I bought an iPod USB cord from eBay for $12.95 + $9.95 shipping. I thought it was worth a shot over $75 from BMW. Guess what? It works like a champ! I don't know how long it will work but I can control everything thought the handlebar controls just like with the $75 BMW cord. They are listed simply as USA seller - USA shipping. Took a little over a week to arrive. I am tickled. I am not associated with these guys but promised myself I would share any farkles found.