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      11-29-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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When I pig my iPod to USB in my X6, I dont get the names of all songs, instead I get 4 or 5 random letters (e.g hjfs), I used different iPods with same result. I wounder how can I solve this problem?
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      11-29-2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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Sounds strange. What type of iPod are you using? I have a Nano which works perfectly and shows all playlists and artists/titles. I did have a 2nd Generation iPod which did not work however..... I'm assuming you are using the BMW supplied 'Y Cable'? Also - are you using English (or at least the same) menu's on both the iDrive and the iPod?

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      11-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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When I pig my iPod to USB in my X6, I dont get the names of all songs, instead I get 4 or 5 random letters (e.g hjfs), I used different iPods with same result. I wounder how can I solve this problem?
Ask your dealer for the Y-Cable as I don't think it comes standard in Saudi Arabia. If they don't have it just buy it online; part number is 61120440796.
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      11-30-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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I am using my first gen iPod (was wondering what I was going to do with it) with Y cable works fine.
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      12-01-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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Ask your dealer for the Y-Cable as I don't think it comes standard in Saudi Arabia. If they don't have it just buy it online; part number is 61120440796.
The Y-cable will solve it, agree...
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      12-01-2008, 04:39 PM   #6
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I think I need to get Y cable as I am using a normal USB cable now
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      12-01-2008, 05:13 PM   #7
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I think I need to get Y cable as I am using a normal USB cable now
A standard USB cable will give you direct access to the files on the iPod/iPhone. Basically, the iPod/iPhone looks to the iDrive system as if it was a memory storage device (the same as a USB memory stick). If you use the Y cable, the little 'black' box in the cable converts the iDrive control commands sent via the USB interface into serial data to control the iPod/iPhone.
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Say me, pls, "Premium Sound Pack." includes Y-cable in US cars?
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Say me, pls, "Premium Sound Pack." includes Y-cable in US cars?
Yes - iPod and USB adaptor comes with the Premium Sound Package in the US.

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I think I need to get Y cable as I am using a normal USB cable now
Correct. Saudi's only get the Y cable if oil is under $50 per barrel.

You got your truck when oil was still $75. As oil goes up, BMW takes more parts of the X6's destine for the middle east.
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Correct. Saudi's only get the Y cable if oil is under $50 per barrel.
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Hahaha Chuck... you got that right
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Yes - iPod and USB adaptor comes with the Premium Sound Package in the US.

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I think you mean iPod to USB adapter comes with the Premium Sound Package... last time I checked, you don't get a 'free' iPod with the purchase of a car, well, maybe they should
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I think you mean iPod to USB adapter comes with the Premium Sound Package... last time I checked, you don't get a 'free' iPod with the purchase of a car, well, maybe they should
I think you are right! Maybe I should have just said the iPod adapter comes with the Premium Sound Package and been done with it....!

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      12-04-2008, 04:58 PM   #15
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Problem solved with Y cable

I got my Y cable today, things are different now,, I have a full control of my iPod, than you all for your Help .
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I got my Y cable today, things are different now,, I have a full control of my iPod, than you all for your Help .
Great to hear it resolved your issue
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I got my Y cable today, things are different now,, I have a full control of my iPod, than you all for your Help .
Cool. Enjoy!
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ipod on x6

I have my iPod video, connected to my car via the cable the dealer installed. I can control the ipod thru the iDrive system, but it does it as if it was the 6-disc changer, cd2 gets me the artist list but it only displays 25% of the whole list I have. On the center console it doesn´t have a USB interface. How can I view and listen to all my artist?
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