BMW + iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by asif786, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. asif786 macrumors 65816

    asif786

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    Hey,

    So my brother just got the iPodYourBMW adapter installed in his 330Ci Convertible and he's run accross a problem.

    Apparantly there's no cable in the glovebox. The BMW rep said he has to provide that himself..what sort of cable is it? If I know I can just give it to him..I'm guessing it's a firewire to dock cable?

    Does anyone who's had one of these kits installed know what sort of cable it is? I've searched around but I can't see it mentioned anywhere..

    Thanks
    Asif
     
  2. ksz macrumors 68000

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    I am really surprised and confused. This smells of incompetence. No cable in the glovebox? No complete instructions to show the customer how to plug in and use the iPod? Call BMW directly, their toll free number is listed on their website, and speak to someone who has a clue.
     
  3. asif786 thread starter macrumors 65816

    asif786

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    Ok, mystery solved. They charged £191 to install a 3.5mm auxilary port in the glovebox. So, it doesnt do any of the controls or charging or anything. He's not too pleased.

    I wonder what BMW will do. He clearly stated iPod Adapter when he ordered it, and they agreed. Well, we'll see what happens anyway.

    -Asif
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

    jared_kipe

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    I hate car people like this, I go in because my power window won't go up (and I had to drive it 200miles to get it to the dealer) and they replace the passenger side window thing. So when I tell them to replace the DRIVER side, they tell me they don't have the parts anymore WTF?
     

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