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Old 09-29-2009, 05:52 AM
Jedman784 Jedman784 is offline
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Ipod cable Issues in 2008 328i coupe

Hello everyone,

I own a 2008 328i coupe that has 14k miles on it. I bought my car with the Ipod Y adapter so my songs could get interfaced with car's stereo/radio. A few months ago, I've noticed that when playing my ipod thru the radio, the sound was horrible and the speakers sounded like they were crackling/distorted. However, if you play music out of the radio or cd player, they sound perfectly normal and very crisp. The ipod that I have is only 2 years old but I've even tried a new ipod mini in my car and the sound is still the same. Bmw gave me a brand new Ipod Y cable and that did not do the trick. Has anyone ever experienced this before? Any suggestions on what I should do or what the problem may be?

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Josh
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:10 PM
tinkj916 tinkj916 is offline
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Josh - did you ever get this resolved? I am starting to have the same problem with my 2008 328i?

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Cat
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:24 PM
jbumgarner jbumgarner is offline
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I've had the same problem for several months now w/ my 2011 335i. There's a sound limit setting on the ipod
\, but doesn't fix the distortion. BMW service department had no idea what to do. I'd like to hear if there's a fix.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:19 PM
tinkj916 tinkj916 is offline
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I found this on another board when I was looking tonight:

Try turning the Aux level down to 2 or 3 and try using the headphone output from the ipod to the aux input instead of the lead coming out of the ipod adapter but keep the usb part plugged in.

I haven't tried it yet, but I will let you know if it works.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:36 AM
tinkj916 tinkj916 is offline
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I think I found a solution. I used an extra aux cable instead of the one on the Y cable. So I still plugged the usb into its port, and the extra aux cable into the aux jack and the other end into the ipod, and I was able to get the ipod to show up on the stereo with no distortion.

I did eventually find the Aux volume though. I held down, I believe, the Random button when i had the ipod playing and aux volume magically showed up. I haven't tried changing it to 2 or 3 and plugging the aux cable from the Y cable back in.. but at least I know where it is now. Hope this helps.
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