Can I listen to my iPod or not? Aaaagh!
I have looked through the sticky thread and called around a few places today but don't seem to be able to find a definitive answer to my question.
Basically, I want to be able to listen to my iPod in my 2004 BMW 530i. I believe the production date is Dec 2003.
I feel that the ideal (and probably cheapest) solution to have a aux port installed but I'm either told that it can't be done (one BMW dealership) or that it can be done but will cost around $400 (another BMW dealership). Which answer is correct? $400 seems really high to me but the BMW dealer told me it was because the iDrive needed to be reprogrammed on top of the install.
I called a separate audio place and they offered the iSimple as a solution. They told me this would cost $299 installed. However, from everything I've seen, it doesn't look as though the iSimple is even compatible with the model of car because of the iDrive.
I would really appreciate any help as I'm kind of lost here. I'm trying to get this done as a surprise for my husband at Xmas.
I'm in the San Diego area if anyone could recommend a good audio company or BMW dealer to use.