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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 05-10-2007, 09:01 PM
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btw, my ipod also works without issues
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:26 PM
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FINALLY FIXED! I tested it out today! I have a Treo 700wx with Sprint, and a 2007 328xi with the Navigation system.

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Old 05-12-2007, 06:36 PM
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I've read here that the Samsung a900 for Sprint doesn't work with this car. I don't know if it has to do with the 2008, but my a900 works perfectly with my new 535xi. It synced right away and downloaded the phone book. I can call from the iDrive or use voice commands.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:19 PM
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I am sorry if this has been asked previously, but I could not find the answer in this lengthy thread.
I have a 2005 325i with the single Business CD stereo and steering wheel controls. I have a new Motorola RAZR V3 with Cingular service.
1. Is my car Bluetooth equiped for sure?
2. If so, how do I "pair" the phone and car.
The video instructions on the BMWUSA.com site all show different stereos/controls for the process.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:58 PM
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I am sorry if this has been asked previously, but I could not find the answer in this lengthy thread.
I have a 2005 325i with the single Business CD stereo and steering wheel controls. I have a new Motorola RAZR V3 with Cingular service.
1. Is my car Bluetooth equiped for sure?
2. If so, how do I "pair" the phone and car.
The video instructions on the BMWUSA.com site all show different stereos/controls for the process.
Thanks!
Bluetooth was never standard on E46's.

The only way to get BT on those cars was to have bought the car with Assist (though IIRC early MY 2005 it was not combined with BT) or retrofitted the BT module.

If you look at the collection of round black discs stuck to your trunk door, one of them says you car is prepped for cellular phone, not enabled, thus the steering controls.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:48 AM
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Thanks. So is that upgrade a dealer only item? Any idea on cost, etc?
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:41 AM
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Thanks. So is that upgrade a dealer only item? Any idea on cost, etc?
It can be a self install. Do a search for the several DYI that are floating around. I did mine and helped two other friends. Parts are about $500. Labor at the dealer will be approximately another $500 which may make into an expensive mod.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:51 PM
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Help with pairing

Can anyone help with this:

I have a 2006 525 and had previously paired it fine with a Verizon XV6700. That phone broke and I received a replacement of the same model. I tried to repair the replacement phone and the phone recognizes the BMW, the BMW prompts to accept the phone, but after I enter passkey on both devices it does not pair. If I enter no passkey the phone completes the process but the BMW does not recognize the phone. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:27 PM
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:32 AM
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The BMW (Bluetooth) website says that the Blackberry 7130e is compatible with software version 4.1.0.318 . The download on the verizon website is version 4.1.0.268

Any idea as to where I can get the later version of the software?
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:57 AM
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Same issues as the 700p, the phone book won't sync. Only entries that are in speed dial locations. Other than that it works ok.

Sanyo M1 for sprint works great
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:30 AM
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OK picked up the beast yesterday. The razr cradle won't release the 'death grip'.
Any suggestion on how it release the phone please!? I released it 3 times at the dealer while he was showing me how the car worked. BTW... the BT system workes AWESOME with the Razr. My brother's BT on his 2007 Lexus thingie SUCKS the big one!

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Old 05-20-2007, 07:51 AM
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Can anyone help with this:

I have a 2006 525 and had previously paired it fine with a Verizon XV6700. That phone broke and I received a replacement of the same model. I tried to repair the replacement phone and the phone recognizes the BMW, the BMW prompts to accept the phone, but after I enter passkey on both devices it does not pair. If I enter no passkey the phone completes the process but the BMW does not recognize the phone. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
Make SURE you wait the 30 seconds before you try it . I had the same problem, tried it 5 or 6 times and it didn't work. I gave up and came back to the car awhile later to go out and tried the phone and everything works fine, I made a mistake in my earlier post, the SMS doesn't work.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:12 AM
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Oppps! All I have to do is press down on the phone and it pops up! LOL
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:35 PM
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Can anyone let me know if there is an easy way to transition a call out of the car without disabling the phone's bluetooth? I can't find this in the forum nor in the manual.

I have a 2007 530i and a Verizon Motorola e815. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:55 PM
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Just paired today and all seems to work perfectly. Contacts all downloaded! Trying voice dialing later tonight and will post results.

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Old 05-21-2007, 08:03 PM
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:49 PM
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Can anyone let me know if there is an easy way to transition a call out of the car without disabling the phone's bluetooth? I can't find this in the forum nor in the manual.

I have a 2007 530i and a Verizon Motorola e815. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Actually the instructions should be in the phone handbook.

Use your context button, the one in the middle below the screen with increasingly thicker lines. When you are on BT and you punch it you will get several options. Select "Use handset".
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:04 PM
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Actually the instructions should be in the phone handbook.

Use your context button, the one in the middle below the screen with increasingly thicker lines. When you are on BT and you punch it you will get several options. Select "Use handset".
Thanks a lot for your help. I had been thinking I needed to cut the connection on the car side.

Now I just need to figure out how to transition calls into the car more seamlessly. The one time I tried to do this, there was about 30 seconds where the person on the other end could hear me, but I couldn't hear them over the phone or the car. Probably user error on my part, but does this sound normal?
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:52 PM
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Has anyone been able to successfully connect the w300i (Cingular) with MY05 E46 Assist + Nav? I can pair the phone using the passkey. But it never connects and the light indicating connected BT device remains red. I previously had a SE T610 and it worked fine. I'm surprised a newer model with same carrier/manufacturer doesn't work. Help!!!
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:12 AM
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FYI-

I contacted BMW about the apparent limit on the size of the address book. This is the response:


Dear Dan:

Thank you for contacting BMW of North America, LLC regarding your 2007 BMW 550i. We appreciate your inquiry, and we are happy to assist you.

Unfortunately, the BMW Bluetooth system only has the capability to store approximately 1500 contacts. There is not update at this time that will change this function. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause.

If you have any further questions, please respond to this e-mail or contact the Customer Relations and Services Department at 1-800-831-1117, Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time.

Sincerely,

Customer Relations and Services
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:49 AM
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Does not download "contacts" Does download the "quick dial" contacts ( I have 20 of them).
Car 'answers' the phone. As for dialing I have two choices. Using the i drive, I can highlight one of the 20 downloaded 'contacts. depress the i drive and it dials...OR I can use the voice command, instructing it to 'dial a number'. It will not dial a contact by speaking the name.
Very satisfied by what it does. Never call more than those 20 people anyway. One caveat. The phone will not pair in the 'sleep mode'. When you get in the car you must wake up the phone (red button, unlock) and it will pair and download.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:51 PM
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So who's going to be first with an iPhone on 6/29 and report back if it pairs with the E60? I know it won't be me.
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:53 PM
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My Samsung a900 works fine unless...I power off the phone at all (inside the car or away from it). If I have powered off the phone since I last was in the car, the car won't recognize the phone. I need to erase and repair the phone to the car and then it will work fine until the next power off. Anybody else have this problem with that phone or a different one? Thanks
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:04 AM
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So who's going to be first with an iPhone on 6/29 and report back if it pairs with the E60? I know it won't be me.
Oh I want it to be ME but I doubt I'll get my hands on one so quickly. For a while I was wondering what would get to me first...the iPhone or my 535xi order. Now that we have definate release date for iPhone...I'm thinking I'll have my BMW before that.

So, we'll all be anxiously awaiting word on this but I think the problem will be getting your hands on the phone. Who is willing to wait in line?
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