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Old 07-25-2014, 02:23 PM
lahiru97 lahiru97 is offline
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Where to find parts?

Hello again

I am looking to retrofit some of the factory options to my 07 X3 si. Mainly i would like to add Bluetooth and navigation system. However these parts new are very expensive so i was wondering if there are websites or junkyards were i can buy used parts to save a few bucks. Or is any one has spare parts for sale. I love to tinker around with cars but as a 16 year old i have a tight budget.

I am in the southern California area if you know any junkyards.

Thanks for the help
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:07 AM
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I'd check out Ebay. I bought my Bluetooth there. I've also bought stuff from Bavarian Automotive and Real OEM.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:22 PM
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A 2007 3.0si without assist? Did you check the trunk for the TCU?
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:35 PM
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A 2007 3.0si without assist? Did you check the trunk for the TCU?

Yes my X3 does not have a TCU in the trunk. I have the buttons on the steering wheel for Assist and "R/T". I checked behind the driver side covering in the trunk. There are a lot of wires not connected and simply with covered connections so I am guessing it may only be prewired.


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Old 07-28-2014, 09:48 AM
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Get your build sheet here.

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

You need a ULF or TCu. Try to get on dated 2006+; IBUS TCU1 or TCU1.5. Don't get the MOST bus one, it won't work. Post the action link here if you are in any way unsure.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:18 PM
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If you get a ULF get a generation 13. You'll also need a retrofit pairing button from BimmerNav:

http://www.bimmernav.com/ulfchanges.html
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:44 PM
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You don't need a Gen 13 ULF. Gen 6+ is ample.
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Thanks for the replies but what is the difference between a ULF and TCP?


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ULF is a bluetooth module. TCU is the Assist module.

Both have BT and SES (voice control; awful).

TCU offers GPS emergency calling and doesn't have SES for the NAV.

So I'd save a few bucks and get a TCU.

EDIT: I noticed you are 16. A2DP is not an cannot be supported. the audio connection is mono.
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