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Old 12th September 2006, 06:29   #21
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Yes if you have a small hex wrench to loosen the cd changer bolt on the right... you can do it without taking off the glovebox. My wrench was too big and I wanted to see everything. I'd add the no glovebox tip to the above diy.

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Old 12th September 2006, 18:21   #22
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I'm curious about whether a software upgrade is necessary
for this. My dealership insists that the CD software needs to be replaced
by the IPod software and are quoting me, in my mind, a ridiculous labor
cost of $670. Given the ease of installation outlined above I'd much
rather do it myself and save a bit of change.

So what's the story? I called BMW NA and they said no. My dealership
says they don't know what they are talking about. The "Original BMW
Accessories" install guide seems to indicate yes. The do-it-yourselfers
seem to indicate that it isn't? My head hurts.
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Quick question. Might the bolts that hold the CD changer in place be TORX bolts? I think that's what you meant, but I can't see it clearly. If you can confirm and know the size of the wrench req'd that would be great.

Thanks for this. You're saving me bucks. Of course, I have to insure the process in the same on a 650i, but it almost has to be.

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I'm curious about whether a software upgrade is necessary
for this. My dealership insists that the CD software needs to be replaced
by the IPod software and are quoting me, in my mind, a ridiculous labor
cost of $670. Given the ease of installation outlined above I'd much
rather do it myself and save a bit of change.

So what's the story? I called BMW NA and they said no. My dealership
says they don't know what they are talking about. The "Original BMW
Accessories" install guide seems to indicate yes. The do-it-yourselfers
seem to indicate that it isn't? My head hurts.
That's rediculous. My dealership charges £362 to supply and fit the iPod interface including the recode and 17.5% VAT. Both the dealer installation insructions AND the service computer tell the technician to recode the car. It appears that the car works without it if it had a CD changer fitted - maybe the software for the CD changer is the same as for the iPod - but the instruction definitely insists that a recode is required.

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NO Hexhead.
size 2.5mm (3/32 inch).
Don't let the Stealers charge you hundred$ for this it is too easy. If it does work for with your older software have them update it for some other reason.

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The whole install would cost me a thousand. I was pretty insulted by the
quote. To the point of losing my business for good. I'm going to call
around just for my own edification but in the end it seems like a do-it yourself job. Thanks for the input.
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The whole install would cost me a thousand. I was pretty insulted by the
quote. To the point of losing my business for good. I'm going to call
around just for my own edification but in the end it seems like a do-it yourself job. Thanks for the input.
Grab a 2.5 mm hex head and knock it out in 20-30 minutes. You'll be suprised that it is even easier than it sounds.

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I have an '07 coming so it will not have the CD changer in it. Will I need to so any kind of software upload? I am tempted to just let the dealer do this while they are prepping the car. At the end of the day, it will depend on what they want to charge me for.
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I'll put money on it that if it doesn't have a CD changer then it WILL need re-coding. Get them to do it as part of the Pre Delivery Inspection - I think they should chuck it in for nothing given what you're spending.

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I'll put money on it that if it doesn't have a CD changer then it WILL need re-coding. Get them to do it as part of the Pre Delivery Inspection - I think they should chuck it in for nothing given what you're spending.

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I would definitely agree. However, since I have already beat them up for $2500 off MSRP, I may not have many arrows left in my quiver. I definitely plan on holding them to the .75 hours install time in the bulletin. I have no plans on paying for them to get up the learning curve -- particularly as they sold me on the quality of their service dept.

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