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      08-19-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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iPod Y Cable

Any of you lovely F30 owners get the Y cable included as standard when your car was delivered?

I just got mine delivered on Friday and there was no Y cable included. Going to go back and ask for one but just wanted to see what was happening across the UK with other owners.

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      08-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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No! was told by delivery guy (lease company) that bmw don't supply it as standard.
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No! was told by delivery guy (lease company) that bmw don't supply it as standard.
Aw man! Gutted. Looks like eBay is the next stop then.
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What's the Y cable?
It's the cable that allows you to control your iPod via the idrive system. You need the Y cable if you haven't got the enhanced Bluetooth function, or media package. If you have those then a normal iPod cable will work.
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I was planning to purchase a y cable from ebay too (not wanting to pay 46 from bmw), however I instead went with a 8gb usb stick. I couldn't be bothered with faffing about with a y cable and plugging my iphone in/out all the time. I just leave the usb stick in all the time and have had no issues with it.
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I was planning to purchase a y cable from ebay too (not wanting to pay 46 from bmw), however I instead went with a 8gb usb stick. I couldn't be bothered with faffing about with a y cable and plugging my iphone in/out all the time. I just leave the usb stick in all the time and have had no issues with it.
Yeah, I've done that as a temp measure too. The reason I want the cable is so I can leave my iPod classic plugged in full time. Totally agree with the hassle factor of plugging/unplugging the iPhone each time. Call me lazy
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I'm gonna get the media snap-in thingy. It's the only way to "properly" integrate your iphone into the car I don't have an iPod though and keep everything on the phone so it's just one bit of kit. Well, one bit of kit and about 2500 worth of options. Damn you BMW!
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Yeah, I've done that as a temp measure too. The reason I want the cable is so I can leave my iPod classic plugged in full time. Totally agree with the hassle factor of plugging/unplugging the iPhone each time. Call me lazy
nice one, I couldn't cope with that amount of music at one time though. I'd be finished my journey by the time I'd chosen an album to listen too!
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I use a Y cable for charging up my ipod which I use mostly for the gym and I will need one for my new F30.
My question is; are the eBay Y cables any good?
For roundabout 10/12 or so, thats pretty cheap compared with BMW's price at about 40 or so.
Anybody know?
They usually offer the Y cable when you pick-up the new car. I would love to say: 'sorry I'm getting it off eBay!'
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I use a Y cable for charging up my ipod which I use mostly for the gym and I will need one for my new F30.
My question is; are the eBay Y cables any good?
For roundabout 10/12 or so, thats pretty cheap compared with BMW's price at about 40 or so.
Anybody know?
They usually offer the Y cable when you pick-up the new car. I would love to say: 'sorry I'm getting it off eBay!'
10 -15 off ebay sounds about right, just make sure it says it's compatable with the F30 as the cheaper ones only work with older bmw's and ford systems.
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It's the cable that allows you to control your iPod via the idrive system. You need the Y cable if you haven't got the enhanced Bluetooth function, or media package. If you have those then a normal iPod cable will work.
Looking at spec on 328i M Sport I could have sworn you could get enhanced Bluetooth at no cost option , have to re look at this
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Received my eBay Y cable earlier this week. Works perfectly with my iPod classic, all for 7.50
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Looks like i will be purchasing a Y Cable from Ebay, thanks for the info!

A few years ago in my E91 i fashioned my own iPhone 3 holder out of an Apple iPhone stand in place of the ashtray.

Then when the iPhone 4 came out i sold the iPhone 3 version (for 55 on eBay!) and made another one.

Now i have the F30 on order and the iPhone 5 is on it's way i'll have to make another!

They both worked a treat as they were right at your finger tips when you had your hand on the gear stick. Suprising what you can do with a bit of plastic moulding, expanding foam, a dremel and matt spray paint!

I think i may have to think of something different on the F30. From what i remember from my test drive the drinks holders are right where this would go. Not sure i want to lose the drinks holders. I'm sure i'll come up with something - will post some pics when i do!
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