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  1. ncossey

    E61 LCI USB won't connect to idrive

    Thanks for your reply. The AUX plays perfectly but obviously you need to navigate through the phone and not the idrive. I want to play Spotify through the USB on the phone. I will look into the Sony options. Thanks once again
  2. Good morning all. I have just purchased a 535d LCI after having a non LCI for over 5 years. One of the main reasons was due to it having USB audio, but I can't seem to connect to my phone. In the centre armrest, I have the aux and USB ports but when I connect my phone to the USB, I go to the AUX external section on idrive and USB is greyed out so I can't connect? The USB port is working as my phone charges from it and something comes up on the phone asking if I want to share photos or files etc. I did choose the midi option which was something about connecting for music. I had a friend plug the car into Carly but they couldn't find an option to turn this on? I checked the options for the car using the VIN and it has S6FL USB audio interface in the spec. If anyone can help with this I would be very grateful!
  3. ncossey

    E61 LCI diagnosis help

    Hi everyone. New here but currently have a 2006 535d msport saloon and looking to buy the E61 touring version for that little bit of extra room. I have found an LCI for sale which I want to go and view but the owner has mentioned an issue that it has. I wanted to just make sure it wasn't anything that will cost the earth to resolve before spending my time going to view as its not nearby. The problem happens when the car is being driven on the motorway and not just around town and in traffic. The DSC and brake fluid warning lights come up on the dashboard and also on the check control messages on the idrive it shows drive control system drive moderately. Apparently it drives perfectly fine with no issues and gear changes are fine even when the faults are on the dashboard. When the engine is turned off and on again the faults go away. He took it to be diagnosed and was told the fault code was gear selector fault. He says it just needs a new gear selector which are £60 on eBay. Does anyone have any thoughts on this please before I go and view with the intention of buying? Thank you in advance.
  4. ncossey

    E61 LCI diagnosis help

    Thank you both for your comments. To be honest the car is ridiculously cheap so maybe he's trying to shift it on with an issue which is worse than he's making out. He did seem quite genuine though. I'll speak with some specialists tomorrow and see what they say. Thanks again.

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