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      02-01-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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Drives: 09 328i M-Sport 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Jose, CA

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Originally Posted by hjvelez View Post
Mine worked fine, kept the charging functionality. I eventually stopped using the extension cable in the car because it was thicker than a normal iphone/ipod cable and didn't want to damage it with the center console lid or end up deforming the console rubber. Its up to you, and if you get a thinner cable it'll work fine. I just threw my old ipod in the center console with the Y cable and ended up using the extension cable to charge my phone at home, iphone cables are really short too. It charges fine also.
I believe that the functionality varies across model year. I've read that the 2011 and newer cars don't even need the BMW Y cable - you are supposed to be able to use the Apple white cable in the new cars.

Apple changed the charging functionality between 2007 and now so YMMV
2009 E90 328i ///M-Sport / Blue Water Metallic / Oyster/Black Dakota / PP / 6MT / 194M / Comfort / iPod+USB w/ProClip charging dash mount / $494 /
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