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Hello and thanks,

I have a 2014 x5 w/ the phone adapter cradle thing in the center box..

My question is does this do anything special that a charging cable plugged into the USB port would not do?

I almost think I would rather gain that space back by removing it as I dont see a reason for it ..

If I am missing something please let me know and thank you in advance.

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Hello and thanks,

I have a 2014 x5 w/ the phone adapter cradle thing in the center box..

My question is does this do anything special that a charging cable plugged into the USB port would not do?

I almost think I would rather gain that space back by removing it as I dont see a reason for it ..

If I am missing something please let me know and thank you in advance.

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If you have the actual cradle (smartphone integration), what that normally does, is allow the phone to connect to the car's antenna for signal, thereby providing an outside antenna vs just the one on the phone.

Plugging into the USB port there does not provide that.
 
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