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Old 12-31-2012, 05:01 AM
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Question Bluetooth Problems

Hi, just joined the Forum and am hoping to get some good feedback on my Bluetooth problems. My X5 is a 2005 E53 car with factory fitted telephone handsfree, Its worked great with my old "steam engine" Nokia giving me full functionality. However this Christmas I was bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 and am having difficulty getting it to work on the car. I can get it to "pair" with my S2 but when I try to access it from the car I just get "PLEASE WAIT!.
Any help would be appreciated otherwise its back to the "steam engine".

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:27 PM
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I have the same phone and as far as I can get is Bluetooth pairing...but the phone book never completes loading. I resorted to adding the most common numbers thru voice commands (the talking head button on the steering wheel). But for "pairing" purposes...MAKE SURE that you have BLUETOOTH on your Samsung GS2 turned on (see step 3)..if not, your SGII & X5 won't be able to communicate:

Do you have voice command option? If so, once you get your Samsung GS2 paired (using the pass key code) make sure your phone's Bluetooth is turned on and all incoming calls can be answered thru voice command, and so can any outgoing calls. Just press the talking head button on the steering wheel and say "call name" or "call number"... And the car will call the number with a few more voice commands.

I would post more info, but the server is down where that info is stored.

EDIT: server is back up...see how to make voice calls & save names from the voice command manual. Again, once your SGII is paired, as long as you have Bluetooth initiated on your phone, as soon as you start the X5 they can communicate...even if the phone book never uploads.

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
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