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  DIY - BMW MOST iPod Adapter Install
EvanL
09-15-2006
UPDATE AT THE END OF POST

OK, here's a DIY for the installation of a BMW MOST iPod adapter for (in my case) an E92. E90/1 shouldn't be much different.

1) Download and read the BMW iPod installation instructions...
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By FrankoQ on 11-20-2009, 02:34 PM
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I 'd like, please, the picture of the bridge you told about the stage 1.....
anyone? please?
Francesco from North Italy
The programming before the install is no longer needed.
I wrote another DIY for the MOST adapter with a few more details and pics.
Hope this helps you.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184807
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By siscobmw on 11-23-2009, 05:55 AM
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Thank you very much!
My dealer told me that he gave me instructions and there's everything ...not true!
thank you....this is the confirmation you are better than dealers!
thank you again!!!!
Francesco
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By dlr944 on 09-01-2010, 06:38 PM
Installed ipod interface kit per the instructions above from (Evan and Franok) over the weekend. Installed kit 65 11 0 439 429 and it powers the ipod 3G. Did not pre-load any software. Took it to the dealer today and they coded the radio - charged me 1.5 hours of labor but considering the money saved above, it was well worth it. '07 E92
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By mjd5 on 01-31-2011, 11:43 AM
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great write ups, like pics!
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By E90cruisin on 05-11-2012, 01:58 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a new harness plug? I broke the tab on mine that holds in the fiber optic plug. It is plug X13812 in the instructions. Is this something that is sold separately?
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By OlagŁe on 07-09-2013, 05:53 PM
Anyone know if you can update the interface? I connected a usb but the display shows UPDATE. Do not understand why the screen gets update, I need to update the firmware? the ipod works but the usb connector to the pen drive does not work. You can update? I have an ipod and I do not charge the battery and another ipod if I charge the battery.

thanks
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By EverybodyWildOu on 11-10-2013, 09:08 PM
I hooked mine up but there is no sound coming out from the headunit. And the SOS with the slash came up on the dash. Will the coding fix this?? Or did I botch up the install perhaps?
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By EverybodyWildOu on 11-13-2013, 02:47 AM
Figured out my issue. The optical input was switched with the optical output cable on the ipod harness itself... Thanks BMW...
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By Obioban on 03-30-2014, 02:14 PM
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Is this all accurate for LCI cars?
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By Obioban on 07-04-2014, 03:23 PM
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I retrofitted the MOST iPod interface to my wife's e91, including adding IPOD to the vehicle order. This was done by me using NCS Expert, and, when that didn't do it, by my shop using auto logic. Every module was also updated to the latest version by the shop when they couldn't get it to work, thinking maybe a newer version was require.

Anyway, this issue: Currently it is still identified on the radio as "CDC" instead of "iPod". Music is played, play/pause and next/previous track works, and meta data (song name) is displayed on the screen...

but

Playlist selection does not work (entire library only), shuffle does not work, and it starts at the beginning of the library every time "CDC" is selected.

Any idea what I could be missing?

Thanks!
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By Obioban on 11-10-2014, 07:25 PM
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I retrofitted the MOST iPod interface to my wife's e91, including adding IPOD to the vehicle order. This was done by me using NCS Expert, and, when that didn't do it, by my shop using auto logic. Every module was also updated to the latest version by the shop when they couldn't get it to work, thinking maybe a newer version was require.

Anyway, this issue: Currently it is still identified on the radio as "CDC" instead of "iPod". Music is played, play/pause and next/previous track works, and meta data (song name) is displayed on the screen...

but

Playlist selection does not work (entire library only), shuffle does not work, and it starts at the beginning of the library every time "CDC" is selected.

Any idea what I could be missing?

Thanks!
bump!
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By enforcerman on 11-10-2014, 07:45 PM
It will always show up as the cd changer (CDC). Don't know about the playlist. Never messed w/ those. I just hook mine up and use the music app to play music. I never go through the stereo interface. its WAY to hard to use.
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By SMOKE EM IF U GOT EM!! on 11-30-2014, 04:31 PM
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Put this in years ago when the iPhone 3 first dropped. Now I'm wondering does anyone know if BMW makes a lightning cable to connect to the most interface so we can use 5 or newer phones for this? I bought the lightning to 30 pin connector adaptor but that didn't work. It didn't recognize it at all. Sucks that this is almost useless unless I plug in an absolete phone or iPod.
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By enforcerman on 11-30-2014, 08:03 PM
You have to get an adapter that makes the BMW 30 pin into the "new" 30 pin that charges. Then you get the 30 pin to lightening wire/adaptor. I have this setup and it works just fine. I even ran the wire up to the roof.
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By SMOKE EM IF U GOT EM!! on 12-03-2014, 12:30 PM
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You have to get an adapter that makes the BMW 30 pin into the "new" 30 pin that charges. Then you get the 30 pin to lightening wire/adaptor. I have this setup and it works just fine. I even ran the wire up to the roof.
hey thanks for the reply. would you be able to point me to a link to something. as stated i have the 30 pin to lightning. but i guess you mean i need one before the adapter i bought also. thanks for the help.

I also bought the belkin Bluetooth aux input jack. works great to wirelessly stream with but id also like to be able to use the port in the glovebox to keep an old phone in there too.
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By enforcerman on 12-03-2014, 03:58 PM
I bought mine from cablejive.com years ago. Not sure if they still have it.
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By NBTBRV8 on 02-28-2015, 01:24 AM
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Guys,

I have installed my ipod in a E90 with CD changer. I have followed and double checked my install against the instructions, but it won't code, the SSS says that the module isn't responding correctly. I have checked that I have power to the ipod interface, I have checked the fibre optic cable, the input cable is in port 1 on the plug in to the interface (i.e. that is the one with the red light following the arrow pointing to the interface.

There are some posts on here that the fibre optic cables in the retrofit loom are wrong, can somebody explain this a bit better as from what I can tell the cable comes from the car in to the CCC out to the ipod interface and then bridged back in to the car loom.

The ipod shows the BMW roundel. I have also bridged my CD changer out of the loop.

Any clues?
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By lolligaggins on 03-02-2015, 04:45 PM
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is there a fuse for this? Mine works but only when the ipod is charged. it used to provide power and recharge the ipod but it doesnt anymore. wiring all looks fine, is there a fuse or something i'm missing for this?
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By NBTBRV8 on 03-07-2015, 07:12 AM
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Guys,

I have installed my ipod in a E90 with CD changer. I have followed and double checked my install against the instructions, but it won't code, the SSS says that the module isn't responding correctly. I have checked that I have power to the ipod interface, I have checked the fibre optic cable, the input cable is in port 1 on the plug in to the interface (i.e. that is the one with the red light following the arrow pointing to the interface.

There are some posts on here that the fibre optic cables in the retrofit loom are wrong, can somebody explain this a bit better as from what I can tell the cable comes from the car in to the CCC out to the ipod interface and then bridged back in to the car loom.

The ipod shows the BMW roundel. I have also bridged my CD changer out of the loop.

Any clues?
Bump. Here are my coding issues in the attached screen shots.
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By SMOKE EM IF U GOT EM!! on 03-21-2015, 09:02 PM
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You have to get an adapter that makes the BMW 30 pin into the "new" 30 pin that charges. Then you get the 30 pin to lightening wire/adaptor. I have this setup and it works just fine. I even ran the wire up to the roof.
Could you link me up w the right stuff please?
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By NBTBRV8 on 03-29-2015, 02:57 AM
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I got mine coded in the end on the SSS. The problem was me not coding it correctly (trying to code the CDC which I had disconnected instead of the retrofitted ipod) and new coding software.

Did anybody work out if it was possible to have the ipod continue on from where it was last stopped instead of starting from the beginning of the track again? I keep 1 hour + sets on my ipod, so this is an issue.
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By EvanL on 07-26-2015, 02:32 PM
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Did anybody work out if it was possible to have the ipod continue on from where it was last stopped instead of starting from the beginning of the track again? I keep 1 hour + sets on my ipod, so this is an issue.
I'd be quite surprised if this were possible; the bridge interface that connects the iPod to the MOST system initializes the iPod and reads its index whenever the car is started.

Interestingly enough, the iPod bridge reinitializes whenever the DME is power-cycled, so if one could spoof the bridge into thinking the DME was still on, it might be possible. Long shot though...
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