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Hello again guys.

I am looking for a mod for my 2005 K1200LT, I want to hook up my iPhone/iPod to the bike, but I do not have a CD Changer on my bike.

All the threads I can find talk about using the CD Changer cable with the interface.

My question is, will these hook up to my bike even though it doesn't have a factory CD changer? Does BMW stick the cables on the bike regardless of the cd changer option?

Any advise would be appreciated.

Paul
 

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So are you saying that not only is there no CD in the right pannier but also no cable hanging there?

Most of the after market ( seems there three or four ) ipod interfaces come with connectors that plug into the BMW cable that is usually still there in the pannier. I seem to remember that some of them also come with a cable that will reach all the way up to the radio...Full tupperware party to get to the back of the radio.

So take a look at the parts that come with which ever kit you select and decide based on what is there in the pannier. ( or not there )
 

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Nope, the case has no plugs where the cd changer would be.

I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a cable wired somewhere in the frame. I don't want to dissect my bike unless the chances are good it will be there!

Thanks,
Paul
 

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Since you have no wires in the pannier then most likely you will have to go all the way to the radio to get the wiring done. There is no intermediate cable you can tie into.

Take a read of this post for wiring details. Also do a search for ipod and you find lots more info, sorry it is not a short story. HTH
 

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BMW has two different radio harnesses. One for the 6 CD changer option and one for no 6 CD changer. If you don't have the option it is not any easy thing to add as you need to change out the radio harness, then get the harness that runs from the radio to the side case. $$$$ unless you get one from a wrecked bike.
 

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Not a cheap solution initially but you might try an AutoCom unit (http://autocomdirect.com)

I have been running with the guys for 9 years - now you can hook up an iPod and an iPhone
along with GPS, intercom and other devices. When you go to sell the bike pop it off and sell
it separately for a few dollars less . . . just saying!!
 

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Much appreciated guys.

I guess I am not going this route anytime this year. During the winter layup, I plan on removing the tupperware and doing some wiring on the bike, so perhaps I will explore it again when I have time to dedicate to learning what lies underneath!

Paul
 
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