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  1. The age-old connecting iPod to Idrive problem

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum so please be gentle! I’ve just bought a 2014 330d and I’m loving it except no matter what I do, I can’t connect my iPod to the car. It’s an original iPod touch (circa about 2009 I think) and I’ve tried using two different y cables (one from amazon and the other...
  2. Android Screen - Connecting obd2 adapter

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi I have a 2006 BMW 5 Series (E61) and have fitted the Android screen which works very well. I have an ELM bluetooth adapter which I can connect to my phone and use torque pro but can't connect it to the andrpid screen. it won't pair in the telephone/music app as it's not that kind of adapter...
  3. inpa and nsc issues connecting to akmb (2003 e46 320d)

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    i have a strange issue with my inpa software on my car, i have been looking at adding tyre pressure monitoring but i cannot for the life of me get my inpa or ncs expert to connect to the akmb module or the abs module in the case of inpa. any ideas what i can do, i can communicate with engine...
  4. NEED HELP connecting to E36 body modules

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi guys i hope this is the right area to post in. So i have a 2000 e36 318ti which i have recently put a m54b30 into, whilst the rest of the wiring has gone smoothly im stuck with the OBD2 port and getting it FULLY functional. A bit of background on myself; Im not a complete newbie to INPA...
  5. December 2013 520d - Connecting Ipod nano 7th generation to Idrive

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi everyone, I have recently bought a December 2013 520d. I originally tried to connect my Ipod nano 7th generation to the car using the Apple USB to 8pin lightning lead which did not work at all. i had a look online and discovered that i would need a BMW adapter so i went to my local dealer and...
  6. 2005 X3 E83 Connecting a aux cable or bluetooth

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Does anyone know how to connect an aux cable to factory stereo in the above. I want to plug a bluetooth receiver in so I can play music off my phone. I have located the amp in the rear and wondered if I could connect directly into that, similar to where the old CD changers would go.... However...
  7. iPhone not connecting to iDrive

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Yesterday i became the owner of a 2014 320D M Sport, and i updated the iDrive software straight away, but for some reason, when i plug in my iPhone X running the latest IOS update, using a lightning cable, nothing happens and it just says USB device not recognised. Anyway body has this issue and...
  8. Mini Cooper S OBD port not connecting to ECU (need an electrical guru)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys, Long time since ive been on here, back when i had my 330i. I now have a mini cooper s with an issue and need help, not getting any luck on the mini forums yet :( anyway.... I have owned mini now for 8 weeks (3 weeks working 5 weeks and counting broken). However my sister today went to...
  9. Diff test before connecting drive shatmfts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    All, About two years ago i took my diff to garage d to weld . They did and two years on, i am putting it back on the car but have few questions as follow: The diff case or base connects to the front cover where it has 8 bolts into base . The front cover then has 2 bolts into chassis . The...
  10. Messed up connecting idrive controller to kcan2! Now tons of faults! **HELP**

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey guys I have retrofitted a HU_NBT unit to my 2012 F20 replacing the original HU_ENTRY no nav unit. However the new idrive controller did not work because as I read on forums it uses a K-CAN2 and my old controller uses K-CAN1. So I had to run a wire from a controller pins 3,4 to NBT unit...
  11. Iphone not connecting

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Apologies, im sure theres been loads of threads on this but Ive recently bought a 1 series 62 plate 118d sport im sure its just standard idrive in it. Ive seen a few things online but all different answers. Having trouble with connecting my iphone to listen to music with the apple usb cable. Im...
  12. Iphone not connecting

    General BMW Discussions
    Apologies, im sure theres been loads of threads on this but Ive recently bought a 1 series 62 plate with standard idrive in it. Ive seen a few things online but all different answers. Having trouble with connecting my iphone to listen to music with the apple usb cable. Im sure its just a y...
  13. 2006 E91 335d connecting pipe / switchover pipe

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I've been searching the internet for a couple of hours now, without any luck: I'm looking for a DIY guide, how to change the switchover pipe between the small and the large turbo on a 2006 335d. My main headache is the bolts connecting the pipe to the large turbo - one of them is kind-of...
  14. E90 318 Petrol 2007 OBD socket not connecting

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Guy's First post ever so I hope I have posted in the correct category!! I have recently bought the above car and on the drive home the eml light has came on. I have a snap on diagnostic tool (Modus) and after plugging it in to the car it wont allow comunication? i tried the machine on...
  15. Can you add a subwoofer without connecting a amp?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hey guys, i own a old school classic 8 series bmw. I don't really want to install an amplifier and all the wiring since i don't want to make any alterations, such as removing carpets and trim panels or even drilling holes, seems like to much hassle for me. I have been reading on car audio...
  16. Connecting iPhone to pre-USB e91

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Can it be done? Obviously have the line in jack socket I could use for music but wondered if there is an adapter that converts the unique little connector which is were more modern cars have the USB. Looking to listen to music through phone using I drive system. Any advice appreciated
  17. E66 2003 730Li - Help With Navigation Drive Connecting Plugs Needed

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello all! Just got my hands on a 2003 730Li a couple of days ago but need help with the Navigation Drive connection plugs. The DVD Navi02 is not present but the plugs are there. However there is one extra plug that looks like a Fibre Optic lead and I do not know where it goes. There is nothing...
  18. first time connecting to diag port and the eninge now won't fire

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Please help. First time messing about with diagnostics ports and I've broken my e91 335d! I bought a D-CAN cable, connected my laptop, fired-up INPA, pressed a few buttons and read a few values. All seemed ok. Then I went to start the engine and it turns over but does not start! Is there...
  19. BMW Scanner 1.4 no connecting, INPA not working, help!

    General BMW Discussions
    There is this 2009 550i in my garage. BMW Scan-1.4 and BMW Dash are not working on it(see pictures attached). The configuration is correct, but they do not read the system of the car. INPA is working, however, does not recognize all the systems, just reading some systems. It is not even able to...
  20. E92 2009 320i M Sports - connecting a 12v power source

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    So I'm connecting a parrot kit to my e92 (2009), I have all the required cable etc including a ignition sensor. What I need to do is splice into the 12v cable on the cig lighter as it controlled by the ignition and wire this up to the ignition sensor. I've never done this before, pretty new to...
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