458 usb not 30pin, can't connect Bovee 1000 ?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Hugo fong, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Hugo fong

    Hugo fong Rookie

    Jan 27, 2018
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    Hugo Fong
    hi everyone, my 458 is usb from glove box not 30pin , that mean i can't use bovee ?or i have to change the cable to 30pin?

    because i had buy the bovee 1000 and using the 30pin cable to connect the usb, however i can't use it....Thx everyone....
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  3. Ricky Angel

    Ricky Angel Rookie

    Nov 20, 2017
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    Ricky Angel
    If you don’t have the iPod connector in the glove box it sounds like your car doesn’t have the option fitted...? I think the USB is just for transferring music to the hard drive...

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  4. Hugo fong

    Hugo fong Rookie

    Jan 27, 2018
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    Hugo Fong

    Omg.....a u sure for that?can i contact the dealer to upgrade to ipod connector and firmware?
  5. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Jun 12, 2007
    Bovee is for use with iPod cable.
  6. SoFLFerrari

    SoFLFerrari Karting

    Apr 23, 2015
    South FL
    To my knowledge, the 458 infotainment system has two connectors: a USB cable to update the firmware and upload music, and a 30pin cable and connector for the Bovee or iPhone. It could be that the 30pin has fallen behind the glove box.
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  8. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

    Dec 20, 2011
    My 458 had the 30 pin connector in the glove box which was a $795 option. I tried and returned the Bovee after a few days. POS device that required manual re-pairing of my Iphone to the Bovee nearly everytime I started the car. Ended up parking an Ipod Nano to the 30 pin connector and leaving it in the glove box. YMMV.

    FWIW my iphone X pairs via Bluetooth to my Huracan and Mini Countryman 100% of the time automatically.
  9. Scout123

    Scout123 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2017
    Yeah, I have a Bovee installed, and have the same issue with having to manually turn off Bluetooth and turn it back on to re-sink. Then it works just fine. The only time this is not an issue is when the car is turned off for a very brief time.
  10. Rory breaker

    Rory breaker Karting

    Apr 17, 2017
    Ditto. It could be worse for sure, just flick Bt on your phone off and on again, but it is lame. Would love a fix.
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  11. Carnut

    Carnut F1 Rookie
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    Nov 3, 2003
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    It is correct there are two ports back there. I bought and extra cable thinking it could be rewired to lighting cable, but it does not appear that it can be done. I have used the bovee and other BT connectors in my other cars in the past and none of them had the connection problems the 458 has. The other units connect right away and every time.
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  13. PTG1

    PTG1 Formula Junior

    Oct 7, 2017
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    This is 100% correct
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  14. Tarek307

    Tarek307 Formula Junior
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    Sep 26, 2018
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    Thats what i'm about to do, sick of having to reconnect the Bovee every single time and it is always also cutting out can't really enjoy a song that way. I have a nano around here somehwere i'll just put in the glovebox

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