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      08-08-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
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BMW Y Cable - Doesn't appear to work

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Received my free Y cable from the dealer but when I have come to use it, it doesn't appear to work.

I have connected it to my iPhone 4 as per the manual on the i-drive, selected 'Aux Front' from the i-drive but there is only power but no sound.

Also when I try to use the scroll on the steering wheel as I would to change radio station or track on a USB stick, it says Aux Active Steer. wheel switch controls inactive!.

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when I use the BMW Y cable, in the CD/Multimedia display i see two items...the first is my iPhone 4 and the second is the AUX. The iPhone is highlighted and the AUX is greyed out. When I select the iPhone, it shows the albums etc.
I don't see any album covers, bu I guess thats because I didn't get the pro radio or Nav...I just got the DAB radian.
I have bluetooth, and while I can use the telephone, I can't play music off my iPhone nor from my iPod via bluetooth, only using the cable. Any insight there would be good too.

hope i'm not hijacking...

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i'm wondering if they provided a knock off cable?
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Emailed the dealer, waiting for him to come back to me.

To be honest, I am quite happy just using a USB stick plus I understand that you get better sound.

I also hear that the New iPhone is going to have a different type of connection so will make the current Y cable redundant.
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Emailed the dealer, waiting for him to come back to me.

To be honest, I am quite happy just using a USB stick plus I understand that you get better sound.

I also hear that the New iPhone is going to have a different type of connection so will make the current Y cable redundant.
there will be an adapter for the new iphone dock connector, guaranteed - i also bet there will be millions of them- immediate cashcow for those little accessory companies.

usb stick is better- but annoying if you have a newer tune on your iphone, or you want to charge your iphone while listening to music... or use tomtom while listening to music
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