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Old 06-01-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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iPod Integration HELP!

So I've been searching these forums for the past week on how to integrate my iPod into my car stereo...and I still don't know what to do. I have a 2000 328ci with 16:9 widescreen HU w/ cassette. I know that my HU Doesn't support the AUX cable from BMW so this leaves me with either GROM or DICE right? I really don't need the text display and I don't want to spend a lot of money; all I want is to be able to run a cord up through the ashtray and plug my iPod into it and Voila! high-quality sound. What are my options? Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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So I've been searching these forums for the past week on how to integrate my iPod into my car stereo...and I still don't know what to do. I have a 2000 328ci with 16:9 widescreen HU w/ cassette. I know that my HU Doesn't support the AUX cable from BMW so this leaves me with either GROM or DICE right? I really don't need the text display and I don't want to spend a lot of money; all I want is to be able to run a cord up through the ashtray and plug my iPod into it and Voila! high-quality sound. What are my options? Thanks.

I you have OEM Nav, this is the way to go:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=679659
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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If all you want is an Aux input as you said "all I want is to be able to run a cord up through the ashtray and plug my iPod into it and Voila! high-quality sound"...then just get an aux adaptor from Blitzsafe (around 90 bucks) or GROM (around 60 bucks). They plug into the cd changer pre-wire in the trunk and then run your 3.5mm audio cable to wherever you want it. Control will all be done on the iPod itself. Done.

If you want to control the ipod from the stereo car controls then you need one of the various ipod adaptor units like sna77 mentioned.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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So I've been searching these forums for the past week on how to integrate my iPod into my car stereo...and I still don't know what to do. I have a 2000 328ci with 16:9 widescreen HU w/ cassette. I know that my HU Doesn't support the AUX cable from BMW so this leaves me with either GROM or DICE right? I really don't need the text display and I don't want to spend a lot of money; all I want is to be able to run a cord up through the ashtray and plug my iPod into it and Voila! high-quality sound. What are my options? Thanks.
Good timing. We just announced the MediaBridge ktis from DICE:



MediaBridge for BMW - Features at a glance
Connect: iPod, USB, SIRIUS, AUX, Bluetooth. The highly anticipated MediaBridge for BMW has arrived with all of its great features- ALL of them in one kit:

- Balanced Audio Output
- Digital USB Audio
- End-user Downloadable Firmware Updates
- Integrated Controls
- Text Display
- iPod-like Browsing for iPod or USB Flash Drive
- Charges iPod/iPhone
- AUX Input
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio Connectivity

More info here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=768514
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