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DIY IPod MOST Adapter Install in 2006 M5
Finally Tackled it today total 30-45 min.
The BMW instructions posted in the previous thread are helpful but a little different.
Notablely: 1. No need to disconnect power 2. Fiber Optics are already connected to the X18180 connector 3. No need for software flash
My car 2006 built week 49 Dec '05. Aux input installed after delivery. Software version updated to 21.02 (I think?) when they did steering angle sensor.
Here goes step-by-step (pics to follow). Remove all cd's from changer before beginning.
1. REMOVE GLOVE BOX:
Open glove box and remove the 2 pins holding the box up on each side by pinching the tip with needle nose pliers and pushing outward then pull from the head of the pin.
Close the glove box and remove the two hinge plates on the bottom (2 screws each)
Open box and gentle lift off.
2. REMOVE 6-DISC CHANGER:
Flip down small flap on lower left and right corners to expose torque bolt.
Loose both bolts A LOT (this pulls the retaining tabs on the side in so it will slide out)
Gently slide out 6-Disc Changer.
Disconnect the X18180 Connector (4pin +2 fiber optic)
3. CONNECTING IPOD interface:
Test first by connecting X18180 and the Ipod cable to the interface. Then connect Ipod and then turn on car. It should work. It takes a little bit to load all the music. I then switched back to another source and turned the car off.
4. Sliding Interface into the slot:
Place felt on top and bottom of Interface and slide into place (wires towards the front of the car BUT run the IPod end of the connection cable out next to the interface so you can feed it into the glove box next).
I used the wire ties to secure it into place and shimmed both sides with a small piece of felt. Trim ties.
5. Replace Glove Box:
Set on support bar alighn and close. Make sure no uneven gaps exist between the box and dash.
Replace hinge plates to the bottom.
Test alignment while opening and closing.
Replace pin for the two supports (Strap & Piston)
Feed a small amount of Ipod connector into glove box and check that closeing the box doesn't crimp the wire.
Good Luck. Now I'm gonna go play with the functions etc.
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Wk 49 Build
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Last edited by mcw331; 29th August 2006 at 01:46 AM.
Reason: Adding Pics