... taking forever for them to ship it... ordered this two weeks ago still hasn't arrived?? anyone...
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Anyone else order their Connects2 CTPPAR007 from www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk... taking forever for them to ship it... ordered this two weeks ago still hasn't arrived?? anyone...
Got mine from Liquid ICE on ebay - took about a week and a half, it is coming from the UK after all.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:55 PM   #75
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big props for you for sharing this info and setting up the DIY
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:52 AM   #76
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then buy the OEM kit...
Nah, not going to spend that much $$$ on this. I'll wait to see if others are having the same issue as some seem to be doing ok with it.

To the guys who have ordered the kits, please update when you get them installed. Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:06 AM   #77
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Will this work with the nav unit? The radio is in the trunk. thanks
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:41 PM   #78
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Wait, you want him to unhook everything and re-do it, but this time making a video? Ha... No offense, but if you can't follow these instructions, which are incredibly detailed, you shouldn't be doing this yourself--pay a professional to do it for you.
lol. Thanks buddy. Sounds like someone needs to fix the resolution on their computer.

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Hmm, I want to do this mod but two guys now have said the mic doesn't work well in the OEM hidden position. I want it stealth and not hanging below the console.
They are many many many other places you can place the mic that best suit your needs. OEM works and has been working for me perfectly.
That said, my gfriend C Class comes with the Bluetooth mic mounted under the ignition key insert next to the steering wheel column so that is one place you may thing to mount the mic. The mic wiring and parrot kit is very long and allows you to place the mic anywhere in your cabin. Use your imagination.


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Anyone else order their Connects2 CTPPAR007 from www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk... taking forever for them to ship it... ordered this two weeks ago still hasn't arrived?? anyone...
I ordered mine from there. it took about a week and half. Their customer service kinda sucks. It takes them forever to respond to emails.
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Is there a difference between the ck3000 and the ck3000 "black" edition?
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