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      06-13-2015, 07:45 PM   #89
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I just bought a 2011 335d with navigation. I don't seem to be able to get it to stream music over bluetooth, but it does stream direction from google maps. Will a software update enable streaming music?

Do I need a Y cable to enable functionality (see songlists, etc) on the iDrive?

Thanks!

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      06-18-2015, 11:26 AM   #90
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BMW Head Unit acting funky with iPhone 5S

I have a 2008 E90 and use my iPhone 5S with an OEM Y-cable connected to the USB and headphone ports in the armrest. I use an Apple dock connector to Lightning adaptor. I will be riding along, listening to music from my phone and all of a sudden the radio comes on. When I hit the Source button, instead of having Radio, CD and iPod, I get Radio, CD, Aux and USB. I have to disconnect the iPhone and restart it for the iPod choice to come back on the head unit. The radio codes are S645A and S663A. Has anyone else seen this behavior and know of a cure? Thanks!
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      06-18-2015, 12:41 PM   #91
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I have a 2008 E90 and use my iPhone 5S with an OEM Y-cable connected to the USB and headphone ports in the armrest. I use an Apple dock connector to Lightning adaptor. I will be riding along, listening to music from my phone and all of a sudden the radio comes on. When I hit the Source button, instead of having Radio, CD and iPod, I get Radio, CD, Aux and USB. I have to disconnect the iPhone and restart it for the iPod choice to come back on the head unit. The radio codes are S645A and S663A. Has anyone else seen this behavior and know of a cure? Thanks!
I and many find it happens with low quality Y cables. They can be incredibly touchy, even when it seems like physical manipulation doesn't correlate.
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      06-18-2015, 01:09 PM   #92
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I and many find it happens with low quality Y cables. They can be incredibly touchy, even when it seems like physical manipulation doesn't correlate.
Thanks alexwhittemore! The cable I am using is OEM, but I will swap it out for another one and see if I have any more luck. Cheers!
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      06-30-2015, 08:28 AM   #93
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I am having trouble connecting to BMW Connected App (iPhone 5) via original Apple cable (white) to my 2012 X6 50i with CIC navigation. I can stream music off my iPhone no problem but BMW Connected App will not work...

Can anyone please assist me?
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      07-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #94
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I have been using the Tune2air y cable in my 02/2010 e91. It has been working superbly, streaming Spotify from my iPhone. Thanks to all those who recommended it

However, since the iPhone OS update I have lost the ability to skip tracks using the wheel buttons. Still streams ok with iPhone controls. Also, the currently playing information does not work. Has anyone had this problem?
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      07-04-2015, 04:46 PM   #95
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I have a 2010 335xi So if I'm understanding correctly I can NOT listen to music from iPhone 5s via bluetooth just phone calls only? Y cable is the only way to listen to music from iPhone?
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      07-04-2015, 05:10 PM   #96
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That's right. That's why the Tune2air 3000 is such a good thing. Bluetooth streaming as long as you have the USB/aux in your armrest I believe.
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      07-17-2015, 05:58 PM   #97
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SOLVED ALL YOUR BLUETOOTH PROBLEMSwARMREST JACKS $3 includes shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261914860500...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

3.5mm usb bluetooth convert.

Cost $3 and that was with shipping from china. Still uses the normal bluetooth phone controls and uses the music overbluetooth.

Seemlessly connects and switch back and forth.

FRIGGEN MONEY!

Side note I would recommend a 6 inch 3.5mm right angle male to male connector. Mine came with a long cable. This keeps it tight

POINT BEING = That Y cable sucks and is way overpriced.
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      06-11-2016, 04:47 PM   #98
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So.
I have 2010 335i xdrive. Have the Tune2air bluetooth adapter. It works, however, I cannot skip tracks or see the track info on iDrive. I must use my phone to control.
What's up with that? Any useful fixes?
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      06-12-2016, 01:15 AM   #99
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I have 2010 335i xdrive. Have the Tune2air bluetooth adapter. It works, however, I cannot skip tracks or see the track info on iDrive. I must use my phone to control.
What's up with that? Any useful fixes?
When you plug in your phone directly with USB, does it work?

If so, you probably HAVE a WMA3000B, when you NEED a WMA2000.
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      07-09-2016, 04:34 PM   #100
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When you plug in your phone directly with USB, does it work?

If so, you probably HAVE a WMA3000B, when you NEED a WMA2000.
According to the Viseeo website, WMA3000B is the correct one for a bmw for full steering controls. If I already have the bmw y-cable 30 pin, am i better off buying the WMA1000 from amazon or ebay, even though they dont make it anymore?

I am looking for a different method than my 30 pin y-cable and lightning cable adapter for my iphone 6 because I have been having issues with my CIC only registering the aux and not the presence of the USB as well.
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      08-08-2016, 07:45 PM   #101
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2009 LCI E90 Audio streaming

I have recently purchased a 2009 320d With iDrive and Bluetooth.
My iPhone 6 has connected OK for calls but I can't stream audio.

I have ready many posts about a Y cable that is used to connect to the aux and USB port located in the centre console, however I don't have a USB port, just a AUX.

Will this still work or do I need to buy a different adaptor?

There is a USB port in the glove box but I think this is for charging only as IDrive did not detect my phone when I plugged into nor an iPod 5th gen.


Many thanks
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      03-18-2017, 11:07 AM   #102
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Hi all, not sure how to start a new post so will try here first. I have a 2009 e92 with the aux and USB in the glovebox. I have an offices bmw lightning y cable, the music plays, however I cannot control it through iDrive. The music isn't displayed at all and you cannot change tracks with idrive nor the steering wheel buttons. Any help would be great.

Thanks
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      03-20-2017, 12:54 PM   #103
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Hi all, not sure how to start a new post so will try here first. I have a 2009 e92 with the aux and USB in the glovebox. I have an offices bmw lightning y cable, the music plays, however I cannot control it through iDrive. The music isn't displayed at all and you cannot change tracks with idrive nor the steering wheel buttons. Any help would be great.

Thanks
Someone else with iDrive would know better, but I believe you don't actually have an iPod interface option in your car. The USB jack in the glovebox is for the iDrive system, not an iPod. You'd have to have one in the armrest for the iPod interface. Try putting your VIN in https://www.bmwvin.com/ and see which options come up. S6FL should be there if you've got the iPod interface option.
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