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      12-03-2012, 04:11 AM   #1
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'07 335i iDrive + iPhone/iPod interface options?

I have yet to find the definite answers that I've been looking for via searching so here it goes:

I have an 07 335i with iDrive. The USB port AFAIK was not an option on my car when it was being sold new.

All I want is to be able to control my iPhone/iPod via the iDrive interface. Is that at all possible without upgrading to the CIC over the CCC?
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What exactly does the media module from modmynav do or is it useless when not paired with one of the cameras?
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I have yet to find the definite answers that I've been looking for via searching so here it goes:

I have an 07 335i with iDrive. The USB port AFAIK was not an option on my car when it was being sold new.

All I want is to be able to control my iPhone/iPod via the iDrive interface. Is that at all possible without upgrading to the CIC over the CCC?
hey you can get the Mobridge Ipod retrofit interface...i had it in my car and it works flawlessly. check out their website: http://www.mobridge.us/products/most-ipod-aux

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hey you can get the Mobridge Ipod retrofit interface...i had it in my car and it works flawlessly. check out their website: http://www.mobridge.us/products/most-ipod-aux

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I already have Bluetooth, do they have a module without that?

It looks like the module tricks the iDrive system into reading the iPod as an MP3 CD - is that accurate?
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I already have Bluetooth, do they have a module without that?

It looks like the module tricks the iDrive system into reading the iPod as an MP3 CD - is that accurate?
You have handsfree support, not A2DP streaming support. So the Mobridge does give you an upgrade in terms of bluetooth utility.

And you are correct, the unit emulates a CD changer on the MOST bus with an MP3 CD loaded up.

All in all, it's pretty ideal. From what I hear, they work quite well, and the integration is certainly unbeatable short of a 6FL and 644 retrofit. But even with those, you still don't get A2DP streaming. So it's slightly better in that way.
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Also there is the Dension gateway 500s

Also there is the Dension gateway 500s
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You have handsfree support, not A2DP streaming support. So the Mobridge does give you an upgrade in terms of bluetooth utility.

And you are correct, the unit emulates a CD changer on the MOST bus with an MP3 CD loaded up.

All in all, it's pretty ideal. From what I hear, they work quite well, and the integration is certainly unbeatable short of a 6FL and 644 retrofit. But even with those, you still don't get A2DP streaming. So it's slightly better in that way.
What is A2DP? I'm assuming this is bluetooth audio streaming?

Also what are prices like to do a 6FL + 644 retrofit? I'm vaguely familiar with what the 6FL retrofit is but now the 644.

I would really prefer to go OEM but I can't find where I can order the retrofit parts and what exactly is required. I can only find fragments of information and I don't know enough about it to piece those fragments together to feel confident in knowing what I need to purchase.

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FYI

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85149

The factory retrofit is expensive and convoluted. (See above)
also I don't think the audio is as good.

Yes a2dp is streaming bluetooth music.

If you just want Ipod I think BMW does it for around a grand at the local dealerships. I think they will tell you usb isn't possible on some of the older models even though it is . What you want is in the threads try doing a search for USB and 6fl.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...&highlight=6fl

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The factory retrofit is expensive and convoluted. (See above)
also I don't think the audio is as good.

Yes a2dp is streaming bluetooth music.

If you just want Ipod I think BMW does it for around a grand at the local dealerships. I think they will tell you usb isn't possible on some of the older models eve though it is . What you want is in the threads try doing a search for USB and 6fl.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...&highlight=6fl
I was just reading some stuff and also read that 6FL isn't compatible with cars produced before March 07. My car was built in 06... is this one of the false incompatibilities or is this an actual impossibility?

If we're talking $1,000 + then I might as well just do the CCC retrofit and make sure I get the usb+aux hub. I plan on having the car for awhile so it might be a worthwhile upgrade.
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dension 500s looks like a cheaper option

dension 500s looks like a cheaper option
and it does more. they sell for around 550 on ebay
of course you have to enable the cdc and maybe kmp3.
Can't say if the 6fl route would work but its expensive
and convoluted.
I would imagine a CCC retrofit and the associated hardware would be north or 2k.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...&highlight=ccc

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hey you can get the Mobridge Ipod retrofit interface...i had it in my car and it works flawlessly. check out their website: http://www.mobridge.us/products/most-ipod-aux

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Never heard of this option. Very interesting. Thanks!
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This is very informative, I've been looking for these answers for a while. But DAMN, $700 for the denizen!?
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try the KENWOOD KOS-A300
look it up.. and you will be leased to what u find very cheap too
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I was just reading some stuff and also read that 6FL isn't compatible with cars produced before March 07. My car was built in 06... is this one of the false incompatibilities or is this an actual impossibility?

If we're talking $1,000 + then I might as well just do the CCC retrofit and make sure I get the usb+aux hub. I plan on having the car for awhile so it might be a worthwhile upgrade.
Yes, you can do the oem way and will not cost you an arm and a leg..

All you need is the following:
1. Software update to your CCC (to recognise the following)
2. MULF2 unit (search, they are all over ebay, around $150)
3. USB HSD cable.
4. AUX cable..

Since you already have Bluetooth, you will have the BT antenna going into the ULF, and will plug into the MULF.

Wire them up, and code your CCC, and you will have 6FL and 644..

Should be well under half of a grand...

Edit:
BT streaming is part of Combox which is only compatible with the CIC and upwards..
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