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I just swapped out my CD changer for the Neo ProLink 2.0 POD2BMWV1 Ipod connector. Works like a charm. Has to be one of the easiest mods you can do. You could run cables to get your iPod / iPhoneconnector up in the Oddments box, but I chose to leave it in the Side bag since it's an iPod bought for this explicit purpose. Again very easy, 4 screws to remove the CD changer, unplug the cables from the changer, plug them into the cable adapter for the Neo Pro, plug in the iPod and ready to roll.

It's worked really well, though there was a couple of time I had to unplug the iPod and plug it back in, if that proves to be a pattern I may end up running the cable up to the front so I don't have to get in the side case to do this.



http://www.amazon.com/NEO-POD2BMWV1-Neo-ProLink-2-0/dp/B005F5LVDK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333991761&sr=1-1
 

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Preston,
I went to the NEO web page to get a better description of this unit, (http://www.neocaraudio.com/products/POD2BMWV1). They have a list of compatiable BMW's (cars and k1200Lt) listed.
They say you can display tracks, playlists etc, (Using your vehicles radio or steering wheel controls, you will be able to control tracks and volume - all while still being able to control everything from your iPod/iPhone. Switch to advanced mode to also control Playlists, Artists and Albums from the radio.), so how is that feature working?
Do you know if it powers down the ipod when you shut off the bike, otherwise you might have a constant drawdown on the battery while parked.

Update; I did a little google search and found this post.
I recently had the pleasure of fitting an iPod adaptor to my 2004 BMW K1200LT motor cycle. I removed the CD changer, re-routed the cables to under the rear seat and connected the adaptor. After removing the fairing panels I routed the adaptor cable to the utility space above the fuel tank and plugged in the iPod. The plastic was replaced, powered up and it boomed to life. A very effective and simple modification that gives me instead of 120 songs to listen to on a tour a range of some 6000 songs, all controlled from the handle bar controls. This is a fantastic device, far better than FM devices available. It will also charge the iPod and even my iPhone, onto which I have also placed several thousand songs. The best modification I could make to a great bike!!
April 29th, 2011
 

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Yes the track information shows right up on the control head, it's pretty sweet, it comes with a card that tells you what you can do with each CD, for example switch to CD 2 and you can move from one play list to another, displaying the play list name, once you have the play list selected switch back to CD1 and you can then switch from one song to another and back, there is a slight pause on the song switch but only about a second. I think CD3 allows you to go through Artist list and CD 4 allows you to choose Pod casts.

I spent a little time watching the power behavior with the iPod plugged in you can see it go to Charging when the Radio power is turned on, it remains charging no matter if you are using AM/FM, Aux, Intercom, Stingray CD or the iPod. Once you turn the Radio power off it stays on charging as long as the Key is on, watched it for about 4 minutes with the key on radio off. Once the key was turned off, locked steering wheel position the iPod continued to show charging for about two minutes then switched to looking like it was disconnected. Turning the Key on and then the radio the iPod went back to Charging mode. So it doesn't look like it will draw on the battery with the key off.
 

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Preston,
Thanks for the update, looks like a new farkle on the list for this month. :wave
 

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What about phone integration?

I'd like full integration on the bike. I have an 01 that has the tape player in the stingray, com system for CB/FR, aux, etc.. I'd LIKE to plug an iPhone 4 in (or a Windows phone perhaps) and be able to play music from it, still have intercom (so it silences the music) AND be able to take a phone call!

My wife would like this as well since i'm always telling her "I was on the bike"... ;)

Oh, and if I can utilize as much of that from controls already on the bike, awesome (like "say" <whatever the name of the iPhone's voice interpreter is...Siri?> "call wife" and the like).
 

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I am planning on going to the Lunatic Fringe Rally in Alberta the weekend before BWM National on my way to Missouri. Needing the extra space for what will be a three week trip spurred me on to make this replacement, which I should have done years ago. I knew I could find a thread that would help. This digital community is a great benefit to riders.
 

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Knobdy said:
What about phone integration?

I'd like full integration on the bike. I have an 01 that has the tape player in the stingray, com system for CB/FR, aux, etc.. I'd LIKE to plug an iPhone 4 in (or a Windows phone perhaps) and be able to play music from it, still have intercom (so it silences the music) AND be able to take a phone call!

My wife would like this as well since i'm always telling her "I was on the bike"... ;)

Oh, and if I can utilize as much of that from controls already on the bike, awesome (like "say" <whatever the name of the iPhone's voice interpreter is...Siri?> "call wife" and the like).
I don't think it would have voice integration you may have to find a bluetooth solution for that, I'm a Windows Phone guy myself that I have blue toothed to my Helmet set, I bought the evil little Ipod for this specific purpose at a pawn shop :)
 

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It's by far the easiest thing you can do, I expect you'll have no issues with a 2000 LT seems the folks with 2005 or newer have issues with data read out but from reading other threads 2004 and earlier seem to work completely.

One thing I have noticed the pattern to the power issue. The scenario is I turn the radio off as I pull in somewhere to get gas for instance if I turn the key off for less than 2 or 3 minutes or turn the key off and don't turn it to lock the unit doesn't fully power off. So then when you start the bike and then the radio the Ipod thinks it's already connected and the radio can't reestablish the connection with out turning the iPod off manually first.

So I usually run into this when stopping for gas, it seams the CD circuit stays Hot unless you lock the wheel in that case the circuit goes dead after about two minutes and the unit resets. I don't/can't lock the wheel when getting fuel so the connection is always hosed requiring a manual power off on the ipod before I can get the radio to connect properly again.

I haven't gotten around to calling their tech support on this yet
 

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Just plugged in the Neo wiring and at first I wasn't getting any response. I don't know if something has to map, but I just left it for a while to check this web site for advice and when I went back to the garage it was playing. CD 2 you can switch between albums. CD 1 you can scroll between tracks on a given album. The titles screen across the display on the stingray.

I am happy. Thanks for the advice found in this thread.
 

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OT....Mike, I just can't comprehend those numbers in your avatar (-62)....of course being from the sunny south I guess I'm not suppose to, but my goodness that's brutal.
 

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have ordered this device, but in looking at my connection to the CD player it looks more like a romex electrical connection on the outside, maybe when i pull the cd player i will see different connectors but that's not the case so far.....just waiting for the parts to see what's up
 

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after further review....all is well.

in the words of Emily Latilla

Nevermind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3FnpaWQJO0


FrankNitti said:
have ordered this device, but in looking at my connection to the CD player it looks more like a romex electrical connection on the outside, maybe when i pull the cd player i will see different connectors but that's not the case so far.....just waiting for the parts to see what's up
 
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