: Replacing stereo looses Bluetooth?

01-17-2006, 05:08 AM

Apologies if this has come up before, but I couldn't find anything in the forums.

I've got a 2005 E46 (320D) with the Business RDS CD player. For various reasons (including the MP3 side not displaying ID3 Tags!), I want to replace this unit with an aftermarket unit, perhaps from Kenwood.

However, I've also got the factory fit BMW bluetooth integration. Although the full phonebook integration doesn't work with my 'phone (a Treo 650), the steering wheel controls do work for answering calls.

My question is, if I replace the Business RDS CD player with an aftermarket unit, will the steering wheel controls still work (i.e. music muted whilst on a call, and 'phone audio through the car speakers).

Has anybody managed to do this with their E46?