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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:03 PM
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2010 535i xdrive Y cable question

I just got my car and in the center console there is no connection. There is a USB in glove compartment. I plug in the y cable using the USB and nothing happens. Am I missing some steps? Please help. I am beyond confused!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:09 PM
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I have a 2010 550, (so I'm sure there are different options), but I do have the center console USB and Aux plug. That's where I have the Y plugged into. I tried both the "Y" and the Apple USB in the glovebox where I would prefer to have my I-pod and neither worked.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:15 PM
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My suggestion is to just buy a usb drive and put ur music in there so u dont have to keep on connecting n disconnecting it

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:36 PM
jcbryant6 jcbryant6 is offline
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My suggestion is to just buy a usb drive and put ur music in there so u dont have to keep on connecting n disconnecting it
I agree, before I bought the Y cable I just used a USB to load music on the hard drive, though it is a PITA because if you want to add one song you have to remove the whole folder than reload it with that one song.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:43 PM
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I mean theres no point of using the y cable cuz my phone is sync using bluetooth and with the usb I dont have a problem adding song just plug it to you os system n upload pretty much doing the same thing with the phone but my the usb can stay put in the car so u dont have to unhook your phone everytime you leave the car

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:28 AM
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I just got my car and in the center console there is no connection. There is a USB in glove compartment. I plug in the y cable using the USB and nothing happens. Am I missing some steps? Please help. I am beyond confused!
Do you have a USB connection and audio jack in the arm rest? Thats where i connect my y cable (with cable extensions) and it works fine
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:31 AM
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Yeah I have both the usb and aux port. I dont have the y cable, I connect my usb directly to the usb port

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:22 AM
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Do you have a USB connection and audio jack in the arm rest? Thats where i connect my y cable (with cable extensions) and it works fine
I finally figured out that the y cable won't help me bc I don't have the USB or aux in the center console. I'll have to get a flash drive and transfer music or use the aux input in the back of the center console to plug my iPhone in. I bought the car thinking it had aux and USB. But it's ok. It works fine with the aux cable. Thanks for all your help
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