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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:06 PM
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Add Bluetooth Streaming?

On other devices such as cell phones, I've seen an update add the ability to stream music through bluetooth. If I don't have the enhanced bluetooth package, is there something I can do to enable it or is it a hardware thing? Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:30 PM
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On other devices such as cell phones, I've seen an update add the ability to stream music through bluetooth. If I don't have the enhanced bluetooth package, is there something I can do to enable it or is it a hardware thing? Thanks.
Does your iDrive have Navigation? If so it is possible, and you are local it seems.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:40 PM
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I do have the tech package (nav), just no BMW assist which I believe comes with the enhanced Bluetooth and USB... Is it something I just upload as an update? Thanks.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:19 AM
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I do have the tech package (nav), just no BMW assist which I believe comes with the enhanced Bluetooth and USB... Is it something I just upload as an update? Thanks.
No, it could be possible via coding. Please PM your VIN for details.

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:59 AM
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Streaming bluetooth adapters are cheap from third parties, and easy to use, except that they are typically battery-driven and need to be recharged from time to time.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:16 AM
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Streaming bluetooth adapters are cheap from third parties, and easy to use, except that they are typically battery-driven and need to be recharged from time to time.
I got a Belkin Bluetooth car adapter from Amazon, it uses the lighter port, no batteries needed.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:19 AM
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If its plugged into the lighter for power, how does it plug into the car to give it streaming bluetooth? Doesn't it need to plug into the usb port? Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:38 AM
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If its plugged into the lighter for power, how does it plug into the car to give it streaming bluetooth? Doesn't it need to plug into the usb port? Thanks.
It would plug into the mini audio port in the center console. Personally it's a very inelegant solution to me. You should PM Technic your info so he can see what is possible in the way of a software unlock of the functionality which is already in your car (just not programmed for it at the factory).
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:38 AM
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If its plugged into the lighter for power, how does it plug into the car to give it streaming bluetooth? Doesn't it need to plug into the usb port? Thanks.
It connects to AUX
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:23 PM
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in response to technic. I have the technology package but without enhanced bluetooth or APPS. I live in CA however. Could this be done on my car?

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