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      04-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Y cable question


I have my ipod connected via the ipod cable usb cable into to the usb port and separate 3.5mm cable from the ipod to the car aux input.
I can play the songs fine.

My question is does the dedicated Y-cable give any extra features that i don't get with my setup as bmw wants $75.00 for the Y cable?

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      04-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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Y cable allows you to control the iPod via the steering wheel buttons. I picked up an OEM Y cable on eBay for <$20. No reason to pay dealership prices on those things.

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I have seen them on amazon too for around the same price
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cmyk do you have a link? I want to get one that I know works for sure! Sorry for resurrecting an old thread.
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I've had this one for over a year now, with no issues. $22

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I've had this one for over a year now, with no issues. $22

I just bought this exact one and it works great on a 2010.
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      12-29-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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Another option is to just use a usb flash drive. I was using an 8 gb ipod and was frustrated that I couldn't get all my collection on there. Doing some research I read that that one of the things that detracts from music quality in our cars is when you let the DAC in the ipod do the conversion and send the signal through the aux input. So instead of just buying a larger capacity ipod (I don't have an iphone) I bought a 32gb flash drive and was able to put my entire library on it in a lossless file format. The music quality is great and it provides all the control from the radio that I need. Other benefits are it frees up the aux port and removes that annoying cable connection to the ipod when you store the ipod in the pouch under the console lid.
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