I have searched and read many many posts on this issue. I can't find the answer to this specific question (my model and equipment match) and I'm afraid to even approach the dealer at this point.
I want iPod Integration w/ RER unit (NOT ipod sound patched via AUX 1/8 in. cable). This means an iPod cable that charges the iPod and allows it to be controlled via the system controls and NOT a usb transfer of music.
I have a 2008 (delivered in June if that matters) Limited with the following related equiptment: Navigation, Sirius, Premium Boston Sound - all oem installed and active.
The literature that I read on the 08 Commander w/ premium sound says ipod integration. Now I understand that may be an editor or reviewer confusing iPod integration with porting audio via an audio jack.
My bottom line question is two fold:
1.) Is it at all possible, given my equipment and model year, to have OEM ipod integration (as defined above - again, not just porting audio via aux jack)?
This could include software/firmware updates, a cable routed from the back of the unit, but stopping short of replacing the unit.
2.) If the answer to 1.) is difinitively NO - is there third party equipment that will allow iPod control and charging via the touch screen RER that someone could recomend from experience? (I have a NEO adapter for my 2002 530i that works like described above).
Thanks all for reading yet another how-to-ipod-my-commander post!
Meegwell2 (because Meegwell never got a confirmation email!)