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      08-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #36

Drives: E82
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Originally Posted by Brenzo View Post
What do you mean by transferring 1 song with iTunes so that the iDrive got "connected"?
I had to transfer 1 song to my iPod with iTunes so my iDrive could find my iPod. Earlier when I had zero songs on my iPod I never got the message "Connected" on the iPod screen when it was pluged in the USB port in my car. I only use Spotify...

Originally Posted by Brenzo View Post
What type of cable are you using and connected to where? For me I am using the USB cable from the center console/armrest.
Org BMW cable from center console as well. USB and AUX plug. USB for chargin and controls. AUX for sound.

So what I did was:
1) Transfer 1 or more songs to the iPod with iTunes.
2) Plug in the BMW cable before you start the car.
3) When the car is running, connect your iPod to the BMW cable.
4) Start Music app on the iPod, see if the steering wheel buttons are working. Now... exit Music app and start Spotify. Play a song and see if you can skip songs etc.

It worked for me... maybe I was lucky!