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View Poll Results: How much for Ipod interface + installation
<$300 (installed it myself) 5 18.52%
$300-$400 installed 4 14.81%
$400-$500 installed 4 14.81%
$500-$600 installed 8 29.63%
$600 + (I got ripped off) 6 22.22%
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      11-09-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Ipod Interface cost

Just wanted to take a poll on how much people are paying for their ipod interface + installation.

To start off, I was quoted $550 installed.. (before taxes)

All amount in USD.

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      11-09-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
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Note that even if you install the hardware yourself, the dealer still has to code the car to recognize it (with the possible exception of the case where a cd changer is being replaced), so there will be some installation cost.
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      11-10-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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You guys just don't realise how lucky you are

Just been quoted the following by my local BMW dealer--around 30 miles south of London. All sterling prices have been converted to US$ at the prevailing exchange rate:
To supply IPOD integration kit £195 $374
To fit (one hours labour) £129 $247
To recode vehicle (one hours labour) £129 $247
Total £453 $868 !!!!!!

Yes that's right $868===at that price I don't think I'll bother
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      11-10-2006, 07:09 AM   #4
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wow $868.. it makes our $500+ sound like a good deal.. I can't get myself to pull the trigger considering a brand new 30gb ipod is only $250.

My SA actually told me it used to be cheaper but they raised the price because it is taking their technicians longer to install than what the factory recommanded.
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      11-10-2006, 07:11 AM   #5
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These prices are obscene. Almost 2x the cost of my 80 GB iPod on average. I'll stick with my SIk Ram Din cable and Scosche Remote.
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Got my interface for $250 at Morristown, but then installation was quoted at 2.5hrs @ $105/hr (that included a free big gouge in the wood trim of my ash tray cover and a ton of swirl marks from a car wash that I stated repeatedly I didn't want them to do).

They had to have it overnight for re-coding too. I can only hope I tied up one of their techs for a bunch of non book hours too.

edit: For me it's pretty much worth it to be able to see the song title and be able to up/down arrow on the steering wheel instead of reach down and fumble with the ipod. I bought an (old version) nano specifically for the car and it stays tucked away in the glove box for weeks on end.
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      11-10-2006, 12:43 PM   #7
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For those of you stating you did it yourself

This is for ifisboin, jayz4, jdelcas1

How did you accomplish the coding and sw upgrade?
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