: Question on 2004 530i and Nokia handsfree car kit

11-15-2004, 08:46 PM
I have a 2004 530i. I recently got a new cell phone under the Sprint plan. The cell phone is a Nokia 6225. I was wondering what car kit is out on the market that I can use for handsfree driving. I looked on the Nokia website and found the CK-7W advanced car kit for $179.00, which says it requires professional installation.


My question is how complicated is this? Will this car kit work in my car under the Phone feature seen in Idrive? Would I have to take this to my bmw dealer to get installed?

Would I be better off purchasing the $16.95 mobile holder and talking on the cell phone via speakerphone?

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11-16-2004, 07:22 AM
I have Nokia handsfree professional kits in my C5 and F150. The do require professional installation, though I had mine installed by an independent shop. Most any car audio/alarm type shop can/will do the installation. Unlikely BMW would install aftermarket non-BMW equipment in your vehicle. Only the BMW installed eject box, with phone, installed by BMW will integrate with your idrive, unless your vehicle has Bluetooth capability.
In my 5, I have a BMW v60 phone (Verizon CDMA) and eject box, installed by BMW, which works flawlessly with the idrive system.
Cost of having the Nokia handsfree kit installed---appx $30-$40.
Cost of having the BMW system installed by BMW---appx $1,000.