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      03-31-2011, 01:19 PM   #23
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My dealer said the same. But I did get the cable - and the iPhone 4 says it is already outdated I also saw another cable which had a Y junction instead of a full box like in this thread's picture. I was told it is the older one - but I wonder if it'd work better with the tech package?
No idea. But I can tell you that if you don't have the tech package and you try to plug your ipod into the center consul, nothing will happen.
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No idea. But I can tell you that if you don't have the tech package and you try to plug your ipod into the center consul, nothing will happen.
MAV is right. I don't have the tech package and nothing happens if I just plug the standard ipod cable into my console. I need the adapter I got from the dealer which has BOTH the USB and Aux cable, so I can get the Music Info (from USB) and sound (from Aux).
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MAV is right. I don't have the tech package and nothing happens if I just plug the standard ipod cable into my console. I need the adapter I got from the dealer which has BOTH the USB and Aux cable, so I can get the Music Info (from USB) and sound (from Aux).
That's the Y cable I've been talking about.
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That's the Y cable I've been talking about.
Can I use separate USB and AUX cables?
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That's the Y cable I've been talking about.
Can I use separate USB and AUX cables?
Don't think so. Did your dealer not give you a cable?
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Don't think so. Did your dealer not give you a cable?
Mine is not yet produced.....

Production day is April 11
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The standard Apple USB cable works.
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The standard Apple USB cable works.
BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE THE TECH PACKAGE.

Just want that to be very clear.
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      03-31-2011, 10:34 PM   #31
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As the "Tech Package" doesn't exist in Aus, does anyone know which specific options are needed for this to work please?
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As the "Tech Package" doesn't exist in Aus, does anyone know which specific options are needed for this to work please?
Hmm...good question. Maybe pro nav? You would definitely need nav...not sure what else.
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As the "Tech Package" doesn't exist in Aus, does anyone know which specific options are needed for this to work please?
Pro nav works. You don't need anything else. May also work with business nav
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On our March build, we have Nav but no other options. No cable was provided.

The standard Apple iPod cable works fine for my iPhone - includes album art.

The y cable might be required for older iPods, but not the iPhone
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On our March build, we have Nav but no other options. No cable was provided.

The standard Apple iPod cable works fine for my iPhone - includes album art.

The y cable might be required for older iPods, but not the iPhone
No, the Y cable is what you need if you don't have nav.


OK, I'll say this one last time for people who haven't been listening....

THE Y CABLE IS FOR CARS WITHOUT NAVIGATION OR TECH PACKAGE. IF YOU HAVE A CAR WITHOUT NAV, YOUR CA WILL NEED TO GIVE YOU THE Y CABLE FOR YOUR IPOD/IPHONE TO WORK.
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So, wait, I've got the Nav but didn't get the Y-cable, should I call my CA?


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So, wait, I've got the Nav but didn't get the Y-cable, should I call my CA?


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Mine came with a Z cable. Will this work?
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Yup, that's the new model. I hear next year they'll ship with an AA cable.
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May also work with business nav
It does. Tried it today on a demo car.
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It does. Tried it today on a demo car.
You been back having a cheeky look at demo cars after ordering? I've been there too
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Just want to ask you guys when you picked up your new X3, did the dealer include the ipod cable? if so, what kind? Thx!
Dealer didn't include one for me...so I just took the one I had from my '08 335xi!

SA told me that if you are using a current generation iPod touch/iPhone then the cable that has both a USB and AUX plug isn't necessary. I use a iPod Classic so needed the USB/AUX cable.
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You been back having a cheeky look at demo cars after ordering? I've been there too
Can't keep away! What can I say? Two hours with an auto today and booked an hour with a manual next week - in the interests of balance you understand.
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Can't keep away! What can I say? Two hours with an auto today and booked an hour with a manual next week - in the interests of balance you understand.
I admire your tactics and boldness. BMW's fault for making everyone wait so bloody long
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