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      02-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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USB plug in glove box

Anyone got any info on this USB plug? I've used the one under the arm rest for playing music through a USB stick or the iPhone but don't have too much info on the other one.

I did manage to copy some music from a USB stick to the internal hard drive on the 1M through the glove box USB but that's it. I tried hooking up an external HD but it wouldn't recognize it.

Any thoughts/ideas/info?
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It is for just what you did.. to download music into the car... but you cant go the other way as the car encrypts it.

also it doubles as a service port for the Navigation maps... this is how the maps are loaded into the car at PDI and at updates.
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but you cant go the other way as the car encrypts it.
I thought you could copy your music library back off - I'm sure I read about making a backup of the disk in the manual...?
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I thought you could copy your music library back off - I'm sure I read about making a backup of the disk in the manual...?
Not sure.. you may be right, i recall my conversation in passing only.. i would have to look i t up. i dont have NAV, so i am not speaking first hand..

anybody chime in and set the record straight???
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      02-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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Where is this USB port exactly? I always assumed it was near the valet switch, but I can't find it.

There's an option for backing up your hard drive... so it's a two way copy. I think it just mentions it cannot play encrypted music (IE: Old Apple DRM format. The new stuff is fine)
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      02-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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If you open your glove box and peak your head in, you'll see the USB plug on the top side.
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      02-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #7
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I use it to power my iPhone 4. It works well and the cord is hidden and out of the way. The I drive also recognizes it just as it does when the under center console USB plug is used. All is good.
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I use it to add music to the hdd and also back up
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If you open your glove box and peak your head in, you'll see the USB plug on the top side.
Today, there was an occasion and I tried to find the USB plug in glove box but couldn't see a thing on top as you described or anywhere else! Maybe, this is a market specific item? My car is Euro spec. and without navigation but it is equipped with USB/ipod port under the arm rest, bluetooth etc.

Anyone has photos of this plug?
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Today, there was an occasion and I tried to find the USB plug in glove box but couldn't see a thing on top as you described or anywhere else! Maybe, this is a market specific item? My car is Euro spec. and without navigation but it is equipped with USB/ipod port under the arm rest, bluetooth etc.

Anyone has photos of this plug?
I don't think you'll have it unless you have idrive.
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I don't think you'll have it unless you have idrive.
Thanks. That's what I was suspecting.
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Oddly enough my vehicle had none of the options yet came with the bmw USB/aux cable i found in my glove box
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I took a picture of the USB port when I got home from work. You can see it in the top right of the glovebox.

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I don't think you'll have it unless you have idrive.

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I took a picture of the USB port when I got home from work. You can see it in the top right of the glovebox.

Thanks a lot. No, I don't have it. The location is right there, that little box like plastic place but no plug inside. Like the valet lock or the trunk opener
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To all those with a EURO spec 1M: does any of you have a USB port inside the glovebox (to be distinguished from the USB and AUX port under the armrest between the front seats) ?

My SATNAV requests to import navi itinerary files via the USB port inside "the glovebox". I suppose the system means "under the armrest".

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How often do map/Nav updates come out?
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      08-12-2014, 04:35 PM   #18
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that port is also used to update bluetooth and phone firmware. just go to http://www.bmw.com/update enter your vin and it will give you software updates. Then just copy it to usb and update your bluetooth and phone firmware.
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How often do map/Nav updates come out?
For downloading an official software update for communication and entertainment, fill in the last 7 digits of the VIN of your car at this webpage of the official BMW website:
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/con...re_update.html

For an update of SATNAV maps, check at your dealer for the latest version.

My query is not related to an update. A forum fellow kindly prepared a couple of navi files of itineraries for a forthcoming trip. I would like to import/load these into my SATNAV.
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Ah, thanks guys!
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UPDATE. I checked inside the glovebox and effectively found/discovered the USB port. Once I plugged in the USB stick in that USB port and clicked "Import journey (USB)", it started to download the itineraries which a forum fellow had kindly prepared (bar with increasing percentages). Subsequently the imported journeys appeared in the SATNAV menu. Checked these and these all work. Good job.

Conclusion: my mistake - I was using the wrong USB port for importing the SATNAV itineraries (inside the glove box = correct USB port | under the armrest = incorrect USB port).
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UPDATE. I checked inside the glovebox and effectively found/discovered the USB port. Once I plugged in the USB stick in that USB port and clicked "Import journey (USB)", it started to download the itineraries which a forum fellow had kindly prepared (bar with increasing percentages). Subsequently the imported journeys appeared in the SATNAV menu. Checked these and these all work. Good job.

Conclusion: my mistake - I was using the wrong USB port for importing the SATNAV itineraries (inside the glove box = correct USB port | under the armrest = incorrect USB port).
Question. How does one create these Journeys in the first place?
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