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      04-02-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Z4 - Options Query

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I have recently purchased a Z4 and I'm still working out how to use most of the iDrive functions. I found out the car has online services and a few other bits and bobs.

My other car is an E92 3 series and I'm fully versed in it's connectivity limitations but the Z4 seems a little different.
Due to the rarity of the Z4 compared to the 3 series there is far less information on forums regarding option codes. I have a couple of questions about options so I'll just list them and hope someone can clarify.

1. Given my list of options below would I be able to use the iPhone cradle to play music from my phone (media cradle?)? Or do I just have the basic version that only lets me charge the phone?

2. Should I be able to display album artwork for music files that I have imported onto my HDD? Does album artwork ever show on the E89 Nav?

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S1CBA CO2 package
S1CDA Brake Energy Regeneration
S230A Extra package, EU-specific
S249A Multifunction f steering wheel
S2PAA Lug bolt retainer
S2S5A
S2TCA Sport transmission w/ dual-plate clutch
S2VFA Adaptive M suspension
S2XAA Sport steering wheel with shift paddles
S302A Alarm system
S313A Fold-in outside mirror
S387A Wind deflector
S423A Floor mats, velours
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431A Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441A Smoker package
S459A Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S470A Isofix-System
S481A Sports seat
S493A Storage compartment package
S494A Seat heating driver/passenger
S4UTA Load-through hatch with int. trans. sack
S502A Headlight cleaning system
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S521A Rain sensor
S534A Automatic air conditioning
S563A Light package
S609A Navigation system Professional
S612A BMW Assist
S615A Expanded BMW Online Information
S616A BMW Online
S633A Preparation, mobile phone, Business
S694A Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
S698A Area-Code 2 for DVD
S6AAA BMW TeleServices
S6ABA Control for Teleservices
L812A NATIONAL VERSION GREAT BRITAIN
S850A Additional Export tank filling
S863A Retailer Directory Europe
S877A Delete cross-pattern operation
S880A On-board vehicle literature English
S8S2A Coding alarm signal
S8S3A Automatic locking when driving off
S8SCA Telematics access request,country-spec.
S8SMA Car ident. number visible from outside
S8SPA Control unit COP
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you don't say what year your car is. Maybe newer model years have album art display, but my 2012 doesn't when my iPhone is the music source.
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Mine is 2011 ... album art is always displayed (lightning cable or snap in). Why won't it display on yours, a newer model ?

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you don't say what year your car is. Maybe newer model years have album art display, but my 2012 doesn't when my iPhone is the music source.
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Mine is 2011 ... album art is always displayed (lightning cable or snap in). Why won't it display on yours, a newer model ?

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you don't say what year your car is. Maybe newer model years have album art display, but my 2012 doesn't when my iPhone is the music source.
2012 here. Never had luck with album art from phone via Bluetooth or from hard drive files. I'd love to get it working though.
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Hard drive files don't show album art. But should show from iPhone connected by cable or snap in. Didn't try with bluetooth.

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2012 here. Never had luck with album art from phone via Bluetooth or from hard drive files. I'd love to get it working though.
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Given the option list should I be able to use the snap-in adapter for media playback?

It seems strange that the original owner spec'd everything but the USB function. I'm happy enough with using the HDD/AUX for playback but if I can get album artwork with the media cradle then I'd be buying one instantly!
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2012 here. Never had luck with album art from phone via Bluetooth or from hard drive files. I'd love to get it working though.
In my 2013 335, the album art doesn't display over bluetooth but in 2014 loaners (with updated iDrive hardward and software) the album art displays.

Z4 has older iDrive hardware so I wouldn't expect to see album art via bluetooth
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