BMW X5 and X6 Forum 2014-Current
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-25-2014, 10:00 PM   #23
opasha
Major
 
Drives: 2014 BMW X5 5.0i
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maryland

Posts: 1,104
iTrader: (0)

Just ordered the part and a full screwdriver set that includes t20 torx screw top - looking forward to freeing up some space!
opasha is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-26-2014, 06:15 AM   #24
USAusi
Private
 
Drives: x5 35d
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 72
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by r33
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAusi
I believe the screws are T20 torx screws. I did the mod today. The previous posts were invaluable, especially the post covering how to unclip the cables - that was the toughest part. Total time about 15 minutes.
I am sorry about that.
I thought that steps doesn't need explanation since unplugging is pretty straight forward.
Just find the pressable end of the plug and pull it apart.
R33 - certainly no apologies needed. Your excellent post, with photos, was what convinced me this was something I could easily take on myself. As for getting the wire clips apart, for my "older" eyes, it was good to have a few clues about how they came apart, especially the lever on the largest connector as my ability to see fine details like that small lever is not what it used to be :-). Thanks to all who contributed to post - I now have a way more usable storage bin.
USAusi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2014, 09:54 PM   #25
Genechen22
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2014 x5
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NYC

Posts: 109
iTrader: (0)

I just removed it and left the old pieces with a small hole where the cradle used to be. Part ordered a couple of months ago, still has not come.
Genechen22 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2014, 10:49 PM   #26
r33
Major
 
Drives: F10 F15
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: So. Cal

Posts: 1,024
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Genechen22
I just removed it and left the old pieces with a small hole where the cradle used to be. Part ordered a couple of months ago, still has not come.
Yea, it took me about a month to get them.
I got 2 coming in, supposedly this week.
__________________
r33 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-28-2014, 12:27 AM   #27
atomic80
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 997TT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

I finally got the part! Will attempt to put this in sometime this week! Thanks again for info on a great mod!
atomic80 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-28-2014, 12:34 AM   #28
wdimagineer
Captain
 
wdimagineer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 X5 xDrive50i ZMM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 956
iTrader: (0)

This is a great DIY. But I guess I'm one of the small few who uses the cradle...

I'm curious why some of you want to remove it?
__________________
Current: Bimmerpost Featured 2014 X5 xDrive50i M Sport Alpine White/Mocha
Past: 2014 Jeep SRT 2013 Tesla Model S P85+ Bimmerpost Featured 2013 F10 M5 2012 550 xDrive 2011 M3 ZCP
wdimagineer is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-28-2014, 12:37 AM   #29
atomic80
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 997TT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

I use a case around my iphone and it's really a hassle to have to remove it every time I put it in the car since it won't fit with it in place. Most times I just plug in the lightning USB cable to charge it instead. I'm going to see if the newer full size iPod will fit in the console before actually removing it.
atomic80 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-28-2014, 01:32 AM   #30
wdimagineer
Captain
 
wdimagineer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 X5 xDrive50i ZMM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 956
iTrader: (0)

Makes sense. I use the Apple leather case, and it comes off quickly. I only really use it when the battery is very low. I don't like having a tangle of cables all over the car.
__________________
Current: Bimmerpost Featured 2014 X5 xDrive50i M Sport Alpine White/Mocha
Past: 2014 Jeep SRT 2013 Tesla Model S P85+ Bimmerpost Featured 2013 F10 M5 2012 550 xDrive 2011 M3 ZCP
wdimagineer is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-28-2014, 04:47 PM   #31
CatFlap
Lieutenant
 
CatFlap's Avatar
 
Drives: X5 F15 M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Worcs UK

Posts: 405
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via Skype™ to CatFlap
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baunton View Post
Are you referring to the Enhanced Bluetooth and USB or the Snap In Adaptor which you put the phone into?
The former is 350 pre discount the latter is usually FOC thrown in as part of the deal from the dealer.
Both are well worth in IMO as much safer and easier to use when driving.
Do you know if one looses any other functionality other than the snap-in adapter if you choose not to have the Enhanced Bluetooth with snap-in option? I'm thinking in particular about Bluetooth audio etc. I ask since I had an M-Sport demo car for the day that did not have the snap-in option and my Samsung Galaxy S4 only showed up as having phone capability (not audio streaming) when I paired it over Bluetooth.

I haven't ordered the Enhanced Bluetooth option on my X5 for all of the reasons raised in this thread (space in console, a pain to use when phone has a case etc) though can add this to my order if audio streaming over Bluetooth doesn't work without it.
__________________
X5 30d M Sport in Mineral White with Terra Dakota Leather.
CatFlap is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 01:38 AM   #32
Baunton
Captain
 
Baunton's Avatar
 
Drives: F15 3D M Sport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The Cotswolds

Posts: 631
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by saggo View Post
Do you know if one looses any other functionality other than the snap-in adapter if you choose not to have the Enhanced Bluetooth with snap-in option? I'm thinking in particular about Bluetooth audio etc. I ask since I had an M-Sport demo car for the day that did not have the snap-in option and my Samsung Galaxy S4 only showed up as having phone capability (not audio streaming) when I paired it over Bluetooth.

I haven't ordered the Enhanced Bluetooth option on my X5 for all of the reasons raised in this thread (space in console, a pain to use when phone has a case etc) though can add this to my order if audio streaming over Bluetooth doesn't work without it.
Hi saggo. Not sure. It was a no-brainer for me having a snap-in.
I don't get the 'lack of space' thing..plenty of room for my gum and mint imperials and keep my sunny's in the door side pocket
I have loaded my 'tunes' onto the hard drive.
For me I wanted the convenience and safety of being able to easily charge the phone and not have any clutter around the car.

FYI I used to have a 'hard shell' cover for my phone but got a leather cover which the phone easily slides in/out so that's not an issue either; Sena Cases Ultraslim Classic Case for Apple iPhone 5 - Black by Sena - amazon ~18
Baunton is offline   England
+1
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 01:45 AM   #33
Gilly1964
New Member
 
Drives: F15 30d MSport
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

baunton how are you proposing to get round the fact that there is no snap in for the iPhone 5 yet?
Gilly1964 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 02:00 AM   #34
Baunton
Captain
 
Baunton's Avatar
 
Drives: F15 3D M Sport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The Cotswolds

Posts: 631
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilly1964 View Post
baunton how are you proposing to get round the fact that there is no snap in for the iPhone 5 yet?
Have one on order as part of the dealer supplied options.
Baunton is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 04:29 AM   #35
Gilly1964
New Member
 
Drives: F15 30d MSport
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

I was told it doesn't exist yet - when are you hoping to get your?
Gilly1964 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 05:35 AM   #36
Baunton
Captain
 
Baunton's Avatar
 
Drives: F15 3D M Sport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The Cotswolds

Posts: 631
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilly1964 View Post
I was told it doesn't exist yet - when are you hoping to get your?
Don't ask!!!!!

Was supposed to be delivered this week....waiting to hear from dealer exactly when I can expect it.
They pick up my E70 tomorrow so will have a demo provided by the dealer until they sort things out.
Baunton is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #37
atomic80
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 997TT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilly1964 View Post
I was told it doesn't exist yet - when are you hoping to get your?
What? I think that's a bit of a misnomer. The iPhone 5/C/S version does exist. I have it in mine.
atomic80 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 01:14 PM   #38
Gilly1964
New Member
 
Drives: F15 30d MSport
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

I was definitely told by my GSM that he would willingly have given me one free but the snap in adapters for the iPhone5 don't exist yet according to his parts team.

Anyone here in the UK got their hands on one?
Gilly1964 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 01:58 PM   #39
atomic80
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 997TT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

I'll look up the parts number for the adapter when I get home. Strange still that it doesn't exist out there. You guys usually get parts or options that we don't stateside but now it's vice versa.
atomic80 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-29-2014, 02:01 PM   #40
LowerEast
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: X5 35i
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NYC

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilly1964 View Post
I was definitely told by my GSM that he would willingly have given me one free but the snap in adapters for the iPhone5 don't exist yet according to his parts team.

Anyone here in the UK got their hands on one?
It definitely exists. The part number for the Connect version is 84212351308.

Here's a link to the part on the BMW USA web site.

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/43...NAP-IN-ADAPTER

I'm not sure why they'd release it in the US and not in other markets, but perhaps that's the case. It's been available here since December when I bought mine, and probably earlier than that. I bought mine from a BMW dealer selling on eBay. Cost was USD 200-ish. I'm sure you could get one shipped to the UK if you couldn't find one locally.
LowerEast is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-30-2014, 12:05 AM   #41
Baunton
Captain
 
Baunton's Avatar
 
Drives: F15 3D M Sport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The Cotswolds

Posts: 631
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LowerEast View Post
It definitely exists. The part number for the Connect version is 84212351308.

Here's a link to the part on the BMW USA web site.

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/43...NAP-IN-ADAPTER

I'm not sure why they'd release it in the US and not in other markets, but perhaps that's the case. It's been available here since December when I bought mine, and probably earlier than that. I bought mine from a BMW dealer selling on eBay. Cost was USD 200-ish. I'm sure you could get one shipped to the UK if you couldn't find one locally.
It IS available in other countries, my dealer has ordered one!
Baunton is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      04-30-2014, 03:28 AM   #42
Zipforia
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2014 X5 x35i M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: SoCal

Posts: 550
iTrader: (0)

Like many, I got rid of my useless cradle as well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baunton View Post
I don't get the 'lack of space' thing..plenty of room for my gum and mint imperials and keep my sunny's in the door side pocket
For me, it's not so much the "lack of space." It's the fact that, when I want to grab something from the center storage, I have to open the center storage door, then lift up the unused cradle to get whatever I want/need to get. I don't know which side the center storage area the cradle is located in Europe, but in US, it's on the passenger side of the center storage area. It's more natural/ergonomic for me to open the passenger side center storage door and reach inside. But having the cradle on the passenger side makes it cumbersome to open the center storage door, then lift the cradle out of the way (making sure it doesn't fall back on me while I'm searching for something) when I have to find something. Also, if I open the driver side center storage door, it is awkward for an arm to search under the cradle. If the cradle was placed on the driver side, it would be a bit more ergonomic for an arm to reach over and under the cradle....but this is not the case.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Baunton View Post
I have loaded my 'tunes' onto the hard drive.
I believe I speak for many when I say it is a hassle to update your HDD every time your music library grows/changes. Why do this if you can change your playlist just on the phone and can play that playlist anywhere without updating anything else?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Baunton View Post
For me I wanted the convenience and safety of being able to easily charge the phone and not have any clutter around the car. FYI I used to have a 'hard shell' cover for my phone but got a leather cover which the phone easily slides in/out so that's not an issue either
My lightening cable is neatly looped and secured inside the center storage area. Only about 5 inches of the cable is extending out from the center storage area. As soon as I get in the car, the iphone's plugged in and sits inside the cubby hole diagonally. To me, this sounds more convenient than having to take the phone out of a case, then opening the center storage door, and securing it into the cradle. Also, I use BMW Apps as well. In order to do so, the app has to be launched from the phone. I would find it more convenient to have to phone outside of the cradle than having to access the phone inside the center storage area to launch the app.

After researching the cradle, I found out that the only benefit of using the cradle vs. lightening cable is the passive cellular signal extension to the shark fin antenna. If there were more benefits, such as better app control, additional phone integration, etc., then I would be inclined to keep the cradle and buy the adaptor. However, if the only gain is passive cellular extension to the shark fin antenna, I felt it wasn't worth it. But I suppose to each's own.

Z.
Zipforia is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-30-2014, 06:19 AM   #43
opasha
Major
 
Drives: 2014 BMW X5 5.0i
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maryland

Posts: 1,104
iTrader: (0)

I agree with with you Zipforia - I'd rather have space, and I'm organized with my charging equipment as well, which takes literall 2-3 seconds to plug in - if that, lol. In all honesty, such a cradle should be mounted closer to the cup holders where there's easier access. Smokers tray area is a complete waste of space - they should have used that area more efficiently. Also, almost all SUV's have large compartment spaces; majority of users don't use/need a phone cradle, lol. It should have been an extra option. Instead, we are working backwards to free up space...smh.
opasha is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-30-2014, 07:46 PM   #44
r33
Major
 
Drives: F10 F15
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: So. Cal

Posts: 1,024
iTrader: (0)

I just got 2 of the craddle delete in stock.
PM me if anyone want to grab it.
It is hard to get. Took me at least a month.
__________________
r33 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST