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Old 02-28-2013, 09:40 AM
BMWing BMWing is offline
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Sync / Pair Iphone4 to 2008 X5?

Does not want to sync after numerous tries.....go to dealer for firmware upgrade or ?
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:43 AM
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It could be the cord if your using one of those cheaper ones. I had a black aftermarket one, and it didn't work and made my phone run hot when I plugged it in.

I'm new to the X5 myself, so I don't know for sure.

Hope you find the answer
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:02 AM
NoI4plz NoI4plz is offline
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Originally Posted by BMWing View Post
Does not want to sync after numerous tries.....go to dealer for firmware upgrade or ?

Lets see, you want to sync or pair your iphone 4 to your 2008 X5.

If you only want to pair the phone via bluetooth (no audio streaming just phone) and its not working. I would do a couple things before heading to the stealership.

1) Can you affirm that its isolated to the Iphone. Can you sync bluetooth via any other phone via b/t.

If you can, then I would take it as a iphone issue rather than the vehicle. Bare in mind that the iphone 4 came out much after the X5 soo they might have issues with the bluetooth module on the X communicating with the iphone 4.

If you only want to use the iphone as an ipod, then you want to see how the connection is from your iphone 4 to the idrive system.

1) Since you are driving an 08, I believe you need a Y-cable. However again you can confirm what you need if you search the fest, there is an awesome sticky by a fellow member describing what you need.

Hope that helps!
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