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Guys, despite a previous thread & lots of searching on the net, I'm still none the wiser in working out the best way to connect my iphone 3g to a 2008 UK registered 335i which I am planning on buying imminently. :confused

Even the local sales rep at BMW was unable to help! :hihi

The vehicle will have Satnav professional & bluetooth. However I'm not sure whether it will have USB (6FL).

In short all I'm seeking is the following;

1) To charge my iphone via the cable
2) To control playback via the idrive
3) The track/album details to be displayed
4) To make phone calls without the iphone being forced into airplane mode.

My understanding is the USB uses a "Y" cable allows the information to be displayed via idrive? However the music is played via the headphone lead & therefore not at a digital quality?

The new iphone 3g snap in adaptor appears to merely charge the phone unless being used with the new 2009 idrive system?

Therefore the best option appears to be the official BMW retrofit iphone interface which fits in the glove box?

Does anyone have this interface retrofitted in their glove box whilst connect to an iphone 3g. If so what are the limitations?

Thanks in anticipation.
 

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Try looking for a "Dice box", many of my friends have installed these in Civ's and BM's and they work a dream, you can also plug in USB sticks etc. etc. :)

Tom
 
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