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Old 07-16-2010, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Funf Dreisig View Post
In our '09 35d when I unplug the Aux input part of the Y cable ---- the sound stops

AFAIK the USB part of the BMW Y cable is only used to charge the iPhone and control the iPod app.

Funf Dreisig
My car is on order so, I went to the dealer today and played with a car on the lot that had the ipod option. I can confirm that if you plug your ipod into the USB port USING THE USB CABLE THAT COMES WITH YOUR IPOD you can control AND PLAY MUSIC without using the analog connection. The sound quality is a lot better because it is 100% digital. The only issue is that you cannot play protected AAC songs you've purchased through itunes. You can play all your MP3s with no issue and the operation through iDrive is the exact same.

If you try this with the Y cable that BMW gives you and unplug the analog cable no sound comes through. It must have something to do with the plug into the ipod that BMW provides which diverts the sound to the analog Y port.

Hope that help clears some stuff up.
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