Has anyone successfully used their iPod nano 1st gen with a BMW iDrive? My iPod nano has software version 1.3.1 an I can connect it with my Mac and sync music no problem. However, when I try to connected with a new BMW iDrive, the iPod only charges. I see on the iPod screen "Do not Disconnect" but the iDrive doesn't recognize it.
Using the same cable and an iPhone 3G, I have no problem and the music, lists etc. all show up in the iDrive. So I know the cable is not the issue.
I am having the exact same problem. Have you found a solution for his problem? I also have the ipod nano 1st gen with 1.3.1 software. My 6th gen classic ipod works fine (shows BMW logo when plugged in and can be controlled through the interface).