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    BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    Hey guys I recently purchased a BMW 330ci and well I have no way to connect my ipod and I really don't want to buy a new head unit because its going to look *** ugly without the stock bmw one, unless they sell decks that take up the complete area of the regular bmw one. I know I can buy a dash kit but it still looks ugly.

    I really dont want to take 5 to 10 minutes of time taking a pic of the inside of my car so i just provided you with one from google images, mine looks the same inside.

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    I know they sell ipod integration kits but those get up to $160, was just wondering if their was any alternatives ?







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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    you can get a wireless FM transmiter that plugs into the 12v cigarette plug....and set your radio to a certain station...and manually control the IPOD...if you want cheap and simple




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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    You could go with an OEM processor that allows iPod integration:

    Alpine VPA-B222 (vpab222) - Factory System Expansion Controllers - Sonic Electronix

    Auxillary in could be used here for iPod. You just wouldnt have any control from the headunit.
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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    You could go with an OEM processor that allows iPod integration:

    Alpine VPA-B222 (vpab222) - Factory System Expansion Controllers - Sonic Electronix

    Auxillary in could be used here for iPod. You just wouldnt have any control from the headunit.
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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    You could go with an OEM processor that allows iPod integration:

    Alpine VPA-B222 (vpab222) - Factory System Expansion Controllers - Sonic Electronix

    Auxillary in could be used here for iPod. You just wouldnt have any control from the headunit.
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    I'm sorry but thats WAY to expensive for an alternative




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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Techmaster05 View Post
    I'm sorry but thats WAY to expensive for an alternative
    You get what you pay for just like with component speakers.

    What year is your car? BMW offers a iPod integration unit built specifically for BMW's.



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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisiana_CRX View Post
    you can get a wireless FM transmiter that plugs into the 12v cigarette plug....and set your radio to a certain station...and manually control the IPOD...if you want cheap and simple
    Thanks, guess ill just do that, cant seem to find any good wireless ones, dont want something huge




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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisiana_CRX View Post
    you can get a wireless FM transmiter that plugs into the 12v cigarette plug....and set your radio to a certain station...and manually control the IPOD...if you want cheap and simple
    Thanks, guess ill just do that, cant seem to find any good wireless ones, dont want something huge




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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    You get what you pay for just like with component speakers.

    What year is your car? BMW offers a iPod integration unit built specifically for BMW's.
    sorry for the double post ^^^^^ Well for that money i can get 2 sets of those eclipse components for $120 that you say are good. its a 2001. Also you think this deck will still be good for an sq setup? really dont want to go with an aftermarket deck




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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    that sounds good and according to the direction you can control it through your deck




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    Re: BMW 330ci ipod connection ???

    just a side note, that hu doesnt know what sq means, the only way you are going to get good sq keeping the factory hu is using a processor to run your amps.



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