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Old 04-18-2010, 08:27 PM
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Exclamation iPod touch help with 335xi

I have a 2009 335 xi with a USB port but for some reason it will work with my iPod touch (2nd gen.). When i plug in my girlfriends iPod Nano it plays the music fine. What could be the problem here? Is it because I have newer iPod and is not compatible with my BMW?
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:48 PM
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You are using the right cable, right?
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:56 PM
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haha, yeah. it is the standard cable used to charge your iPod. and the same cable connects and plays on the nano. also it does charge my iPod touch, just doesnt play the music.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:09 PM
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haha, yeah. it is the standard cable
You mean the Y-cable, I presume.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:59 AM
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Make sure you have both the AUX cable AND iPod USB connection connected.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:30 AM
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Make sure you have both the AUX cable AND iPod USB connection connected.
That's how the Y-cable works.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:43 AM
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Sorry to revive this post but I'm having the same problem with my ipod touch.



Both connectors of the Y-adapter are connected to the car with the ipod connected. Problem is that I can see and choose the songs on the radio readout, but no sound comes out.

When I connected my Sony mp3 player via just USB, I was able to go through folders and play.






By the way, did you all get a separate owner's manual for the radio? I didn't. My main manual says to refer to this but I never got it.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:49 AM
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haha, yeah. it is the standard cable used to charge your iPod. and the same cable connects and plays on the nano. also it does charge my iPod touch, just doesnt play the music.
I have the exact same problem that you do except I am using the iphone. I can choose the song but there is no sound. I'm not sure how anyone is getting their y adapter to work with their iphone...Please help!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:59 PM
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I use an iphone3 along with an new ipod and do not have any trouble with either of them. I finally got the ipod because I got tired of having to uplug and plug the iphone back in everytime I left the car. I use whatever cable that came with my car plugged into the center console jacks.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:10 PM
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Not to assume anything but when you plug in your Iphone/Itouch, are you confirming that your volume is actually turned up on it?
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:15 PM
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My volume is up on the iphone. ON the display I see the song but I dont see a timer and I m not hearing any sound out of the speakers.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:20 PM
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Not to assume anything but when you plug in your Iphone/Itouch, are you confirming that your volume is actually turned up on it?
Hmmm, good point. Something to try out. I know volume is up on the car radio. Maybe the volume on the itouch was lower because it was connected to headphones. Will check when I get home. Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:28 PM
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i pod

Can't you just download to a 4 gig memory (usb) plug it in and play. That is what I do.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:43 PM
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Can't you just download to a 4 gig memory (usb) plug it in and play. That is what I do.
Yeah I could, but I would rather charge my phone at the same time while listening to the music from the iphone. Not sure why I'm having so much trouble with it, I feel like I am doing everything right hooking up the iphone to the Y adapter and then switching the audio to ipod. Shows the song that is playing but there isnt any timer and def no sound. haha
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:07 AM
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Can't you just download to a 4 gig memory (usb) plug it in and play. That is what I do.

That's an interesting proposition. I never thought about doing something as absurdly simple as that. And I'm a techie.

Wrongly assumed the MP3 decoding was done on the portable player level, not by the radio.
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