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      03-21-2007, 08:02 AM   #221
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Has anyone actually seen this live?

My question is whether a USB thumb drive can be used directly in the USB port (without a cable) and still close the cover? (In the pictures it appears that the thumb drive would extend horizontally and parallel to the cover when closed.)

I want to know what to take along on the ED trip.

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I´m sure there is room for an extra usb cable in your bag.
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My hunch would be to use an extension cable with a low clearance connector. The space between the AUX/USB connections and the lid of the closed armrest is not very much... maybe an inch or so.
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This is the picture of the connector from the pdf:

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      03-21-2007, 08:27 AM   #224
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Yes, but that shows no frame of reference for the closed clearance. Since we know the connection will be in the exact location of the current AUX connection, we can safely assume the same amount of clearance when the lid is closed, no?
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I just posted it as general information, since I personally didn't know what it looked like and thought others would like to see actual pics.
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anyone know if the Iriver range is supported?

I have a H340 but I can't find any info on whether it's supported or not.

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Works like a charm...

I took delivery of my 335 last week and just received the correct cable today. I live in Germany and got my car through the military sales program - it was the first one delivered with the 6FL, so there was a little confusion on the cables - be sure yours has the two-pronged cable with aux and USB at one end and the iPod connector at the other. Mine was delivered with just a short USB extension cable. The dealer told me that the cable will cost extra in the states, not sure if that will hold true, but she paid for mine and express mailed to me.

A USB thumb drive works fine - I used a 1GB stick I had while I waited for the correct iPod cable.

Now that I have the iPod cable, the whole thing works great - exactly like I thought it would. I don't have iDrive, so it takes a while to search through albums, artists, etc. but I usually just use playlists, and that works great.

Right now, no complaints at all - well worth a few extra hundred $$, IMHO.
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The dealer told me that the cable will cost extra in the states,
Bullshit. That's what we're paying $400 for. I'll shove that cable so far up their ass they will be able to play their iPod through their nose if the try to charge me a penny for it.

However, I am glad to hear that you got yours all set up, and it's great news to hear that is works as anticipated.
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Remember - I'm in Germany and bought through military sales - totally separate from U.S. dealers - that's just what she was told and I wanted to give you all a head's up so you can check with your dealer before the car is delivered and there are no surprises.
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I´m sure there is room for an extra usb cable in your bag.
Yes, but the shortest cable I was able to find was 3 feet long and I didn't want to have that much bulk in the armrest box. I was able to find an alternative retractable cable from Belkin that is much more compact. See http://www.techonweb.com/products/productdetail.aspx?id=C37322&src=NT

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The dealer told me that the cable will cost extra in the states, not sure if that will hold true, but she paid for mine and express mailed to me.
I'm doing PCD and I've been informed that the cable is automatically ordered there when they do the PDI. No extra cost.
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Remember - I'm in Germany and bought through military sales - totally separate from U.S. dealers - that's just what she was told and I wanted to give you all a head's up so you can check with your dealer before the car is delivered and there are no surprises.

Yeah, didn't mean to kill the messenger - sorry if it came off that way. The cable should be included with the system, similar to the way the headphones are included with the X5 entertainment system.
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Just wait a few more weeks for the new generation, wide/full screen iPods. They will have the same, spectacular, touchscreen interface that the iPhone was demonstrated with.

MS will ALWAYS be behind. Forget Zune. Get the real thing. You got a BMW and not a Volkswagen, right? So go for Apple instead of Mickysoft.
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I think we should award Major Husker the gold medal in the run for the first "6FL" owner in the forum!
Well done Major Husker!
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I think we should award Major Husker the gold medal in the run for the first "6FL" owner in the forum!
Well done Major Husker!
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Woo Hoo! Thanks for the "gold medal."

I will get some pics tomorrow or Saturday. I meant to do it earlier, but haven't had time.
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Woo Hoo! Thanks for the "gold medal."

I will get some pics tomorrow or Saturday. I meant to do it earlier, but haven't had time.
Y'know, that medal is only pinned on. It can be removed.

Let's see some photos mister!
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I am curious about the cable as well. I'm taking delivery of my car on Tuesday and I am now worried that the correct cable is NOT going to be there when I pick my car up. I also am ordering through the military car sales...but in the U.K. instead of Germany.
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went over to my dealership today and told them to remove the integrated ipod option they were gonna put on and to add the 6FL option.. cant wait to hear some info from the people who have it
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I took delivery of my 335 last week and just received the correct cable today. I live in Germany and got my car through the military sales program - it was the first one delivered with the 6FL, so there was a little confusion on the cables - be sure yours has the two-pronged cable with aux and USB at one end and the iPod connector at the other. Mine was delivered with just a short USB extension cable. The dealer told me that the cable will cost extra in the states, not sure if that will hold true, but she paid for mine and express mailed to me.

A USB thumb drive works fine - I used a 1GB stick I had while I waited for the correct iPod cable.

Now that I have the iPod cable, the whole thing works great - exactly like I thought it would. I don't have iDrive, so it takes a while to search through albums, artists, etc. but I usually just use playlists, and that works great.

Right now, no complaints at all - well worth a few extra hundred $$, IMHO.
Any idea of the part # for the two-pronged cable? I'm anticipating that my car will not have it when I pick it up. I'm expecting to have to order one.
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Any idea of the part # for the two-pronged cable? I'm anticipating that my car will not have it when I pick it up. I'm expecting to have to order one.
Checked with my UK dealer this week and he said the cable will definetly come with it in the UK. He has already taken delivery of a car with this option (inclduding cable) and invited me to go over and have a play with it, but haven't had a chance yet.
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