Yay, BMW Corporate wrote back with extremely helpful information:
"Thank you for contacting BMW of North America, LLC. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with the iPod adapter. I would encourage you to stay in touch with your BMW center, and with us at www.bmwusa.com
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