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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 07-06-2007, 08:36 AM
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Those are exactly the steps I'm following and the iPhone keeps returning an invalid password message.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:18 PM
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For anyone who has been able to pair their iPhone, how did you do it? I can't get my iPhone to pair with my 2006 525xi. They see each other, but I can't get a passkey to work. I called BMW Customer Relations and was told the iPhone isn't currently supported.
what passkey are you using? the one that came with your 525?
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:40 PM
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I paired mine this weekend without a problem. I set a passcode up on the iPhone and then entered the same into iDrive when asked. It works flawlessly!
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:01 PM
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That's exactly what I'm doing. I have no idea why it's not working.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:26 PM
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That's exactly what I'm doing. I have no idea why it's not working.
you should use the passkey that came with your car. whenever i've paired a new phone with my car, i've had to use the same passkey that was provided with my car's owner's manual. that may be why you are getting the passkey error message...
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:45 AM
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you should use the passkey that came with your car. whenever i've paired a new phone with my car, i've had to use the same passkey that was provided with my car's owner's manual. that may be why you are getting the passkey error message...
Starting in MY05, E60 cars don't come with a passkey--you input your own, in iDrive and then the phone (or vice versa depending on phone).
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:30 PM
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Starting in MY05, E60 cars don't come with a passkey--you input your own, in iDrive and then the phone (or vice versa depending on phone).
well, that will teach me to talk about the e60 when i have the e83! my bad! carry on...
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:34 PM
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OK, this is getting ridiculous. I tried pairing my wife's new Blackberry Pearl and am having the same problem. Maybe it's "operator" error? Step by step, I'm putting the phone into discovery mode. I then put the E60 (2006) into discovery mode. The iPhone and the Pearl then each see the BMW. When I click on pair, I'm prompted to enter a passkey on the phone. I enter 0000 on the phone. The iDrive immediately asks if I want to reject or allow the connection. When I select allow, I'm prompted to enter a passkey, which I do using the iDrive, 0000. After this I push the iDrive up to return to the previous menu. Shortly after this, the phone shows invalid password.
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:53 PM
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OK, this is getting ridiculous. I tried pairing my wife's new Blackberry Pearl and am having the same problem. Maybe it's "operator" error? Step by step, I'm putting the phone into discovery mode. I then put the E60 (2006) into discovery mode. The iPhone and the Pearl then each see the BMW. When I click on pair, I'm prompted to enter a passkey on the phone. I enter 0000 on the phone. The iDrive immediately asks if I want to reject or allow the connection. When I select allow, I'm prompted to enter a passkey, which I do using the iDrive, 0000. After this I push the iDrive up to return to the previous menu. Shortly after this, the phone shows invalid password.
After you enter the passkey in iDrive, you need to pull the iDrive controller toward you, which moved the cursor below the passkey entry area, and then you need to click on "enter passkey" or whatever similar acknowledgement shows. Without doing that, you haven't entered the passkey.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:37 PM
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When I select allow, I'm prompted to enter a passkey, which I do using the iDrive, 0000. After this I push the iDrive up to return to the previous menu. Shortly after this, the phone shows invalid password.
Stream is correct. You need to pull the iDrive to the rear of the vehicle and highlight "Confirm Passkey", press the iDrive button down to confirm, then the password will be set.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:26 AM
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You need to pull the iDrive to the rear of the vehicle and highlight "Confirm Passkey", press the iDrive button down to confirm, then the password will be set.
D'oh! I had been trying to push to iDrive button UP to get from the zeros to the Confirm Passkey text. Like I said, operator error! It's working now! Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:02 AM
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[x] ability to make/receive calls
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:23 PM
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IPHONE with 07 535:
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[x ] ability to send/receive SMS
they sych perfectly!! BMW and Apple an unlikely combo
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:23 AM
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Palm Treo 650 (unlocked GSM):
[ x] ability to make/receive calls (also works from the steering wheel buttons)
[ x] phone book automatically synches to car (only the "favorites," this is a known limitation)
[ x] dial by name (without verbal training of system) (Works but name recognition is hit and miss)
[ x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ x] ability to send/receive SMS (Yes but smses are received on and sent from the phone, not the iDrive screen - I've not tried the "BMW Service related" SMSs, like for when your car is ready for an oil change, etc.)

Overall very good but had some problems when I had "mobile write" third party app. enabled on my phone. Turned it off and is much more stable. I still have the occasional phone lock-up or reboot, but it's not often.

Voice quality is also good. Too bad about not synching the whole phonebook....
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:36 AM
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After updating the software on the T-Mobile Blackberry 7290 to version 4.1.0.377, the address book syncs perfectly, and I can make and receive calls. The address book did not sync with the older version of the software.
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:41 AM
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Thanks to the help here, I was able to get my iPhone working with my '06 E60. When I place or receive calls, there seems to be a lag of a few seconds from the time the iDrive display shows the call as connected and being able to hear, or be heard by, the other person. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:30 PM
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My wife and I both have LG CU500 phones. Does anyone know if these will work in the 535 we just ordered?
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:05 PM
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A variation on the question: my CA advises me NOT to purchase the cradle, since she suggests that it's only a $500 charger. I noted that, according to the E64 owner's manual, it is also supposed to connect the phone to the car's antenna, but she stuck to her story, suggesting I could purchase a charger cord and plug it into the receptacle on the passenger footwell. Any thoughts about whether the cradle is worth the money?
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:33 AM
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Samsung Blackjack (with WM6 standard) and A727 both pair. They download phonebook and allow voice dialing from iDrive. They display the signal antenna, but not the signal strength.

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Where did you get the upgrade for WM6 on your Blackjack?

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Old 07-15-2007, 01:45 PM
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After updating the software on the T-Mobile Blackberry 7290 to version 4.1.0.377, the address book syncs perfectly, and I can make and receive calls. The address book did not sync with the older version of the software.
Where did you update your phone ??
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:52 PM
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Phone model:
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Samsung A 900 and the T Mobile Razor V3 ..

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Old 07-15-2007, 03:12 PM
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Eve you have too update software from Nokia.com for latest version
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There is an update to WM6 that is out for ATT customers here in the states. You may be able to upgrade an i600 to WM6, but you would have ATT customization. I am not aware, as of yet, that there is a generic WM6 version.

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Old 07-17-2007, 12:49 PM
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Has anyone had any success connecting a treo 700p? I have all kinds of bluetooth issues with this phone already and I am wondering if I will need to get a new phone to go with the car when I get it.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:17 AM
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Has anyone had any success connecting a treo 700p? I have all kinds of bluetooth issues with this phone already and I am wondering if I will need to get a new phone to go with the car when I get it.
If the 650 works (as mine does), the 700 should not pose a problem. THere are small limitations though - see threads above, or do a search.

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