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versace
06-01-2005, 02:02 PM
I hope someone has the answer.
I have tried to look through all the thread to make sure I am not posting questions that have been answered, so if I am (I am sorry)

I have just found out from my dealer that because my 530I is 2004 it is not compatible with any bluetooth technology.
I am wondering if anyone knows of any bluetooth (third party) technology that can be installed into my car and if no how can I take advantage of the hands free system preferably for Blackberry. (cradle ok) :cry:

thanks
Versace

stream
06-01-2005, 04:35 PM
Motorola makes a bluetooth car kit--check their website. Not sure if it will work in E60, but does in Porsches (which also have the MOST system).

versace
06-02-2005, 02:56 PM
Thank you for your reply.

so this kit hooks up to your buttons on the stearing wheele?
Which kit have you used in the Porsches ?

CapeBimmer
06-02-2005, 08:30 PM
I believe cars (with nav. ??) built after a date in April 2004, not sure exactly what date, have the proper TCU to support Bluetooth and can be upgraded to Bluetooth with a software patch.

I have a May 2004 545 with nav and had Bluetooth installed by my dealer. If you cannot get an answer from your dealer contact BMWNA.

dbansal
06-06-2005, 07:01 PM
I believe cars (with nav. ??) built after a date in April 2004, not sure exactly what date, have the proper TCU to support Bluetooth and can be upgraded to Bluetooth with a software patch.

I have a May 2004 545 with nav and had Bluetooth installed by my dealer. If you cannot get an answer from your dealer contact BMWNA.

that's pretty cool

kd2789mo
06-06-2005, 08:55 PM
I have a May 2004 545 with nav and had Bluetooth installed by my dealer.
Did your dealer install an aftermarket-type bluetooth system, in that, it does not interface with iDrive?

CapeBimmer
06-07-2005, 04:25 AM
The dealer installed the BMW software. The TCU was already installed in the car when it was pr0oduced.