BMW Smartphone Integration Snap-In Adapters
BMW has made a number of Snap-In Adapters available for select Smartphone’s, including Apple®
and Blackberry® devices.
For vehicles equipped with the Smartphone integration option (SA 6NF) or BMW Apps (SA 6NR), a snapin
adapter is required to dock a phone and utilize these options.
For vehicles not equipped with SA 6NF or 6NR, a base plate and snap-in adapter may still be installed
(except E8x 1 Series), albeit with slightly different functionality.
The newly available Music version adapters for iPhone3GS & iPhone4 are necessary for full operation of
the BMW Apps option (SA 6NR). For more information on BMW Apps
Using a Smartphone with a Snap-in Adapter requires 3 items:
1. Base plate – Supplied with SA 6NF/6NR or dealer installed for select vehicles
2. Snap-in Adapter – Available as a accessory, PN listed below
3. Compatible Smartphone – Supplied by the customer
Snap-in Adapters are available in 3 distinct versions:
- Phone – The version used when retrofitting a base plate
- Music – The version for vehicles with SA 6NF and produced up to 9/2010 (10/2010 for X5/X6)
- Media – The version vehicles with SA 6NF or 6NR and produced from 9/2010 (10/2010 for X5/X6)
NOTE: The Media version is the type required to utilize BMW Apps (SA 6NR) if the vehicle is so
equipped. This adapter (iPhone3GS & iPhone4) incorporates a fan to reduce the likelihood of the
iPhone going into failsafe mode, which prevents it from charging properly.
Which type of Snap-in Adapter does my car need?
Baseplate Retrofit Smartphone integration (SA6NF) BMW Apps (SA 6NR)
Model Year All Model Years Model Year 2006‐2010 Model Year 2011 + Model Year 2011 +
SIA Type Phone Music Media Media
All Snap-in Adapters provide the following benefits:
- Charging of the device
- Secure and stable docking location
- Vehicle specific mount
- Improved reception by connecting to the vehicle’s external antenna
The Music Snap-in Adapter adds:
• Integrated USB connection which negates the need for a separate audio cable
• Access to the music tracks stored on the Smartphone
The Media Snap-in Adapter includes the same as the Music, plus:
- Display of “cover art”. With “cover art”, the applicable song’s original album cover will be
displayed on the central information display.
- For vehicles equipped with BMW Apps (SA 6NR), this adapter allows the customer to use the full
functionality of the option, including “Video Playback” and the “PlugIn” feature.
Retrofitting a Snap-in Adapter Base Plate:
For those vehicles not equipped with a base plate via SA 6NF/6NR, many of them have the ability to have
a base plate retrofitted. When performing this retrofit, only the Phone version or the Snap-in Adapter may
be used. The base plate may be installed on the following vehicles:
|F07||(5 Series GT)|
|Description||Snap‐in Adapter||Type Part Number|
|Apple® iTouch||Music||84 21 2 162 534|
|Apple® iPhone||Phone||84 10 9 182 792|
|Apple® iPhone||Music||84 10 9 164 213|
|Apple® iPhone 3G/3GS||Phone||84 21 2 158 682|
|Apple® iPhone 3G/3GS||Music||84 21 2 158 683|
|Apple® iPhone 3G/3GS*||Media||84 21 2 218 391|
|Apple® iPhone 4||Phone||84 21 2 199 389|
|Apple® iPhone 4||Music||COMING SOON|
|Apple® iPhone 4||Media||84 21 2 218 390|
|Blackberry® Pearl 8100, 8110, 8120||Phone||84 21 0 439 151|
|Blackberry® Curve 8300, 8310, 8320||Phone||84 21 0 445 596|
|Blackberry® Curve 8900||Phone||84 21 2 157 558|
|Blackberry® Bold 9000||Phone||84 21 2 154 663|
|Blackberry® Pearl 9100/9105||Phone||84 21 2 199 395|
|Blackberry® Bold 9700||Phone||84 21 2 179 637|
|MOTOROLA® V600, V635||Phone||84 21 0 307 726|
|MOTOROLA® RAZR||Phone||84 21 0 415 023|
|MOTOROLA® V8, V9m||Phone||84 21 0 442 784|
|MOTOROLA® Z3/Z6||Phone||84 21 0 442 786|
* BMW Apps currently works with the iPhone3GS and iPhone4. Therefore this adapter can only be used
with an iPhone 3G phone for cars with SA6NF.
Note: Phone versions of the Snap-in Adapters may be used in any vehicle with a base plate, but do not
connect through the USB port, and as such, will not allow the transfer of music. Similarly, if the vehicle
was produced up to 9/2010 (10/2010 for X5/X6) and equipped with SA 6NF, only a Music Snap-in may be
used to allow the transfer of music while vehicles from 9/2010 production (10/2010 for X5/X6) must use a
Media Snap-in to allow the transfer of music.
Recommended installation time: No installation required for Snap-in Adapters. Refer to the
installation instructions for base plate installations.