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Old 06-07-2016, 09:00 PM
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2006 X3 M Package. Bluetooth and Backup Camera (- NAV - SAT Radio - No Assist)

Good day everyone,
Im new to the forum and happy to be a part of the family. I just purchased 2006 X3, I would like to get some idea what do I need to purchase (BMW of aftermarket) to setup bluetooth and backup camera. Ive read bulletin, however it sems like most of the parts are no longer available. Is it possible to set up bluetooth for android ( Galaxy s5). Also can any one suggest if I should replace low/high beams for LED. I dont have angel eyes or xenon.
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I keep reading this forum, however not everything is crystal clear. If I buy TCU and microphone for overhead console, do I still need to buy bluetooth antenna? How does a phone integrates into on board computer? Address book? Caller name? Cant you stream music? Are any of this features available? Thanks
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:48 PM
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A US model should have bluetooth already. Go and look for the TCU before ordering a load of parts you might not need.

You can get your build sheet here. http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/
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All I get is the redirection. I checked overhead consol, I don't have mic or assist, also in the trunk I only have dvd/nav and SAT radio no other modules
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:24 PM
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So start with he cheapest step first. Find the 54 pin connector, antenna connectors for the BT module.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:33 AM
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Here is all of the connectors that I have
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2006 X3 M Package. Bluetooth and Backup Camera (- NAV - SAT Radio - No Assist)

Bluetooth was standard in 06 if you had the premium package. Run your VIN thru a decoder and you will see all your features and options. Also, there was no M package for the X3 in 06. Do you have sport seats? If so you have the Sport package.

There was no streaming Bluetooth with the factory option either. It's strictly for telephone connection and handsfree talking. I'd recommend going aftermarket. Check Crutchfield for options.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:08 AM
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Correct, I do have sport seats. So all the "M" emblems on the steering wheel, door stills and rims is just for show ?
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On the Bluetooth : if I decide to proceed with original, does it make any difference buying used TCU from 04 donor or let's say 09 were there any FW upgrades any features added.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:11 AM
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Can anyone suggest backup camera solution, keeping stock audio system. I think I saw somewhere, that you can hook up back camera through dvd/navigation unit. Can't find the link though. Any assistance here? Thanks in advance
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Yes just for show. As for the TCU. I *think* the system bus may have changed after 07 but I'm not positive nor can I remember why I think that. Just remember the electronics of the first X3 were borrowed from the late 90s 3series so they are not very modern. You can check Realoem.com for part numbers to check.
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On the Bluetooth : if I decide to proceed with original, does it make any difference buying used TCU from 04 donor or let's say 09 were there any FW upgrades any features added.
Yes there where HW and FW updates. you want one from about 2006 onwards. After that there is no difference I have detected in the performance, although there are some sporadic reports of the latest Samsung phones with BT4.0 not working with very old BT cars. They might get fixed after a phone FW update.

The TCU you want is iBus. It does NOT have the optical fiber ports from the MOST bus on it.


With MOST bus. NOT COMPATIBLE







With iBus. BMW E83 COMPATIBLE

My 2008 E83 has a TCU1.5 iBus.
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On the Bluetooth : if I decide to proceed with original, does it make any difference buying used TCU from 04 donor or let's say 09 were there any FW upgrades any features added.
Yes there where HW and FW updates. you want one from about 2006 onwards. After that there is no difference I have detected in the performance, although there are some sporadic reports of the latest Samsung phones with BT4.0 not working with very old BT cars. They might get fixed after a phone FW update.

The TCU you want is iBus. It does NOT have the optical fiber ports from the MOST bus on it.



With MOST bus. NOT COMPATIBLE with BMW E83





With iBus. BMW E83 COMPATIBLE

My 2008 E83 has a TCU1.5 iBus dated sometime in 2006 or 2007 I think.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:16 PM
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Thanks to everyone, I just found this on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIX-BMW-E66-...VW4R~d&vxp=mtr however the 54 connector has a weird shape, mine is just plain rectangular shape connector. Will this item work? Do i need program my onboard computer if install it?
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:17 PM
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No it won't work. E65/E66 is MOST bus.

E46, E83, E85, E53, E39, E38 are the iBus cars.
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:20 PM
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Thanks, for that valuable information. I've noticed that some of the units have PK and BT codes and some don't. Those that don't do they need a pairing button?
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:06 AM
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You always need the PIN code for the iBus cars.

If I had to guess the MOST bus cars can probably display it on the iDrive screen so they don't need it on the sticker.
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