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Question 99 LT Icon, recommendation for cell phone, music and two way communications

I recently purchases a 99 LT Icon model and haven't taken advantage of the communication package standard on the model. How about some advice regarding how to integrate my cell phone, iPod and have two way conversations with my passenger.... Do I scrap the system and buy a third party product or is the BMW system capable of doing these things?
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The Baehr system is the system of choice. Pricey but an easy install. The Baehr Ultima is plug and play. What you pay for the system you will save on time and labor.

The Autocom is probably second best but you will need to do some of the wiring work. It is much cheaper but more labor intensive.

The BMW VOICE is a great system but it is both expensive and labor intensive.

If you go to the accessory section of the forums, you will find an intercom subsection. You will find many posts backing up my thoughts.

I decided to go with the Baehr system for my 03 LT. It should arrrive this week and I hope to install it next weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. You can get a great deal on this system from Raffy on from this site.

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It took me some time but I did find a link to another board member's installation of the Autocom unit.

http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/jfbeard...om/autocom.htm

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I recently purchases a 99 LT Icon model and haven't taken advantage of the communication package standard on the model. How about some advice regarding how to integrate my cell phone, iPod and have two way conversations with my passenger.... Do I scrap the system and buy a third party product or is the BMW system capable of doing these things?
IMO, If you have a BMW factory comm system you need to establish that it works before you deicde to scrap it. Every system is expensive and it depends on how many things you want to hookup and how you are going to control each of them. Some like the AutoCom can have an introductory low price and they really have expensive cables.. unless things have changed..

The early BMW comm systems had lots of problems and unless it was replaced with a newer one it might not work.. but if it does currently work it probably would be the least expensive option.

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