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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-20-2006, 05:27 PM
TonyL TonyL is offline
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Moto RAZR

Just had my TCU upgraded for Bluetooth in less than 2 hours (2004 545i built 08 2004).

Based on the information found in this forum, I selected a Motorola RAZR which works seamlessly with the car.

Thanks all for the help.http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/ima...ile3453453.gif


Phone model:
Car model:
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:28 PM
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Samsung A900

I have a Sprint PCS Samsung A900 (blade) phone.

Does anybody know if this phone works? I saw on BMWs page that very few Sprint phones work but that hasn't seemed to be updated in some time. If this phone doesn't work is there a list of current Sprint PCS phones that do work with a BMW5?
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:39 AM
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A900 partially works when software version is ZB12 or above. Phone book will not get transfered and you can't end the call without pressing end button on the phone. Samsung M500, M610, and A900M work perfectly fine.
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:53 PM
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A900 partially works when software version is ZB12 or above. Phone book will not get transfered and you can't end the call without pressing end button on the phone. Samsung M500, M610, and A900M work perfectly fine.

My phone version is ZA06 so I'm guessing it won't work as is. Do you know if I can upgrade to ZB12 or do I need to get a new phone to make it work?
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:55 PM
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You can upgrade at any Sprint store.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:48 PM
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I've just read tons of posts concerning BT with tons of different cell phones. I have a 02, 7 series that has the original 8000 phone. Looks as if I'll be picking up the BTUM module very soon and hope my Sprint BB 8703e will work.

I also need to buy another phone for my wife and am wondering which would be the best one for this system?
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:58 AM
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TonyL

Which RAZR did you pick up?
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:06 AM
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just got the X5 4.4 and paired it with the blackberry 7250. The phonebook syncs up so i can see all the names on the navigation screen
Did you have problems getting the names to show on the nav screen? How old is your 7250? Just brought home a 2007 550i and my BB7250 pairs up for handsfree communication but I have to dial off the phone to use my contact list. Anyone have suggestions?
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:31 PM
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I have the same issue with my 2007 530i. It sees my Sprint A900 but doesn't see the address book. If I get the new Razr from Sprint...will my issues be taken care of?
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Old 12-26-2006, 01:19 PM
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Any word on the Motorola Q being fully compatible in the 335Ci 2007. I have the phone already, but expecting the car late January. I have not seen or heard anything about that phone model.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:30 PM
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T-Mobile SDA and Dash

I have the SDA from T-Mobile now and others on here say it syncs with an 07 5er just fine. Anyone have success or trouble syncing the new T-Mobile DASH? I just ordered one and not sure if I will now have to keep my SDA.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:16 PM
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Did anyone have Success with Sprint PPC 6700 Phone?
I have 2006 525i, was able to pair it, but nothing happens once paired?
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:25 PM
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Spoke to BMW NA and they advised me that there is a new compatible phone from Sprint that is not yet listed on their site. It is the Blackberry 7130. They said that it will sync and work properly. RazR from Sprint will not sync predictably.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:00 AM
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Adapter?

I have read some threads and am still a bit confused on the phone situation. I have a 2004 740 with original Cingular TDMA phone which was provided. Local Cingular is telling me I must switch to a GSM phone. They have said any BT phone should work and I have seen on this thread and others list of phones that should work, with Moto RAZR often mentioned. Besides address book feature, I want the phone to be able to “fit” in the housing in center console and have the ability to be charged and connected when used while driving. Local service dept has said there is an adapter that can be purchased for $300 to accomplish this. Is this correct or is there a less expensive way to do this? If this info is posted somewhere else, please refer me.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:08 PM
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i have an 07 525i and the Motorola Q works fine..so far..i have only had the car for 1 week

wade
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:07 AM
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Phone compatibility is certainly an issue, but one which BMW seems to be progressing for owners of newer cars. I found a PDF booklet on the BMW UK site which covers all models and gives a good overall view. It is in The Owners area as "bluetooth info".

My Sony-Ericsson K750i works perfectly including bringing up the addres book on the i Drive screen of my E60 M5. It keeps itself fully charged and active if plugged into the adaptor in the arm rest, but it also links up just fine if it is in my shirt (vest?) pocket.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:11 AM
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There is an adaptor in ARM rest? I have 2006 525i i dont see any in my arm rest. May be only in 2007 models.

I have Sprint PPC 6700, which works w/ 2006 525i perfectly but only for Incoming Calls .. so happy
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:17 AM
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Hi--just picked up my '07 525i this week and it seems to be working well with my newly purchased Blackberry Pearl from Cingular. Every time I turn on the engine, the phone asks if I want to accept the Bluetooth connection from the car though which can be pretty annoying when you're runnning errands and jumping in/out of the car a lot. There's an option to turn this off though...I just haven't yet. Just need to figure out the easiest way to turn Bluetooth on/off from the phone so that I can shut it off if necessary in the future. Until then...

Question - how do you continue a call that you started on the Bluetooth system in the car when you want to get out of the car? This came up for me yesterday and I thought that if I turned the car off, it might drop the Bluetooth...it did not. Then I tried to get out of the car...nope. Bluetooth was still working, I couldn't hear a thing on the headset, and I looked pretty silly trying to figure this out in the middle of a mall parking lot! Any tips?

Rocky - to my knowledge, the only way to charge the phone in the car without the use of a standard car charger is through the cradles that BMW offers for select phones. The Razr is one of them (see the Bluetooth page on the BMW website). Since there is no cradle for the Pearl, I just have it plugged in and sitting in the ashtray for the most part. This is helpful as I still have to use the phone for call waiting or to dial a number that it would take FOREVER to scroll to through iDrive.

As for the Bluetooth, it doesn't matter where the phone is...you can stick it in the armrest if you want. It won't fit perfectly, but shouldn't slide too much, I guess. I know that my car has a couple of plugs below the armrest facing the back seat, so I guess you could run the power from there...but that really wouldn't look too nice. So, if you have a Razr and want the phone to be completely integrated, the cradle will probably be the best option. But, there are other ways to get the job done without the adaptor (since most phones out there don't have adaptors available).

Good luck!

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Old 12-31-2006, 01:33 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with Nokia N73?
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:01 AM
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Blackberry Pearl works perfect with iDrive (regarding bluetooth).

Just moved from a black razr to the Pearl.

FWIW I do have the complete razr armrest install that I will de-install and sell to an interested party - make offer motivating enough for me to remove it
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:51 AM
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I also just got a Blackberry Pearl (cingular) and it syncs perfectly with I-Drive. In fact I synced my Pearl with all my contact information from my Outlook address book and all shows up on I-Drive. All contacts with more than one phone number are shown mutliple times with each number.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:03 PM
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Treo 650 Bluetooth Pairing with 2007 525i

I recently upgraded from a Razor to a Treo 650. Everything works great with the 650 and the Bluetooth pairing except for the fact that the phonebook doesn't interface with the system. I do have full control of my phone via the Idrive and steering wheel. I did the software update version 1.13a. You can tell what version of software your Treo 650 has by Press Phone/Send. Press Menu. From the Options menu, select Phone Info. On the Phone Info screen, look for the Software item. If both of the following are true, you need this update: The version number is lower than 1.13a. If it says 1.13a, your smartphone is already updated. The end of the string says SPCS or SPNT. If you see other letters, click here for the appropriate Treo 650 Updater. This did help my phone to some extent; however, it did not solve the phonebook interface problem. You can find the software updater @ http://kb.palm.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBC...tem,CASE=39902. I will be taking my car in for regular maintanace next week and will also address this issue with my service technician. I will keep you guys posted!
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:41 PM
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Razr working just fine

Hi gang,

Just got an 07 530xi last week and have the Motorola Razr. It synched with the car without any problems, downloaded the address book (with multiple numbers per entry) and seems to be working perfectly. I can send and recieve calls and the information shows up in iDrive. Also, the phone automatically connects to the car everytime I get in without me having to do anything. Love it!
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:13 PM
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I just checked my newly acquired Treo 700W (verizon) and it doesnt work completely. I can answer and hang up call but the phonebook doesnt sync properly. Only the quick dial keys synch (as reported here earlier). Has this been resolved? My car is an october 2007 build. Ive tried the Blackberry 8700 and everything works fine with that. Ideas?
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:19 AM
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BT frustrated in Miami

Got my new 2007 530 and synced my Cingular TREO 680 at the dealer.

Everything worked so nicely for about a week (including speed dial numbers showing up on iDrive screen).....and then.....it stopped working and althougth the TREO can see the BMW, the BMW can no longer see the TREO.

Any suggestions on how to reset the BMW BT so that I can start over w/ my 680?
Should I revert to TREO 650? Is that working stably now on BMW's?

Thanks for any tips,
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