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Old 10-22-2004, 10:01 AM
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Exclamation Confirmation Of Bluetooth Availability For My05

Here's official news from BMWNA, folks.

"Bluetooth technology for hands free calling is available on all Model Year 2005 vehicles from Start Of Production, with the following exceptions:
• The 3 Series sedan includes Bluetooth from 9/04-production on (325i sedan from South Africa from 10/04-production on). The 3 Series sedan MY05 SOP is 8/04.
• The 7 Series comes standard with the CPT9000 Motorola phone and will not offer Bluetooth until 3/05."

"What is needed to make it work? To make it work, all that is needed is a compatible Bluetooth phone and a pairing procedure the customer can complete. Bluetooth vehicles are shipped fully activated to your BMW center, requiring no further activation or installation. Initial pairing is necessary to create a private wireless connection between the Bluetooth phone and the vehicle. Pairing for a given device is needed only once; all subsequent Bluetooth connections will occur automatically each time the phone is in the vehicle. Up to four paired phones are kept in memory. If more than four phones are paired, the oldest phone pairings will be replaced."

"Vehicle---Bluetooth Standard With
3 Series (except 330Ci Convertible)---Premium Package (ZPP) or BMW Assist (SA639)
330Ci Convertible---BMW Assist (SA639)
5 Series---Standard
6 Series---Standard
7 Series---Not available at least until 3/05
X3 SAV---Premium Package (ZPP) or BMW Assist (SA639)
X5 SAV (except X5 4.8is)---Premium Package (ZPP) or BMW Assist (SA639)
X5 4.8is---Standard
Z4 Roadster---Premium Package (ZPP) or BMW Assist (SA639)
M3 Coupe---Premium Package (ZPP) or BMW Assist (SA639)
M3 Convertible---Standard"

This puts and end to all the speculation.
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Old 10-22-2004, 10:10 AM
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Old 10-22-2004, 01:16 PM
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ok so i have an 04 325i with premium so it has assist with it, how can i bluetooth this sucker??
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Old 10-22-2004, 01:18 PM
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ok so i have an 04 325i with premium so it has assist with it, how can i bluetooth this sucker??
I haven't seen any announcement about adding it to 2004 models.
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Old 10-22-2004, 01:39 PM
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Well that's interesting. Cause I have an '05 and I can't make it work. Is the pairing procedure listed anywhere?
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Old 10-22-2004, 01:49 PM
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Old 10-22-2004, 02:59 PM
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Well that's interesting. Cause I have an '05 and I can't make it work. Is the pairing procedure listed anywhere?
http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/crew/u..._bluetooth.pdf

Source : http://www.x5world.net/ Thanks to UCrewX5
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Old 10-22-2004, 03:10 PM
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Thanks for the linkage. Unfortunately, my car doesn't have a cradle or pairing button that I know of. I think this is just for the kit...
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Old 10-22-2004, 04:32 PM
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Directions from BMWNA:


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PAIRING PROCEDURE E46/E83/E85/E53
1. Turn Key off and then to KL-R or KL-15.
2. The vehicle is ready for pairing for the first 2 minutes of key on.
3. “Bluetooth Pairing” appears on the MID or Board Monitor.
4. During the pairing process, depending on equipment, the indicator lights on MID or Board Monitor
display flash.
5. Your mobile phone should now be set to search for BT devices. See the Owner’s Manual for your
handset.
6. A request to enter a password, PIN, or code appears on the handset display, depending on your
model. Enter the ‘BLUETOOTH PASSKEY” (supplied with the vehicle literature), using the
numerical keys on the handset and confirm the input. Look for a confirmation message on the
handset.
7. To conclude the pairing process turn the key off.
8. Wait approximately 30 seconds before turning the key back on. The phone will now be connected
when the key is turned on.


ACTIVATING BLUETOOTH E60/E63/E64

1. This procedure must be carried out first in order to properly pair a handset to the vehicle.
2. From the start menu press briefly down on the
controller.
3. Scroll down to the “Communication settings” and
select.
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4. Select “Bluetooth” and press controller.
5. Select “Settings” and press controller.
6. Select “Bluetooth communication active” and
press the controller to activate the connection.
7. Exit back to the start menu.


PAIRING THE HANDSET TO THE VEHICLE E60/E63/E64

1. Turn the key on.
2. From the start menu press briefly down on the
controller.
3. Scroll down to the “Communication settings” and
select.
4. Select “Bluetooth” and press controller.
5. Select “Phone” and press controller.
6. Once the message “Bluetooth connectable in this
menu” is displayed the vehicle is in pairable
mode.
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7. Your handset should now be set to search for BT
devices. See the Owner’s Manual for your
handset
8. In order to pair you must enter a random passkey
both via the handset and via the CID. The
passkey can be any number that you choose up
to 16 digits long.
9. Via the CID select “Add device” and press
controller.
10. Enter your passkey. Depending on the handset,
you will have approximately 30 seconds to enter
the passkey on the handset and the CID.
11. Enter the same passkey in the handset and in
the display.
12. Select “Confirm passkey and press the controller.
13. After a few seconds your device will be listed.
14. Depending on the handset, the device will ask
you to accept connection.
15. You must exit this menu in order for the handset
to operate correctly.
16. Turn the key off. When the key is turned on the
handset will connect and transfer the phonebook
entries from the handset. This may take several
minutes depending on the size of the phonebook.
17. Up to 4 handsets can be paired to the vehicle.
18. Please consult the Owner’s Manual of the
handset for additional information.
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Old 10-23-2004, 06:11 PM
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I just picked uo my car today from the dealer.
I was trying to ge the bluetooth to work. In the pairing procedure for E46
Turn Key Off and then to KL-R or KL-15 what does KL-R kl-15 mean.
Sorry if this is silly newbie here.
Thanks
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:58 AM
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When I picked up my new 530i in Germany two weeks ago, bluetooth did not work. Is this something that needs to be installed by the dealer when the car gets to the US?
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Old 10-26-2004, 01:25 PM
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When I picked up my new 530i in Germany two weeks ago, bluetooth did not work. Is this something that needs to be installed by the dealer when the car gets to the US?
I'm still working on this with my local dealership, however I did find some info that was interesting. I did get a copy of the service bulletin that Sarafil's info was pulled from and there is a section in there for "retrofit". It involves plugging in the programmer to the car and accessing a bluetooth section in the computer, turning it from off to on. I'm guessing this is what is being done at the VPC (and will eventually be done at the factory) that enables the BT functionality of the module. I'm going to bring my car over and have them turn this on, but they want to talk to BMW engineering before they mess with the setting. I'll let you know if it works
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Old 10-26-2004, 02:46 PM
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I'm still working on this with my local dealership, however I did find some info that was interesting. I did get a copy of the service bulletin that Sarafil's info was pulled from and there is a section in there for "retrofit". It involves plugging in the programmer to the car and accessing a bluetooth section in the computer, turning it from off to on. I'm guessing this is what is being done at the VPC (and will eventually be done at the factory) that enables the BT functionality of the module. I'm going to bring my car over and have them turn this on, but they want to talk to BMW engineering before they mess with the setting. I'll let you know if it works
Great - please let me know how it goes. Sounds like a fairly straightforward software update. Wonder why it is not already done at the factory.
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Old 10-26-2004, 04:04 PM
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I'm still working on this with my local dealership, however I did find some info that was interesting. I did get a copy of the service bulletin that Sarafil's info was pulled from and there is a section in there for "retrofit". It involves plugging in the programmer to the car and accessing a bluetooth section in the computer, turning it from off to on. I'm guessing this is what is being done at the VPC (and will eventually be done at the factory) that enables the BT functionality of the module. I'm going to bring my car over and have them turn this on, but they want to talk to BMW engineering before they mess with the setting. I'll let you know if it works
Yeah Will be interesting to see if that works. However I hope its possible to do that at the local dealership. My car was in production Aug30-Sep3rd think they missed setting it on
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:49 PM
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I had a completion date of 8/6. I reviewed the docs in the Munich Mariott parking garage at 3am and found a card with the bluetooth passkey #. (couldn't sleep )The car should be here this week so I'll have to see what has actually been installed.
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Old 10-29-2004, 03:11 PM
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If your car was made in early August and is an '05, it's likely a sedan, yes? If so, I don't think you're going to be able to get Bluetooth working with Assist. See attached clip from the service bulletin...

As for the cars that should work, I have been told by my sales person, who was told by the service manager, who was told by BMWNA that if the feature wasn't activated at the VPC, software was required. They shipped out the CD with the software to the dealership today, so hopefully I will be up and running soon. I'll post again when/if this is successful.
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Old 11-03-2004, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by AZGal
I just picked uo my car today from the dealer.
I was trying to ge the bluetooth to work. In the pairing procedure for E46
Turn Key Off and then to KL-R or KL-15 what does KL-R kl-15 mean.
Sorry if this is silly newbie here.
Thanks
Hi, KL-R is ignition switch on RADIO position and KL-15 is ignition ON
(basicaly ignition switch has three positions 1st R,2nd ignition on and 3rd is start)
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Hi, KL-R is ignition switch on RADIO position and KL-15 is ignition ON
(basicaly ignition switch has three positions 1st R,2nd ignition on and 3rd is start)
Hi
Thanks. Tried these and didnt work, think its the software issue.
Will be taking it to the service contact tomorrow. There doesnt seem to be a lot of information about this and too much confusion.
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Old 11-05-2004, 02:13 PM
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If your car was made in early August and is an '05, it's likely a sedan, yes? If so, I don't think you're going to be able to get Bluetooth working with Assist. See attached clip from the service bulletin...

As for the cars that should work, I have been told by my sales person, who was told by the service manager, who was told by BMWNA that if the feature wasn't activated at the VPC, software was required. They shipped out the CD with the software to the dealership today, so hopefully I will be up and running soon. I'll post again when/if this is successful.
Hey
Did it work. I took my car out to the service center today and they had no idea.
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Old 11-08-2004, 01:45 PM
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Hey all,

For what it's worth, my 330Ci - production date 9/04 - had the bluetooth enabled when i got it. Tried the pairing procedure and my phone works perfectly.

Only down side is that the voice-control module is not included. Anyone tried to to buy / install that yet?

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They are programming my car tomorrow morning. I'll post back when I find out the result. If you want a copy of the service bulletin you can show to the dealership, PM me your email. Here's hoping I'm Bluetoothing (is that a verb ) tomorrow.

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Did it work. I took my car out to the service center today and they had no idea.
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:31 AM
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They are programming my car tomorrow morning. I'll post back when I find out the result. If you want a copy of the service bulletin you can show to the dealership, PM me your email. Here's hoping I'm Bluetoothing (is that a verb ) tomorrow.
Hey Good Luck with Bluetoothing . I would want to know what they did to make it work.

I do have a copy of the service bulletin. Thanks.
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It worked! It took the guys at the dealership 1.5 days and a call to BMW tech support, but they finally got it working. I've attached a clip from my work order that may be of use to others that were in my boat when talking to their dealerships. It works great, very good sound quality on both ends.
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It worked! It took the guys at the dealership 1.5 days and a call to BMW tech support, but they finally got it working. I've attached a clip from my work order that may be of use to others that were in my boat when talking to their dealerships. It works great, very good sound quality on both ends.
Glad to hear you were finally able to get it working.
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Glad to hear you were finally able to get it working.
What a great feature. All I need now is to find the Eject kit combo for my Motorola V600. Now where did I put that link...?
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