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Old 02-14-2020, 04:15 AM   #1
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Streaming music with bluetooth

I am wondering what everyone uses to stream music from his smartphone to his car.

I currently have a OEM radio cd business in my Touring.
The previous owner has wired a 30pin ipod connector coming from the glovebox.
Still need to figure out how to get it out there and replace it with a lightning cable
I dont think that the cable support music/data transfer and is only ment to change the device.

How did you guys managed to play music from your smartphone with your car?
Off market radio?
Bluetooth adapter?
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:20 AM   #2
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Your head unit should have a connector for an auxiliary input as BMW switched to Alpine head units in 2003. That input can be connected to a Bluetooth device. Check GROM and Dension. Also, check www.crutchfield.com as it sell a ton of audio stuff for cars.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:50 AM   #3
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Your head unit should have a connector for an auxiliary input as BMW switched to Alpine head units in 2003. That input can be connected to a Bluetooth device. Check GROM and Dension. Also, check www.crutchfield.com as it sell a ton of audio stuff for cars.

I'm quiet new to this, but are you talking about the following unit as the Alpine head units?

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We have been having much luck with this device.
https://enfigcarstereo.com/ENFIG_BMTS_BTA_AUX.html

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I've got the dension gateway lite unit for about 3 months now and I love it. Automatically connects and the calls are clear as you can expect. It is expensive comparatively but way better than the chinese units (I know from experience). I would highly recommend it to anyone who's looking into this.
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