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Old 07-30-2006, 01:11 AM
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Very nice X.

Lacking Xenons though. But there is an upside. Euro halogens will be cheaper...

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very nice.. one of the X3 sports in my neighborhood r white/black interior.. he also debadged his 3 and replaced it with M so it looks like this X ///M...

by the way hopefully this week i am going to black out my rear lights!
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Thanks for all the nice compliments. Yes, the floormats are from the dealer, he threw them in as part of the deal.

No xenons, good eye on that. Unfortunately, because I purchased this one right off of the showroom floor, I wasn't able to get all of the options that I wanted. But the halogens aren't all that bad either.

I installed the AUX cable the other night. It is not a job for the faint of heart. I installed the plug-in in the center console, you can see the wire coming out of the armrest to the iPod in the interior picture. Sounds pretty good...
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Thanks for all the nice compliments. Yes, the floormats are from the dealer, he threw them in as part of the deal.

No xenons, good eye on that. Unfortunately, because I purchased this one right off of the showroom floor, I wasn't able to get all of the options that I wanted. But the halogens aren't all that bad either.

I installed the AUX cable the other night. It is not a job for the faint of heart. I installed the plug-in in the center console, you can see the wire coming out of the armrest to the iPod in the interior picture. Sounds pretty good...
Can you comment a bit more on the sound and features of the AUX cable especially relative to using it with an iPod? Do you have any idea about how much a dealer would charge to install this AUX cable for me? Thanks!!
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:13 PM
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Can you comment a bit more on the sound and features of the AUX cable especially relative to using it with an iPod? Do you have any idea about how much a dealer would charge to install this AUX cable for me? Thanks!!
Sure....

The AUX cable plugs into the back of the radio. When you do this, it enables the "AUX" function of the radio when you push the mode button. You plug your iPod into the recepticle and press "mode" until you see AUX, and voila, you have iPod sound. The installation is pretty straightforward, but running the cable from the back of the radio to the console was a bit of a hassle. I had to use a coathanger to reach through, taped the cable to it, and pulled it through the console (under the cupholder) to the compartment under the armrest.

The sound quality is pretty good, I'd say a 7 out of 10. There is some backround feedback, a bit of a hiss, but you can only hear it if you are sitting in the car with the engine off. Right now I'm using the headphone jack for the output on the iPod, but i understand that there is an adaptor for the bottom that allows you to plug into that port on the iPod and gives better sound quality. Perhaps someone can confirm this?

I chose the very basic $40.00 AUX cable (geunine BMW part). for more money, you can get the "iPod integration cable" that will allow you to control your iPod through the stereo and steering wheel buttons, but for me it wasn't worth it. I sit the iPod right in the cupholder and it's convenient to just grab it when necessary. Hope this helps.......if you have more specific questions about the install, don't hesitate to ask! I utilized a combination of the instructions on the homepage as well as the ones that came with the wire...

EDIT: I would guess that the dealer would charge you around an hour of labor or so for the install.
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:29 PM
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Can you comment a bit more on the sound and features of the AUX cable especially relative to using it with an iPod? Do you have any idea about how much a dealer would charge to install this AUX cable for me? Thanks!!
BTW, there are other options for connecting the iPod including dICE, and ice>Link Plus. You may want to do a search on the "mobile Electronics" Forum.
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