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Old 10-23-2010, 10:04 PM
sdmagz sdmagz is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 550i


Have a 08 550i with factory iPod option in console and an iPhone 3GS with iOS 4. I don't know if it matters, but I beleive the Y-cable is the original one that came with the car in 08. Three issues:

1. When I plug in the iPhone, the idrive can see the phone, can see my songs and playlists, but when I choose a song, the time shows 00:00 and it does not play any music Any thoughts?

2. iPhone does not charge. Seems like others have been able to get the factory connection to charge their iPhones, but maybe I'm wrong.

3. As soon as I plug in the iPhone, the iPhone goes to the accesory screen and I lose total ipod control from the device. Any way around this?

Thanks for any help and please let me know if more details are needed.
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