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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 01-31-2005, 10:03 AM
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Phone model: Sony Ericsson T608
Car model: 2003 530i
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

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The phone (originally, Sprint PCS) is converted to work on Verizon network.
The phone book does not sync. Occasionally, the phone does not pair with the car. Sometimes, it pairs (the red light on the dash comes off), but the incoming call is not routed from the phone to the car. Same happens to the outgoing calls (even though I make a call using the car controls, the sound goes to the phone). I am thinking of getting Motorola V710 or Audiovox XV6600 instead.
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Old 01-31-2005, 03:16 PM
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Which part # bluetooth module are you using?

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Originally Posted by Dmitri
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Phone model: Sony Ericsson T608
Car model: 2003 530i
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

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The phone (originally, Sprint PCS) is converted to work on Verizon network.
The phone book does not sync. Occasionally, the phone does not pair with the car. Sometimes, it pairs (the red light on the dash comes off), but the incoming call is not routed from the phone to the car. Same happens to the outgoing calls (even though I make a call using the car controls, the sound goes to the phone). I am thinking of getting Motorola V710 or Audiovox XV6600 instead.
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:04 PM
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Help!!! Sony Ericsson T630 with 2004 525I BMW

Need assistance getting the sony ericsson T630 to work with the car. The Cell phone is blue tooth and infrared capable. The local BMW dealer (Schaal, located in Bitburg Germany, Very Professional!!!) but can't really assist me since my car is US Specs. The 2004 525 I is pre-wired for a cell phone, but I don't know if I need to order over parts. I have not received any responses back fron BMW dealers with this same question... Can someone please pont me in the right direction?

Thanks

L A LAW
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QUOTE=jfai]I bought the ULF from advancedautovations and installed it myself. I also bought upgrades to the navigation computer and the display from Martin Bishop. Martin also sells Bluetooth modules. In my opinion, he provides excellent customer service. I'm very happy with the upgrades and installation is easy.[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:44 AM
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I have a Razor V3 cell phone and it works great including the phone book transfering over. I own a 2005 530I. Just love it when all goes well.
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Old 02-03-2005, 03:23 PM
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Recently had the Bluetooth Software upgrade added to my March 2004 build 530i. I have had my cell phone account with Verizon for fourteen years; they told me that their Motorola v710 phone would work with my car's Bluetooth. Alas, after successful pairing between the phone and my car, no consistent communications could be maintained between the car and the phone. It seems that Verizon was telling me a real story when they told me v710 would work. It appears that I'm also a victim of Verizon's Bluetooth crippling deprogramming of the phone.

I returned the phone to Verizon and got a refund for the phone.

I then went to T-Mobile, and tested one of their Motorola v600's with my car. All features of the inicar phone system worked just as in the owner's manual, including phone book transfer, voice commands, etc.

Verizon just lost a loyal customer because of their short-sightedness.

Again, the v600 from T-Mobile works perfectly with my 2004 530i.
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:35 PM
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Please read the attached problem description.

http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgec...80420&vernum=0

There seems to be no reslution for this problem.
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Old 02-06-2005, 09:55 AM
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Any definitive info on the Treo 650? I saw some initial reports of problems, but that was prior to the patch that was released by Palm for car kits.
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:47 PM
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Connecting 7100 Blackberry to BMW

Here is link that acknowledges the issue.

Does anybody (including BMWNA folks reading this) know when or how this issue will be resolved.
http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgec...80420&vernum=0


Or search for

What Is - Connection problems between BlackBerry handhelds and Motorola Bluetooth car kits in 2005 BMW models
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:19 PM
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Cheers all,

Just thout I'd post this since I have done so on so many other forums.

The below only applies to E60 model year 2005 with a production date of 9/04 or newer.
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Cheers for now! ;-)

PHONE COMPATIBILITY:
In the never ending story of Bluetooth compatibility for the new E60
I thought I'd share the below. Note: This is AFTER I purchased (then returned) a Nokia 6230.

- My Car = 2005 E60 w/build date of 9/04
- Told by dealer prod. date was too early to have Bluetooth
- Dealer WRONG = all 2005 E60 from 9/04 are Bluetooth enabled
- No additional software "update" required
- Nokia 6230 = paired but BMW acted only as a giant "speaker phone"
- 6230 = not integrated w/iDrive screen or steering wheel buttons
- Sony Ericsson T637 = FULLY compatible
- Paired in less than 30 seconds
- Integrated w/iDrive, steering wheel, stereo, mute, etc. FULLY
- No need to take to dealer for pairing or assistance
- Total cost = $109 for T637 w/ $70 rebate. Total exp. after = $39
- ZERO extra cost to have dealer "pair" phone w/car

I did have to switch from Verizon to Cingular (frankly I don't care since you can "port" numbers now). Cingular/AT&T = only provider offering Sony Ericsson T610, T616, T630 & T637 - all of which are listed by BMW as being "compatible". The only down side = had to sign a 2yr contract w/Cingular.


PHONE CRADLE/CHARGER:
This IS the definitive word - don't let your dealers/parts guy tell you different. The below parts are not only required to fit your (Sony Ericsson) phone into the E60, they also fit PERFECTLY and can be installed in LESS than 60min. (possible less than 30min by a "pro")

BMW parts needed for Sony Ericsson phone:
- Adapter: part #84210304298 = $140
- Eject Box: part #84216946075 = $120
- Support: part #51167060175 = $20

Note: Above prices include 10% BMWCCA discount

These three parts together REPLACE the "coin tray" inside the center arm rest of the E60. The parts (snapped together as one unit) allow the driver to secure a Sony Ericsson phone and have it charge while in the car and utilize the vehicles phone antenna.

A HUGE thanks to mrbelk for his descriptive install instructions & pictures. Note: mrbelks pix & instructions outline install for CPT 9000 phone - it is EXACTLY the same for Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phones.

Another big cheers to "Gary" of Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose, CA - Gary did all the leg work, obtained the parts and did so WITHOUT making me pay for them first.
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:30 AM
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iDriveguy,
Glad to hear somebody has figured out the bluetooth phone snap in adapter mystery, although that's not an inexpensive solution!

When the phone is in the cradle, does it turn on and off with the car?
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:12 PM
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I (think) it keeps charging - will check & post later. 8-)

Lame - this forum didn't alow me to type an nt (no text) reply. Hence this sentence... 8-)
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:47 AM
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Blackberry 7290 and BMW Bluetooth

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Originally Posted by Jstchecking
Here is link that acknowledges the issue.

Does anybody (including BMWNA folks reading this) know when or how this issue will be resolved.
http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgec...80420&vernum=0


Or search for

What Is - Connection problems between BlackBerry handhelds and Motorola Bluetooth car kits in 2005 BMW models

Still a problem with my BB 7290 and a 2005 525i purchased a week ago. Car and phone connect but no operability after that. Don't care about transferring phone book but it would be nice if it worked. Does BMWNA know there's a problem? Any software updates from Blackberry imminent? Any other fixes or alternatives recommended. It's frustrating.
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:37 AM
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A friend of mine is very disappointed b/c he bought a 2004 530i and was told bluetooth would be available and up to date they keep telling him that it is in the works. I was wondering if your BMW came with bluetooth or if you had something done afterwards to have it installed. . This is the only complaint he has had as of yet from his bimmer . Thank you.
I have a 2003 530i (no Nav) and had BWM install the Blue Tooth kit after market. I use a Sony/Ericsson T637 and it has worked as advertised from the start; full compatibility. I did experience a very low level alternator whine through the audio system only after the BT installation, but the problem was completely rectified by BMW by installing an "adapter plug" (no charge) on a follow up visit. I couldn't be happier with my BT setup. One one minor caveat: The onboard voice system is a bit loud. You can turn it down after activation via voice or manual controls, but their doesn't appear to be a way to lower the factory default level when you first turn it on. The voume level is the same regardless of where your audio system level is set prior to voice activation.
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:42 AM
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T637 seems to be the most friendly Bluetooth phone on the market today.
My dealer uses a MOT V551 on sight to check BT installations. My T637 paired more quickly, updated address book info more quickly, and responded to car commands more quickly. Highly reccommended.
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:45 AM
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An '03 530 does not have bluetooth capability.
Huh? My 2003 530i BT works just fine with my SE T637!
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:30 AM
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2005 525i and Bluetooth Compatibility

I have been in the market for and have researched phones for the BT in the 525i. I pick up my BMW in a couple of days. While I wanted the Treo 650, I read enough to know the phone book ain't gonna work. So I followed the BWM approved list, switched from Sprint to Verizon so that I can get the "Fully Compatible" Motorola V710. I am now reading that there are problems with address book transfer in the BMW due to Verizon's crippling of BT functionality. Bummer !! I still have a few days for the full refund and am considering a journey to Cingular for the Motorola Razor V3. Coverage sucks but phone seems nice. Any advice on the V3? experience? Pros? Cons?
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:42 AM
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Talking razr

Moto Razr works WELL !!
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:54 AM
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I have the RAZR.

Overall, I like the phone. My biggest complaint:


When using the phone normally, without bluetooth.... there is no quick way to find a person in your phonebook. You have to scroll through one by one until you get there. For someone like me, who has hundreds of numbers in my phone... this is a nightmare. You can filter the phone list by category, but that still does not help because in any one category I still have tons of numbers.
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:18 PM
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Blackberry 7100 and BMW 2005 - Bluetooth

I have a 7100g (Cingular) that seems to work fine with my 330Xi Bluetooth (or mostly fine - I think I have had a couple of glitches; possible user error). It is software version 4.00, build 219. (Settings -> Options --> About).

However, I bought my wife a 7100t and it would pair, but nothing else (like the described issues). I called T-Mobile and they had me upgrade from v3 software to v4.00, build 198 . Unfortunately, this one will pair and work for several calls, then die - the phone will answer but you can't hear anyone on the other end.

Seems like T-Mobile is behind in getting the most up to date software for this platform.

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Old 03-30-2005, 09:41 PM
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Correction

Actually, you can make and receive calls on the phone, through the speakers with the 7100g. Caller ID works. However, the buttons on the steering wheel don't function and there doesn't seem to be transfer of any data.

I discovered that I never got an instruction booklet for bluetooth with the car!!
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:03 PM
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Did it!

Upgraded the phone to Release 274 (available from the Cingular support website) using directions on blackberryforums.com. Works great, but all dialing and receiving of calls is through the phone. Caller ID, mic and speakers work fine. Functional, but not elegant.
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:20 PM
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[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)
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:49 AM
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Moto Razr works WELL !!
This is a good sign.

So my follow up to the V3 Razor users on 2005BMW: I need to check voicemail on a couple of landline numbers. The process is to call a number (i.e. verizon voicemail) wait for a prompt, enter a "*" wait for a prompt, enter a 10 digit phone number, wait for a prompt, then enter my pin number. Then I can do the usual stuff, press 1 to listen to VM, 2 to erase, etc... My last car (yes a Benz I am afraid) had a dial pad and the ability to program a sequence of entries right after the phone numbe. The nice thing is I can send those entries when I choose ... by pressing the talk button on the steering (there was a talk and a seperate end button). Not the case with the Beemer. The talk is also the end and I am not sure the Razor can be programed that way anyway. The i-Drive scroll feature to manually enter so many numbers after I didal is extremly cumbersome. Has anyone encountered and resolved this task via programing the phone oand or other short cuts/tips/tricks?? Thanks
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:45 AM
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This is a good sign.

So my follow up to the V3 Razor users on 2005BMW: I need to check voicemail on a couple of landline numbers. The process is to call a number (i.e. verizon voicemail) wait for a prompt, enter a "*" wait for a prompt, enter a 10 digit phone number, wait for a prompt, then enter my pin number. Then I can do the usual stuff, press 1 to listen to VM, 2 to erase, etc... My last car (yes a Benz I am afraid) had a dial pad and the ability to program a sequence of entries right after the phone numbe. The nice thing is I can send those entries when I choose ... by pressing the talk button on the steering (there was a talk and a seperate end button). Not the case with the Beemer. The talk is also the end and I am not sure the Razor can be programed that way anyway. The i-Drive scroll feature to manually enter so many numbers after I didal is extremly cumbersome. Has anyone encountered and resolved this task via programing the phone oand or other short cuts/tips/tricks?? Thanks
I'll reply to my own querry. Using DMTF tones on the V3 allowed me to do what I want by automating the first 25 digit entries. I only have to use the iDrive to scroll and select 1, 2 or 3 to listen, erase, save etc. That I can handle. Very nice phone. BTW: for the Mac OSX users: OnSync (shareware) is OUTSTANDING !! bluetooth syncing (fast) address book entries transfered from Mac to V3 beautifully. No re-entry required. as close as one gets to plug-and-play. Very Nice!
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Old 04-02-2005, 03:59 PM
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I'll reply to my own querry. Using DMTF tones on the V3 allowed me to do what I want by automating the first 25 digit entries. I only have to use the iDrive to scroll and select 1, 2 or 3 to listen, erase, save etc. That I can handle. Very nice phone. BTW: for the Mac OSX users: OnSync (shareware) is OUTSTANDING !! bluetooth syncing (fast) address book entries transfered from Mac to V3 beautifully. No re-entry required. as close as one gets to plug-and-play. Very Nice!
But unfortunately sending DMTF does not work on the car's BT. Beemer Bummer
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