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      03-07-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 with 3 or 4 snap in adapter

Personally, I hate the idea of the snap in adapter. Too many time do have to turn off the Bluetooth and pick up the phone to talk. In the next few months I will be trying different thing to be able to use the snap in connection with out snapping in a phone.

Step 1: completed today.

Went to BMW and asked if I could use a 3 or 4 media adapter for a test. They gladly helped, because they were curious as well. Took my 30 pin to 8 pin dongle (cord, not just the plug) and held it in place and plugged my phone in on the lightening end.

At first I had no response, but then I clicked the BMW connect app. I then had all the functions I would have by just connecting to the USB. This frees up the usb for my iPod.


Next Step's:

-purchasing a 3 or 4 media adapter from ebay to modify. When using the dongle it wants to keep popping out.

-Try a 30 pin to micro usb adapter, to see if I can get my S3 to work on here as well.

-Purchase and install a Kuda mount with a powered base to connect to the snap in adapter. I will hide the cord in the console.

If anyone has done this or wants to be part of my project, please let me know.

Mike
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      03-23-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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not that anyone has responded but.....

using a media adapter with a 30 pin extension cord has worked on my ipad
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      03-26-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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Keep the posts comin, I'm waiting to see the new iPhone 5 adapter rumored to be coming in May / June. I like the adapter because it's clean.
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      03-29-2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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ok here is what I know:

-30 pin extension will work 100% and give you all the functions as if it were directly connected to the adapter.

-lightning to 30 pin will also work, but no video

I am guessing the hold up on the new adapter is the video thing,
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      05-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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Wondering if your set up will work for an android phone

I am waiting for my 535i to arrive via ED. I have no intention of buying an iPhone because I really love my Droid Razr, but I hate having a wasted connection sitting in my console. The ideal solution would be for me to be able to connect my iPod to the USB, and find a cable that will allow me to connect my Droid to the cradle..
Any thoughts if that might work???
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      05-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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My suggestion would be to connect the ipod to the cradle, using a 30 pin extension and connecting the razor via usb. I have connected the ipod to the snap in cradle using the 30 pin extension and have full ipod access including video. For the video to work while in motion I am using dvdinmotion. I have not seen a working 30 pin female to mirco usb yet.
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      05-07-2013, 08:13 AM   #7
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Dude, I think that you solved my problem... Thanks for helping out... Luv this Beamer community...
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no problem
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