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I figured there had to be a way.

So after I create the list on the Ipod, the list will show up on the RT display and then I select on the wheel? So out of curiosity, how come you can't select artists or songs with the wheel?
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You engage the Ipod by pushing SRC. You can scroll thru the playlists by pushing MODE. The wheel will allow you to go to the next or previous song on the playlist.

I have no idea why they did what they did.
 

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I did it, but I do not see playlist show up on the screen. I only get: Albums, Artists, Random, Titles.

I assume that I don't have to actually name the playlist "BMW"? I named it "test" for the heck of it.

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Gee, who would have thought.

Anyway I'm glad that it has Random. This to me is better than a playlist. I have about 2400 songs and scrolling through like that gives more variety to me.

Thank you for your help,
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That not correct... YOU CAN CONTROL an iPod. You have to buy the $70 cable from BMW to hook it together. It works fine WHEN THE SYSTEM WORKS...

BMW has serious issues with the BT and the USB connection. The system will play music for awhile then stop and say "NO USB CONNECTED"

If you are using a USB STICK - then you DO have to name the playlists BMW1, BMW2, 3, etc.

To view different info about you iPod playlist you have to select what you want displayed with the mode button.

Attached is a PDF of the audio system for your bike
 

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That not correct... YOU CAN CONTROL an iPod. You have to buy the $70 cable from BMW to hook it together. It works fine WHEN THE SYSTEM WORKS...

BMW has serious issues with the BT and the USB connection. The system will play music for awhile then stop and say "NO USB CONNECTED"

If you are using a USB STICK - then you DO have to name the playlists BMW1, BMW2, 3, etc.

To view different info about you iPod playlist you have to select what you want displayed with the mode button.

Attached is a PDF of the audio system for your bike
I'd absolutely love to know how you're doing that. I have used my iPhone and various iPods with my RT, with the data cable of course, and the bike's radio absolutely will not recognize any playlists that aren't named BMW1, BMW2, BMW3 etc. The dealer has even confirmed this as has BMWOA. And if I'm not mistaken, even the manual says that.

EDIT: I was right. It's right on page 31 of the manual you attached.
 

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Hmmm... I am using an older small iPod and if you hit the mode button so the ALL goes away it will show you the first word or two of the title. If you have playlists on your iPod they will play as usual. If you hold the wheel to the right it will advance to the next playlist.

I will have to go out in the garage tomorrow and try to see what you are talking about.
 

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Instead of holding mode down, just press and release it. It will select your BMW playlists.

BTW, your manual explains all of this in much detail. :D
sorry about the delay in responding, i took a week long bike trip and really enjoyed the nanopod on the RT except it played only in ALL mode. i had previously looked at the manual but i get your sentiment in not wanting lazy asses (myself included from time to time) keeping this thing a buzz without reading the manual first. With regard to my issue, i am going to check out the root directory since my directories are properly named. (bmw1 etc)

an interesting thing happened once on the trip. after about 30 minutes on the road one morning, the system suddenly said "no usb" but continued to play without handlebar control responses the songs on the nanopod. i stopped, unplugged the nanopod and plugged it back in and the system would not even play the songs. finally, i turned the bike and nanopod off and apparently it all reset as it played in ALL mode alphabetically without problem the rest of the trip.

in the end i really enjoyed the nanopod even without all the features and listened to satellite radio far less than expected.
 
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