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Old 01-06-2013, 06:46 PM
007beemerz4 007beemerz4 is offline
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2007 Z4 hands free will not work!

Hey guys, I just bought a 2007 BMW Z4 3.0i automatic. It has the r/t button and the hands free button on the steering wheel, it also has the microphone on the steering column. But when I press either one of the buttons nothing happens. I have tried many different patterns of hitting the buttons and different things with my phones blue tooth and I just can't get anything to happen. Please help!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:27 PM
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Have you paired your phone with the BMW bluetooth? It won't work until you do. Note that BMW uses different passkeys so old standbys like "0000" won't work. The passkey should be on a card that was tucked into your owner's manual. It is also printed on the bluetooth unit itself which is under the carpet in the trunk along the bulkhead between the passenger compartment. The dealer can retrieve the code for you via the computer, but may charge a fee - mine did it for free when I was there for other service.

To start the pairing, you hit the R/T button immediately after turning the ignition switch to the ON position.

Once you get it paired, I hate to say it but you are probably going to be disappointed with the voice quality - especially with the top down.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:55 PM
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I used your advice with hitting the r/t button right after starting and it finally turned it on and said "tel" but my phones bluetooth never found the car!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:56 PM
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If you google "bmw z4 bluetooth pairing" you will find step by step instructions and even some videos on going through the process.

Now, one big question: Does your Z4 have bluetooth installed?

After posting my first reply, I came home and dug up a 2007 Z4 brochure. It appeared that bluetooth was optional and was included if you got BMW Assist or the Premium Package. Does your vehicle have an SOS button under a clear plastic cover at the very rear of your console (that's BMW Assist)? If not, you may not have bluetooth and the whole discussion is moot.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:39 AM
Huz-Z Huz-Z is offline
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If your car has Bluetooth, the radio display should change to "searching...." when you press the R/T button.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:18 PM
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I just picked up a new Galaxy Note II this week. I set the Note's bluetooth to be visible to other devices and told it to scan. It saw the car and asked for the code to pair the device. Done.


It should be that simple.
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