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Old 04-26-2013, 05:49 PM
donatiphse donatiphse is offline
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Originally Posted by K Dub View Post
Help! I was so excited to drive my new-to-me 2006 X5 home last night. I had read up on Bluetooth pairing before I bought the vehicle and I knew it had the phone capability. I am so bummed today that is isn't working. I have been reading on line all day and trying different things, but cannot get it to work. The vehicle is equiped with the phone system. When you press the phone button a voice even asks you for a command and it does respond when you try to add numbers vocally but then says "cannot complete". When I try to pair my cell phone (I do have the PassKey Code on the white card), the bluetooth in my phone even finds the BMW Bluetooth, recognizes it and asks for the code. After entering the code, it won't pair. It is possible that the vehicle's phone needs to be activated somehow? What can I try?

I just brought home a 2006 X5 today. I actually found the bluetooth manual and was surprised as i did not realize i even had this option. With the X5 running I did a search on my iphone and immediately saw BMWXXXX in the list. Selected it. Phone requested 4 digit PIN. Used the pairing number on the white card on an iphone 5 and it immediately paired with the engine running. I only tested initiating a call from the iphone and also dialing digits on the radio display. It attempted to load my phone book but since i have about 1000 numbers its pretty much useless to try to find a number.

Last edited by donatiphse; 04-26-2013 at 06:05 PM.
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