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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-28-2005, 07:51 AM
aloyouis aloyouis is offline
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Blackberry 7520 and 2006 325i bluetooth HELP!!!!!

Hey all,

I have the BB 7520 and a new E90 325i. I can't for the life of me get this combo to work. The car sees the phone and the phone sees the car and they pair up but then nothing works. I am pulling what little hair I have left out.

Does anyone know how to make this work?

ANY help or ideas to try would be greatly appreciated.

JIM
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:59 PM
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Verizon PalmOne 650 and 2005 645ci

Paired a Treo 650 to the wife's 645 convertible without trouble. Handsfree and voice dial only. NO address book read. But it works well for what it is. Suspect BMW and Verizon will work out compatibility issues soon.

BTW, I also own a 2005 545i. I installed a charging cradle for the Motorola V710 and the phone pairs well. However, there appear to be compatibility issues between bluetooth and the dealer installed Sirius radio.

Good luck. Just pair your Treo 650 like the book in your owner's manual says. It is not hard.
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Old 05-30-2005, 02:34 AM
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Nextel i605 bluetooth info

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Originally Posted by wickups
Phone model: Blackberry 7520 (Nextel)
Car model: 2005 M3 conv
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS



You can also use Direct Connect with the 5720, the audio will route through car, but you need to still press the PTT button on the handset.

upcoming phone from Nextel i605, i use the phone but since it has not been released to the public i'll wait to post the details.
How does the Nextel i605 phone pair with bluetooth?
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:42 PM
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I just got a 2004 525i. I am still trying to figure out if I can have a bluetooth interface. The car came with a card that has a 'Bluetooth passkey' but when I scan for devices from my BB7100 phone I cant see anything. Does my car support this? and if so how do I set it up?

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Old 05-31-2005, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by aloyouis
Hey all,

I have the BB 7520 and a new E90 325i. I can't for the life of me get this combo to work. The car sees the phone and the phone sees the car and they pair up but then nothing works. I am pulling what little hair I have left out.

Does anyone know how to make this work?

ANY help or ideas to try would be greatly appreciated.

JIM
I have a BB7290 and and 05 Z4 and experienced the same problem. I upgraded my BB with new code from Blackberry and it solved the problem. It won't sink the phonelist with the car but it will allow phone calls to be made and received using the car audio / mic.
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:22 AM
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Hey guys,

We just got our E60 525d '05.
Our Nokia 6230 we bought this week works fine. ability to call , see the adress book/names).
The only thing that is a bit annoying is when you select a name you are only able call one number the first number of the contact
(ex. when you have home number and cell phone number stored of a contact you can only select the home number)
Does anyone know how to resolve this?
Also we'd like to know if there is an adapter available to put in the car?

Thx!
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:46 AM
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I have a BB7290 and and 05 Z4 and experienced the same problem. I upgraded my BB with new code from Blackberry and it solved the problem. It won't sink the phonelist with the car but it will allow phone calls to be made and received using the car audio / mic.

Yep! That did it. The phone now pairs and works. No phone book but thats fine. The voice recognition works great.

I do have two issues: when using the phone, i get an echo on my voice only. not the other person, just me. Also, once a call is connected, I can no longer adjust the volume on the handset. It goes to about 40% and is locked there. I have tried setting the phone to always use 100% but it reverts back to 40% when a call connects thru the car. I wonder if I could get the volume on the phone to be higher if I could avoid some of the echo by turning the volume down on the car???? I currently have the car volume way up during calls. The volume is ok there ( I can hear th caller fine) but it is way up.

Thansk for any help everyone. And thanks to Moon for getting me working at all.

JIM


PS- BMW says that the BB devices WILL NOT WORK AT ALL WITH BMW CARS. Hah! Funny.
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Old 06-05-2005, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by wickups
Phone model: Blackberry 7520 (Nextel)
Car model: 2005 M3 conv
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS



You can also use Direct Connect with the 5720, the audio will route through car, but you need to still press the PTT button on the handset.

upcoming phone from Nextel i605, i use the phone but since it has not been released to the public i'll wait to post the details.
I have a I605 in a '06 750I, I am having problems getting it to work, any update on this? BMW says to get another service from Verizon.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:42 AM
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Phone model: Nokia 6620
Car model: 530i
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

It works perfectly sending and receiving calls. The button on the steering wheel to dial home works fine too. I didnt even program that feature.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:30 AM
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Has anyone successfully gotten the SMS to work with their V551?
Everything else works with my phone except SMS.
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Old 06-10-2005, 10:45 AM
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Has anyone successfully gotten the SMS to work with their V551?
Everything else works with my phone except SMS.
According to the owner's manual, SMS is not supported by BMW's Bluetooth implementation; only the BMW Model CPT9000 phone will provide SMS.
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Old 06-10-2005, 01:05 PM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:00 PM
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Can anyone confirm that it is not possible te view all the phone numbers that are stored for a contact? (You are only able to view the first number? )

Because this is pretty annoying when you have your whole contactlist arranged with outlook
(Nokia 6230)
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:56 PM
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How does the Nextel i605 phone pair with bluetooth?

I have the Bluetooth interface with my Z4. The dealer showed me the list of compatible phones, and it only had like 5 or 6 models, mostly Motorolas, which I don't like.

I don't understand this because it seems that all Bluetooth should be compatible.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:58 PM
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Can anyone confirm that it is not possible te view all the phone numbers that are stored for a contact? (You are only able to view the first number? )

Because this is pretty annoying when you have your whole contactlist arranged with outlook
(Nokia 6230)
Actually, the number of phone numbers that can be listed for a contact may depend on the software you use to transfer Outlook phone numbers to the cell phone. I use Verizon's Mobile Office (Dumb move on my part), and it allows me to store office, home, cell, and fax for any or all contacts in my Outlook pst file. All numbers stored in my cell phone automatically transfer via Bluetooth to my e60 (a May 05 build 545i with NAV and Sirius radio, US version). I then have the option of dialing different numbers for a given contact, directly using voice commands or I-drive.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:32 PM
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I can't seem to pair my RAZR with my 2006 325i. I put the razr on find me and the nav says "please activate phone" and it jus sits there. It doesnt seem to find my razr, or maybe i'm doing it wrong and someone can tell me the right way to pair it.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:57 PM
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I can't seem to pair my RAZR with my 2006 325i. I put the razr on find me and the nav says "please activate phone" and it jus sits there. It doesnt seem to find my razr, or maybe i'm doing it wrong and someone can tell me the right way to pair it.
Actually your RAZR is supposed to find the car. See instructions on X5world.com and on the RAZR you follow these steps
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:14 PM
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Treo 650

I test drove and ordered a 530xi and the Palm Treo 650 worked with the bluetooth in the 2006 in about 30 seconds of setup.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:42 PM
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Would a Siemens smartphone work?

I would ike to get a SX66, but not sure if it is compatible.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:00 PM
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Good Lord! (He says with a humorous influxion)

Does no one search the forums to have these questions answered?

I probably have 10 threads here about BT compatibility - one only needs to do a search. I think I (along with about 100 others) have answered every possible question related to phones, pairing, hands-free, cradles (& instalation), service providers and weather diet coke tastes better.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of the "up tight" users who is annoyed by the post. I'm just trying to suggest ways to find the answers needed QUICKLY.

And, just to clarify;

While a small group of non-BMW listed phones may work in partial to 100% compatibility, the safest bet is to use a BMW 'recommended' phone. I use the Sony Ericcson T637 (not on the list but "T" models are) and it works FLAWLESSLY. Also use Treo 650 and it too integrates FLAWLESSLY with iDrive. Note: also use the BMW handset/cradle for T637 - a PERFECT match which allows me to keep the phone docked in car all the time.

If ANYONE would like info on BT compatibility please feel free to email me direct; allroadguy@sbcglobal.net

Cheers for now!
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:35 PM
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Motorola rzr v3 works great

After trying a couple of phones which were not on the compatible phone list, and working partially I finally got a razr v3 and it works great so far. It took a couple of days for my contacts to sync with the car. I also tried an audiovox smt 5600 smartphone but had no luck, it only worked sporadically and the contacts never migrated through to the car. If anyone has had any luck with this phone, please post your experience b/c this phone is awesome but I cannot get it to work.
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:49 PM
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I can't seem to pair my RAZR with my 2006 325i. I put the razr on find me and the nav says "please activate phone" and it jus sits there. It doesnt seem to find my razr, or maybe i'm doing it wrong and someone can tell me the right way to pair it.
I got mine to work w/in 15minutes, I did have to try a couple of times but after a couple of days the contacts migrated to the car. At some point you have to put in a number on the car idrive and the phone will ask you for that number.
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:45 PM
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Exclamation Blackberry 7100

I have a 2005 5 Series and my Blackbery 7100 works for receiving calls though it does hang up on the current caller when another call comes in. The phone book does not work. I am just glad to get it partially working, it did not work when I received my car. I was told by BMW "lack of support" that it was my phone, it turned out that the receiver in the car was broken.

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Old 06-30-2005, 08:04 PM
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I have a 2005 5 Series and my Blackbery 7100 works for receiving calls though it does hang up on the current caller when another call comes in. The phone book does not work. I am just glad to get it partially working, it did not work when I received my car. I was told by BMW "lack of support" that it was my phone, it turned out that the receiver in the car was broken.

Chuckcan

Please update both the "desktop" software and the 7100's firmware to the highest levels on blackberry support site. I have heard from others that it will solve most issues (such as hanging up on prior calls). This update made the phone 96% for me (2006 E90/BB7520). The phone book will still not transfer but everything else should work fine.

My BMW service manager emailed me to tell me that RIM and BMW are know working on making the latest BB's "approved" at which point they should be 100%.
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:32 AM
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Please update both the "desktop" software and the 7100's firmware to the highest levels on blackberry support site. I have heard from others that it will solve most issues (such as hanging up on prior calls). This update made the phone 96% for me (2006 E90/BB7520). The phone book will still not transfer but everything else should work fine.

My BMW service manager emailed me to tell me that RIM and BMW are know working on making the latest BB's "approved" at which point they should be 100%.
I just updated my phone the other day and was hoping that this would solve some of my problems. I will let you know how it turns out when I get my car back from the shop. I got caught in a hail storm a few weeks ago.

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