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      09-18-2017, 07:48 AM   #1
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No usb in armrest

So atm i have an iphone 6s but will be upgrading to the iphone x when it comes out.

My car is a 2010 e90 lci with pro nav (cic) but i dont have the usb in the armrest meaning i will have no way of playing music as the 3.5mm jack is not now on the new iphones.

How do i go about getting the usb under the armrest?
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Here is what I use... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kinivo-BTC4.../dp/B009NLTW60

You can just turn off the handsfree part. It plugs into your Aux and lets you use Bluetooth A2DP (higher quality) to wirelessly stream your music.

Once setup you never have to touch or see it again
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Here is what I use... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kinivo-BTC4.../dp/B009NLTW60

You can just turn off the handsfree part. It plugs into your Aux and lets you use Bluetooth A2DP (higher quality) to wirelessly stream your music.

Once setup you never have to touch or see it again
Looks good the problem i have is ive got the bmw headrest dvd players and that uses the 12v socket to run them and theres no room for a splitter in there
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Hmm thats a tough one. Do you not have a 12v in the ash tray under the centre console? You could plug the power in there and then wiretuck it to under the armrest
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So atm i have an iphone 6s but will be upgrading to the iphone x when it comes out.

My car is a 2010 e90 lci with pro nav (cic) but i dont have the usb in the armrest meaning i will have no way of playing music as the 3.5mm jack is not now on the new iphones.

How do i go about getting the usb under the armrest?
do you have any bluetooth functionality in car now ?
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So atm i have an iphone 6s but will be upgrading to the iphone x when it comes out.

My car is a 2010 e90 lci with pro nav (cic) but i dont have the usb in the armrest meaning i will have no way of playing music as the 3.5mm jack is not now on the new iphones.

How do i go about getting the usb under the armrest?
do you have any bluetooth functionality in car now ?
Yeh its got bluetooth
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Yeh its got bluetooth
if your car is manufactured after 09/2010 you car may already have combox
what is your car's VIN last 7 symbols ?
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Yeh its got bluetooth
if your car is manufactured after 09/2010 you car may already have combox
what is your car's VIN last 7 symbols ?
No it was manufactured 02/10
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No it was manufactured 02/10
then you may consider to install following retrofit
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1406527
you will get two usb ports and wireless bluetooth streaming
since you already have bluetooth you'll have some parts freed and unused which you can sale for some 100gbp as basic bluetooth retrofit
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No it was manufactured 02/10
then you may consider to install following retrofit
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1406527
you will get two usb ports and wireless bluetooth streaming
since you already have bluetooth you'll have some parts freed and unused which you can sale for some 100gbp as basic bluetooth retrofit
Im not looking to spend fortunes probably getting rid of the car after xmas maybe even before
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When I had the e90 I was quoted between 750 - 1,000 (dependant on how long the coding took) to have the armrest USB fitted by BMW. 'BMW' is not synonymous with reasonable pricing
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When I had the e90 I was quoted between 750 - 1,000 (dependant on how long the coding took) to have the armrest USB fitted by BMW. 'BMW' is not synonymous with reasonable pricing
I would fit it myself and get it coded probably would only cost 50 for coding
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The newer iPhones come with an adapter piece so you can still use the aux plug.

And seeing as you are possibly getting rid of the car soon that is by far the cheapest option. FREE!!
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