No offense Joegoesfishing but are you serious? You're bluetooth in your 09 X5 works fine? I have two phones, one a Blackberry Curve and the other an iPhone, both approved phones and on the list. BMW's bluetooth integration with both of them is terrible. Here's what I've experienced:
Suppose I'm on a phone call on my blackberry in my house. It's my wife ranting about one of her friends and she's going on and on and I'm late for my poker game. So I think to myself I'll keep the call going and just get in my brand new 2009 70+k BMW X5 4.8 and continue the call through the integrated bluetooth. NOT SO FAST!! It turns out that BMW is aware that there's an issue when trying to transfer a call from the headset to the car automatically. An "Issue"? It's more than an issue. The fricken thing doesn't work, PERIOD!!! When I start the car it takes a long time for the on-board computer to start-up and then recognize my phone's bluetooth capability (yes, it's paired correctly) however the phone thinks the car has taken it and drops my ability to continue my conversation via the phone. So, what am I left with? I'm left with not being able to hear/talk via my handheld phone or hear/talk via the car's integrated bluetooth for almost 45 secs. In that amount of time the caller has hung-up thinking I had hung up and I then have to call back.
Here's the good part. Now I'm driving, so if I try and call back from my car sometimes it will work okay and sometimes it still won't think the pairing was done correctly and ask me to pair my phone. If I were to try it from my phone the call goes through okay, but not on my phone. It goes through on my car and I can't talk because the pairing is messed up.
Suffice it to say BMW's got a mess on their hands with this. No one at BMW is giving me any real solutions. All I'm hearing is that they are "aware" of the issue. Great, that and about $3.50 get's me a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
If anyone's got any suggestions on how I should handle this I'm all ears.