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#1 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 11:19 PM
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I've been scanning the web for a while now and haven't seen any info on the BMW I-bus interface for CD changers, etc.

As I understand it, this is the data path (probably simple serial, eh?) for updating the LCD on the radio header unit.
For this project, I want to keep the standard header unit and just add in a custom mp3 player/computer and just have it update the LCD that is already in the reciever.
So, I am wondering if anyone has any experience in reverse engineering the data structure on the I-bus interface.
Or maybe someone would have suggestions on better ideas for this project in general..

Thanks a bunch to anyone who replies!
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These guys figured it out to interface ipods, but I imagine it isn't easy. Check these guys out if you haven't already:

http://www.densionusa.com/
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I thought i had seen some info out there about this but I can't find it now. I'm workin on it though..

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found someinfo for the e39s ibus
http://www.openbmw.org/bus/

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openbmw.org should end up being helpful.. hadn't found them before.

Thanks dudes.
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be sure to keep us posted on what get accomplished with all that.

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