E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > AUDIO/VIDEO + BLUETOOTH + Electronics/Alarm/Software > 2009i drive with usb in glove box only



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-26-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
Jhayd11
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 335D
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: United States

Posts: 320
iTrader: (0)

2009i drive with usb in glove box only

I have a 335D with iDrive. I just bought it. switched from an 07 328i.

Went for the usb plus in the arm rest and it wasn't there. Found one in the glove box, but no cable. I would like to have my iphone play music with the iDrive as well as receive calls.

I have been reading a lot of forums but none with iDrive and without armrest usb.

Does anyone know of a forum I can check out to catch up on this issue?

Here is what i have gathered so far.

usb in glove box may only work with thumb drives for storing music.
BMW will not retrofit a USB port into the armrest
iphone 4s will not bluetooth play music
There is no way what so ever to have BMW Apps if you don't have it already

I would really like to use the iDrive to control my music that is on my phone, preferably without having to reach between my passengers legs. Ig this usb port acts just like the one that should be in the armrest, can I just run a USB extender to the arm rest and then use a BMW ipod cable to sync the phone?

I am also considering using the dension mod... does that work with the iDrive and the audio buttons?

Thanks for all the help, and sorry if I missed a forum I should have read.
Jhayd11 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-27-2012, 04:14 AM   #2
Technic
Lieutenant General
 
Technic's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 E92 M3, 2014 528i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Posts: 11,092
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
2004 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jhayd11 View Post
I have a 335D with iDrive. I just bought it. switched from an 07 328i.

Went for the usb plus in the arm rest and it wasn't there. Found one in the glove box, but no cable. I would like to have my iphone play music with the iDrive as well as receive calls.

I have been reading a lot of forums but none with iDrive and without armrest usb.

Does anyone know of a forum I can check out to catch up on this issue?

Here is what i have gathered so far.

usb in glove box may only work with thumb drives for storing music.
BMW will not retrofit a USB port into the armrest
iphone 4s will not bluetooth play music
There is no way what so ever to have BMW Apps if you don't have it already

I would really like to use the iDrive to control my music that is on my phone, preferably without having to reach between my passengers legs. Ig this usb port acts just like the one that should be in the armrest, can I just run a USB extender to the arm rest and then use a BMW ipod cable to sync the phone?

I am also considering using the dension mod... does that work with the iDrive and the audio buttons?

Thanks for all the help, and sorry if I missed a forum I should have read.
Yes, you missed quite a lot of post addressing already your issue:

- the glovebox USB is only to up/download music into the iDrive HDD. It cannot play music from any device.
- the armrest USB (the USB that plays music) can be retrofitted by forum vendors
- Bluetooth Audio can be retrofitted by forum vendors

Contact forum vendor BimmerTech for details about a Combox retrofit: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537592
__________________
-2015 F30 320i, Imperial/Oyster, 8AT: August 2014 ED
-2012 E92 M3 Jerez Black/Rust Brown, M-DCT: September 2011 ED
-2008 E90 M3 Melbourne Red/Bamboo, 6MT: Gone
-2007 MK5 GTI United Grey/Grey, DSG: Gone
-2004 E46 M3 Carbon Black/Cinnamon, 6MT: Gone
Technic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-27-2012, 08:24 AM   #3
Jhayd11
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 335D
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: United States

Posts: 320
iTrader: (0)

Thanks!!!!

OEM builds??!?!?! Awesome.

I emailed the guys, and hopefully they will get back to me with some help.

I don't see any dealers in my area, but hopefully they document instructions well enough for my mech and I to take care of it.


Thanks again.
Jhayd11 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
dension, glovebox, idrive, retrofit, usb

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST