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      08-15-2008, 08:17 AM   #1123
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Whoops i started a new thread about retrofitting 6fl on e90/1/2/3 with professional nav/audio
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163961

Admin/mods - feel free to merge it if required.

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      10-18-2008, 07:16 PM   #1124
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Has anyone had the FM switching issue return (with a vengance) after having the software updated? Several months after having the update - which worked fine - my iPod now switches over to FM much more frequently than it ever did before. I also recently and mysteriously lost all my soft key presets.

Just wondering if others have experienced the same.
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      10-20-2008, 11:04 AM   #1125
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Has anyone had the FM switching issue return (with a vengance) after having the software updated? Several months after having the update - which worked fine - my iPod now switches over to FM much more frequently than it ever did before. I also recently and mysteriously lost all my soft key presets.

Just wondering if others have experienced the same.
Not quite the same - what I'm getting right now is the iPod is loosing the playlist selected overnight. Even after a quick stop, it may forget the playlist.

I'm fed up - testing a memory stick right now, see how that works.
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      01-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #1126
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Can anybody verify that this works with the new iPod genius playlist feature found on new iPods?
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      01-16-2009, 12:48 AM   #1127
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Today i hooked up my lacie 60 gig... Filled it up, each folder is a different album... It works for a song or 2, then freezes! Seems to be when switching songs, or at the end of a song. Quite annoying. The disk had about 200mb fred- i figured there would be no problems . Maybe about 600 directories in the root of the drive. Maybe i should re- structure it?

Also, when first starting the car, it takes about 2 minutes to start playing... Is this about normal? Other than that the sound quality is great, and the interface is much better than the ipod..
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      01-22-2009, 03:41 PM   #1128
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I have a March 2007 build with original progman and up until recently had no problem, other than the RARE instance of switching to FM. I recently added some songs to my Nano, plugged it back into the car, and it's stuck on loading from the device. Used my Y-cable and ipod in my wifes E92 and it worked flawlessly. I wonder if I need a new Y-cable or a progman update or replace the MOST bus...
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      01-22-2009, 04:46 PM   #1129
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I posted this in another thread - but wanted to update here.... my problems were fixed after I stripped the id3v2 tags and also deleted everything but the .mp3s. No playlists, album art, or anything else left.

Plugged it in and it works great!
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my problems were fixed after I stripped the id3v2 tags
What software did you use to do that?
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      01-22-2009, 10:37 PM   #1131
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ID3Remover v1.2 by Markus Eriksson

Can't remember where but google should get your there.... it's freeware too, which is nice.
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      01-23-2009, 12:13 PM   #1132
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ID3Remover v1.2 by Markus Eriksson

Can't remember where but google should get your there.... it's freeware too, which is nice.
Much obliged, thank you!
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      01-26-2009, 04:49 PM   #1133
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Guys, please can somebody summary me info from this thread? Really canīt go all day through 50 pages
Simple question - i have profesionall CD radio - can i play songs / control my ipod via this kit?
http://bmwfans.info/original/E92/Cou...ill-65_1814/#3
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      02-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #1134
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Has anyone figured anything out with the annoyance of "Random" not staying checked? I THOUGHT my car was cured of this with the recent 32.1 update. The thing stayed on "Random" for WEEKS without me having to do anything. Then, magically, one day...poof, now it defaults to not random every time I start the car. I didn't do anything to the ipod or radio settings, etc. It just stopped staying on random!
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      02-19-2009, 11:06 AM   #1135
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Can anybody verify that this works with the new iPod genius playlist feature found on new iPods?
Like Max3000 asked, has anyone fooled around with controlling the genius feature thru the idrive controls while hooked up to the 6fl option? New guy here and I'm going crazy till I pick up my first bmw in late March!
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      02-19-2009, 01:04 PM   #1136
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no genuis option in 6FL, i drive would need an update to support this feature. of course it is possible, if BMW did some programming.

right now shuffle is your only option for mixes in car
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      02-25-2009, 01:28 PM   #1137
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6FL Manual? Random Mode...

Is there a 6FL manual anywhere? I've been through most of these 50 plus pages and didn't notice any reference to it. Google wasn't helpful either.

I have a Mar 08 build 328 with 6FL option; no Nav. My iPod mostly works great; just leave it in the car. No chargin issues in almost a year and when I leave and come back I pick up where I left off. I do NOT seem to have fast scrolling, for whatever reason though, so it's a real pain to access particular songs on my 80GB classic, but I haven't spent too much time getting creative with playlists either.

I like leaving my iPod in random mode, but it usually doesn't stay there. I usually have to re-select it next time I get in the car.

One reason I would like to see a manual is that I sometimes seem to end up in a mode where if I turn off random when I am listening to a song from an artist that I like, it will keep playing songs from that artist. Almost as if the list that it is going through sequentially from that point on is sorted by artist. I would call that a neat feature. If I random onto one Radiohead song and want to keep listening to Radiohead for a while longer, I just turn off random; pretty neat. Usually, though, if I turn off random it will just go sequentially through song titles... not as interesting for me. I would love to know if there's something that I did to turn on sorting by artist. (I didn't push the button on the radio beneath artist and choose Artist from a list; If I re-select random when it's in this mode, I will just go to some random other artist. And I doubt that it is just randomly picking the same artist: lots of artists, bad odds for that.)

Hope what I have written makes some kind of sense.
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      03-18-2009, 02:32 PM   #1138
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I apologize for the noob question. I have performed a quick search and haven't been able to locate an answer to my question. I was hoping someone would be kind enough to share their procedure on unplugging an Ipod Touch. Do you just pull out the cable? Turn off the radio first then unplug the Ipod? Is there a proper procedure to disconnect the Ipod Touch?

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      03-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #1139
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Like Max3000 asked, has anyone fooled around with controlling the genius feature thru the idrive controls while hooked up to the 6fl option? New guy here and I'm going crazy till I pick up my first bmw in late March!
I wonder if your new 328i is on the same boat as mine. due into SC March 26 on the Sierra Nevada.
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I was just hoping someone would be willing to share their best practices on following:

"I apologize for the noob question. I have performed a quick search and haven't been able to locate an answer to my question. I was hoping someone would be kind enough to share their procedure on unplugging an Ipod Touch. Do you just pull out the cable? Turn off the radio first then unplug the Ipod? Is there a proper procedure to disconnect the Ipod Touch?"

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      03-20-2009, 09:18 PM   #1141
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Memory stick into USB?

Apologies if somebody has asked this before but I searched... USB + stick... and came up with nothing after a quick scan through 52 pages (and I'm off to bed) I didn't want to spend the next 4 hours trawling the thread

Has anybody put music onto a memory stick and plugged it in directly to the USB socket in the centre armrest?

If so have you encountered any problems? Will it play the music OK?

The stick cannot be longer than 70mm so any recommendations?

Ideally I would prefer a larger memory on as smaller length stick as possible.
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      03-21-2009, 06:13 AM   #1142
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PMAK, I'm picking it up in 9 days, but it came over on the Fedora in late feb. I was deployed when I order it. Its going to be sweet dude. You get yours yet?
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      03-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #1143
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Apologies if somebody has asked this before but I searched... USB + stick... and came up with nothing after a quick scan through 52 pages (and I'm off to bed) I didn't want to spend the next 4 hours trawling the thread

Has anybody put music onto a memory stick and plugged it in directly to the USB socket in the centre armrest? Yes

If so have you encountered any problems? No, I use a 4GB drive Will it play the music OK? Yes

The stick cannot be longer than 70mm so any recommendations? You can use an usb extension cable

Ideally I would prefer a larger memory on as smaller length stick as possible.
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Has anyone figured anything out with the annoyance of "Random" not staying checked? I THOUGHT my car was cured of this with the recent 32.1 update. The thing stayed on "Random" for WEEKS without me having to do anything. Then, magically, one day...poof, now it defaults to not random every time I start the car. I didn't do anything to the ipod or radio settings, etc. It just stopped staying on random!
I got this too, but instead of "Random" play turning off my iPod also reverts to "Songs" as if plugged in for the first time. I use to get this once in a while but recently got the 32.1 update to fix the stupid sticky brakes issue (another electronically controlled nightmare) and my iPod went to shit ever since. I would say on average 8 times out of 10 when I start the car my iPod reverts as if restarted. This is pissing me off beyond belief. I hate this shit. Every time I get something fixed they break something else!

My iPod is in perfect working order. I even formatted and reloaded all my music on it, replaced the battery just in case and it has the latest firmware. It did this once in a blue moon before the update so there must be something the update broke.

I've had issues with the 6FL iPod option since day one. Also other electrical issues with the driver seat and sunroof. The electronics in these cars SUCK ASS!!! This may be my last bimmer and I've been driving bimmer's for the past 7 years. That's saying something...
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