Having been told that the cradle for my iPhone is not yet available I used my usb charger connecting cable and ran it outside of the central moulding to my armrest and it all worked correctly. As the cable was in white it meant that it stood out and could give some passing miscreant the obvious hint that there might well be an iPhone connected and worth nabbing, my thought was to get the same cable but in black and a bit longer in length, so that I could run it underneath the central moulding, coming out at the back and into the armrest. However, the one I purchased made the iPhone flash on an off and for the battery to be drained almost instantly. I took it out of the car and tried it using the mains charger and also the usb on my computer and it worked perfectly. Is there something I am missing in expecting the usb in the car to work correctly?