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BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:51 pm
by space
I have just bought a BMW lightning cable 61122287504-02 for my 2008 E82 with Professional HU, iphone 6s.

The charging works fine and says lightning connected on the phone but when I play music there is nothing.

Any ideas?? Do I have to do any thing to get it to connect?

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:12 pm
by Octavius
Does it need that cable or just the Apple USB cable.

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:34 pm
by space
Tried just apple cable that also does not play music, just charges so I assumed I needed the Lightning cable :roll:

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm
by Motley2012
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=apple ... WZHgavqmZM:

Plus the earlier BMW Y cable with the 30 pin connection

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:52 am
by space
So you saying I need an earlier type Y cable? with that adaptor so it fits 6?

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:16 pm
by Motley2012
That's what works for my 6. I use the adapter on the cable rather than the push on version since it works with cases without hindrance.

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:54 pm
by space
How does it work the iphone? does it work via pushing the usb connect

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:01 pm
by Motley2012
When connected the options on the radio are

Tuner
CD
iPod (Phone)

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:26 pm
by space
Dunno what option works best.

1. Stick with just aux in cable (sound quality?}
2. Buy correct Lightning cable (least phone gets charged)
3. Buy Bluetooth USB dongle via aux (eats battery? sound quality?)

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:51 am
by Motley2012
The earlier version of the BMW Y cable are cheap to pick up now, this way you also get to use your steering wheel controls if fitted.

Ebay 172635108447

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 12:36 pm
by space
Well I bought the older 30 pin y cable and Iphone 6 adapter to go on the end but still not working??

My ipad which is 30 pin works fine though in the car using the cable.

Now what do i do? I notice there are 2 types of 30 pin y cables do I try the other one

I got this one
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or do I need this one ?

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Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:53 pm
by Motley2012
The top one is the correct one with the DAC in it. Do yo know anyone else with a iPhone 6!to see if it's your phone?

Have you rebooted your phone?

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:06 pm
by space
what is DAC??? Will try another phone,

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:41 pm
by Motley2012
Digital to Analogue converter

Re: BMW Lightning cable not working?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:21 pm
by space
Tried resetting Phone and using Iphone 5 still not working.

All ok with the iPad though that doesn't need adapter........ Is it the 30pin adapter?


Its charging the phone but not picking it up on the stereo

Got this one off ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261959892006? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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