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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:22 AM
TodvilleRd TodvilleRd is offline
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2011 135iC bluetooth microphone

Hi all - I have a 2011 135i convertible and the bluetooth microphone has never worked well. I can hear the other end crystal clear through the speakers but people tell me I sound like I'm in a tunnel and the sound is muffled. Dealer blamed my blackberry, so I sucked it up for a year. Now I have a new Droid 4 and have the same issue. Brought it to a different dealer, and they replaced the microphone but told me that the issue is in the design on the 135 conv and there isn't anything they can do. My brother-in-law has a convertible Toyota (!!) and my sister says his phone calls are flawless but she can't hear me. I find many complaints on various models but I don't see a solution. What do I do next? Try yet another dealership? Is the problem inherent in the design or is there an issue with my car?
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:20 PM
kfloren kfloren is offline
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I also have a 2011 135 convertible but everyone has told me they can hear me very clearly. I have an iPhone 4.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:16 PM
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Thanks for the reply -- I'll borrow one and try it out to see if that changes anything. I'll be surprised if it does.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:07 AM
fahrhaus fahrhaus is offline
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The BMW bluetooth system seems to not have sufficient noise cancellation technology for a convertible. The system in my M Roadster elicits similar disdain from those on the other end of a phone call. By contrast, the system in my 128i works beautifully even with the windows down.

I'd suggest giving Halston at Bavarian Soundwerks a call for some advice on the retrofit microphone possibilities.
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