F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics > USB port on non-nav 328i does not recognize iPhone 4S
MINHS Auto Care Center
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-23-2012, 01:51 PM   #23
CE750Jockey
Private First Class
 
CE750Jockey's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest

Posts: 193
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankisme View Post
Any suggestions where to get a y cable thats about four to five feet long?
What's this "y cable" look like? Can you get one anywhere, like at one of the computer outlets?
CE750Jockey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #24
fg3
New Member
 
Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cincinnati

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankisme View Post
Any suggestions where to get a y cable thats about four to five feet long?
Any suggestions as to where to get a Y cable period? Or how much it costs?

BTW, I'm guessing the answer is at the dealership.
fg3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #25
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 8,039
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CE750Jockey View Post
What's this "y cable" look like? Can you get one anywhere, like at one of the computer outlets?
Its not a simple y cable, it actually has some chips inside.
Computer store y Cable will NOT work

Should be Part Number "61 12 0 440 812"
Available from many sources, even BMW dealerships over Amazon

__________________
Nominated: Member of the Year, Most Contributing Member


BMW if you are reading, I need a job

Last edited by E90Fleet; 02-23-2012 at 02:23 PM.
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #26
raleedy
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: F10 528i MY 2013
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon

Posts: 1,866
iTrader: (0)

Before you folks in the US go out and buy this (relatively expensive) BMW part, make sure you actually need it. E90Fleet's advice may not apply in the US, where both Nav and non-Nav cars are equipped with a higher-level audio system. Other recent models in the US, notably the F10, work with the standard white USB cable from Apple for iPhone connection. That may not be the case in South Africa.
raleedy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #27
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 8,039
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by raleedy View Post
Before you folks in the US go out and buy this (relatively expensive) BMW part, make sure you actually need it. E90Fleet's advice may not apply in the US, where both Nav and non-Nav cars are equipped with a higher-level audio system. Other recent models in the US, notably the F10, work with the standard white USB cable from Apple for iPhone connection. That may not be the case in South Africa.
I give info according to regions

If you read the posts you will see differnt info was given for USA cars against Euro cars

The info is correct for USA cars

Most F10 have the combox standard and dont need the y cable
Standard USA F30 with 6NH need the cable, as confirmed by USA members that have taken delivery
__________________
Nominated: Member of the Year, Most Contributing Member


BMW if you are reading, I need a job
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #28
CE750Jockey
Private First Class
 
CE750Jockey's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest

Posts: 193
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90Fleet View Post
Its not a simple y cable, it actually has some chips inside.
Computer store y Cable will NOT work

Should be Part Number "61 12 0 440 812"
Available from many sources, even BMW dealerships over Amazon

Which means it's gonna be outrageously overpriced, right? Dare I ask how much this over-engineered wire is?
CE750Jockey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #29
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 8,039
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CE750Jockey View Post
Which means it's gonna be outrageously overpriced, right? Dare I ask how much this over-engineered wire is?
I believe about $60 from BMW
I see the neXplug one on Amazon has many reviews saying it works perfectly and is only $21
__________________
Nominated: Member of the Year, Most Contributing Member


BMW if you are reading, I need a job
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 04:01 PM   #30
wdlv
First Lieutenant
 
wdlv's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sport Line GS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Posts: 364
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CE750Jockey View Post
Which means it's gonna be outrageously overpriced, right? Dare I ask how much this over-engineered wire is?
I bought mine on ebay about two years ago for much less than the prices quoted at the bmw accessories site (http://www.shopbmwusa.com/ProductDet...&ProductId=748), which is about $370, I think I paid $35 or so.

There are a lot of "knock-offs" but I see some authentic looking OEM products on there now running at $30 and up.

I plan on using mine when I upgrade to the F30 later this year.
wdlv is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #31
CE750Jockey
Private First Class
 
CE750Jockey's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest

Posts: 193
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wdlv View Post
I bought mine on ebay about two years ago for much less than the prices quoted at the bmw accessories site (http://www.shopbmwusa.com/ProductDet...&ProductId=748), which is about $370, I think I paid $35 or so.

There are a lot of "knock-offs" but I see some authentic looking OEM products on there now running at $30 and up.

I plan on using mine when I upgrade to the F30 later this year.
You have to be kidding me. People actually paid this?! Was this thing certified by the FAA exclusively for Air Force One?! What a joke.
CE750Jockey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #32
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 8,039
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CE750Jockey View Post
You have to be kidding me. People actually paid this?! Was this thing certified by the FAA exclusively for Air Force One?! What a joke.
Its now $60
Thank link also does not say which one it is, as there is one that includes a whole new control box and wiring for some early cars, thus costly (Not F30)
__________________
Nominated: Member of the Year, Most Contributing Member


BMW if you are reading, I need a job
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #33
wdlv
First Lieutenant
 
wdlv's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sport Line GS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Posts: 364
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CE750Jockey View Post
You have to be kidding me. People actually paid this?! Was this thing certified by the FAA exclusively for Air Force One?! What a joke.
I listed the price from the bmwusa website of $370, my intention was not to be facetious. I know you can get it cheaper and if you can get it officially from the dealer for $79 that's not to shabby. At least you know it will work.
wdlv is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #34
CE750Jockey
Private First Class
 
CE750Jockey's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest

Posts: 193
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wdlv View Post
I listed the price from the bmwusa website of $370, my intention was not to be facetious. I know you can get it cheaper and if you can get it officially from the dealer for $79 that's not to shabby. At least you know it will work.
I wasn't slamming YOU. But someone must have bought this thing at that price, else they wouldn't have had it listed as such. They obviously bowed to the aftermarket competition. Still, even $79 is waaay too much.
CE750Jockey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #35
wdlv
First Lieutenant
 
wdlv's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sport Line GS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Posts: 364
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CE750Jockey View Post
I wasn't slamming YOU. But someone must have bought this thing at that price, else they wouldn't have had it listed as such. They obviously bowed to the aftermarket competition. Still, even $79 is waaay too much.
No worries, it's good to know you can get OEM products for cheaper. A good first stop is always ebay. I've bought quite a few items at great prices. Just don't buy impulsively definitely keep a keen eye out for "fakes," but if you're not in a rush you'll definitely save.
wdlv is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #36
jgrasty
Second Lieutenant
 
jgrasty's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 BMW 328i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dallas TX

Posts: 262
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Here's one, $5.99, 6 ft long:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
jgrasty is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #37
eezzee
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: F20
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 330
iTrader: (0)

It's about 40 pounds in the UK, but can get from amazon for 13. Thankfully my kind sales chap promised to include one for free.
eezzee is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #38
tresoul
New Member
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central FL

Posts: 20
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by raleedy View Post
Before you folks in the US go out and buy this (relatively expensive) BMW part, make sure you actually need it. E90Fleet's advice may not apply in the US, where both Nav and non-Nav cars are equipped with a higher-level audio system. Other recent models in the US, notably the F10, work with the standard white USB cable from Apple for iPhone connection. That may not be the case in South Africa.
I will be placing an order with in a few days and just wanted to be sure i dont have to order Enhanced Buetooth/BMW Apps to connect and play music with my Iphone 4S. If want to be sure i can do this with the standard cable.
tresoul is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #39
jgrasty
Second Lieutenant
 
jgrasty's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 BMW 328i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dallas TX

Posts: 262
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by tresoul View Post
I will be placing an order with in a few days and just wanted to be sure i dont have to order Enhanced Buetooth/BMW Apps to connect and play music with my Iphone 4S. If want to be sure i can do this with the standard cable.
If you want to stream audio from your iPhone over Bluetooth, you will need Enhanced Bluetooth.
jgrasty is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #40
justinnum1
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 2013 335i Msport
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Florida

Posts: 3,969
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tresoul View Post
I will be placing an order with in a few days and just wanted to be sure i dont have to order Enhanced Buetooth/BMW Apps to connect and play music with my Iphone 4S. If want to be sure i can do this with the standard cable.
If you dont get any of the ipod optiions, you will just need that y cable, it works well tho
__________________
F30 335i Msport Estoril Blue/Black leather sport auto. black grills, Performance Exhaust, HK,
justinnum1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #41
tresoul
New Member
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central FL

Posts: 20
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
If you dont get any of the ipod optiions, you will just need that y cable, it works well tho
Perfect, thanks for clearing that up for me.
tresoul is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-24-2012, 10:59 PM   #42
TiAg330i
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: E64, E60, E90
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East TN

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

About a year ago I was listening to my iPod while traveling in a rental Ford Fusion. I remember unplugging the USB connection and it kept playing through the Ford system.

I'm not saying Ford is the standard but at least playing music over BlueTooth comes in the cheap Ford Fusion systems.

One would hope in 2012 BMW could make that part standard or close to it. I guess they make more money by making us all pay dearly.
__________________
'08 E64 650i
'07 E60 530i
'06 E90 330i
'00 E46 323Cic (sold)
TiAg330i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-24-2012, 11:03 PM   #43
justinnum1
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 2013 335i Msport
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Florida

Posts: 3,969
iTrader: (0)

So i plug my iphone into the y adapter today and it totally fucks my phone for like 2 hours. It has worked perfectly the last 10 times i plugged it in, but for some reason, it just made it inoperable. When i got the apple store phone starts working again(on its own), apple people said others have been having similar problems(not with there bmw, just phones dying for like 2 hours) not sure it has anything to do with the car(its working now) but just thought it was weird. anyone else experience something similar?

Im inclinced to believe it has more to do with my phone than the car/ycable, but it was frustrating as shit, could not get the phone to work for nothing for a while.
__________________
F30 335i Msport Estoril Blue/Black leather sport auto. black grills, Performance Exhaust, HK,
justinnum1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #44
Sshire
New Member
 
Drives: 2012 328i sedan
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philadelphia PA

Posts: 14
iTrader: (0)

Y cable came with my car

I keep seeing these posts about buying a y cable. Mine was in a plastic bag with the owner's manual. BTW. you can't extend it with a dock cable extender but you can extend the other ends (USB extender and audio M-F cable. I got both from Amazon. About 12 bucks for both. I have the iPhone in a Ram cup holder mount. The cable is snaked thru the center console.
Sshire is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST