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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 01-08-2006, 03:43 PM
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[X] ability to make/receive calls - volume is a little low
[X] phone book automatically synches to car - yes but 20 of my speed dials (favorites) only
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system) - yes on simple names
[X] calling name display (using address book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS - haven't tried
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:00 PM
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How about the Motorola V551? received a totally compatible rating for bluetooth
My V551 worked flawlessly. I switched to a RAZR and can't get it to synch. Sigh....
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:00 PM
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I have a 2006 BMW 525xi.

I used to have a Blackberry 7250 (verizon). I was able to easily connect my blackberry and the BWM without any problem.

I just got the new Treo 700W. I can easily pair my Treo700W to the BMW but after a few minutes I lose the bluetooth connection. this never happened with the Blackberry. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:06 PM
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I have a 2006 BMW 525xi.

I used to have a Blackberry 7250 (verizon). I was able to easily connect my blackberry and the BWM without any problem.

I just got the new Treo 700W. I can easily pair my Treo700W to the BMW but after a few minutes I lose the bluetooth connection. this never happened with the Blackberry. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
The same thing happens with my audiovox smt 5600 smartphone. The car recognizes the phone initially but I loose connection after a few minutes. I think all these new devices are too sophisticated for the outdated BMW bluetooth sofware. That treo just came out yesterday, cool phone. My old razor worked well, everything sync. including my phonebook. he new razr I now also use does not sync. my contacts but I can make and receive phone calls using the car dial system or the phone itself..
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:51 PM
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CINGULAR BLACKBERRY 8700c WORKS ALL FEATURES (HAVE NOT TRIED SMS?)
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:15 PM
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I was told by Westchester BMW that the Blackberry 8700c will not work w. the BMW Bluetooth system. I just order a 2006 530xi. Sounds like a few people have seen it work. I'm confused. Do i need to do anything special to get the 8700c to work? Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:05 AM
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my car is being built next month so i would assume it would have the most up to date software.

Will the new blackberry 8700c work with the car (address book and all)?
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:33 PM
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Favorites number with auto-dialed extra digits breaks Bluetooth

Using a Verizon Wireless Treo650 (software upgrade 1.04) and have successfully paired it with the Bluetooth in my 2006 525xi. While it does not show the entire phonebook, it will display numbers stored in the Favorites list. One interesting tip is to NOT use the extra digits auto-dial feature (e.g., for voicemail systems). For whatever reason when I stored a number like this, the Bluetooth would not connect and it sent the phone into an endless restart loop.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:58 AM
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Has anyone tried one of the new Samsung or LG bluetooth phones (in their cars)?
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:17 PM
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I tried a Samsung A900 because I wanted to go with Sprint and didn't want a bulky Blackberry. There just aren't many choices available through Sprint. I had many strange problems. I could dial out but couldn't recieve. When the phone rang if you selected 'Accept' it would disconnect. Solved that by setting up auto answer. I also would get phantom calls. Phone would ring but there was nobody calling. Phonebook did synch but the system was unusable.



Gave it all back and got a Motorola e815 through Verizon. Works great.

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Old 01-24-2006, 06:40 PM
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Blackberry 7290 Syncs Address Book to I-Drive

What phones work for you?
Please share what works for you so that we can all share in your experience and knowledge.

Please post your experience:
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Phone model: Cingular Blackberry 7290
Car model:
[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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I can confirm that version 4.1 will fully enable a Blackberry 7290 with BMW BT and I-Drive. At Last!!

I was using version 4.0.2 and this enabled the handsfree function so incoming and outgoing calls would be routed through the car audio and I-Drive. However, caller ID and address book would not transfer

I downloaded version 4.1 from Cingular and installed yesterday and works great. The same incoming and outgoing calling capability but now the caller ID works and, most importantly, the complete address book syncs over to the I-Drive.

Upon first connection, my address book with over 100 contacts, nearly all with multiple phone numbers, synced up and were visible within 1 minute. Address names are listed in ascending last name order with suffixes for the type of number (phone, mobile, work, home). Note this suffix is not shown if only one number exists for a contact.

At this point, the only feature lacking with this setup, compared with my Moto V600, is voice calling. But I can live without that now that the BB is high-functioning. I can only hope that this enhancement is the result of BMW listening to its owners and not mere happpenstance.
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:16 AM
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Arrow Woes with Blue Tooth

Hi! I'm new here so I thought I would start by contributing!

There are lots of issues with a variety of blue tooth capable cellular phones and BMWs iDrive system. In my 545i, for example, I had a very difficult time pairing with my Nokia 6630 as well as my Sony Ericsson T60. I would not be able to view phone #s on the iDrive and Caller IDs would not be displayed when incoming calls would come in.

Enter the new Razr and everything works great! I even got my cousins Motorola over and tried and, sure enough, there is seamless integration with all functions including address book, redial, caller ID functionality. I have not received many SMS messages while driving so I will have to get back to you on that one!

Bottom lines, I think it's a manufacturer related deal. Motorola handsets work well. With others, you are pretty much on your own.

Make sure you get the latest software updates for your iDrive. This has made differences to many individuals who had issues with their cellulars initially.

I hope this helps....

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Originally Posted by rduncan
Find a Compatible Handset - Not all Bluetooth phones will work!
Unfortunately, not all Bluetooth compatible phones will work (partially or fully) with BMW's Bluetooth systems. As such, “Bluetooth” is an ambiguous term and insufficient to ensure compatibility. That is unfortunate, since "Bluetooth" is all that is typically included in the phone's description.

My experience is a good example: my do-everything SonyEricsson P900 does not work with my Bluetooth-capable car (the SonyEricsson P900 lacks a "handsfree profile" required to work with the BMW implementation of integration of cell phone and car). Successful 6 Series Bluetoth retrofit, but phone incompatible

Even if you have a "BT-compatible" phone with the BT "handsfree profile," there are other features that may or may not work properly. For example, the phone should automatically share its phone book with the car to enable a set of nice features: based on your phone's address book: Calling Name display and

BMW Customer Assistance has a short list of compatible phones (SE T68i, SE T610, SE T630, Motorola V600). A more extensive compatibility list is here:
More extensive list of BMW-compatible phones


What phones work for you?
Please share what works for you so that we can all share in your experience and knowledge.

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Phone model:
Car model:
[ ] 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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Old 01-28-2006, 02:06 PM
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New Moto Razr V3x compatibility

Having read about many members success with the original Moto Razr, we are considering buying the new Razr V3x (3G + 2MP camera) to pair with our 540i (on order in Australia). As this phone is not based on the original Razr we were wondering if anyone had any compatibility experiences. Also, does it require a different cradle from the Razr V3?
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:15 AM
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are all models the same

Hi there,
are all the bluetooth in the BMWs the same?
I mean, if bluetooth worked on 7series sedan, will it work with 5 series?

Thank you.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:01 AM
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Having read about many members success with the original Moto Razr, we are considering buying the new Razr V3x (3G + 2MP camera) to pair with our 540i (on order in Australia). As this phone is not based on the original Razr we were wondering if anyone had any compatibility experiences. Also, does it require a different cradle from the Razr V3?
As far as I know... a "cradle" is NOT AVAILABLE for the RAZR.

Phone model: Verizon RAZR V3c
Car model: 2005 545i
[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 02-02-2006, 05:31 PM
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Cingular - Motorola V551 - yes; Treo 650 - no

Phone model: Motorola v551
Car model: 530xiT Nov build
[x ] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synches to car
[x ] dial by name (with verbal training of system)
[x ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ?] ability to send/receive SMS
easy link easy to use


Phone model: Treo 650
Car model: 530xiT Nov build
[x ] ability to make/receive calls - but loud hum obscures everything
[x ] phone book automatically synches to car only favorites, not contacts
[?] 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 02-05-2006, 11:39 AM
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Having read about many members success with the original Moto Razr, we are considering buying the new Razr V3x (3G + 2MP camera) to pair with our 540i (on order in Australia). As this phone is not based on the original Razr we were wondering if anyone had any compatibility experiences. Also, does it require a different cradle from the Razr V3?
I can tell you that the original razor worked great(CONTACTS SYNC.) with my car but the new razr v3x the one with a 1mp camera only allows you to receive calls or dial calls from the phone but it does not sync. your contacts. It seems the newer models have software that the car does not support 100%. I am having the same issues now with the motorola sliver 7, the contacts won't sync. Also, I do not believe the razr line of phones bring a cradle, just a usb connector.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:13 AM
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I can tell you it does not sync. your contacts. It seems the newer models have software that the car does not support 100%. I am having the same issues now with the motorola sliver 7, the contacts won't sync. Also, I do not believe the razr line of phones bring a cradle, just a usb connector.
As mentioned earlier,
I have the RAZR V3c from Verizon and my contacts synced perfectly...........
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:03 AM
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Blackberry 8700c

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Originally Posted by sleeperz321
my car is being built next month so i would assume it would have the most up to date software.

Will the new blackberry 8700c work with the car (address book and all)?
I picked up my 530xi on Saturday (Feb 4, 2006), and my Blackberry 8700c worked without any difficulty (it took a few minutes to load up my address book). Incoming/Outgoing calls were easy to make.
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:09 AM
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I was told by Westchester BMW that the Blackberry 8700c will not work w. the BMW Bluetooth system. I just order a 2006 530xi. Sounds like a few people have seen it work. I'm confused. Do i need to do anything special to get the 8700c to work? Thanks!
As I stated in another reply, my Cingular Blackberry 8700c worked out of the box with my new 530xi.
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:24 AM
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Forgive me if this is already covered, but I tried a Nokia 6256i, and the BT did NOT work with the BMW setup. The phonebook would not transfer, the steering wheel button would not answer calls, and even when the phone was answered manually, the speaker in the car did not pick up the call.

The phone did indicate that it was paired, but none of the other functions worked.

FYI, the Nokia also did NOT work in my Audi A4, which also has BT from the factory. There, at least, the speaker worked, and the steering wheel button picked up the call, but none of the phone numbers transferred.

My Motorola V710 works perfectly in both cars.
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:08 PM
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Motorola RAZR V3 issues

Hi all,

My Motorola RAZR often turns off it Bluetooth setting, so my 325i won't find it. Is anyone else seeing this? Tthis is the only Cingular phone on the BMW list, so if it won't work, does that mean you can't be a Cingular customer and use Bluetooth w/ BMW?
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:59 PM
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Just got my RAZR today.

It works great with the BMW.
Did you have to activate anything on your BMW or RAZR phone to get it to pair up?
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:02 AM
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IIRC, on the RAZR, you can temporarily power up BT to pair. But what you really need to do is turn it on permanently. Go into the menu and make sure BT is powered on.

Also, make sure you add the car as a hands free or headset.
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:18 PM
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Motorola Razr V3

MOTOROLA'S RAZR V3 WORKS FINE... SEEMS TO BE FULLY COMPATIBLE...ONLY THING I'VE NOTICED IS THE CALL TIMER KEEP RUNNING AFTER I'VE HUNG UP (AS IF i WAS STILL ON THAT CALL)... I'VE HAD TO RESORT TO PHYSICALLY PRESSING THE "END" KEY ON MY CELL TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.... OTHER THAN THAT, ALL'S FINE
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