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      05-14-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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E90 - USB audio interface

Hi all, I recently bought a E90 with iDrive. It has a AUX in but it does not have a USB port. I would like to play music mp3 via USB flash drive (thumb drive). What do I need to do to make it work?
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what year is it? i think the only retrofit is for ipod (not usb) that that requires disconnecting the cd changes. the dealer can install it.
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      05-14-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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Year 2006. I am looking for ways to make it work. I don't have / use ipod at all. USB flash drive is more convenience for me.
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Did you get your USB or iPod working with your idrive?
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      05-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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on e90 LCI, mp3 files can be copied into the idrive systems via USB. not sure pre-LCI though.
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I don't have an Ipod. But I think Ipod is working with the iDrive. There is no USB port. Since I don't have the USB port, I cannot copy mp3 files to the iDrive via USB or use USB flash drive. This is giving me a headache. I am looking for a third party product that can help.
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      05-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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On the LCI with I-drive, the UBS slot is on the right hand side of the glove box. You may need a torch to find it if it's the same for pre LCI.
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On the LCI with I-drive, the UBS slot is on the right hand side of the glove box. You may need a torch to find it if it's the same for pre LCI.
no luck. there is no USB slot.
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I have the same problem
2009 e90 325 with iDrive
i don't see any usb slot, apart from the one under the arm rest, but it is blocked.

is there a usb slot in my car or not at all?
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I have the same problem
2009 e90 325 with iDrive
i don't see any usb slot, apart from the one under the arm rest, but it is blocked.

is there a usb slot in my car or not at all?
Well, my 09 E90LCI with Idrive and GPS has the USB slot inside the glove box on the right hand side. It's a bit hard to see and you may need a torch to find it. I am not sure if water good or non GPS will have any difference.
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Well, my 09 E90LCI with Idrive and GPS has the USB slot inside the glove box on the right hand side. It's a bit hard to see and you may need a torch to find it. I am not sure if water good or non GPS will have any difference.
Trekker, thanks.
I learn something new today.
there really is a usb slot inside of the glove box, fxxk......!?!?!?!??!?!?!?

now i wanna ask you a few more things.
1.) does it not play music from usb? or must import into the HDD?
2.) does it support iphone/ipod?

you shine lights into my life mate
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You gotta import the music to the HDD. Out of memory, I think it doesn't support iPhone or iPod. Just have a read your driver manual, you will learn all about it.
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Lucky you. I cannot find the usb slot inside the glove box. Can you show me the pic of the location? I just want to make sure I didn't miss it. Thanks.
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My next question is where is the driver manual located?
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unfortunately, my used car does not comes with driver manual.
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I can see the "boot" lock release in the glove box, but not the USB slot. *sigh*
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718747[/ATTACH]my glove box picture
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Thanks for the picture. I check my car again and I do not have it.

I take out the plug and found that there is wire attached to it. Anyone know what it is?
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it seems like a harness. You might be able to retrofit the part. you would probably have to pay BMW to code your car after buying the part though, or you could find somebody that knows how to code.

Edit: heres a part number, i don't know the exact car you drive but it should be correct. http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...60&hg=65&fg=95

Check what options you have, i'm not sure you need coding or not. Call BMW up and ask about it, they can give you a quote to see if you need coding.

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Thanks for the info. I found a white box near the fuse. I am not sure whether it is related. I will take a picture during the weekend.
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I have no Bluetooth function installed on my idrive.
What do I need to do in order to have it?
Any idea on costing?
And where can I get it?
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