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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-02-2011, 12:35 PM
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I have basic flipper LG VX5600 and it works great!
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Phone model:
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)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:44 PM
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My blackberry tour works perfectly with mine 530XI 2007. It also downloaded all my contacts which I have over 200 of them. Actually I have two phones the 2nd phone is my wifes cheapy from verizon and that works, the only problem is that if she starts the car and my phone is in the vicinity it will establish the connection with my phone at which point she will need to manually move her phone up on the list to connect otherwise hers connects automatically.

No complaints with the blue tooth at all.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:20 PM
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No joy whatsoever with my 2004 525i and the Moto Droid 2. Had fairly good success in the past with a succession of non-Smart Moto phones.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:09 PM
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Evo sync'd without issue to a 2005 545i.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:28 PM
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My iPhone syncs great for phone, address book, and bluetooth. I have a 2005 545i with Nav, what are my options for getting my playlist to go through using Bluetooth? I know that I can buy the $450 ipod adapter from BMW but that won't give me any Bluetooth music. Any ideas?
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:50 AM
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My iPhone syncs great for phone, address book, and bluetooth. I have a 2005 545i with Nav, what are my options for getting my playlist to go through using Bluetooth? I know that I can buy the $450 ipod adapter from BMW but that won't give me any Bluetooth music. Any ideas?
Thanks!
Hey cmh, which iPhone did you pair? I have a 4 and was wondering if I needed the CPT9000 module kit? The Motorola BMW phone in my '05 745Li has no sim. I don't know if I would need to upgrade my iDrive version in order to pair? I have to check which version I have, I just know I have the 9 options on the main screen. Sorry for all the questions.

Edit: I just looked up I would have the v60? So maybe the module I asked about wouldn't work properly?
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:24 AM
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I am using an iPhone 3GS. I doubt that you would need to upgrade the iDrive but I am not sure. Sorry.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:12 AM
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same here!!
2008 / 528xi
My wife got a new phone. it paired quickly and worked well. Then it shut down after a week.
I eased it and started again and it wouldnt work.

The SA said that it wasnt compatible and it will work a while then quit (normal).
My phone doesnt work either. He gave me a list of 17 compatible (aka old) phones made when the car was new in 2008.
NOW he tried to pair his ohone and the system doesnt work. He said that the battery was too weak to continue with testing of either the phone or the battery.
So i guess i have to use older phones. If you want electronic gadgets to work get a ford fiesta.

What a disappointment. everything they charge a ton for as state of the art goes obsolete before the warranty is over. Like navigation and bluetooth...... not to mention the battery and other basic electronics.

Then they have attitude and charge a fortune to "patch" what they screwed up.

If you want a BMW rent one for a week or so every now and then.
I never leased before but these cars CANNOT be owned!!
BTW I have a charger on the battery now as I am typing.
It gets me upset.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:57 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) <---haven't tried it
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:16 AM
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Car model: 2005 545i
[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 02-10-2011, 01:15 AM
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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 02-10-2011, 07:21 PM
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DROID X Works GREAT.

DROID X Works GREAT.
No problems pairing or dropping calls. Works perfectly.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:30 AM
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My old LG flip phone (red) which worked great w/ my 05 545i just died, and I specifically limited myself to LG phones so I could be sure it would work w/ my car. Now with my new LG Cosmos touch, the phone book won't load, and I can't even use the voice dial feature on my phone while the bluetooth is connected. Anyone have any ideas of what else I can try?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:09 AM
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I had the exact same problem when I upgraded to the Nokia N8 but I had the dealership reinstall the bluetooth program and now it pulls up the phonebook but I get disconnected more often. When it starts up it connects, then in about 1 min it disconnects then reconnects...and once in a while it disconnects again. Odd...but I'm trying to live with it because the tech guy told me not all phone are compatible with the car...only reccommended phones. bummer bimmer...
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:07 AM
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i525 2006

Hi. I own i525., 2006 model. I Am in the process to change my phone, interested in iphone 4 or samsung glaxy s. Because these are expensive phones I want to have the certainty that the phones will work with my car. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:25 AM
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate smart phone and a 2005 545i wtih iDrive. I can only receive and make calls manually with the bluetooth. Phone book will not load so the voice control options are not functional.

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Old 02-20-2011, 09:46 PM
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Android X works with BMW Bluetooth.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:27 PM
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Cool samsung omnia 7

Has anyone paired the new samsung omnia 7 to any bmw car ?
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:42 PM
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Hi. I own i525., 2006 model. I Am in the process to change my phone, interested in iphone 4 or samsung glaxy s. Because these are expensive phones I want to have the certainty that the phones will work with my car. Thanks in advance
I received my BTUM CPT9000 today, for my 05 745Li which I bought off of another member, and it works with my iPhone 4! I just made one call to my house to test it & it's good
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:05 PM
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I have a Blackberry Bold 9780 that syncs just fine. Contacts upload, etc. So far.

In fact, I may just add "so far" to my signature line.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:17 PM
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I recently bought a '07 525i & am having trouble pairing it with my Blackberry Tour. BMW website says that it is compatible, but after the Bluetooth pairs it immediately acts like a call is in progress. I saw some similar posts from others, but haven't been able to find a post with an explanation or if there is a fix...any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:48 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)
[Unknown] ability to send/receive SMS

I was a bit amazed that this phone actually worked for being so old.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:10 PM
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Question IPhone 4 Doesn,t Connect 2010 528xi

My wife and I both got new IPhone 4's yesterday. Today I spent a couple of hours trying to sync either or both phones to our 2010 528xi resulting in a complete fail every time. Called BMW customer service and they were no help at all. The guy kinda thought maybe they were incompatible, but wasn't sure. ???! Anyway if anyone has any ideas for me I would be very appreciative. My wife has the phone operating about 90% of the time. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:32 AM
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My wife and I both got new IPhone 4's yesterday. Today I spent a couple of hours trying to sync either or both phones to our 2010 528xi resulting in a complete fail every time. Called BMW customer service and they were no help at all. The guy kinda thought maybe they were incompatible, but wasn't sure. ???! Anyway if anyone has any ideas for me I would be very appreciative. My wife has the phone operating about 90% of the time. Thanks
This may be off a little, but I believe you have to:

1. Make sure phone bluetooth is on.
2. Key in slot.
3. Foot off brake if AT or no clutch if MT to turn electronics on but not run engine.
3. Go to idrive menu for Bluetooth setup.
4. Look for devices.
5. Key in code for Bluetooth on idrive and phone. My 2006 can key in any number as long as car and phone match. My 2007 X3 needs a specific car code.
6. Hit sync on phone.
7. Wait for phone book to load.

It has been a while. I still have to sync my iPhone 4 to my wife's 530xi, but it works on my X3. My iPhone 3GS works in all cars.

I hope this helps.


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Old 03-01-2011, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the help. Both phones are up & running on the idrive now. Wife is happy, which means that I am too.
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