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    Hi folks

    I have an Ipod connector in my 330CI and I don't subscribe to the Apple thing so i need to convert it to 3.5mm jack (male).

    Does anyone know how to do this?

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    Need more information!

    What does the iPod connector go into (not the iPod end, the other end of the cable)?
     
     

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    When I was in Maplins last weekend, They have Ipon connector (base of the IPOND unit) to RCA outputs.... you could then tag an RCA to 3.5mm jack and your away.... im sure you can get IPOD connector to 3.5m and do away with the RCA's, a final and more simple solution would be a straight 3.5mm to 3.5mm from the ipod headphones ?

    Am I missing your requirement or does that sound right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardP View Post
    Need more information!

    What does the iPod connector go into (not the iPod end, the other end of the cable)?
    Sorry, it's a loose cable that goes back into the standard stereo - so you just plug it into your Ipod and then it plays through the auxillary mode.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali_b View Post
    When I was in Maplins last weekend, They have Ipon connector (base of the IPOND unit) to RCA outputs.... you could then tag an RCA to 3.5mm jack and your away.... im sure you can get IPOD connector to 3.5m and do away with the RCA's, a final and more simple solution would be a straight 3.5mm to 3.5mm from the ipod headphones ?

    Am I missing your requirement or does that sound right?
    There is one in Maplins but it's a male Ipod end and I need female.
     
     

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    Sorry, it's a loose cable that goes back into the standard stereo - so you just plug it into your Ipod and then it plays through the auxillary mode.
    There must be a little bit more than that, even the standard Aux in has a small resistor capacitor network - this could be in the dock connector I suppose.

    How do you select the iPod source? Does the head unit say 'AUX' when it's selected?

    If it is just an Aux in that happens to have an iPod dock connector then you could either cut of the dock connector and re-wire a mini jack or replace the current cable with a standard BMW Aux input as your radio is obviously Aux capable.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardP View Post
    There must be a little bit more than that, even the standard Aux in has a small resistor capacitor network - this could be in the dock connector I suppose.

    How do you select the iPod source? Does the head unit say 'AUX' when it's selected?

    If it is just an Aux in that happens to have an iPod dock connector then you could either cut of the dock connector and re-wire a mini jack or replace the current cable with a standard BMW Aux input as your radio is obviously Aux capable.
    I'm not too sure, but I had a previous E46 with the same setup (but a jack instead of an Ipod connector) which I had retro fitted by a BMW dealer. That used the CD multichanger mode so I suspect that this does the same.

    I was wondering about just cutting it and wiring on a jack but I'm not 100% sure that's the best option.
     
     

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