Is there a lightning to 3.5mm cable for connecting a nano to AUX plug in a car

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  • There is, look or google BMW Y cable lighting, they are on the expensive side. I have one but is the 30 pin to 3.5 mm USB and I am using the lightning to 30 pin adapter, Apple has two adapters (lightning to 30 pin). They are $29 and $39, I use the expensive one since I have a thick case on my phone. That way I can listen to music and charge my phone at the same time. It is a pain I know but it works.

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    Frank P.
    I have been looking for the same thing - I want to plug a Nano (with a lightning plug) into my FJ Cruiser's Aux jack. The only solution I've found so far is to get a lightning to 30-pin adapter AND a 30-pin to 3.5mm audio cable. Seems like that should work?

  • I have an iPod 7 generation and I use the headphone jack on it to the aux jack in my truck and it works just fine. No problems.

  • What I see other people saying on here is correct my experience, but it is a frustrating solution.

    I currently use the 3.5mm audio out on the iPod to connect to a 3.5mm in on my car's aux port. Which I thought would be fine, but for some reason it put's the iPod's battery in the red after <2 hours. I connect headphones and the iPod runs probably 10-20 hours. A day's worth of commuting for me is 2 hours, I don't want to have to recharge it each day.

    So, now I'm forced to buy the 3.5mm audio/lightning combined adapter to 30-pin, then use the 30-pin to 3.5mm audio in on my car's aux port. I have yet to do this, but I'm concerned it's going to drain my battery just as quickly as the previous solution, and therefore not be any better at all, and just a waste of money.

  • Hi Frank P,

    Unless you have found a 30 pin iPod connector cable that split into an AUX pair, you'll find the only option you have left is running a 3.5mm jack to AUX from the headphone point on your hardware. This can be found in most hi-fi & electrical stores -assuming you are in the UK, check Maplins-.

    That being said, if you have the former, you'll find in the store a 'Lightning' to 30 pin adapter.

    Best of luck.