Originally Posted by sonicgrounds
So.. I can't seem to get the USB in the glove compartment to recognize a thumb drive or a small portable hard-drive. They both work in the USB under the arm rest. Any ideas?
Can you only have one of the two working at the same time? Because I had a ipod connected to one when I was trying the USB in the glove compartment.
The USB port in the glove box is only for importing music onto the HD, or for importing/exporting user profiles.
You can't play music directly from the USB port in the glove box, only the port in the arm rest.
I don't know why BMW designed it that way, but that's the way it is.
I tried putting a USB HUB in the armrest USB port to see if I could connect multiple thumb drives, but that didn't work either. The still only showed one of the drives.
That's one of the reasons I got BMW Assist; it allows me to stream music from my Blackberry and iPhone without using a USB port.