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      05-01-2007, 04:17 AM   #111
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You guys are soooooo off topic. Incidentally, my dealer hasn't replied to my email stating that "I am aware that other dealers are providing the cable with the car" .... will keep you posted
I have a friend who has just got his E92 330d M Sport with 6FL and guess what he has no cable!

He's been given a USB to USB cable though!
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You guys are soooooo off topic. Incidentally, my dealer hasn't replied to my email stating that "I am aware that other dealers are providing the cable with the car" .... will keep you posted
I mailed mine last week & they just said that it does not come with a cable.

I'll mail them back with the US pdf & stories of other dealers supplying them & see what they say.

Will keep you posted on my (assumed lack of!) progress
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He's been given a USB to USB cable though!
Bet he's chuffed with that!
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I have a friend who has just got his E92 330d M Sport with 6FL and guess what he has no cable!

He's been given a USB to USB cable though!
Which is obviously f*ck all use.

I guess his dealer had one lying around (or went and nabbed one from the back of the printer )
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Is USB = Useless Stealer Beacon?
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I delivered a new one yesterday, which had ipod prep, and in the centre armrest it had a little pouch velcro'd under the lid, for the ipod, and a lead from it to the USB - very neat
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The supplying dealer for my friends car was Park Lane in Central London

So its not some smal stealer!
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I delivered a new one yesterday, which had ipod prep, and in the centre armrest it had a little pouch velcro'd under the lid, for the ipod, and a lead from it to the USB - very neat
This sounds rather smart! Any ideas on where to aquire such a product?
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It came as standard on the car, from Cooper Croydon!!
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Took me 2 weeks to notice pouch, had ipod laying on bottom.
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Oli - what model was it? I have a feeling this will be on the coupe/cab but not saloons.
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Here's a question: Does the 6FL work with the voice control?

If the voice control is clever enough to do speech-to-text for radio stations & navigation input, can it do it for my ipod?

Or is that hoping for too much?
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I've asked this question on the US 6FL thread but no response. I suspect you will be able to go next/previous track but doubt much more...call me pressimistic
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has anyone actually got one yet to try?
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My dealer just called to say that hopefully my car will be arriving this weekend. He said they'd spoken to BMW UK who are not prepared to cover the cost of the cable, predictably because it is a generic USB port for which they couldn't possibly provide every kind of cable for all devices! So how come they are in the US ?!? I will be giving him a call to discuss.
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My dealer just called to say that hopefully my car will be arriving this weekend. He said they'd spoken to BMW UK who are not prepared to cover the cost of the cable, predictably because it is a generic USB port for which they couldn't possibly provide every kind of cable for all devices! So how come they are in the US ?!? I will be giving him a call to discuss.
Top news on the car delivery !

Good luck on the cable front ... I wouldn't expect bmw to pay for it ... but I would think it fair for the dealer to stump up if he told you that the USB would be compatible with your ipod without any additional bits.

It's not a case of having a cable for every type of device.

It's only ipods that need a special cable and BMW know this - which is why they have developed a unique cable to solve the problem - included for free in the US.
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I failed miserably, he wasn't having any of it and I can't recall what the exact words were.... so I'm paying for it. And the blacklines fitted...about 20 quid more than the "discounted" cotswold price to supply them but I'd rather have them on the car when I pick it up. I've asked for no dealer stickers in it too, and to leave the original stock lights in the boot. Hopefully they can manage all that
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Hmmm, I haven't got far with getting a cable either, it seems to be being sold as an ipod dadapter in the US, but a USB connection in the UK.

Oh well...

Good news on the delivery front
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I failed miserably, he wasn't having any of it and I can't recall what the exact words were.... so I'm paying for it. And the blacklines fitted...about 20 quid more than the "discounted" cotswold price to supply them but I'd rather have them on the car when I pick it up. I've asked for no dealer stickers in it too, and to leave the original stock lights in the boot. Hopefully they can manage all that
Oh well ... main thing is the car is coming and it's going to be great.
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Oh well ... main thing is the car is coming and it's going to be great.
Absolutely, they know they have us by the short and curlies!

6FL - You are gonna need a cable then. 40!! Thank Q
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Thanks NFS, I wish i idn't feel so apprehensive about it! Paranoid abouthaving made wrong choice as it is a bit of a compromise... I suppose all things are
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My dealer just called to say that hopefully my car will be arriving this weekend.
Excellent news

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