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Old 01-15-2012, 09:45 AM
Murphaayyy Murphaayyy is offline
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dock extension for y cable

hey everyone, im hoping you guys can help me out real quick.

my dad has a new bmw 328i (i think 2011 maybe 2010), non nav. he uses the y cable for his ipod, but recently would like to hook up his ipad. hes not tech savvy and asked me to help him out to make sure it works, and i noticed the y cable is so damn short.

i would like to buy him a cable so he can actually use his ipad, and not have it sitting in the arm rest. i searched around and i read about dock extensions. before i spend the money i want to make sure that his ipod will still charge, hu interface will still control ipad, and it will work like stock.

http://www.cablejive.com/products/dockXtender.html

any other brands i should look at? quality in mind
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:49 AM
phl08 phl08 is offline
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I'm bumping this because I can't find a straight answer. I ordered a USB dock extension cable from an EBay seller and it does not work. I don't see the music on my display, it doesn't charge the phone, and it doesn't play the music.

I'm wondering if I should be extending the Y connections from the other end (an audio and USB extension) instead, or did I get a bad cable?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:01 PM
gpburdell gpburdell is offline
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I'm going to say bad cable.

I have a black 3' dock extension cable I saved from my previous car which works with my 2010 335i E93 using the neXplug Y cable for BMW that I bought from Amazon.

Unfortunately, I bought the extension cable over three years ago and don't remember where I got it from. I know I had to specifically look for one that passed audio as well as sync & charge signals.

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:59 PM
phl08 phl08 is offline
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Nope. 3 cables, no dice. So I bought a USB extension cable and a 1/8" stereo/headphone extension cable and extended them from the "Y" end of the adaptor. That worked fine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:24 PM
gpburdell gpburdell is offline
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Hmm. How odd that you had three cables not work, yet mine does work.

Probably better to go with the individual extensions if they're thinner than my cable since I don't like the strain it puts on the armest/lid latch and haven't yet made the effort to fish the cable down through the console.
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