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Old 04-20-2011, 04:42 PM
Kolshack Kolshack is offline
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Do I need a Y Cable for my Iphone?

Hi everyone. I just got my first BMW on Saturday (a 335i) and love it. But I have a question about the Iphone integration. I thought that I was going to need to get a Y Cable to use the Iphone. But I just plugged my normal Iphone charger into the USB port and seem to have full IPhone integration. I can see the music, choose songs, playlists, etc. And when playing I can see the song info and album cover on the car display.

So am I missing something by not having the Y Cable? Does it add some extra functionality that I'm missing with the regular cable?
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:19 PM
chrisk03 chrisk03 is online now
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What year is your car? If it is a post September 2010 build (2011 3 Series) with the combox, then NO, you don't need the Y cable.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:51 PM
aljlin aljlin is offline
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If you see the album art that tells me you have post September 2010 build, which means you do not need the y cable to play from your iphone/ipod.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:01 PM
Michael Schott Michael Schott is online now
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If you see the album art that tells me you have post September 2010 build, which means you do not need the y cable to play from your iphone/ipod.
Only applicable with the navigation system. For post September 2010 builds you only need the Apple usb cord.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 AM
Scottytb Scottytb is offline
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2012 328i

Hello,

I am looking for some guidance. I just received my 2012 328i from Germany (didn't go through a dealer) For whatever reason it was not built with a "Combox"

I was told by a few dealers and toll free numbers that you can not put a combox into the car now that it has been completed and shipped to the USA.

I find it hard to believe that it is "NOT POSSIBLE" to update the system and add a Combox. I really want to use BMW apps and all of the great features that this enables.

Does anyone know if there are ways to have this added or something added that will give the functionality that I am looking for???

Thanks for any responses in advance.
-Scott
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