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Old 06-28-2012, 07:04 AM
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Anyone know where to find the Bluetooth code for the 2005 M3?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:22 AM
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There should be a sticker on the BlueTooth box in the trunk.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:41 PM
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There should be a sticker on the BlueTooth box in the trunk.
Are you saying that a 2005 M3 was pre wired from the factory with Bluetooth?
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:54 PM
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If the Bluetooth is installed, there is a box in the trunk (left side in the rack that would also hole the CD player and nav unit).

IIRC 2003 and later were prewired for Bluetooth, you had to add the hardware.

It works in a 2002 (most of the wiring is there, but you have to add the microphone). But not perfectly.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:37 PM
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If the Bluetooth is installed, there is a box in the trunk (left side in the rack that would also hole the CD player and nav unit).

IIRC 2003 and later were prewired for Bluetooth, you had to add the hardware.

It works in a 2002 (most of the wiring is there, but you have to add the microphone). But not perfectly.
OK,I don't have Nav and the shark fin,so I'm not sure if the Bluetooth is installed.I bought this car new and never thought I had Bluetooth installed from the factory.I guess I'll have to go by my dealer and see if I can activate it.I'm pretty sure my car does not have it because in that left hand corner of the trunk all I have is the plastic on the floor of the trunk,unless it is behind the trunk liner in that left corner of the trunk.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:35 AM
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It is behind the trunk liner.

But the quick way to look is lift the arm rest and see if the BT pairing button is under there. It not, it is likely not there.
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It is behind the trunk liner.

But the quick way to look is lift the arm rest and see if the BT pairing button is under there. It not, it is likely not there.
OK thanks,I'll check it out tomorrow.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:25 PM
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I just looked and I don't have the pairing button.I guess there was an option that I didn't order,probably associated with having the shark fin which I didn't want.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:33 PM
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You may be right, that the Bluetooth came with the package that included that.

It can be added.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:43 PM
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My car is 05 that have blue tooth and it does not have that pair button Every time you start the car it automatic enter pairing mode for 30 seconds. Have your phone ready and search for it right after start the car
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:13 PM
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But he will still need the passcode. You should also have a button on the steering wheel that looks like a guy talking. I have a 2006 with Bluetooth and it has that button and a R/T button.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:56 PM
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All E46 M3's have those two buttons on the steering wheel,at least in Canada they did.What would the passcode be,if the other post is correct in not needing the pairing button?Do you have the pairing button?
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:39 AM
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My 2002 E46 M3 has that button on the steering wheel. And officially, BT is not supported on the 2002 models.

IIRC, the code is on the ULF module. Looking for the pairing button was easier than pulling apart the trunk to see if the ULF is there. But if the car automatically goes into pairing mode, use your phone to see if it sees the car. THEN, you can go look for the pass code on the ULF.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:27 PM
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The op did not mention if the car had navigation or not. For mine with nav the nav menu has a Telephone menu option on the main screen. I would thin this would show only if you had blue tooth. If so then I would do as suggested, enable bt on your phone, sit on the car and turn to position 2. You should see the car listed as available. If that works then go dig out the code. I has to do it on mine and its not that hard. Just remove the plastic fasteners carefully and you can get to it. There are several posts on google that show the exact location.

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:21 PM
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My 2002 E46 M3 has that button on the steering wheel. And officially, BT is not supported on the 2002 models.

IIRC, the code is on the ULF module. Looking for the pairing button was easier than pulling apart the trunk to see if the ULF is there. But if the car automatically goes into pairing mode, use your phone to see if it sees the car. THEN, you can go look for the pass code on the ULF.
I will check it out tomorrow and see if it goes into pairing mode.How good is the Bluetooth on the E46?If it is really basic, I will probably just continue using my blue ant which works great?
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:49 AM
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I put the BT system in my 2002, even though it is not supported.

It works, only wart is that I cannot adjust the volume of the system voice. But I can dial using voice, either from the phone list of by saying the numbers. Call quality is good.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:39 PM
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I tried searching for devices on my iPhone Bluetooth today and nothing came up,so it looks like I don't have the system.Was that a dealer installed BMW Bluetooth system that you installed in your car and is the volume loud enough?
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:20 AM
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It is the BMW system, that I installed myself.

And yes it is more than loud enough. Wish I could turn it down a bit. Not that bad, but a bit too loud. Later ULF units may not have these problems. I installed back in 03 or 04
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