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Old 06-23-2009, 05:41 AM
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How to Reset Bluetooth?

I recently upgrade my iphone 3G to iPhone3GS. When I try to pair it with my 09 X3. my iPhone doesn't see the BMW Bluetooth. I saw it once before but entered a wrong pin and since then the iPhone doesn't seem to find BMW bluetooth. I was thinking this might get resolved by doing some sort of reset on the BMW bluetooth module. Would appreciate your help.

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:56 AM
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I got mine to work by the following:

1. Key on
2. RT button on steering wheel depressed - looking for devices on radio display
3. Turn on Iphone 3GS
4. Key in BT code into phone
5. Voila! Done!
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:17 AM
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There is a way to delete all the paired phones from the BT system, I think it is in the phone manual. Let me check and I let you know.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:15 AM
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Ok. The manual says that up to four phones can be paired at the same time, maybe you've reached the limit if more phones have been paired in the past and not deleted; therefore not taking a new phone. Try this to delete ALL devices:

1-Press and hold the button with the "speaking face"on the steering wheel, then after about three seconds, turn the ignition key to position 1 and release the button after aproximately 3 seconds. "BLUETOOTH PAIRING" appears on the display or monitor.

2-Press the button again for approx. 10 seconds until you hear a triple accoustic signal.
"PAIRED DEVICES DELETED" appears on the display or monitor.

3-To conclude the deleting process, turn the ignition key to position 0.

All the phones that were originally paired are now deleted.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:54 AM
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Thanks for the detailed instructions... I will try it.

I have a follow up question ..what happens if you pair 2 phones and they are all in the car, which one does the Bluetooth pick up? I remember in past I paired my wife's iPhone and then I was having an issue that the Bluetooth was pairing with her phone rather than mine when both the phones were in the car. I was under the impression that it would pick mine as that phone get's used more in the car.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:20 AM
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Thanks for the detailed instructions... I will try it.

I have a follow up question ..what happens if you pair 2 phones and they are all in the car, which one does the Bluetooth pick up? I remember in past I paired my wife's iPhone and then I was having an issue that the Bluetooth was pairing with her phone rather than mine when both the phones were in the car. I was under the impression that it would pick mine as that phone get's used more in the car.
You bet.
Not sure what's the logic on that. I would assume that it will pick up the last used phone, but also could be the one that was paired first.
What i do when more than one paired phone is in the car, we turn BT off on the phone we don't want to use.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for the detailed instructions... I will try it.

I have a follow up question ..what happens if you pair 2 phones and they are all in the car, which one does the Bluetooth pick up? I remember in past I paired my wife's iPhone and then I was having an issue that the Bluetooth was pairing with her phone rather than mine when both the phones were in the car. I was under the impression that it would pick mine as that phone get's used more in the car.
I believe it is order of entry. It searches based on that order. My wife's does the same thing. In my case, I paired mine first, then hers. I did the same on both cars and hers always comes up first.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:59 AM
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I was told it depends on which phone is used most often and that would make sense to me.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:54 PM
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My 535xi has a does not have a key. if I put the fob into the ignition slot the car will power up but not turn over. Is this the same as position one?
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:51 PM
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How to Reset Bluetooth? it's doesn't show in screen ***1567;
my car is X3 2005 3.0
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:47 PM
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Ok. The manual says that up to four phones can be paired at the same time, maybe you've reached the limit if more phones have been paired in the past and not deleted; therefore not taking a new phone. Try this to delete ALL devices:

1-Press and hold the button with the "speaking face"on the steering wheel, then after about three seconds, turn the ignition key to position 1 and release the button after aproximately 3 seconds. "BLUETOOTH PAIRING" appears on the display or monitor.

2-Press the button again for approx. 10 seconds until you hear a triple accoustic signal.
"PAIRED DEVICES DELETED" appears on the display or monitor.

3-To conclude the deleting process, turn the ignition key to position 0.

All the phones that were originally paired are now deleted.
I tried this process on my 2007 X3 without Nav, and it didn't work. It's the same process documented in my X3's Telephone addendum to the owner's manual. I did manage to pair a new phone without deleting the old ones, but the radio display never changed to the "BLUETOOTH PAIRING" mode. BMW's instructions truly suck!

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:37 PM
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Worked for me. Thx
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:41 PM
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I have a 2004 X3.. my steering wheel has the RT button and the voice command button but none seem to work.. A friend told me that it could be possible that the steering wheel has these buttons but that the modules did not come with the car?? is this possible? how can i find out if i do have the modules... any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:58 PM
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Your friend is right, but more importantly your description says you have an 04. Unless its a very late build month Bluetooth wasn't included in the 04.

You can check this easily by opening your trunk, looking to the left side and removing the cover (push lever on left side). If you have a BT module it will be silver and on the wheel well with a BT logo and a pairing code.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:23 AM
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BlueTooth on X3

Thank you for the help X3Brian... It looks like I dont have the module I followed your instructions and looked in the trunk and it looks like I dont have it.. here is a picture of what I have.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:35 PM
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I have a problem. Neither the bt (face) button or the r/t button will activate the Bluetooth in the car. Any solutions.
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How to Reset Bluetooth?

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:37 AM
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How to Reset Bluetooth?

You may have reached your 4 phone pairing limit with the mistaken code. I would you delete all your pairings and then try pairing your new phone again. Take a look at x3-terrestrial comments attached to this post. Let me know how it goes.


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Old 05-20-2013, 08:17 AM
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I thought that too. However neither of the steering wheel buttons will activate the blurletooth. And I found a loose cable in the trunk. But don't know what it goes too
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:03 PM
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It is a 2006 Z4. No Nav system. The Bluetooth worked when I first bought the car about 6 weeks ago
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:18 PM
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Following the advice from this thread I was able to pair my new iPhone 5s with my 2005 X5 (no nav). I just kept holding down the RT button until the iPhone saw the X5, entered the passkey, and finally connected. Thanks X3-terrestrial and madurodave!
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