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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 01-31-2007, 07:02 AM
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Thanks J I have a friend at BMW I want to see if when and if they have to change my TCU they will be able to do it I was hoping that would warrant an upgrade. As far as what model numbers or vins the lady at BMW customer service said that all were possibly affected and they would not narrow it down as far as production date or vin at this point. I have heard of people with 6 also having same problem. I wish someone who is a bit closer to BMW could do a check to see indeed this is true.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:24 PM
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Cingular Blackberry 7290 works flawlessly.

Can make & receive calls, and address book uploads well.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:27 PM
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Just got a N73 Wish Tmobile would allow me to have a duplicate sim card like Orange in the UK does so I can leave my SE phone stashed in the. But why would they or BMW make something that worked.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:05 PM
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Works flawlessly. Paired up on the first try and the phone book downloaded successfully in about 5 min. FYI, got rid of my RAZR...... !!!

Phone model: BlackBerry Pearl
Car model: 03 330i
[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 02-13-2007, 11:43 AM
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Has anyone had a problem with bluetooth and the Verizon VX6700 phone?
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:56 PM
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Unhappy treo 750

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Anyone try the Cingular Treo 750 yet?
I tried Cingular treo 750 (have spent many hours to find the root cause of this problem) and have not been able to make this work seemlessly. I was able to pair with 2005 bmw 525 and make few calls (including 30 minute call) but only for the first time (with each 750 I tried). The treo can find the bmw but bmw is not able to see the treo. When I start the car, the car tries to connect to the phone (it shows waiting... on idrive) but after about 1 minute, the message disappears in idrive. The phone still shows that it is connected to the car. Have tried all possible suggestions given in this forum but had no luck..
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:00 PM
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I just picked up a new sprint moto razr v3m for my 2007 bmw 530.

These are things that do work with the bluetooth:

1. i am able to pick up the phonebook, in the I drive.
2. i am able to connect when somebody calls me

Heres the strange part. I am allways able to call someone from my phonebook(using I drive, voice command does not work). However 50% of the time when I call out, the call go's thru my phone and 50% of the time it works thru my speakers. Has any one else, had the same problem? Any ideas, on how to fix it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:20 PM
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My Sprint Treo 650 does not work with my '05 545i. The address book doesn't interface. The hands-free aspect of it only works when you initiate a call or answer a call directly from the phone. I don't know if BMW needs to come out with a new software update and/or Palm needs to do a firmware update for the phone. The Treo 650 is an excellent device and I'm confident that resolution will come about soon. I'll keep you posted.
I have a treo 650 (sprint with latest update - I think it is v1.13) that works well but doesn't sync with the 650 phone book - I have over 2k contacts - It does sync with the speed dials though.

I also have a Motorola that syncs with the entire phone book.

My bluetooth mod is the bt9000
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:14 AM
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I have a treo 650 (sprint with latest update - I think it is v1.13) that works well but doesn't sync with the 650 phone book - I have over 2k contacts - It does sync with the speed dials though.

I also have a Motorola that syncs with the entire phone book.

My bluetooth mod is the bt9000
Sprint M500 Samsung is on bmwusa site
I read in forums these work too(sprint sanyo 8400, sprint M610, SAMSUNG 920, A900 M)
Sprint has CDMA whereas some other networks have GSM
GSM is good and better for autos bluetooth
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:17 AM
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Motorola RAZR V3xx

Works great--I like this phone a lot. I live in a 3G area--the reception/voice quality is excellent, and the data transfer speed is fast.

Phone model: RAZR V3xx (Cingular)
Car model: '05 545i
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synchs to car
[x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS .....not sure--don't use phone for that
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:57 AM
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Talking Treo 650 Verizon

This phone works if you switch off the keyguard also upgrade the firmware to 1.05vz which works great with treo 650. Only the Speed Dials will be transferred to the car, the address book does not upload on the car. This is good enough for me. I have only 10 speed dials on and they all transferred without any difficulty.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:50 AM
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Is it my imagination or is the number of compatible phones on the BMW NA site getting smaller and smaller?? I have been in stores for Cingular, Sprint and Verizon and I see NUMEROUS types of phones...I know that they are not all Bluetooth capable, but should there not be more choices on the BMW site???

If someone does not like Blackberry units, then the choices seem pretty limited...

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Old 02-18-2007, 01:45 PM
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Find a Compatible Handset - Not all Bluetooth phones will work!
Unfortunately, not all Bluetooth compatible phones will work (partially or fully) with BMW's Bluetooth systems. As such, “Bluetooth” is an ambiguous term and insufficient to ensure compatibility. That is unfortunate, since "Bluetooth" is all that is typically included in the phone's description.

My experience is a good example: my do-everything SonyEricsson P900 does not work with my Bluetooth-capable car (the SonyEricsson P900 lacks a "handsfree profile" required to work with the BMW implementation of integration of cell phone and car). Successful 6 Series Bluetoth retrofit, but phone incompatible

Even if you have a "BT-compatible" phone with the BT "handsfree profile," there are other features that may or may not work properly. For example, the phone should automatically share its phone book with the car to enable a set of nice features: based on your phone's address book: Calling Name display and

BMW Customer Assistance has a short list of compatible phones (SE T68i, SE T610, SE T630, Motorola V600). A more extensive compatibility list is here:
More extensive list of BMW-compatible phones


What phones work for you?
Please share what works for you so that we can all share in your experience and knowledge.

Please post your experience:
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Phone model: Motorola e815 verizon not listed by BMW
Car model: 335 Coupe
[ x] ability to make/receive calls
[ x] phone book automatically synches to car
[ x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[? ] ability to send/receive SMS

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Had to call Verizon for my "passkey" then everything worked.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:09 PM
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Evidently, I didnt do this correctly the first time. Sorry about that.

Phone model: HP 6900 - T-Mobile (not listed by BMW)
Car model: 530xi
[ x] ability to make/receive calls
[ x] phone book automatically synches to car
[ x] dial by name (without verbal training of system) (Depends on name)
[ x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[? ] ability to send/receive SMS (Haven't tried and am not sure how i would do that while driving)
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:58 PM
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Is the T-mobile Dash Bluetooth compatible?

Has anyone had any success or failures getting the bluetooth to work with the T-mobile dash?
Thanks in advance,
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:07 AM
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Mine Dash Works Flawless with BMW 525i.

Phone model: Dash - T-Mobile (not listed by BMW)
Car model: 525i
[ x] Ability to make/receive calls
[ x] Phone book automatically synches to car
[ x] Dial by name (without verbal training of system) (Depends on name)
[ x] Calling name display (using adddress book)
[? ] Ability to send/receive SMS (Haven't tried)

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Has anyone had any success or failures getting the bluetooth to work with the T-mobile dash?
Thanks in advance,
James
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:49 AM
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Sprint M500 Samsung is on bmwusa site
I read in forums these work too(sprint sanyo 8400, sprint M610, SAMSUNG 920, A900 M)
Sprint has CDMA whereas some other networks have GSM
GSM is good and better for autos bluetooth

The samsung 920, a900 do not work. very few sprint phones work with bmw's version of bluetooth.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:05 AM
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Cingular Blackberry 8800

Has anyone tried the new Blackberry 8800 to see if it works with the bluetooth? I have a 2007 328xi and am hoping it works. Thanks

Jim
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:27 AM
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[Phone model: Nokia N73
Car model: BMW 320D Sport 2004
[p ] ability to make/receive calls
[n] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[n] calling name display (using adddress book)
[n] ability to send/receive SMS


p = part, it will receive but not make calls
n = NO

Very disappointing even with latest firmware in N73
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:07 PM
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Cingular 8525 with AKU 3.3 works PERFECTLY with my 2007 530i with Nav. No more random disconnects....
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:53 PM
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Phone model:Samsung Sch U740 (VERIZON)
Car model:2006 530XI With Nav.
[Y] ability to make/receive calls
[Y] phone book automatically sync's to car
[Y] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[Y] calling name display (using adddress book)
[u) ability to send/receive SMS "UNTRIED".

Paired and continues to work flawlessly each and every time. Amazing !

Last edited by Speaky; 02-21-2007 at 08:05 PM. Reason: to Name Verizon service.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:37 AM
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I have know just recieved a 30 day phone exchange. I traded back my new sprint moto razr, for a new samsung m500. The samsung m500, works much better. The whole phone book, comes up in the, I-drive display. I am able to make and recieve all phone calls. I am having some problems with the voice activation system. This is probably more due to my speech style and natural tone. I will need to practice with the voice activation system. If you have sprint service, the samsung m500, is unfortunately, one of few choices, that will work well, with Bmw's built-in bluetooth.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:12 PM
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Cingular 6102i - CPT8000 Bluetooth Upgrade System

Phone model: Cingular 6102i
Car model:
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synches to car
[x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[have not tried] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:20 AM
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off topic a little, but the sprint trejo 700WX works but does not transfer phone books...everything else is pretty good. Also a question, why do some phones (i.e razor) work for Verizon cingular etc but not for Sprint ? Is this the CDMA thing?
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:48 AM
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I glad to hear about the success with the Cingular 6102i. I use a T-Mobile 6103, which I believe is the identical phone. I'll be taking the phone with me, of course, to Munich for my ED in a few weeks. Does anyone have experience with the 6103?
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