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      02-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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2011 E92 M3 without iDrive, Bluetooth, etc. What are my options?

Hello there.

I am a new M3 owner. I have a 2011 E92 without iDrive, Nav, or Bluetooth. Heck I don't even have Homelink to control my garage doors.

I wish the previous owner had ponied up the money to get these but oh well. In my center console, all I have is an AUX input, NO USB. I have figured out how to listen to my iPod but it is such a pain, not to mention dangerous, to reach back and flip through songs, playlists, etc. I really want to be able control my iPod with the steering wheel or at least buttons on the radio. I would also like Bluetooth and Homelink capability. Navigation would be nice but not a must. I have a iPhone 4S and an iPod classic. I need my phone with me at all times but can leave the iPod in the car.

I am willing to pay almost anything to have these (within reason).

Do you guys have ANY suggestions?!

Please help!
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Hello there.

I am a new M3 owner. I have a 2011 E92 without iDrive, Nav, or Bluetooth. Heck I don't even have Homelink to control my garage doors.

I wish the previous owner had ponied up the money to get these but oh well. In my center console, all I have is an AUX input, NO USB. I have figured out how to listen to my iPod but it is such a pain, not to mention dangerous, to reach back and flip through songs, playlists, etc. I really want to be able control my iPod with the steering wheel or at least buttons on the radio. I would also like Bluetooth and Homelink capability. Navigation would be nice but not a must. I have a iPhone 4S and an iPod classic. I need my phone with me at all times but can leave the iPod in the car.

I am willing to pay almost anything to have these (within reason).
Do you guys have ANY suggestions?!

Please help!
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Thanks.

Yes, I saw this. Even contacted Patryk. I was hoping there was a less expensive aftermarket option.
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Thanks.

Yes, I saw this. Even contacted Patryk. I was hoping there was a less expensive aftermarket option.
That's not BimmerTech (Patryk), that was BimmerRetrofit.

No other vendor outside this forum will offer you a full iDrive and Combox retrofit (all OEM parts, plus coding and all required updates) the way forum vendors will provide to you.
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My bad. Thanks for the info. Really appreciate it!
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Hmmm...I'm in Dallas and in the same boat. Well, car.

I guess there are two ways to fit a double-DIN in these cars: move the climate controls down, thus creating the double-DIN space above it; or changing the dash top as in the link.

The first method seems to work well and has been done a lot. I was about to go that way (until I found this thread), my only concern being whether the BMW's electronics would be compatible with aftermarket head units (satellite, Bluetooth, Nav, etc.).

I'll now investigate the up-top method shown in the link and decide which way to go. Sounds like Patryk (?) would know about the electronic compatibility issue.

Stay tuned.
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Hmmm...I'm in Dallas and in the same boat. Well, car.

I guess there are two ways to fit a double-DIN in these cars: move the climate controls down, thus creating the double-DIN space above it; or changing the dash top as in the link.

The first method seems to work well and has been done a lot. I was about to go that way (until I found this thread), my only concern being whether the BMW's electronics would be compatible with aftermarket head units (satellite, Bluetooth, Nav, etc.).

I'll now investigate the up-top method shown in the link and decide which way to go. Sounds like Patryk (?) would know about the electronic compatibility issue.

Stay tuned.
Hmm...I can't agree with you there. You almost never see an aftermarket radio in these cars. At least on this side of the forum.
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