PDA

View Full Version : RE: 2001-540iA - CPT7000


Mitch540iA
01-02-2003, 11:26 AM
I have just purchased a previously owned 2001 - 540iA, really like the car low miles 13,000 ... sports package, audiophille, rear air bags and a few other things... Black on black.

I have one problem thou the phone in the car is a CPT7000 (CDMA), my phone carrier is TDMA based so this phone will not work and I really do not want to change carriers.

I assume I can buy a CPT7000 - TDMA and it will work.

I have a few questions perhaps someone on this board can help me with.

I have read there is a CPT8000 -TDMA available.. would this phone work in my car?

Would a regualr Motorola phone work in my car or is there "special stuff" in the BMW phone that allows the interface to steering wheel and dash board?

Finally does BMW or aftermarket offer a phone beyond the CPT8000-TDMA which I could consider.

Need to get it working ... I am the kind of guy that needs all the buttons working!

Thanks for any help.

Terry Kennedy
01-02-2003, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Mitch540iA
I assume I can buy a CPT7000 - TDMA and it will work.
Yes. Here are all the part numbers for the various CPT7000 phones. Note that these are for "replacement phone" and don't include battery/manual/etc.

Part Numbers Carrier Group
84110016700 Frontier (CDMA) Phone
84110016705 Airtouch B (CDMA) Phone
84110016708 U.S. Cellular (CDMA) Phone
84110016711 Generic CDMA (CDMA) Phone
84110016715 GTE (CDMA) Phone
84110016718 CMT Partners (CDMA) Phone
84110016721 Bell Mobile (CDMA) Phone
84110016724 Ameritech (CDMA) Phone
84110016727 Alltel (CDMA) phone
84110016730 Airtouch A (CDMA) Phone
84110016733 SNET (TDMA) Phone
84110016736 SBC3 (AR,KS,MO,OK,TX) (TDMA) Phone
84110016739 SBC2 (CT,MA,RI,NJ) (TDMA) Phone
84110016742 SBC1 (DE,IL,MD,NY,VA,DC) (TDMA) Phone
84110016745 AT&T (TDMA) Phone
84110016750 Generic (TDMA) Phone
84110016753 Bell South (TDMA) Phone
84110016762 CMT Partners of SanFrancisco (TDMA) Phone
84110016757 US Cellular (TDMA) Phone

I have read there is a CPT8000 -TDMA available.. would this phone work in my car?
Yes, but you'd need to change the harness and other components as well. If you're happy with the CPT7000-style phone, it'll be a lot less expensive to stick with your existing wiring and just change the phone.

The two kits are:

CPT8000 Install Kit for 5 Series Sedan with Nav
January 2000 through current production 84 11 0 025 691
Contents:
Vehicle Microphone 84 11 8 380 338
Eject Box 84 11 6 913 710
SES Jumper Plug 84 11 0 018 221
(or 038)
Telematics Control Unit (TCU) 84 11 0 025 708
Vehicle to TCU wiring Harness 84 11 0 025 687
5mm x 14 Bolt (x1) 07 11 9 902 007
5mm Body Nut (x1) 61 13 1 372 033
Antenna Mast 84 50 6 907 302
Antenna Base 84 50 6 907 304
Antenna Coupler 84 50 6 907 306
Wire Ties (x3) Stock Item
TCU Installation Instructions 84 11 0 025 705
TCU Bracket 84 11 0 025 672
NOTE: Compensator is optional equipment.
See compensator section for details.

CPT8000 Install Kit for 5 Series Sedan without Nav
January 2000—Current Production 84 11 0 025 692
Contents:
Vehicle Microphone 84 31 8 380 338
Eject Box 84 11 6 913 710
SES Jumper Plug 84 11 0 018 221
(or 038)
Telematics Control Unit (TCU) 84 11 0 025 708
Vehicle to TCU wiring Harness 84 11 0 025 687
5mm x 14 Bolt (x1) 07 11 9 902 007
5mm Body Nut (x1) 61 13 1 372 033
Antenna Mast 84 50 6 907 302
Antenna Base 84 50 6 907 304
Antenna Coupler 84 50 6 907 306
Wire Ties (x3) Stock Item
TCU Installation Instructions 84 11 0 025 705
TCU Bracket 84 11 0 025 718
NOTE: Compensator is optional equipment.
See compensator section for details.

Would a regualr Motorola phone work in my car or is there "special stuff" in the BMW phone that allows the interface to steering wheel and dash board?
A generic Motorola phone will charge via the car cable, but that's about it. The CPT phones have special firmware to integrate with the car controls.

Finally does BMW or aftermarket offer a phone beyond the CPT8000-TDMA which I could consider.
You could always install a phone and handsfree kit that isn't integrated with the existing car systems. But you don't get steering wheel controls, etc.

Mitch540iA
01-02-2003, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the help.

I think what I will do is purchase a CPT-7000 (TDMA version) and leave the car the way it is.

This way I will be able to use the interfaces as they are designed.

After I get the phone working the last issue for me will be to see if the car is equipped with the voice activation module.

I have read on the BMWUSA web site that a module is available for $ 320.00 and it works with either the CPT7000 or CPT8000.

Thanks again... I know what I have to do now.

Mitch540iA
01-02-2003, 01:25 PM
It seems the CPT 7000 is discontinued...

Does anyone know where I can purchase one new or used.

Perhaps a BMW dealership has one somewhere or maybe a Re-conditioned cell phone company.

Man !!! things are never easy!