E87 Business/Pro or After Market?

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E87 Business/Pro or After Market?

Post by 118i 2006 BLACK » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:54 am

Hello All, Just joined the forum... Afew years behind everyone else lol

I have recently purchased a 2006 118i E87 Automatic, it has a Parrot 3200 system within it which comes up with the letter P when trying to pair with my iPhone 7 however from my reaserch this still would not enable me to play music through my phone if I am correct.

Reading some other discussions I see that people have upgraded there Business stereos to a Pro. I currently have the Business stereo.

My question is if I purchased a used Pro stereo (With Blue Tooth) ie from Ebay once fitted which I assume I can do myself would this resolve the issue I have with playing music from my iPhone 7 or would I need to purchase an after market stereo instead?


I would appreicate any help regarding this matter.

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Re: E87 Business/Pro or After Market?

Post by Andre2004 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:08 pm

I used the pro bmw head unit with built in usb/Bluetooth and upgraded and added tweeters on my e87 e93 worked a charm.

You can't stream music via this Bluetooth (this is just for connecting your phone for calls etc) but you can plug your iPhone 7 into the usb port via a 'BMW Y cable' that's how I used to use it.

There are also third party options available that I'm sure other users are using.
Estoril Blue F20 M Sport 120D - myriad of extras but no speaker upgrade!!!!
Sapphire Black e93 LCI M Sport 320D
Montego Blue e87 LCI SE 118D - Pro HU Bluetooth/USB

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Re: E87 Business/Pro or After Market?

Post by Sonic1506 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:49 pm

I've got an aftermarket Pioneer AVIC-F80DAB.
| E87 M Sport | 116i LCI (2.0) | Titanium Silver | Airlift 3P | Zito 935/Ispiri CSR4/Compomotive TS701 | Pioneer/Gladen/JL Audio | Custom Exhaust/Steering Wheel | Much, much more |

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Re: E87 Business/Pro or After Market?

Post by 118i 2006 BLACK » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:01 pm

Cheers guys & Thanks for your help & advise

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Re: E87 Business/Pro or After Market?

Post by bjt » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:50 am

You can also use a Bluetooth audio receiver connected to aux, the phone will connect to both that and a Parrot/Pro HU for calls.

Can recommend this one
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Car-Vehicle- ... tooth&th=1
E87 130i M Sport, now with added doors!
E81 130i M Sport aka the Pocket Rocket - Fell victim to the Monday morning commute

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