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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-20-2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 1Howard1 View Post
My 2009 535i has an aux port and a USB port in the center console. I have an old iphone 4s that I'm intending to use basically as an ipod in the car, and my understanding is that there is a Y cable that will connect the iphone to both the AUX and USB port for this purpose.

Can anyone direct me to where I can buy that Y cable online? I'm seeing a lot of different ones and am having a hard time figuring out which is the right one.

Related -- am I right that the idrive in this car won't be able to read the music library of any newer iphones (i.e. iphone 5 and up), even if I were to get a Y cable with a lightning connection?
did you ever figure this out? I have the connections usb and aux in the center console, but it will not recognize my ipod using the BMW cord.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:34 AM
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After reading this thread I looked on Amazon and found this new Bluetooth adapter from Bovee:

The USB and Aux cables are built in to the unit, so you can plug it directly in to the jacks in the center console. No need to buy a separate iPod cable. Works and sounds great! Best of all is that your phone can also be paired at the same time to the car's bluetooth connection, and switching between music (via Bovee) and phone calls (via the car bluetooth) is seamless and automatic.
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