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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 07-04-2005, 03:29 PM
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That would be great... I picked up my 05 545i on Saturday (July 2nd), paired my Verizon BB7250 easily, and can make calls no problem. Having the BB's fully approved would be icing on the cake!

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Old 07-09-2005, 07:33 PM
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17.2 causing phone book transfer problem. . .

New problem since car was reprogrammed to 17.2.

I have a Motorola V551 that worked great with 13.X With the new software my address book does not transfer. Actually, some of it transfers - at random. Wierd.

All of my numbers in the phone are entered the same way? BMWNA said it will take up to an hour to transfer, it has now been about 5 hours with no change.

Anyone have suggestions? a. I have deleted the phone from the car and repaired it with no change. b. If I add a name and number to the phone it transfers. C. If I delete it on the phone, it deletes from the car list.

Is this a TCU problem?

Help.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:02 AM
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Cool Bluetooth Compatibility



Just got the phone and it works great

Phone model: Motorola E815 (Verizon Wireless)
Car model: 2005 530i
[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 07-15-2005, 07:51 AM
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The Blackberry 7100t works with my E60, however, it will not upload the address book. so I got out my trusty ericson 610.
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:43 PM
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Sprint + 530i = incompatable

Is there a phone that Sprint offers that I can use in my new 530i the Sony 608 s no longer available. I see all the posts but will anything they have hook up.
Is there someone at Sprint to yell at?
I have signed the petition but I want a phone now maybe I should sell the car and keep Sprint.
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:59 PM
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Phone model: Blackberry 7250(Verizon Wireless)
Car model: 2006 525i
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

The voice command works, incoming and outgoing calling is fine. The address book sync does not work, I had to manually enter phone numbers I use frequently through the voice command method...To dial numbers in my BB, I find them and initiate dialing on the BB, but the bluetooth kicks in and the call is placed through the car system. The audio system automatically mutes to accomodate the call. Not perfect, but good. I am waiting for the address book sync, then I will be in great shape.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:04 PM
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Bluetooth in an E60

I have a Palm Treo 650 (Verizon), and I want it to fully integrate with the car phone system. Currently, I can receive and place calls, but my phone book and voice recognition do not work.

Any suggestions on where I can find software patches?

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Old 07-20-2005, 10:42 AM
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Samsung i730+ 2005 525

I want to purchase a Samsumg i730 (Verizon) for my 2005 525i (no nav system) and I want it to fully integrate with the car phone system. Will this phone fully integrate with my BMW?

Thanks for any input.

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Old 07-22-2005, 12:41 PM
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I want to purchase a Samsumg i730 (Verizon) for my 2005 525i (no nav system) and I want it to fully integrate with the car phone system. Will this phone fully integrate with my BMW?

Thanks for any input.

Golfncpa
That is one sweet functional 3G phone that not too many people may own yet. I have an audiovox smt 5600 smartphone and I could not get it to work consistently. My address book does not migrate to the car and the bluetooth synchronization works when it wants to. i ended up also getting a razr V3 which works awesome and I end up using both phones. One for functionality and one for showoff. I plan on getting the i750 when it comes out, this is the GSM version of the one you have.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:43 PM
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No way to make it work. After pairing, the car starts "reading data" and keeps doing it forever. I can not make or receive calls.
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:07 PM
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No way to make it work. After pairing, the car starts "reading data" and keeps doing it forever. I can not make or receive calls.
I figured that would happen. The sad thing is that I went to my local dealer and they were so clueless about bluetooth. They tell me if the phone is not on the list it does not work. I have tried a phone not on the list and it does work. Bluetooth is a universal frequency that should be read by any bluetooth capable device. Oh well!
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Old 07-28-2005, 07:35 PM
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V710 with Bluetooth Retrofit in '04 330i; what works for me

[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

I have 2004 330i with the retrofit Bluetooth kit; it's the early ULF module part number: 84 21 6 934 552

Phone Motorola V710 Verizon service
firmware: 8700_01.30.8F

I can dial out with voice commands through the voice command module after training the module with names and phone numbers. Press the voice button on the steering wheel; "Add Number", say the name "NAME"; say the number "XXX-XXX-XXXX", "Store Number", etc.

I can recieve calls automatically, the phone connects to the system; turns off the radio and puts the call over the sound system.

No phonebook transfer.
Have not tried SMS (don't use it much, old fashioned kind of guy ;-)

I tried upgrading the V710 firmware to the SuperDave hacked version of 8700_01.40.0R (called 8700_1.02.SD) (see www.inetron.com if interested). But this just caused endless cycling of bluetooth connect/disconnect without being able to send or receive calls. Downgraded back to the original firmware (8700_01.30.8F) and still had the connect/disconnect cycle. "Oh God, I hosed my phone, I went from a working system to a broken one". On a whim I did a master reset on the phone and the bluetooth started working again, though still no phonebook transfer. Got me thinking (maybe you too?); should I go back to the new firmware and try a master reset and see if I can get the bluetooth working again? The new firmware has some other nice features. I tried it, but it didn't work even after doing a master reset and a master clear. So back to the original firmware again. Now at least I have a functioning system. No phonebook transfer but I can train the voice control system with 5-10 numbers, which is all I really need in the car on regular basis. I'm not sure why I want to transfer 100 numbers to my headunit anyway, I don't use most of them very often.
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:17 PM
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Hello,

I have used a Motorola V600 and Razor V3 there are a lot more phones that you can choose from here is the link http://www.bmwtransact.com/bmwassist/bluetooth_pdf.pdf
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:14 AM
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I've got my Treo 650 working well in a 2006 530XI. Her is what I did. I updated the palm software (ROM) and that worked to keep the connection from dropping intermittently which it was doing before. Regarding the address book---I have found that the number I put into the speed dial shortcuts under the green phone screen sync perfectly to the car. Which is actually probably preferable because I can get about 70 phone numbers into the iDrive which saves from scrolling through 100ís of numbers I will never call. Every time I get in the car now my phone is automatically recognized---basically it works flawlessly. Hope this can help someone. You can email directly if you have questions mcortez@aventinecp.com.
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:22 AM
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First time post, just ordered 530XI last night, does anyone know if it will work with a Blackberry 7100g?
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:10 AM
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My Sprint Treo 650 does not work with my '05 545i. The address book doesn't interface. The handsfree aspect of it only works when you initiate a call or answer a call directly from the phone. I don't know if BMW needs to come out with a new software update and/or Palm needs to do a firmware update for the phone. The Treo 650 is an exellent device and I'm confident that resolution will come about soon. I'll keep you posted.

The Treo 650 will wok just fine. You ned the updated Bluetooth software available from Palm One. The address book will not transfer, but once you get updated software the phone will pair great with the car and any numbers on your five foavorites buttons in the phone interface will transfer to the address book in the car.

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Old 08-20-2005, 02:49 PM
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Phones

Pick up Eurodelivery 530xi & 330i. Have bought a Motorola Razor V3. Hope it works when I get to Europe. The BMW bluetooth web site http://www.bmwusa.com/NR/rdonlyres/6...oth_phones.pdf

Indicates it is compatible, but no charging cradle.

Check web site BMW is regularly updating it.
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:26 PM
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I don't know if I'm dumb or what. I have a 2006 525i and I've just bought a Razr V3. It does not seem to sync. And the password-where in the world do I find that? And in case I do get a password how do I enter it in the idrive?
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:07 PM
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I don't know if I'm dumb or what. I have a 2006 525i and I've just bought a Razr V3. It does not seem to sync. And the password-where in the world do I find that? And in case I do get a password how do I enter it in the idrive?
When I paired by Motorola V600 with my 645, I had to make up my own passcode in the pairing process. The instructions are on here somewhere but the basic idea is: turn on bluetooth on the phone, go to the bluetooth setup screen in I-Drive, tell the phone to search, follow instructions on the screen (make up your own passcode when prompted, then enter the same passcode on the other device).
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Old 08-26-2005, 06:01 AM
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[ Y] ability to make/receive calls
[ Y] phone book automatically synches to car
[ Y] dial by name (without verbal training of system) WITH verbal training
[ Y] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS - Haven't tried
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Piece of cake. Got the BMW VIP program phone, and the dealer synched them for me, though it was a very easy process. Works like a charm...but...you really should use the car charger since the bluetooth connection drains the battery. Overall...9.5 out of 10!
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:18 PM
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I tried pairing a Samsung i730 with my 2006 530xi w/nav. It would sync for about 1 minute and then disconnect. My IT guy did some research and says that the Microsoft OS PDAs will not play well with the BMW Bluetooth systems.
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:27 AM
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Has anyone got any experience with pairing the Audiovox wv6600woc with a 2005 x5?

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Old 08-30-2005, 08:41 PM
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Just got the phone and it works great

Phone model: Motorola E815 (Verizon Wireless)
Car model: 2005 530i
[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



Glad to hear that there is success in pairing this phone. I have a 2005 330ci and have considered waiting for nextel to release the i870. However, it seems that the bluetooth functionality is a bit fickle and the E815 looks like a great phone. Guess it's time to switch...
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:27 AM
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I don't know if I'm dumb or what. I have a 2006 525i and I've just bought a Razr V3. It does not seem to sync. And the password-where in the world do I find that? And in case I do get a password how do I enter it in the idrive?
Your dealer (just like mine) failed to give you the basic instruction and info needed. There supposed to be a "credit card" with the passkey in your Owner's manual binder. I didn't get one either. I've noticed an unforunate lack in knowledge base at the dealer level. You can see that in the various posts on this forum

But you can still do it on your own. Activate the bluetooth in i-Drive. On the V3 set the phone to search. The phone will find a bluetooth connection with a name that will display on your phone screen: i.e. BMW12345. Your passkey (when prompted to enter) is the numbers that follow BMW. The passkey is entered on the V3 not the i-Drive. Enter that and you're done. Depending on the number of entries in your address book, this may take several minutes to sync the first time so be patient. With the exception of SMS, you should have full functionality with the V3.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:33 PM
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Yep! That did it. The phone now pairs and works. No phone book but thats fine. The voice recognition works great.

I do have two issues: when using the phone, i get an echo on my voice only. not the other person, just me. Also, once a call is connected, I can no longer adjust the volume on the handset. It goes to about 40% and is locked there. I have tried setting the phone to always use 100% but it reverts back to 40% when a call connects thru the car. I wonder if I could get the volume on the phone to be higher if I could avoid some of the echo by turning the volume down on the car???? I currently have the car volume way up during calls. The volume is ok there ( I can hear th caller fine) but it is way up.

Thansk for any help everyone. And thanks to Moon for getting me working at all.

JIM


PS- BMW says that the BB devices WILL NOT WORK AT ALL WITH BMW CARS. Hah! Funny.
Well two of the last three minor issue are solved. After updating the handhelds software again, the issue of echo and the issue of volume are now gone!

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