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      01-20-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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iPhone won't play music with 2007 335i

Hey everyone, first post - here goes. I have a 2007 335i with an iPhone 3G. I can get everything to work no problem including bluetooth and charging, but I can't get the iPod to play music. I'm basically using the standard iPhone cable and plugging into the USB port that is inside the arm rest between the two from seats. I do not have the ability to plug the iPhone directly into a cable that is already attached to the car. Has anyone been able to get it to work? Thanks!
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      01-20-2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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The USB only provides power and browsing functionality, I believe. For audio, you have to have it plugged into the AUX port in the same location. Use this cable for both:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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So, to confirm, with that cable, you can hear the music through your system, but also control it through i-drive?
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If you have the ipod option (usb), yes.
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why is it that i can play music when i plug a usb stick into the usb port, but I need to buy another cable that has a headphone jack to be able to play from my iphone?
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why is it that i can play music when i plug a usb stick into the usb port, but I need to buy another cable that has a headphone jack to be able to play from my iphone?
The I-Drive in that series doesn't support the Iphone. It will work with an Ipod but there a subtle changes to the format of the iphone stops the BMW I-Drive system from recognizing the Iphone. Only the LCI I Drive can view the Iphone music database.
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My 2008 non-LCI iDrive works fine with the iphone - music & all...
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