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I have a GT Cloverleaf with B&M installed. Like other Mac users I am frustrated with the difficulty (impossibility) of getting an iPod to work. I wondered if it might be possible to fit an iPod cable & drawer or whether the B&M connection makes this impossible? I want to keep the B&M for the hands-free phone.

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Blue & Me cannot be fitted to a GT:confused:
 

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It is fitted to mine! Bought it new in November
It'll be a dealer fit in built system but not B & M. It's only available on the new generation cars.

Do you have full voice dialling & voice activated media player?
 

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I sit corrected:wow:

A £320 option:cool:
 

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It was already fitted to the car when I bought it. Is it possible to fit an iPod lead if the car is equipped with B&M?
 

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Yes it is. You need the adaptor from Alfa and the 5.4 upgrade.

There's a sticky above on this.

PM Jason from Donald's Alfa (on of our partner dealers) & he'll happily sort you out:thumbs:
 

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B&M in a GT. very interesting. :cool:

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I have tried that route, but I can't get a Mac formatted iPod or an iPhone to work. What I was wondering was whether I could fit the iPod connecting cable (usually for non B&M equipped cars) if a B&M unit was connected to the radio/CD player
 

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Does anyone know if I can fit the iPod cable for non B&M equipped cars without having to disconnect B&M please?
 

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The adapter is supposed to allow apple formated products work but relies on the 5.4 firmware upgrade too.

What does your dealer say? Try Jason from Donalds or else buy a cheap mem stick and put your MP3's on there.
 

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I don't know if I have the 5.4 update. The dealer says I have the latest version & if I try to update using a USB stick I get Error 10 (which I understand suggests I have the latest version). However, if I plug in a Mac-formatted iPod or iPhone, the device is not recognised & does not charge (I have the dongle thingy). Is there any way forward?

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No if you have the update it would install withing 2seconds and complete. the error message is common and its just a case or trying and trying, make sure the usb stick only has those (i think 6) 6 files on it and all doors are shut and that your phone isnt connected to the blue and me :)
 

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Unfortunately I have tried all that. I have formatted sticks from SanDisk, Lexar, Uncle Tom Cobbely and all! I keep on getting the same result though.
I would love to be able to use my iPod & iPhone, but this is so frustrating!!
 

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the adaptor will still let you play music but not to the full pontencial but its a common problem we have a customer here that its not working and its a case of trying any usb stick you can get hold of as not all usb sticks work eg - tried one here and it didnt work then customer used his at home and it did! :eek:. or we will all have to wait for the next update :(
 

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So can the B&M system now be retro-fitted to the GT? Or is the cost prohibitive?
 

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for music and blue&me and cost effective a parrot system is better pm me your vin and i will get a price as its chaper through alfa :)
 

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Looks like another trip to PC World then!
Am I right in thinking the stick should be FAT formatted rather than FAT 32?
You never know, there might be another update in the not-too-distant future:lol:

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for music and blue&me and cost effective a parrot system is better pm me your vin and i will get a price as its chaper through alfa :)
Thanks for the offer-might take you up on that! What model Parrot are you thinking of?
 
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