It plugs into the CD changer connection in your trunk and you can control your ipod using your steering wheel controls. Here is a write-up in found on the net...
Connect your iPod to your vehicle's factory entertainment system and hear what your iPod should sound like in your BMW. CD-quality sound and controls from your radio, steering wheel or the iPod. Always keeps your iPod charged and ready to go.
The DICE iPod integration kit will also display text from your iPod onto your BMWs radio/Navigation display allowing you to view Artist, Song title and Album name!
A clean factory looking installation is possible with our sleek iPod docking cable, allowing full connectivity for all iPods utilizing a dock connector.
Our hard-wired kit connects right to the cd changer connectors already present in your BMW. The DICE module transfers information between the iPod and radio through a dock cable or our upcoming video cradle.
New features of DICE iPod Integration kit include:
iPod is now fully unlocked while connected to DICE integration kit. You are allowed full access of your iPod's features as well as the following browsing options:
- Album Selection
- Song Selection
- Playlist Selection
- Chapter Selection (Audible/Audiobooks)
You can browse your iPod with the steering wheel, radio or Navigation buttons and the iPod (or any combination of the three) without booting into separate modes. Allowing the iPod to remain in "iPod UI" allows for the user to still rate songs and create "on the go" playlists.
AUX compatibility with user-adjustable Sound Output settings:
Connect any external audio device including: aftermarket satellite radio, CD/DVD players, non-Apple MP3 players and more! Bass, mid, treble and gain settings can be adjusted on the fly. These options allow for distortion-free audio input.
Selecting between audio from your iPod or AUX input is done with the press of a button on your radio.
- Volume Output (selectable 1-100)
- Bass (selectable 1-100)
- Midrange (selectable 1-100)
- Treble (selectable 1-100)
ID3 text output
- Features Song Title/Artist and Album information on your Navigation or Radio Display.
Charging of your iPod while in play, never have a dead iPod again!
1996-2006 3-series, including M3 (not for i-Drive models)*
1997-2003 5-series, including M5
09/1998-2001 7 series
1996-2002 Z3, including M-Roadster/Coupe
2003-2006 Mini Cooper/Cooper S
* pre 1999 vehicles and Business Cassette do not have ID3 text support.
Compatible for both Navigation and Business CD/Cassette vehicles. Installation is simple for the DIY type and should take no longer than 90 minutes.