for select BMW/Mini Cooper vehicles Installation Guide/User manual
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Table of Contents Warning and safety ..........................................................4 Controlling the MediaBridge iPod source ...........................23 Product registration ..........................................................5 Controlling the MediaBridge USB memory source .............24 MediaBridge kit content ...................................................6 Controlling the MediaBridge SIRIUS source ......................25 DIP switch overview ..............................
Warning and safety! Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding. Failure to follow instructions may result in improper operation or injury. Neither DICE Electronics, LLC. nor Apple Inc., its regional offices, distributors or resellers take any responsibility for any damage or injury as a result of using the integration kit. • • • • • • • • • Do not open, disassemble or alter the interface in any way. Do not insert anything into the casing.
Congratulations on your purchase! Thank you for purchasing this integration kit. Please review this booklet before operating the unit. This interface was designed and manufactured to seamlessly integrate with your vehicle’s factory audio system. Product registration We recommend registering your DICE product so you can receive news about important firmware updates and have unlimited access to our online support system. To register your DICE product, please complete the following steps: 1.
MediaBridge kit content for select BMW/Mini Cooper vehicles Installation Guide/User manual MediaBridge module User manual MediaBridge connector Optional accessories (sold separately): DSP kit (ACC-BMW-DSP) BMW SAT cable For more accessories, visit www.diceelectronics.
DIP switches overview The configuration switches located on the MediaBridge module are used to set various operation modes of the interface. Incorrect DIP switch settings may cause the interface to not work properly or to not operate at all.
DIP switch settings for BMW/Mini The following DIP switch settings are used to configure the MediaBridge module to interface with the various vehicle radios. Before installation, set the DIP switches to the position shown for the corresponding radios. Car configuration switches BMW Business CD Radio OFF BMW & MINI 16:9 Navigation Radio OFF OFF ON For single line (NonNavigation) radios in Mini, 3-Series, Z3, Z4, and X3 models.
Supported iPod models and firmware version requirements Model Firmware / OS Version Model Firmware / OS Version 1G nano 1.3.1 160 GB classic 2.0.4 iPod 5G 1.3 5G nano 1.0.2 2G nano 1.1.3 3G touch iOS 5 iPod classic 1.1.2 iPhone 4 iOS 5 3G nano 1.1.3 iPhone 4S iOS 5 iPod touch iOS 3.1.3 4G touch iOS 5 6G nano 1.2 iPhone iOS 3.1.3 iPhone 3G iOS 4.2.1 4G nano 1.0.4 120 GB classic 2.0.1 2G touch iOS 4.2.
Attention Installer! Please read the following! DICE Electronics strongly recommends that the unit be installed in an easily accessible place! DO NOT PLACE IT BEHIND THE RADIO AND DO NOT HIDE UNDER CARPET! Whether the unit is professionally or self installed, put the module where you, the end user can get to it easily in the future. (Have the installer show you where the interface module is installed.
Connection diagram CD changer cable (3-pin and 6-pin BMW cables) iPod USB thumb drives AUX audio device Sirius SC-C1 SAT tuner Microphone AUX connector Sirius SC-C1 factory cable MediaBridge module MENU MediaBridge vehicle connector USB cable or iPod docking cable Do not connect an iPod dock cable under any circumstance to the SIRIUS module connector! Improper connection can cause permanent damage to iPod/SIRIUS module.
Connection diagram for DSP option BMW vehicles with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) amplifiers must use the DSP Kit (PN: ACC-BMW-DSP). To confirm if the vehicle has DSP, check for a bare metal coax cable and a 3-pin connector (for connector locations see page 13). This DSP was only an option on some BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, X5, Z4 and X3 vehicles. DSP Converter Connect to car coax connector Connect to module Connect to car 3-pin connector BMW Interface Harness (12ft.
Factory pre-wired CD changer cable locations DSP Amp 3-pin/6-pin (or coax) connector location Mini 3-Series and Z3 5-Series, 7-Series and X5 Z4 X3
Installation Note: Installation should only be performed by a qualified professional. Beware of sharp edges to avoid injury and exercise caution when removing trim pieces as they may break. The module should be placed in an accessible location, such as the glove box, consoles, under the front seats or in some cases in the trunk to allow iPod/SIRIUS/AUX cables to be connected.
4. Connect both 3-pin and 6-pin cables to the BMW Interface Harness. ATTENTION! There are two 3-pin connectors presented in the vehicle. During installation, make sure that the 3-pin connector from the vehicle DOES NOT have a brown wire in the middle! The 3-pin connector of the phone pre-wiring looks identical to the 3-pin connector of the CD changer pre-wiring.
5. Route the interface cable to the front of the vehicle. Fold down rear seats (if applicable) and route the extension cable through the rear seat bottom cushion. Route the remainder of the interface cable (ie. under the door sill or under the driver’s seat) to a location where the module can be easily accessed in the future. 6. Make sure you have set the DIP switches on the MediaBridge as specified on page 8. 7.
sable conte Less brow Playlist Artist Album able content By default, the interface creates a Playlist having a name that is the same as the name of the iPod. This Playlist is the very first on the list of Playlists shown while browsing in Playlist mode. This Playlist contains all the songs on the iPod. Once a Playlist is selected an Artist may be selected within that Playlist using the Artist Mode. Albums by the selected Artist within the selected Playlist may be selected in Album Mode.
iPod locked/unlocked Settings and Features Radio control Limited iPod control Before connecting the iPod to the MediaBridge module, turn the hold switch ON to fully control and browse the songs from the radio. The iPod is locked in this state. Before connecting the iPod to the MediaBridge module, turn the hold switch OFF to fully control and browse the songs from iPod. Browsing capabilities are limited from the radio.
Basic Operation Accessing MediaBridge as the audio source: Much like the radio’s AM/FM tuner, satellite radio or CD audio sources, the MediaBridge is integrated to be part of the vehicle’s audio system. To access the MediaBridge source, press the MODE or CD button on the radio. Pressing this button repeatedly will cycle through sources present in the vehicle (CD > MediaBridge).
Operating the MediaBridge from select BMW and Mini radios NOTE: 99-01 3-Series and Z3 will require double clicking buttons when text is displayed.
Illustration showing BMW 16:9 Navigation radio Use DISC buttons 1-6 to change between DISC modes and to recall SIRIUS stations. Press and hold to store SIRIUS stations (MediaBridge SIRIUS source mode) Press the MODE button to access MediaBridge as the audio source Selected iPod mode (Song, Playlist, Artist, Song title Artist etc...) Current source (iPod, Sirius, AUX) Shows whether Bluetooth enabled phone is paired.
Illustration showing Mini Navigation radio On Mini Navigation radios, the RND button is used to toggle between Menu and Text modes. Song/Artist/Playlist displayed here Text Mode (RND enabled): Displays text from the MediaBridge such as Song/Artist/Playlist titles. Press the MODE button to access MediaBridge as the audio source Menu Mode (RND disabled): Displays the default Navigation and vehicle menu screens.
Icon legends Press button Press button repeatedly Press and hold button Turn dial CHANGE SONGS DISC 1 CHANGE PLAYLIST DISC 2 Controlling the MediaBridge iPod Source Use DISC 1-6 to enter browsing modes (SONG, PLAYLIST, ARTIST, ALBUM, PODCAST and AUDIO BOOK). • Within each mode, use the TRACK button to browse the items available. Note: if the iPod is unlocked, radio control will be limited to Songs, Playlists, and Albums. Text display will also be limited to show only current song information.
Controlling the MediaBridge USB memory source CHANGE SONGS • Select DISC 1, then use the track buttons to change from song to song. DISC 1 • Select DISC 2-6 to browse Folders and use the track buttons to navigate through the folders on your USB flash drive. DISC 2 • The MediaBridge unit will recognize the first 8 levels of folders, with up to 200 accessible folders within each folder. Only the first 1000 files will be read in each folder, the rest will be ignored.
Controlling the MediaBridge SIRIUS source The MediaBridge integration kit features SIRIUS connectivity (requires additional tuner). Use the TRACK buttons or jog DIAL to browse between subscribed channels. To store a subscribed channel to memory: • Single line radio: Tune to desired station. Press RANDOM button and select which DISC button (preset 1-6) to save to. Press RANDOM button once more to store the station. • Navigation radios: Tune to desired station.
Bluetooth & MAT (Music Announcer Technology) configuration To alter voice announcement and Bluetooth pairing settings select Bluetooth as your audio source, press the DISC button that corresponds to the feature you want to configure, and then use Track to browse through configuration options: • DISC 1, 2 or 3 should be selected if you want to control Bluetooth audio streaming playback. • DISC 4 controls the Autoconnect feature. Available options are Enable and Disable.
Pairing MediaBridge with your cell phone via Bluetooth 1. 2. 3. 4. Turn on the Bluetooth feature on your cell phone. Select MediaBridge as your audio source from your radio, then select Bluetooth mode. Search device from your cell phone. Select MediaBridge from device list and enter password “0000” to connect. Note: MediaBridge is only discoverable for Bluetooth pairing for the first 60 seconds after selecting Bluetooth mode within the MediaBridge.
Accessing the auxiliary input CHANGE VOLUME SETTING • An auxiliary audio device can be connected to the MediaBridge unit through it’s 1/8” headphone jack. DISC 1 • In AUX mode, music is controlled only through the auxiliary audio device.
Internet Radio Application support (iPhone/iPod touch) This kit includes support for internet radio streaming apps available on the iTunes® Store. Thousands of stations can be streamed through data connections. Supported apps include Livio Car Internet Radio, Pandora, iHeart Radio and more. Supported features such as text display on screen, and next/previous track functions will vary by app. To learn more about each app specifically, please visit the website for the app you need information about.
Controlling Internet Radio Apps NOTE: The following features may not be supported by all apps. For demonstration purposes the following examples will show the features for the Livio Car Internet Radio app. The app must be active on the screen of the device. To do so, simply tap the app’s icon and it will load. Next/previous TRACK buttons execute application specific features such as skipping stream or cycling between station presets.
If your listening experience is interrupted by a call, under most conditions, the app will resume playback at the end of the call. Music playback apps running on your iPhone are sent to background automatically when the home button of the phone is pressed, but the music playback itself is not stopped. To resume playback of your iPod music library, stop Livio playback by tapping on the screen below the Livio Radio logo. An icon representing “stop” will show on the main Livio screen.
Terminate (kill) the App If you need to terminate (kill) the app please follow the steps below: 1. Double-tap on the home button of the iPhone to bring up the list of running apps. If you don’t see the app’s icon right away, swipe the screen left or right to locate it. Note: If you do not see such task bar but rather a music control popup then you have an iOS device that does not support background run of apps, therefore this section is not applicable to you. 2.
Updating Firmware (Mac OS illustrated) MediaBridge MBR 1500 ABP 2.01 MBR Connect module via mini USB Device specifications and update selection License Agreement (click Agree to proceed) Product registration notification Firmware update progress Module updated successfully! The above screen shots are for illustration purposes only.
Troubleshooting Problem Solution Radio/NAV display only shows DISC and track number and there is no iPod control. Make sure DIP switch settings are correctly set for text display (refer to page 8 for DIP switch settings). No text display on radio. Make sure DIP switch settings are correctly set for text display (refer to page 8 for DIP switch settings). Please also select proper display mode (refer to page 19, DISC 5). Correct DIP switch settings but still no text display.
Problem Solution Sirius tuner can’t be selected. Ensure the cable connecting the SIRIUS tuner is securely connected to the correct receptacle on the MediaBridge module. Refer to page 19 for cycling through MediaBridge audio sources. Why does the radio display show “EMPTY/STOP” and no music plays? The iPod has reached the end of a selection. Go ahead and browse for another selection. Cannot select the interface. Verify that the correct button is being pressed to access the interface (CD or Mode).
Problem Solution Why does the message “iPod UNLOCKED” display on screen? When the MediaBridge is playing iPod music in UNLOCKED mode, browsing mode information isn’t available so the “iPod UNLOCKED” notification is shown. To view information associated with browsing modes, ensure the hold button of the iPod is set before connecting it to the MediaBridge. Why is the interface not controlling the iPod/USB drive? Please make sure that the USB connection is not loose.
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