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      07-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #23
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Hi
If I have 639 or 6NL so i donīt need y cable to connect my iphone. I have 639 but i donīt get any music from iphone!
all what I have:

S6AAA BMW TELESERVICES BMW TeleServices
S6ABA STEUERUNG TELESERVICES Control for Teleservices
S6FLA USB-AUDIO-SCHNITTSTELLE USB/Audio interface
S6UHA TRAFFIC INFORMATION Traffic Information
S609A NAVIGATIONSSYSTEM PROFESSIONAL Navigation system Professional
S639A KOMPLETTVORB. HANDY USA/CDN Preparation f mobile phone cpl. USA/CDN

What i need to get my webradio from iphone 5 and controll with my steering wheel

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      09-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #24
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hi im very new to my car and i realized that the function for "bluetooth music" is not listed in my audio portion of my car. is there any way to upgrade my bluetooth system for it to have sms service and for it to play music through bluetooth? my car is a 335i 2011 coupe. Thanks~
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      09-24-2013, 12:18 AM   #25
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Possible Issue with Y-Cable?

I have a 2011 E92 without iDrive. I have the new iPhone 5s and the lightening adapter. I can connect my phone via Bluetooth (and make voice calls), but when I use the Y-cable to playback music I get inconsistent issues. Forwarding to the next song using the steering wheel controls sometime repeats the song. Also, I noticed a slight lag on the radio displaying the title of the song (going from one song to another). On the way home tonight, all it would display is "loading".

Not sure it's the cable of adapter?
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      09-24-2013, 12:32 AM   #26
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I have a 2011 E92 without iDrive. I have the new iPhone 5s and the lightening adapter. I can connect my phone via Bluetooth (and make voice calls), but when I use the Y-cable to playback music I get inconsistent issues. Forwarding to the next song using the steering wheel controls sometime repeats the song. Also, I noticed a slight lag on the radio displaying the title of the song (going from one song to another). On the way home tonight, all it would display is "loading".

Not sure it's the cable of adapter?
It's not the type of issue I've ever seen or heard of in a Y cable specifically, but it's certainly the type of thing that could pop up if you have a bad serial chip in the Y cable. And the cable gets temp cycled really hard inside a car, and I wouldn't be surprised if the cheap Ebay cables are built with counterfeit chips to begin with (usually parts that don't pass testing at the factory, but work well enough to fool you). It could even be something like a crappy solder joint, I've certainly opened my cable to resolder it because of intermittent connection issues.

Bottom line, it seems crazy, but you've only got $20 to lose trying a new cable, and it's probably the most likely culprit.
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      09-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #27
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Ok so im wondering is BMW not even going to bother releasing the Y cable for the iPhone 5 that supports video. I keep getting mixed responses from BMW parts employees. I really want to use my iphone 5 with full plugin support tired of the slow iphone 4 im using now.
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      09-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #28
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Ok so im wondering is BMW not even going to bother releasing the Y cable for the iPhone 5 that supports video. I keep getting mixed responses from BMW parts employees. I really want to use my iphone 5 with full plugin support tired of the slow iphone 4 im using now.
Y cable with video? Is that even a thing? My understanding is that only combox cars support advanced features, and those run over normal USB (not a Y cable).
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      09-27-2013, 09:57 AM   #29
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You right that combox is needed which i have, Yes Y cable is a thing read this stickys first page. The Normal White cable cant run video its not designed to. You can run audio over normal cable just fine bmw apps and what not have no issues. When you want to run video you need apples av adapter or in the bmw world the y cable.
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That's the opposite of what's typically true. Have you tried plugging in with your normal USB cable?

To be clearer: the BMW y cable you can get for $20 on Amazon or $1-200 from BMW definitely cannot transport video, period.
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      10-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #31
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The Y cable from BMW is designed to transport video, the only ones on amazon are the pre lci (TCU) 6fl cable. The TCU was never designed for video handling so that's why that cable doesn't send video. As far as the white cable, yea white cable works for anything non plugin featured. If you retrofitted 6NR like myself and bypassed the need for the cradle then your only way to use plugin is with the 6NR cable from BMW only problem is its Iphone 4 connector and not the 5. The beginning of the thread talks about what everything supports.
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      10-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #32
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The Y cable from BMW is designed to transport video, the only ones on amazon are the pre lci (TCU) 6fl cable. The TCU was never designed for video handling so that's why that cable doesn't send video. As far as the white cable, yea white cable works for anything non plugin featured. If you retrofitted 6NR like myself and bypassed the need for the cradle then your only way to use plugin is with the 6NR cable from BMW only problem is its Iphone 4 connector and not the 5. The beginning of the thread talks about what everything supports.
What you're saying contradicts everything I know about the various media connection options, which is:

6FL: MULF-based USB. Y cable required for iProducts, or else you can use a thumb drive formatted FAT32. No video. Doesn't require iDrive.

6NR: Combox based. No Y cable required at all, uses a USB-only solution. video, bmw apps, etc etc.

What setup are you talking about that supports video over a Y cable? As far as I'm aware, the TCU has nothing at all to do with USB.
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      10-12-2013, 04:22 AM   #33
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The 2011 E92 I drove the other Day played and listed my iPhone and had Bluetooth audio.

My 2011 E90 doesn't list Bluetooth audio or playback my iPhone it says device not supported.

Can I buy the CD/head unit that does support it via USB from the dealer?
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      10-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #34
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I just brought a bmw 320 xi and I m having y cable and 30 pin adapter .Iphone 5 charges and list all the songs on the iDrive but I m unable to play any song.I m only able to play it in aux mode .please help.
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      10-18-2013, 12:14 AM   #35
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I had an issue also with my radio not working correctly. You could see the radio was on, but no sound (along with the issues with the 5s on my previous post). You could see the BT link to the phone, but when you placed or received a call you could hear. I took it to the dealer and they applied some software fix and my radio and 5s have been working fine. I have a 2011 328i E92.
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      10-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #36
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I know that this sticky said iOS6, but I figured I'd post this here as well and the minor threads....

I can confirm that the lightening-to-30pin adapter sold by Apple for $39.99 allows audio and the iPOD information (album, artist, tract, etc.) to be transmitted from my iPhone 5S with iOS 7.0.2 through the Y-cable to my iDrive for my 2006 E93. Mine is pre-Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP).
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      10-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #37
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I can confirm that the lightening-to-30pin adapter sold by Apple for $39.99 allows audio and the iPOD information (album, artist, tract, etc.) to be transmitted from my iPhone 5S with iOS 7.0.2 through the Y-cable to my iDrive for my 2006 E93. Mine BMW is pre-Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) so only phone calls use BT.
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      10-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #38
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so the 29.99 $ lighting adapter doesn't work ? I brought one for 29.99 $ from apple .
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      10-24-2013, 09:09 AM   #39
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i have 08 335i coupe idrive - i just bought Y-cable and 30pin to 8 adapter ( i guess calls lighting adapter?) for my iphone 5s but it doesnt work at all just charging...
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      11-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #40
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I am finding two different 30 pin to Lightning adapters. One of them has a 3.5 mm aux male on it, and one does not. Do I need the one with the aux male pin? I am hooking up a new iPhone 5c to my 2008 which uses the y cable.
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I know that this sticky said iOS6, but I figured I'd post this here as well and the minor threads....

I can confirm that the lightening-to-30pin adapter sold by Apple for $39.99 allows audio and the iPOD information (album, artist, tract, etc.) to be transmitted from my iPhone 5S with iOS 7.0.2 through the Y-cable to my iDrive for my 2006 E93. Mine is pre-Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP).
Does your adapter have the 3.5 mm male that hooks up to the headphone jack on the iPhone?
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I am finding two different 30 pin to Lightning adapters. One of them has a 3.5 mm aux male on it, and one does not. Do I need the one with the aux male pin? I am hooking up a new iPhone 5c to my 2008 which uses the y cable.
one of those must be aftermarket - apple doesn't make any lightning adapters with a 3.5mm aux.

Anyway, you just need this or this and your Y cable. I'd advise the second for flexibility.
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one of those must be aftermarket - apple doesn't make any lightning adapters with a 3.5mm aux.

Anyway, you just need this or this and your Y cable. I'd advise the second for flexibility.
Thank you! Yes, the one with the male 3.5mm is an aftermarket. Saw it on Amazon.

I appreciate your help!
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Thank you! Yes, the one with the male 3.5mm is an aftermarket. Saw it on Amazon.

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hey let me know how it goes, i bought cheap adapter from ebay and it only charges the phone no aux. im guessing bc its not original...
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