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Old 09-30-2013, 06:11 PM
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how can i pair my i phone to my x5

i have x5 2001 and not sure how to pair my i phone to the car? can it be done.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:26 AM
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Depends on if you have a BT module installed. BMW didn't offer them on the e53 until the 10/04 build if you don't have the required pkg from BMW...then you'd need to check into aftermarket solutions:

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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:28 PM
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Several aftermarket solutions, consider's version; there are several others, if your goal is to integrate your iphone/ipad into the OEM radio system, not just connect via bluetooth [if you can do that ...].
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:47 AM
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Depends, if your X5 has the in-car phone cradle system from BMW already installed, then you can add the BMW BTU module. But like in my case, if you don't have that installed, it's a PIA to try to retro add it to the BMW. Best bet is to go aftermarket, as others had said. Problem is the X5 does not have a mini jack for the stereo system, so most aftermarket systems will be using their own mics and speakers.
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