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Old 11-20-2012, 09:11 AM
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There's lots of information in the BMW forums (and the internet in general) about Bluetooth pairing of smartphones to BMW models. And many have lists of which models have what and what model year allows for specific pairing. You're almost there...just a few more google searches etc and creative search words and you should be able to find out if your model year has this capability without having to purchase other components to allow it to happen.

I just purchased an 06 X5 a week ago and got my Samsung Galaxy SGII to pair with it. The pass key code was on a card in the phone owners manual. If you don't have your pass key code...there are videos on YouTube as well as step by step instructions all over the internet that shows how to find the pass key code which can be found on a label on the component in the cargo area that allows bluetooth connection.

I'm not a big phone fan...especially of talking on the phone while driving (hands free or not)...but only sought out the info out of curiousity. From the brief info that I can may be on the wrong side of the cusp that has BT pairing already installed. I think it came standard sometime around the 04 model year. But don't give up hope...a previous owner may have installed the correct component.

It could have been something as simple as you didn't follow the instructions to the "T". I think the ignition has to be in position 1 or 2 (engine not running) and your phone needs to have BT turned on for searching...and this has to be done within 30 seconds of turning the ignition to correct postion etc. As you can see from my really need to find the write-ups for how it's done...and again, there is more than enough info out there right at your finger tips. Sorry I can't be more helpful...but again, I'm nor really into talking on the phone inside my car. I find it my last place of solitude...unencumbered with the onslaught of being contacted at every available moment of my life. If a call is that important, they can leave a message which I can return safely when I'm not driving...or they can call me back.

Good should be easy to find the info you're looking for. Try google, the search feature here, and Youtube.

Edit: for example, I just did a google search (typed "bmw phone manual pdf") and got this link for a BMW Bluetooth manual (6/2003) that was like the 3rd or 4th result on the list:
Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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