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      07-20-2012, 06:55 AM   #23
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I have a Parrot Mki9200, It cost 170 with all cables and I've set it up to play audio through my aux socket.

Bluetooth for calls (iphone) and with the included screen and controller, its easy to go through the music.. Even shows up the album artwork on the screen. Running it through the aux socket in the armrest is the way to go though, bypassing the integrated Parrot bluebox amplifier and instead using the cars head unit amp and volume controls (inc steering wheel vol control).

Bit of a bitch to fit and get right but if you need any help, give me a shout!

The only downside is that you can't use the steering wheel controls for skipping tracks and making calls on the iphone unless you have the UNIKA box which i think is another 70..

Edit: Just read that you already have Bluetooth fitted to the car... This could still be used and you could just use the Parrot for playing your music. It comes with an ipod connector, an aux plug and a USB port to play music through so for the money, i think its a really good system

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      07-23-2012, 04:34 AM   #24
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Just another question on this, my cars an 07 with Idrive, aux and usb ports in the glovebox. If I buy the bmw cable, can I control our Ipod from the Idrive/steering wheel?

At present, we are just using a aux cable and selecting playlists.
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      07-23-2012, 04:40 AM   #25
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Only if you have a USB port under the armrest in the centre console. The USB port in the glovebox cannot be used for this.
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      07-23-2012, 05:11 AM   #26
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Only if you have a USB port under the armrest in the centre console. The USB port in the glovebox cannot be used for this.
Sorry, I meant armrest (have no idea why I wrote glovebox!!!)
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Then I think it should work. Did it have 6FL option specified?
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It has the following:

06FL USB/audio interface
0609 Navigation-system Professional
0612 BMW ConnectedDrive-Assist
0616 BMW ConnectedDrive-Online
0620 Voice Control System
0633 Bluetooth phone prep + telematics

Sorry, its all foreign to me at the minute! oops
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      07-23-2012, 05:45 AM   #29
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Then you are in luck - 6FL is the option you need.

Get a y-cable and away you go!

I actually have one lying about that I don't need anymore - was about to post it in the for-sale section if you are interested
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Then you are in luck - 6FL is the option you need.

Get a y-cable and away you go!

I actually have one lying about that I don't need anymore - was about to post it in the for-sale section if you are interested
Definitely! What you after for it?
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Just did a quick search on old classifieds and they seem to go for about 20 posted, which seems about right, I think I paid about 45 for the dealer for it
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      07-23-2012, 06:10 AM   #32
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Just did a quick search on old classifieds and they seem to go for about 20 posted, which seems about right, I think I paid about 45 for the dealer for it
Perfect, can you get to me by the weekend LOL.

Will PM my address etc.

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      07-23-2012, 06:12 AM   #33
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Perfect, can you get to me by the weekend LOL.

Will PM my address etc.

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Sure, I'll post it this afternoon if I get chance, I not tomorrow am
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Sure, I'll post it this afternoon if I get chance, I not tomorrow am
Brilliant Chris!
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      07-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #35
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Perfect, can you get to me by the weekend LOL.

Will PM my address etc.

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Or you could get one from Ebay for under 10 pounds

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-Mi...item35be721210
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Or you could get one from Ebay for under 10 pounds

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-Mi...item35be721210
Cheers for the link, but don't buy on fleabay outside of the UK....
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Or you could get one from Ebay for under 10 pounds

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-Mi...item35be721210
A few people have reported problems with non-OEM y-cables, I went with the proper BMW one to save any hassle.
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Thanks Chris, received this morning

Ps - I dont want to know what it was wrapped in
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Update, I cant get the Idrive to recognise my Ipods.....

I have tried a prehistoric white 30gb Fourth Gen, a 160gb sixth Gen and a third Gen Nano.

Any ideas? Are the batteries too low? As the Nano showed a message on its screen of 'connected, OK to disconnect'?!?
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Is it not appearing in the list of external devices on idrive?

I previously used an 2nd gen nano and an old first gen touch, it didn't seem fussy about what was connected at all
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Not appearing at all Chris, will have another go tonight as Ive left all 2 versions on charge today.
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all sorted, its amazing what a fully charged iplod can do!
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does the 6FL option not charge the ipod for you?

i'm trying to work out the viability of getting 6FL installed in my car. I need to keep this car for 3-4 years and having this would certainly make it easier to live with day to day. When i'm with my girlfriend its easy enough to get her to change the ipod tracks, but when driving solo, its a pain. I'd like to be able to control it through i-drive!
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yes mate, my ipods were all dead as doornails so assumed that had something to do with it....
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