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Install 2nd USB?

Post by Uncle Tupelo » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:38 am

My 2016 F22 (business nav, no enhanced BT) has one USB socket in the armrest. I would like to have my phone connected by USB at the same time as using a USB stick for music and be able to switch between the two. Is this possible and if so, is there a plug and play solution or will it need coding?
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Re: Install 2nd USB?

Post by bjt » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:42 am

As a first step you could try using an off-the-shelf USB hub.
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Re: Install 2nd USB?

Post by Uncle Tupelo » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:56 am

bjt wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:42 am
As a first step you could try using an off-the-shelf USB hub.
Thanks - worth a try (probably have one kicking around somewhere), but from what I've read, it may work but I don't think you can choose between sources - the head unit appears to default to the first device plugged in. However, I believe there may be a 2nd USB port on the back of the head unit, where a 2nd USN port can be plugged in.
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Re: Install 2nd USB?

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:05 am

Not sure about ID5/ID6 HU but on NBT - with empty "USB2" port - there's an oem it's PnP retrofit and no coding.

Does your car doesn't phone prep under the centre arm rest - see photo below ?

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If so, then you should be able to retrofit USB in the glove box using these oem parts

USB port : 84109229294
Cable : 6111925854

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Have a read thru this F30post thread - http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showth ... ?t=1108386

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Re: Install 2nd USB?

Post by GeeDee » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:28 pm

Do you have a hard drive to which you can transfer your USB music to thereby doing away with the need for your stick?

This is so long you don't have much music as I filled my HDD which IIRC only had 20GB spare.
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Re: Install 2nd USB?

Post by Uncle Tupelo » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:50 pm

Alas, business nav only so no HDD.
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