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      06-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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iDrive iPod Auxiliary Volume

I've done some searches and found several people talking about it, but no answers.

Is there Aux-in gain on LCI iDrive equipped cars? My 09 Mini has it, why not my iDrive?

If I don't think carefully, I just about blast myself out of the car switching between iPod and radio, because the iPod gain is so low I have to really turn it up to hear it. Wouldn't be a problem if volume was remembered between sources. Any solutions?
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      06-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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My 2011 has it. When an aux device is plugged in and you go to External Devices -> AUX, you should have a volume selector on the right side.
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      06-17-2010, 09:03 PM   #3
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Ok, I got a chance to look at it today. I went to CD/Multimedia.



Then to External Devices.



Then I clicked on the iPod. It started to play, so I went back.



There was no options for Aux volume. So, I pressed option and got...



Trying a different way, I went to the main menu.



I went to Tone.



Then tried Volume Settings.



But the only things there are these.



Anywhere else I should look?
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      06-17-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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Only the auxiliary input has volume control. If you're using the OEM iPod cable, there is no volume control. If you're using a 3.5mm cable to connect your iPod, you'd get volume control but you'd also lose controllability through iDrive.
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Makes me wonder who the braininac at BMW thought it would be a good idea to have the gain of the OEM iPod cable so low.

I'm serious, it is a major difference between radio/CD/satellite and OEM iPod cord volumes. On the order of 10+ db at least.
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