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      02-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Please welcome your latest 3 series coupe owner...Me! Pics to come soon (I promise). Specs: 2008 335xi weather,sports and premium package with idrive, 55K miles. Jet Black-ext Carmel (Beige)-int

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Satellite prepared-(no clue what this entails...I have the shark fin on top but no 'SAT' options in menu). Is the receiver installed? Options list says Sat prepared....

Ipod cable in glove cmptmnt (but phone not recognized when I plug it in, no CDC in Audio menu). Lost... Is this most likely just plugged into the back of the receiver without a reprogram of the radio?

(btw, posted this in my '3 stages of ownership...' thread)

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      02-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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Plug your iphone into the slot located in the center console. Should resolve your connectivity issue

i'm pretty sure sat prepared means the wiring is there but the receiver is not.
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      02-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Plug your iphone into the slot located in the center console. Should resolve your connectivity issue

i'm pretty sure sat prepared means the wiring is there but the receiver is not.
I don't have a usb slot in the center console. Just the 3.5 aux...
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you need the split cable from the dealership that plugs into the USB AND the aux jack for it to recognize your ipod/phone, it's ridiculous.
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Please welcome your latest 3 series coupe owner...Me! Pics to come soon (I promise). Specs: 2008 335xi weather,sports and premium package with idrive, 55K miles. Jet Black-ext Carmel (Beige)-int

Some questions...

Satellite prepared-(no clue what this entails...I have the shark fin on top but no 'SAT' options in menu). Is the receiver installed? Options list says Sat prepared....

Ipod cable in glove cmptmnt (but phone not recognized when I plug it in, no CDC in Audio menu). Lost... Is this most likely just plugged into the back of the receiver without a reprogram of the radio?

(btw, posted this in my '3 stages of ownership...' thread)

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You have the wiring for Sirrius/ XM, all you need is the receiver and programing.
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you need the split cable from the dealership that plugs into the USB AND the aux jack for it to recognize your ipod/phone, it's ridiculous.
Hey Cruz, I don't have the usb/aux combo in the center console. Just the aux port in the center with an ipod cord in the glove box....
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Hey Cruz, I don't have the usb/aux combo in the center console. Just the aux port in the center with an ipod cord in the glove box....
iPod cable in the glove box is probably an aftermarket add-on since OEM will be a USB port only in the center arm rest. With the aftermarket systems they're sometimes wired into the CD player or something. I know for sure that the USB/AUX cables weren't implemented until LCI which is 09 for sedan and 10 for coupe I believe.
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iPod cable in the glove box is probably an aftermarket add-on since OEM will be a USB port only in the center arm rest. With the aftermarket systems they're sometimes wired into the CD player or something. I know for sure that the USB/AUX cables weren't implemented until LCI which is 09 for sedan and 10 for coupe I believe.
Roger that. Thanks for the info. Wondering if i should do the another aftermarket mod or or go full-bore and do the CIC retrofit. I've had this beast less than 48 hours and I'm already talking mods. Ha!
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iPod cable in the glove box is probably an aftermarket add-on since OEM will be a USB port only in the center arm rest. With the aftermarket systems they're sometimes wired into the CD player or something. I know for sure that the USB/AUX cables weren't implemented until LCI which is 09 for sedan and 10 for coupe I believe.
I have it on an 08 328 Option# 6FLA USB/AUDIO INTERFACE.
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it isn't LCI only. my car is an '09 coupe and it has USB/aux in the console. It may be different if you have idrive, which i don't
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I have seen many 2007's with USB/AUX input under the armrest. I owned one for all of 10 days before I got my 2008. Seems weird just aux in and USB/IPOD in glove compartment,
you may have to trace that IPOD cable..for now get an aux cable and see what happens. Would suck if you still need both like the normal set up..Then you would have to snake a aux cable from your armrest to you glovebox.
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The USB/ Aux in the center console will only be present if the car had the 6FL package installed during production. I had an 07 e90 that had it but my current 07 e92 does not. You have to get either the ipod interface from BMW (about $350+install) or go aftermarket. Most say the aftermarket is better due to having more features
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The USB/ Aux in the center console will only be present if the car had the 6FL package installed during production. I had an 07 e90 that had it but my current 07 e92 does not. You have to get either the ipod interface from BMW (about $350+install) or go aftermarket. Most say the aftermarket is better due to having more features
Copy all. Thanks guys. Yeah I'd guess it's an aftermarket Ipod cable. It's black if that helps...

Aux in the center console works fine but kinda wish I had control of my playlist through idrive. Also, surprised the bluetooth connection in Idrive connects to my phone but won't allow music to be played through the bt connection. Assuming an aftermarket box will take care of that too? Any recommendations btw on an aftermarket?

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