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Crutchfield iPod I/F For M3

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Electronics' started by M3Driver, Jul 21, 2008.

    M3Driver guest

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    Considering putting the Crutchfield iPod i/f in my M3. Any experience out there with the Crutchfield setup as opposed to OEM?


    thanks in advance.

    Jonathan Spira guest

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    With a few minor exceptions, I don't believe that there are any other interfaces that will work with MOST cars except for what BMW offers.

    What specific unit are you looking at?

    M3Driver guest

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    Just the one that would allow me to hook the iPod to the radio with the pig-tail in the glovebox to hook into the iPod. My setup is OEM simple; H/K sound with BMW Business CD. Crutchfield has such a system and I have used them in the past. Put a new 10 pack CD player in our '00 528i that worked perfectly with the BMW OEM head unit using the Crutchfield cable.

    Jonathan Spira guest

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    Didn't see the car details in your sig - so your car is not a MOST bus 3er.

    Then I would suggest avoiding the BMW solution for I-Bus cars as it's not as good as some aftermarket ones. I don't have personal experience with the Crutchfield one but if it displays all track info and allows you to access any track directly, you should be fine.

    M3Driver guest

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    Thanks......Any recommendations that you would like to offer? I'm not wedded to the Crutchfield solution.

    Jonathan Spira guest

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    I am not very current on what works with non-MOST bus cars. But hopefully someone else will chime in with this info.

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