BMW and "Accessory not made to work with iPhone" error

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sh0tt, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. sh0tt macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2010
    I bought one of these cables ( Technology/AUTO12VUSBB/) to plug into the usb and aux port in the center console of my 08 BMW 328i. It works great to play music, the problem is charging. I would say about 1 out of every 10 times I plug it in, the phone charges. The rest of the time I get this "This accessory is not made to work with the iPhone" error message.


    Anyone know any solutions?
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    Try cleaning.

    From my ex. with my first generation iPhone 8GB on this same issue, it seems a good cleaning of the iPhone's dock connection can sometimes resolve this error.
    Try blowing it out with some compressed air.

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