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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 11-09-2009, 09:07 AM
jiholl jiholl is offline
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Hi..I have 2008 BMW 535XI with Navigation. The Droid worked PERFECTLY...easy pairing, syncing, phonebook transfer, caller ID, swaping between active and incoming call, volume, etc..all perfect actually
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:55 PM
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Can anyone confirm that a Treo 750 (WM6) does or does not fully work in a MY10 E60? Search turns up conflicting answers, and none for MY09 or 10. Thanks.

As best I can tell the Treo 750 will make and receive calls perfectly, but the address book will not sync with the car.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:41 PM
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The LG Xenon (GR500) from ATT works perfectly with my '08 535i. This is the first phone that I've had that has transferred the address book.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:15 PM
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Verizon BB TOUR (9630) problems with 535i

I am having the same problems that a couple of others have been having with the BB TOUR (Verizon). I also have a BB 8330 that works perfectly fine. I looked at the software installed on both and the 8330 appears to have version 4.3.x.x and the Tour has 4.7.x.x.

It is very annoying - almost unusable as the car will recognize the TOUR but upon pairing, assumes tha the TOUR is on and won't allow the radio/Sat/iPOD to work - it shuts down the speakers.... If I make a quick call then hang up, the radio et al comes back.

When I make a call and subsequently hang up, the display in the 535i shows that the phone is still on a call. I do get my entire address book in the display on the 535i, but it seems that connect and disconnect signals through Bluetooth aren't going across properly?

Anyone have any thoughts? I just got the Tour and love the phone, but the 8330 (World) isn't that far behind it in terms of features and quality - and it works on the 535i....

Are there different versions of Bluetooth that could cause this problem?

Thanks
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:25 PM
AntDX316 AntDX316 is offline
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those of u who own a BMW can afford an iphone 3GS and if ur on Verizon a Blackberry Storm 2 and if ur on T Mobile a MyTouch 3G

im pretty sure all those phones sync address books and interrupt the radio when ur listening to music and u get a phone call

my iphone 3GS syncs perfectly when im playing music on the phone with an FM transmitter and a phone call comes the music pauses.. i think.. and on the iDrive screen it says call from ... accept or reject

make life easy and upgrade ur phone
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:00 AM
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those of u who own a BMW can afford an iphone 3GS and if ur on Verizon a Blackberry Storm 2 and if ur on T Mobile a MyTouch 3G

im pretty sure all those phones sync address books and interrupt the radio when ur listening to music and u get a phone call

my iphone 3GS syncs perfectly when im playing music on the phone with an FM transmitter and a phone call comes the music pauses.. i think.. and on the iDrive screen it says call from ... accept or reject

make life easy and upgrade ur phone
It's not a matter of what one can afford, it's personal preference. I carry my phone in my pocket and seldom, if ever, need all the features on the iphone. I prefer a phone that is more compact and lighter than the bulky do-it-all super phones. I have little need for email and web access when I am away from my home or business computer. Other than an occasional text message, my phone is used strictly for making phone calls.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:25 PM
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The Blackberry Bold 9700 (Onyx) works like a champ with my 528xi.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:47 PM
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The Blackberry Bold 9700 (Onyx) works like a champ with my 528xi.
I've a 2008 528i and have had the droid for two days now.

It worked fine like a charm on the first day. I used the Voice navigation on Droid today for the first time and then got in to a problem with some software crash. Now Bluetooth won't work. I've restarted the phone, re - paired it, nothing helps. It pairs up for a minute and then I get an error message on the phone and the icons displaying phone signal disappear from the iDrive display.

Has anyone else had similar problem with their 2008 528i ?
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:27 PM
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I've a 2008 528i and have had the droid for two days now.

It worked fine like a charm on the first day. I used the Voice navigation on Droid today for the first time and then got in to a problem with some software crash. Now Bluetooth won't work. I've restarted the phone, re - paired it, nothing helps. It pairs up for a minute and then I get an error message on the phone and the icons displaying phone signal disappear from the iDrive display.

Has anyone else had similar problem with their 2008 528i ?
Anyone anyone ??
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:38 PM
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:17 PM
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Will Samsung Mythic work with BMW and download phone book etc. Any info would be appreciated
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:29 PM
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I've just tried connecting my new Droid to my car via bluetooth and have encountered a problem. The phone paired ok and the phonebook sync'd fine. The problem is that I don't get any sound when making a call. The call connects and people can hear me talking but I can't hear anything unless I use the phone. I previously had my Razor connected and it worked like a champ. Previous owner of the car had a iPhone connected with no problems. If I connect with the razor, it works correctly. Any ideas?

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:39 PM
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Blackberry Tour works

I have had 3 different Blackberry phones in last 3 years: 2 on AT&T and now Tour on Verizon. Each has connected easily via Bluetooth to 2006 530 xi and 2009 M3. I really only want to use the handsfree app so I can't say if all the various address books, etc work along with the voice recognition. After reading this thread, I may have to get more interested in that!
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:32 AM
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My Verizon Curve inexplicably began downloading a part of my address book to the car. I have 2010 535i XDrive. For the first month, the Bluetooth handsfree function worked flawlessly, but none of my contacts transferred.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:36 AM
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Just tried my new ATT Blackberry 9700 with my 07 750i. It will connect, but very slowly, and you cant use the cars keypad or the address book. What a bummer. Anyone have a workaround? Is there some way to pair the blackberry and NOT download the phonebook?
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:26 PM
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Anyone know if the LG Envy Touch works well? (Does phonebook load?) Or the Chocolate Touch. Time for new phone and these are in consideration.

Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:04 AM
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Phone model: Nokia E50
Car model: 2004 545i
[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
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The phone is on Vodacom (subsidiary of Vodafone) network.
My phone is being used by my wife (she dropped and broke hers, being a nice husband that I am, I volunteered mine.....there is plan here I want to upgrade, this make my case easier.)
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:17 AM
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Every phone wshich has bluetooth works fine
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:10 AM
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Samsung Mythic pairing

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Will Samsung Mythic work with BMW and download phone book etc. Any info would be appreciated

Did you ever get this to work? I am having the same problem.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:12 AM
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Did you ever get this to work? I am having the same problem. The BMW website doesn't show this as a compatible phone, but I don't know how updated the list is
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:54 AM
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Hi, I'm new here and hoping this is a good place to post this.

I just picked up an 07 525 with idrive and I have an iphone 3Gs and my husband has my old iphone 3G. Both phones will connect, pull up contacts, caller ID etc... but my phone (the 3Gs) will not reconnect once I've exited the car. It remains paired, but requires me to re-pair it, creating additional listings for it in the bluetooth menu, every time I want to reconnect.

My husbands phone however works just fine. In fact, if we pull into the driveway at the same time and are on the phone with each other, his phone will just automatically connect to the bmw. This is so not fair! It's my car! Anyone have an idea why this is happening or what I can do to fix it?
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:46 AM
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AT&T Tilt 2 and the 2007 BMW 328i

Hi everyone. Thinking about purchasing a new phone and want to make sure it's compatible with the bluetooth in my car. Has anyone tried syncing the AT&T Tilt 2 with bluetooth in a 2007 BMW 328i?
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:49 PM
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Droid with a cradle?

I have a Moto E815 now, with the built-in cradle. Works great and it's always charged.

I'm switching to a Droid in the next few days, and I'm wondering (1) if there is any chance the Droid will use the same cradle, and (2) (knowing #1 is prolly no) what do I do with the cradle? Is there any way to get it charged from the cradle? Or is the cradle just dead plastic now?

Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:27 AM
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I've just tried connecting my new Droid to my car via bluetooth and have encountered a problem. The phone paired ok and the phonebook sync'd fine. The problem is that I don't get any sound when making a call. The call connects and people can hear me talking but I can't hear anything unless I use the phone. I previously had my Razor connected and it worked like a champ. Previous owner of the car had a iPhone connected with no problems. If I connect with the razor, it works correctly. Any ideas?

Doug
I also have a Droid and experienced that problem once. I turned the phone off, then turned it back on and the issue went away.

There was an OTA update pushed in early DEC that should have fixed that problem.

Other than that, the Droid works perfectly.

ONE OTHER THING. somehow the Droid was able to capture all of the data for my Facebook contacts in my phonebook. Some contacts only had their email addresses displayed on FB, yet the droid was able to locate their home and cell phone numbers as well. WEIRD.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:21 PM
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[X] ability to make/receive calls
[X] phone book automatically synches to car
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS (didn't try)

Both Sony Ericsson phones pair with the car effortlessly. The phone book syncs to car instantly as soon as I initiate the communication from the idrive.
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