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      05-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Bluetooth streaming Audio?

I have a 2011 e92, it has Bluetooth but doesnt have the Streaming Bluetooth Audio, my question is, is there a System upgrade so i can have the Bluetooth audio? seems like it shouldn't a difficult software upgrade, but i dont know.

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Your car will require a combox upgrade. There is no software upgrade to get streaming audio as your current unit cannot do it.
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Your car will require a combox upgrade. There is no software upgrade to get streaming audio as your current unit cannot do it.
Is that something easy to do? any idea the cost of that Combox box.

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Is that something easy to do? any idea the cost of that Combox box.

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Since I don't know your skill level, I cannot say how "easy" it will be for you.

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Combox is pretty easy to install with our supplied plug and play retrofit harness. Takes under an hour with no wire splicing/cutting, etc.
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What is the total cost for the combox plus coding?
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What is the total cost for the combox plus coding?
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I'd like a quote as well, Bluetooth Streaming is far too convenient sometimes. Plus, my aux jack is having connection problems (lots of whirring and static sounds, not sure if that can be fixed under warranty or something).
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I'd like a quote as well, Bluetooth Streaming is far too convenient sometimes. Plus, my aux jack is having connection problems (lots of whirring and static sounds, not sure if that can be fixed under warranty or something).
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I'd like a quote as well, Bluetooth Streaming is far too convenient sometimes. Plus, my aux jack is having connection problems (lots of whirring and static sounds, not sure if that can be fixed under warranty or something).
Most of the time that is caused by electrical interference on the cable. If you are using a generic cable, try using a shielded aux-in cable.
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Can you shoot me a pm as well? I have a 2010 with bluetooth phone and CIC with the newer navi.

Will this update also give the newer interface, with the fancy flips and swivels when changing pages?
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Most of the time that is caused by electrical interference on the cable. If you are using a generic cable, try using a shielded aux-in cable.
Huh, that may very well be it. I'll definitely get one off amazon to make sure thats it, can't believe I've been dealing with it for months only to find out its such a simple fix haha.

Thanks a lot! Saved me a trip to the dealer for a stupid reason.
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Can you shoot me a pm as well? I have a 2010 with bluetooth phone and CIC with the newer navi.

Will this update also give the newer interface, with the fancy flips and swivels when changing pages?
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Can you shoot me a pm as well? I have a 2010 with bluetooth phone and CIC with the newer navi.

Will this update also give the newer interface, with the fancy flips and swivels when changing pages?
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Huh, that may very well be it. I'll definitely get one off amazon to make sure thats it, can't believe I've been dealing with it for months only to find out its such a simple fix haha.

Thanks a lot! Saved me a trip to the dealer for a stupid reason.
They sell these cables everywhere. If you have a Best Buy, Target or Radio Shack nearby, you can pick one up easily. Just make sure it says it is shielded. There's lots of fancy looking cables with gold plating that aren't shielded.
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Question:

what has better sound quality...iphone usb wire or bluetooth audio. I suspect the iphone usb will be much better for sound quality.
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      05-31-2013, 03:13 PM   #18
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what has better sound quality...iphone usb wire or bluetooth audio. I suspect the iphone usb will be much better for sound quality.
Definitely wired. Bluetooth A2DP doesn't have the bandwidth to support that kind of music fidelity. It's acceptable, but it won't take an audiophile to hear the difference between the two.
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To me BT audio is a convenience but a waste of time in terms of quality of the music and the lack of controls.
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I bought enhanced premium sound for a reason, using the iphone/ipod wire it is!
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I'm interested in a quote too for the Combox retrofit! I have a 2009 M3 with navi and bluetooth but I think iDrive software might be old.
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mine is 2008 e90, it also has Bluetooth but doesn't have the Streaming Bluetooth Audio. Can I get a quote for the module as well
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