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      02-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #23
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Definitely would like to do the coding on my own. Does that cost more to do the coding in-house.

Just to confirm the compatibility, I have an '08 M3, w/ enhanced audio, i-drive, nav, bluetooth, no 6fl, and no cd changer. Still works?

And yes, it would be nice to know if you can watch movies off your ipod or iphone, but I'm fairly sure you cannot. Unless you have a different kit that does both?

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Unless you have access to a programmer and MOST optiplexer (about $10K), coding will need to be performed at the dealer or our facility.

The mObridge utilizes the music-only portion of the iPod, but we do have other devices that will enable video. mObridge will work with your configuration, not a problem.
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Can you pm me what I would need to watch movies through my iPhone other then this kit, I have an 08 thanks
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      02-24-2010, 03:28 PM   #25
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Can you pm me what I would need to watch movies through my iPhone other then this kit, I have an 08 thanks
Sure thing, PM coming shortly.
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Actually, just post it here, cause I'd like to know what it takes to watch vids AND have music IPOD control through I-Drive.

Where is your location? I'm in SoCal
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      02-24-2010, 03:43 PM   #27
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Actually, just post it here, cause I'd like to know what it takes to watch vids AND have music IPOD control through I-Drive.

Where is your location? I'm in SoCal
Give me a call, I'd be more than happy to explain what is required in detail on the phone.

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      03-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #28
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MoBridge Purchased, EAS programmed, self installed. Works great! Easy install!

Thanks Tom!

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      03-08-2010, 04:34 PM   #29
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Read this if you are having problems with your Dension 500 or BTA1500 bluetooth

Quick post for anyone thinking of getting a Dension 500 system in their car.

This may be common knowledge to some but it has taken me months to get sorted so I thought I would post my experience up here. Please feel free to post this anywhere you can as it is a very common problem.

I purchased a Dension 500 kit last year, including the BTA 1500 module and laterly a WiDrive wireless interface. My car is a 2005 320d SE without a CDC (Boot CD Changer) but apparently with CD Prep of the MOST cable in the boot.

I had the unit professionally installed and the installer chose to install the unit in the passenger footwell I was then told to take the car to my BMW dealer to "code" the car to get it working. The instructions from Dension at this point are a bit woolly regarding what you should do and how to get it working.

To cut a long story short BMW refused to code the car without kit being installed in the car, this will more than likely be your experience. Please fit a CD Changer then we will code the car - if I wanted a CD Changer I would have it but I've got a Dension kit! Still BMW stick to their rules and I can't blame them for that, it's not really in their interest to get this kit working.

After this whole saga I went back the installer who happens to know the Dension people quite well. I was told to speak with a company called Auto Logic - http://www.autologic-diagnostics.com/products/bmw.htm - these chaps create the software and hardware that allows independent garages and home enthusiasts with lots of cash diagnose problems with their BMW's.

Apparently (this is hilarious!) they have a button on their BMW diagnostic tool called "Dension" and they just hit this (it has some options for what you have fitted) and it codes the car. Well taking my car to my local Auto Logic equipped garage (Big up to Stewart at M3 Power at Bathgate in Scotland http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/wes...motor-co/55758 who took my 700 investment in Dension kit and made it all work! Can't recommend him enough and he's a top guy aswell.

I now have my iPhone plugged in and I can listen to my music, I also have the capability to put a USB hard drive in my glove box - my iPhone even supports A2DP so it can stream my music over Bluetooth into the car too. I have full bluetooth capability now integrated into the car also.

I am now a happy chap and I wanted to pass on this knowledge to all those who are slaving away trying to get it working.

The following (I believe) was coded for me - CDC Support, MP3 Playback, Telematics and iPod.

By speaking to these chaps you don't need a CD Changer installed or anything else, just turn up with a Dension installation completed (MOST connected and power to the unit) and then the install should work. It should be noted that I made sure my car was on the latest BMW software before I attempted the installation to avoid any problems.

I'm happy to comment on my installation to anyone who needs a hand.

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can i just ask... does this mObridge unit work with the 3Gs cradle that sits in the centre console of the e92?

i want to dock my phone, have it charge, and play music from it.. doable?

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      04-29-2010, 05:45 PM   #31
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can i just ask... does this mObridge unit work with the 3Gs cradle that sits in the centre console of the e92?

i want to dock my phone, have it charge, and play music from it.. doable?

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The mObridge kit does not utilize the OEM handset cradle.
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There is:

mObridge - iPod integration kit for e90/91/92/93 3-series
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1651

The mObridge kit is light years faster than the BMW kit, USB compliant to support charging of current model iPods/3G iPhone and firmware updateable.

If anyone has used the OTC BMW iPod kit, you'll immediately know what I mean. As far as the Gateway goes - it's beyond buggy in the BMW platforms.
Sorry for bringing up this post. I just bought a M3 without the USB option and I'm desperate to add it.

I want to know does this device support USB flash drive/hard drives in addition to the ipod? If so, does the device itself take care of decoding or is it left up to the BMW head unit? If it's the device, what formats/codecs are supported? (Especially any lossless codecs. The BMW professional head unit supports WMA lossless).

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      08-27-2011, 01:57 PM   #34
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Sorry for bringing up this post. I just bought a M3 without the USB option and I'm desperate to add it.

I want to know does this device support USB flash drive/hard drives in addition to the ipod? If so, does the device itself take care of decoding or is it left up to the BMW head unit? If it's the device, what formats/codecs are supported? (Especially any lossless codecs. The BMW professional head unit supports WMA lossless).

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Just retrofit the Combox.
Could you clarify a bit? I don't have navigation/premium sound/usb/ipod on the car. Does the Combox itself have a USB port?

I need a USB port that supports a low powered USB hard drive (a 120GB one I used on my 135i) which plays WMA lossless.

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Could you clarify a bit? I don't have navigation/premium sound/usb/ipod on the car. Does the Combox itself have a USB port?

I need a USB port that supports a low powered USB hard drive (a 120GB one I used on my 135i) which plays WMA lossless.

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537592

There is no iDrive requirement for the USB. If you have Assist then you will have to swap it with a Combox Telematics (Combox Media retrofit shown in the link above).
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There is no iDrive requirement for the USB. If you have Assist then you will have to swap it with a Combox Telematics (Combox Media retrofit shown in the link above).
Technic is right plus we have an installation facility in TX

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Would like to add 6fl. Thoughts? DIY?
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