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      05-15-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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Where's the 6FL ipod cable hiding?

Just got my car today and tried plugging my iPod touch in with usb cable that comes with the iPod and could not control the menu's with iDrive... A little research shows me that I need a specific cable called the 6FL cable. DO they hide it somewhere in the car???

Please don't tell me after spending all this dough that BMW is now going to ding me 50 bucks for a proprietary y connector. Please tell me its hiding somewhere in the car...

Any way around this?
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      05-15-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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Mine was either in the trunk or in the center console. Can't remember but it should definitely come with the car (at least it did for my 08).
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      05-15-2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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My car didn't come with one either. But after an email to the salesperson, the dealer promptly shipped me one.
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      05-15-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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Dam.. Have looked everywhere. Only thing I found was a small USB extension cord of about six inches with a female USB at one end and a male USB at the other???What the hell am I suppose to do with this? 6FL has connection to iPod and then y's off to a usb and rca... Dam and it's a long weekend up here with lousy weather. I was going to play with the car...
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      05-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #5
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Just got my car today and tried plugging my iPod touch in with usb cable that comes with the iPod and could not control the menu's with iDrive... A little research shows me that I need a specific cable called the 6FL cable. DO they hide it somewhere in the car???

Please don't tell me after spending all this dough that BMW is now going to ding me 50 bucks for a proprietary y connector. Please tell me its hiding somewhere in the car...

Any way around this?
The cable is standard in the USA with the 6FL option, not sure if it is the same in Canada. In Europe you have to buy it...
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      05-15-2009, 06:08 PM   #6
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Geez you would think for a car the msrp is close to 90k up here in Canadian dollars they could at least include a 5 dollar part. This crap makes me crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzyyyyyyyyy.....
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      05-15-2009, 06:21 PM   #7
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Mine was tucked inside that leather folder with your manual and stuff...
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      05-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #8
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Mine was tucked inside that leather folder with your manual and stuff...
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      05-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #9
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Glove compartment??
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      05-15-2009, 07:08 PM   #10
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Mine was in the glove compartment. As long as your car is equipped with USB Audio integration, you should have the Ipod Y Cable.
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      05-15-2009, 09:08 PM   #11
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It is equipped but I guess someone took the cable out or misplaced it. Pisses me off. Hopefully they have one they can take out of another car for me tomorrow....
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      05-15-2009, 10:01 PM   #12
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The cable is not shipped in the car but rather supplied to the dealer separately. It is up to the dealer to put it in the car at delivery or give it to you at delivery. (See attached)

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      05-18-2009, 11:34 AM   #13
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I guess my dealer took it out. Mine was tucked inside the leather iPod pouch thats attached to the underside of the armrest
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      05-18-2009, 11:40 AM   #14
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Im pretty sure it doesnt come in the car (IN CANADA). I had to buy it for almost 100 bucks!
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      05-18-2009, 03:07 PM   #15
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Just use the USB port with flash drive.
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      05-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #16
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Center console for me and my car came directly off the dock w/ 3 miles on it.
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      05-18-2009, 03:59 PM   #17
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I don't think it is standard in Canada... Went to the dealer on a Saturday when the parts dept was closed and we looked in every car on the lot equiped and noe had the y-connector. Got the boss to go into parts and give me one. Saved myself 100 bucks, lol... Expensive car and they nickle dime you...
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      05-25-2009, 11:54 PM   #18
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you need to purchase the cable separately in Canada - order from Tischer, its cheaper than the dealer price (close to 120 in some dealers)
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      05-26-2009, 07:17 AM   #19
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Gotta buy in Canada.

I have an extra I will sell for less, PM me. I am in AB
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      06-01-2009, 10:56 PM   #20
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Dam.. Have looked everywhere. Only thing I found was a small USB extension cord of about six inches with a female USB at one end and a male USB at the other???What the hell am I suppose to do with this? 6FL has connection to iPod and then y's off to a usb and rca... Dam and it's a long weekend up here with lousy weather. I was going to play with the car...
the black usb extension cord is all i found too. what is it for?
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