Originally Posted by RedStripe
Thanks for the post. I think you have well expressed our initial frustration. You are right, BMW states very clearly that iDrive cars WITH the CD changer accessory SHOULD play mp3 CD's. Unfortunately, people are saying that it is not working as specified. Please let us know if you have experience otherwise.
This is a particularly vexing problem for me. Mainly, I want to know if this is a software issue or a hardware issue. If it's correctable with a possible future update, then I have hope that they might also give the in-dash CD player mp3 play capability. This has been mentioned by knowledgeable members such as E90Fleet. If it's a hardware deficiency, as Flyboy-SA's dealer recommended solution leads us to believe, then I guess we will just have to wait for BMW to release the "Correct" cd changer.
I read on another forum that it will not work on the car now because the cd changer doesn't read the mp3 function. In later cars they will be installed with a changer that will be able to read it. The guy posted that he bitched to his dealer and the dealer said would change it in september with the new one to read the mp3 cds at no charge. This was in the US btw.
325i, 6spd manual, Alpine white, Black interior with aluminum trim, Navi/idrive, Xeon Headlights, PDC, and rear sunshades.
Having fun driving it.