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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 07-05-2009, 01:48 PM
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Anyone try the new Palm Pre to see if it works with the car???
Just got my car last week and it works with the bluetooth... and it also allows you to dial by name... although it took like 3 days for it to load or start working and displaying the names in the phone. But the system hears me and pulls up the correct name but cannot say them correctly.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:13 PM
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I've had this problem on and off with my 1st gen iphone. About 1 year ago had the car in 3 times to the dealer. They admitted there was a problem, but said they replaced TCU. Issue continued and then just stopped as mysteriously as it started. Nearly one year later, it started again. BT kept dropping and sometimes restarting. Well, my original iphone was dropped and is now dead. Got new 3Gs iphone and it sync'd beautifully at first, allowed me to make one call and now either connects and drops or refuses t connect. Same issue as you. Will take it to another dealer to see what they think. let me know if you find something out. I have a 2008 528xi.
Issue was bad TCU which was replaced and I hav ehad no issues since then. iphone 3gs with 3.0 works perfectly. I was told by BMW SA that a non approved phone can really mess up your cars TCU since even if you delete if from the idrive screen, it's not delted from the TCU. the ECIN number for the phone is still in there.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:45 PM
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[X] ability to make/receive calls - no issues
[X] phone book automatically synches to car - Yes!
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS - Not sure

The phone works like a charm!
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:46 PM
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[X] ability to make/receive calls - no issues
[X] phone book automatically synches to car - Yes!
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS - Not sure

The phone is a dream come true!
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:06 PM
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[X] ability to make/receive calls - no issues
[X] phone book automatically synches to car - Yes!
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:51 AM
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Just got my car last week and it works with the bluetooth... and it also allows you to dial by name... although it took like 3 days for it to load or start working and displaying the names in the phone. But the system hears me and pulls up the correct name but cannot say them correctly.
Okay plam pre not working... i think because of the software update... anyluck with anyone on the PALM pre?
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:27 PM
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I've had the Nokia N95 for a couple of years. At first it did not match my BMW525d bluetooth at all. Recently I had the most recent auto software update download and still it did not work. I updated my phone and it worked but it is intermittent and it keeps disconnecting at the most awkward moment. Since I have given up and I want a mobile phone with a good camera, I am considering getting the Sony Ericcson C905. Does anyone have any information about its compatibility or the compatibility of other previous SE models?
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:40 PM
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I got a loaner today and synced my phone and it works... maybe a auto software update... im going to ask when I get my car back.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:36 PM
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Got a Blackberry tour. It sync'd fine, had an error downloading my address book, probably because I have email addresses attached but I can scroll through the address display and all of my address book appears to be there.

Just one problem as I posted in the Tour thread. Once the Tour sync's my Nav displays shows a continuous active call to a point where it dims the radio volume like I'm speaking on the phone. I can't dial through the car but can through my phone. Thought it my be the continuous 3G connection for the internet but the problem persists when I turn this off. Still trying to figure it out. Unfortunately, this will limit the bluetooth connections usefullness.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:55 PM
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E90 is working with my bluetooth in 530i 2006.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:18 AM
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[X] ability to make/receive calls - no issues
[X] phone book automatically synches to car - Yes!
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)

I love the clarity and convenience of hands free and address book on my i drive console.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:44 PM
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Phone Screen Name

I have an 07 530i with Nav. My Phone screen on the the Idrive says localhost?? How do I change the phone screen name? I have an Iphone 3G.

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Old 08-04-2009, 12:38 AM
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I tried to use this thread to choose a new phone from but unfortunately only a very few phones are discussed. So I pulled the plug and just got me a new Sony Ericsson W995.

2005 530iA (software updated to CIP31)
[x] make/receive calls
[x] download adressbook
[-] SMS functionality

The other functions I do not know how to check so I can not comment on, but for me the most important are the first two features.
In fact it behaves exactly like the SE k850i which is on BMW's compatibility list.

I hope more people will add their experiences with phones which are not yet covered in this thread (I have read enough about iPhones and blackberry's)
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:15 AM
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Anybody with the tour noticing muffled or decreased clarity with bluetooth conversations? I can use my tour, sounds more muffled, then use my bold and it is clear as day. Tried repairing and everything, but no difference.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:52 AM
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:25 AM
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nope. i got that phone hoping it would work. it did for about a month. then it stopped. im extremely disappointed in the selection of phones from bmw. you would think that with the high price of their cars, they would get all phones to work.

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Old 08-20-2009, 07:39 PM
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[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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Old 08-23-2009, 07:57 PM
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Got a Blackberry tour. It sync'd fine, had an error downloading my address book, probably because I have email addresses attached but I can scroll through the address display and all of my address book appears to be there.

Just one problem as I posted in the Tour thread. Once the Tour sync's my Nav displays shows a continuous active call to a point where it dims the radio volume like I'm speaking on the phone. I can't dial through the car but can through my phone. Thought it my be the continuous 3G connection for the internet but the problem persists when I turn this off. Still trying to figure it out. Unfortunately, this will limit the bluetooth connections usefullness.
Did you get it figured it? I have the same problem. 2007 750Li with BB Tour on Verizon. It worked great for the first month, then all of a sudden when I turn Bluetooth on for my cell, the car radio shuts off, and the phone dialer in the car doesn't work. However, when I shut down Bluetooth on my Tour, the radio turns on.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:16 PM
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Except does anyone know the password for the bluetooth... The pairing code or what ever you call it?
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:42 PM
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iPhone 3G

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[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 - not tested
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:32 AM
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Has anyone had luck with this with the newer 4.5? Thanks
Yes, mine has worked fine. I just took my car in today for an unrelated problem with the Bluetooth system, and found out that no Curve model with Verizon service is authorized for pairing with the BMW system, though. The Pearl is, and I understand the Bluetooth hardware to be equivalent for both. So I was really surprised. But I just checked the BMWUSA site, and it's true.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:20 PM
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Hey guys im a newbie here. My dad just bought me the 08 525i since i sold my TL due to the tranni issue.
So here is the problem im having
Phone model: Vertu Ferrari Nero
Car model:525i
I cant connect through my vertu somehow, it says that connection failed but i did follow instructions on the manual. Any suggestion ?
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:29 PM
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Hi..has anyone had any luck with HTC Ozone on Verizon...??
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:09 AM
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:56 PM
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Has anyone gotten the Verizon Boulder to work? Thanks
did you ever find out if boulder has any issues w/ your BMW ?
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