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Old 03-11-2013, 10:17 AM
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another bluetooth question (2011)

So I bought a used 2011 328i base model. I have the phone button on the steering wheel but it doesn't do anything when I press it. I do not have bMW Assist either. My question is, how do i find out if it is prewired for bluetooth? It's looking like it is not but I want to confirm. In my trunk I have a box but nothing is labeled. It resembles an amplifier but I have no idea what it is.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:12 AM
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Your owner's manual has the info on this, including the process to sync your phone with the car. Yours is slightly different than my 2009, but the info is in there.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:24 AM
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Try looking at your VIN: http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:00 PM
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The VIN Decoder yielded these results:

Prod.date 2010-10-27

HiFi speaker system
Preparation BMW satellite radio
Area-Code 1 for DVD
USB/audio interface Code
Control, Combox
Telematics access request,country-spec.
Control unit COP
Multifunction f steering wheel
US BMW US Radio
Radio BMW Professional
Radio frequency 315 MHz
Control of number-plate attachment


Does this mean I will be able to get factory bluetooth installed? I called the dealer but they said they would need to see the car.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:08 PM
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The VIN Decoder yielded these results:

Prod.date 2010-10-27

HiFi speaker system
Preparation BMW satellite radio
Area-Code 1 for DVD
USB/audio interface Code
Control, Combox
Telematics access request,country-spec.
Control unit COP
Multifunction f steering wheel
US BMW US Radio
Radio BMW Professional
Radio frequency 315 MHz
Control of number-plate attachment


Does this mean I will be able to get factory bluetooth installed? I called the dealer but they said they would need to see the car.

Thanks for the link.
Use bmwvin.com and post the codes (the SA### number) for the Combox and the USB/audio interface, please.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:37 PM
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Control for Combox: S6VCA
USB/Audio Interface: S6FLA

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:50 PM
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If you don't have the factory capability, BlueAnt makes some really handy hands-free visor mount devices like the S1 you can buy in the $40 range. Much more cost-effective than having a BMW tweaked. I have used them for years.

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:39 AM
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If you don't have the factory capability, BlueAnt makes some really handy hands-free visor mount devices like the S1 you can buy in the $40 range. Much more cost-effective than having a BMW tweaked. I have used them for years.

Yeah if factory BT is not an option I'll probably go with BluAnt or the Parrot Neo. I think simplicity is key if you cant have full integration.

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I also have a 2011 e90 without Blutooth. Anyone installed one of these kits? I cant find a lot of info out there on them.

http://www.bavauto.com/Assets/inst_pages/ins413.pdf
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Control for Combox: S6VCA
USB/Audio Interface: S6FLA

Thanks,
Your Combox can be coded for Bluetooth. You will need additional OEM hardware (Mic, BT antenna) to make it work once coded, though.

Contact forum vendor BimmerTech for details and pricing.
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I also have a 2011 e90 without Blutooth. Anyone installed one of these kits? I cant find a lot of info out there on them.

http://www.bavauto.com/Assets/inst_pages/ins413.pdf
E90 are not listed as compatible with those kits.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:32 AM
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Your Combox can be coded for Bluetooth. You will need additional OEM hardware (Mic, BT antenna) to make it work once coded, though.

Contact forum vendor BimmerTech for details and pricing.
Thanks Technic! I just got back from the dealership and they told me I couldn't....I had a feeling they didn't know much though. I will contact BimmerTEch for specifics.

Really appreciate you taking the time in helping me out.

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Old 03-12-2013, 01:39 PM
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Well I contacted BimmerTech but they told me that since they don't have an installer in my area they won't be able to help me. I guess this is something that they cannot do remotely. I'm in Virginia by the way.....oh well
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E90 are not listed as compatible with those kits.
Yeah, my bad. Saw it in the BavAuto flyer a few weeks ago and got excited, but havent had a time to look into it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:37 AM
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Are there any other Forum Vendors who can do the coding? I'm in Washington DC and unfortunately BimmerTEch doesn't have any dealers in my area. I wonder if i can ship my combox out to have them code it?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:13 PM
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Bump for anyone who can do coding in the DC Metro Area
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:15 PM
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Well I took a stab at trying to install the mic and I'm pretty sure I ruined the FZD. Now it won't get back into place correctly. Also, it looks like in order to remove the dummy mic you need to cut a piece out. It doesn't exactly drop into place.
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