Last post on Oct 09, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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#26 of 35 iPhone 3GS issue with 528
Jul 08, 2009 (8:14 am)
Hi. Anyone try to connect the newest iPhone yet? My old 3G worked flawlessly with my 2008 528 sedan.
The 3Gs phone will not.
Any clue how to make it recognize it?
#27 of 35 Re: iPhone 3GS issue with 528 [alaskan_otter]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:39 am)
Apparently the 3.0 software is not yet compatible with iDrive. The phone/bluetooth works in my 2008 528 but the itunes portion does not integrate.
#28 of 35 Re: iPhone 3GS issue with 528 [ddwe60]
Jul 14, 2009 (10:55 am)
Apparently the 3.0 software is not yet compatible with iDrive.
The 3.0 software does indeed work with my 535's iDrive. I have it installed on my 3G iPhone though so I can't comment on the 3Gs iPhone.
#29 of 35 2010 BMW Nav/Video Override
Nov 05, 2009 (11:20 am)
Does anyone know how to override the video feature in the new BMW? You can play a DVD when in park, but I want to enable it to play while driving for my 3 year old granddaughter.
#30 of 35 07 530xi with Nav, Bluetooth disconnect
Dec 29, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I recently purchased an 07 530xi with nav. The overall experience with the car has been absolutely great. My only question is with the bluetooth. It works great; phone is paired and address book updates. I am often on the phone when I reach my destination. When I turn the car off, it stays connected. I can activate the handset, but then the idrive switches back to the radio. I can walk away from the car and talk on the phone, but the radio stays on. Is there a way to change the set up so that is will automatically disconnect when I turn off the car, or at least when I open the car door? This info would greatly help.
#31 of 35 Re: 2010 BMW Nav/Video Override [pspradley]
Jan 05, 2010 (3:22 pm)
Playing a video on the front dash video display while not in park (and some require the parking brake, too) is illegal nearly everywhere and will get you one big fat ticket if it is noticed. Playing a video is only legal for back-seat passengers, which if the child is less than 12, is where she should be sitting anyway. Better to spring for a portable player.
#32 of 35 Trouble with factory iPod connection
Mar 16, 2010 (5:28 pm)
I have a 2008 535i with a factory installed connector. It recognizes my nano, pulling in all the songs and playlists. When I select a song, the timer advances like it's playing, but no sound comes out. I've cycled the mute and volume with no success. It works fine with the radio and phone. Any ideas?
#33 of 35 Re: Trouble with factory iPod connection [new2bmw535]
Mar 17, 2010 (9:03 am)
Make sure the audio cable is plugged into the receptacle inside your console. Although there is only a single USB cable plugging in to your IPOD when the other end is plugged into your console there are 2 connections, a USB and an audio cable with an RCA plug. Since you are getting your songs and playlists the USB portion of the cable from your IPOD is properly plugged and working but it is possible that the audio cable is loose or not plugged in. It could also be defective The audio plug is right under the USB receptacle in the console. I hope that works for you.
#34 of 35 Re: Trouble with factory iPod connection [rrusso1]
Mar 23, 2010 (5:04 pm)
It worked!!! thanks so much!
#35 of 35 iPod and bluetooth new 5 series
Oct 09, 2010 (8:04 pm)
Got the new 5 series today, my razr phone worked perfectly with car. However, couldn't figure out how to connect my ipod touch without having to use cable (it should work). Will try it again tomorrow