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Old 12-17-2004, 05:01 AM
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Question 2004 X5 Bluetooth install questions

I'm trying to get the Blutooth working in my 2004 X5 and I've been told that I need to purchase the following necessary parts:

Bluetooth Control Module (84216934552) $435.00
X5 SAV Installation Kit (84110302641) $164.00
SES jumper plug (if necessary) $10.00

My question is, if I buy these parts from the dealer, will the dealer do the install for me?

I seem to be hearing conflicting reports about whether or not the dealer will do the install because it requires removing the BMW Assist. If the dealer will not install it for me, can someone suggest a shop (or person) in the Washington DC/Maryland area that would install the parts for me? I thought about trying the install myself, but I'm not much of a do-it-yourself person when it comes to electronics and want to make sure it's done right.

Thanks for any feedback!
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Old 12-17-2004, 05:10 AM
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I'm trying to get the Blutooth working in my 2004 X5 and I've been told that I need to purchase the following necessary parts:

Bluetooth Control Module (84216934552) $435.00
X5 SAV Installation Kit (84110302641) $164.00
SES jumper plug (if necessary) $10.00

My question is, if I buy these parts from the dealer, will the dealer do the install for me?

I seem to be hearing conflicting reports about whether or not the dealer will do the install because it requires removing the BMW Assist. If the dealer will not install it for me, can someone suggest a shop (or person) in the Washington DC/Maryland area that would install the parts for me? I thought about trying the install myself, but I'm not much of a do-it-yourself person when it comes to electronics and want to make sure it's done right.

Thanks for any feedback!
far as i know, here in the uk. Bmw can install the products but they charge alot on labour
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Old 12-17-2004, 05:49 AM
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I'm trying to get the Blutooth working in my 2004 X5 and I've been told that I need to purchase the following necessary parts:

Bluetooth Control Module (84216934552) $435.00
X5 SAV Installation Kit (84110302641) $164.00
SES jumper plug (if necessary) $10.00

My question is, if I buy these parts from the dealer, will the dealer do the install for me?

I seem to be hearing conflicting reports about whether or not the dealer will do the install because it requires removing the BMW Assist. If the dealer will not install it for me, can someone suggest a shop (or person) in the Washington DC/Maryland area that would install the parts for me? I thought about trying the install myself, but I'm not much of a do-it-yourself person when it comes to electronics and want to make sure it's done right.

Thanks for any feedback!
The dealer should be willing to do this for you. Show your SA this document if they give you any grief - http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/crew/u...st_ULF_TSB.pdf

It's not a difficult DIY, so if you decide to tackle it we'll be here to assist.
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:20 AM
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The dealer should be willing to do this for you. Show your SA this document if they give you any grief - http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/crew/u...st_ULF_TSB.pdf

It's not a difficult DIY, so if you decide to tackle it we'll be here to assist.
Thanks, UCrew! That document will be very useful if they tell my they can't install it.
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:53 AM
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Thanks, UCrew! That document will be very useful if they tell my they can't install it.
Another option Fly X5 would be to install an '05 TCU. That way you will keep the assist functionality as well as having use of Bluetooth. Board member Wassy had this done for a little less money than you are noting above. check out this thread http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ight=%2705+tcu
and this thread (scroll down) http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ight=%2705+tcu

Hope this helps you! I plan on getting this done early next year...
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:09 PM
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The install is a piece of cake, took me about 1.5 hours. Check out this installation procedure http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/crew/u..._Bluetooth.pdf. And I don't think you need the SES plug. If you need any assistance with the install PM me.
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:30 PM
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do the '05 TCU install. it's about the same money, and you get not only Assist as well as bluetooth, but I think the BT quality is much better!
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:32 PM
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do the '05 TCU install. it's about the same money, and you get not only Assist as well as bluetooth, but I think the BT quality is much better!
But to put all the cards on the table, with the '05 module you do not get the built-in voice recognition module (although it can be purchased as a separate stand-alone device)
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Old 12-18-2004, 02:17 PM
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But to put all the cards on the table, with the '05 module you do not get the built-in voice recognition module (although it can be purchased as a separate stand-alone device)
UCrewX5- you are right... but, it's been my experience that after showing a couple friend the neat little toy (voice recognition), it doesn't get used much, if at all. For both me and my wife, we either use the phonebook, or dial via the phone, which is faster and more accurate anyway.

my opinion...sorry!
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:35 PM
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UCrewX5- you are right... but, it's been my experience that after showing a couple friend the neat little toy (voice recognition), it doesn't get used much, if at all. For both me and my wife, we either use the phonebook, or dial via the phone, which is faster and more accurate anyway.

my opinion...sorry!
No apology necessary. I happen to use the VR feature quite a bit with both the phone and nav system, but I know others that never use it at all. On the other hand, I can't see ever using Assist and others want it. To each their own. I have no vested interest either way, I just wanted to make sure the original poster knew the alternatives before deciding which way to go.

Thanks.
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Hey Guys,

I was looking for answers to my questions and came across this forum. I registered a minute ago and here I am.
I recently bought a used '02 3.25ci. I am still discovering my new toy. Couple days ago my friend was showing me his 06' M3. Looks very close to mine but the ship is loaded to its limits. He showed me tons of new features that my car doesn't have. I liked one of them so much: Integrated BT w/ voice activation.
I want to do the same. I went to BMW dealer in town and got an accessory catalog. In the catalog, it is talking about ULF BT Module (84216934552) $435.00 and ULF Installation kit (84110302639) $164.00

If I get these two items, will it work in my car?
And can I do the installation on my own?

I consider myself somehow DIY guy but I am certainly not an expert. I was trying to see the links posted above, but none is working for some reason.

I will appreciate any comments.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:30 PM
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Seen this?

While reading other forums and posts, I found this and many many complaints about BT module-phone pairing which made me scared. Maybe I should wait a bit before I start spending my $$$

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WARNING DO NOT PURCHASE the 84 21 6 934 552 Module from ANYWHERE, this module is BMW's 1st generation ULF module has MANY problems.) ONLY get the latest versions of the BMW ULF modules as BMW has continuously improved this product over the last 5 generations of Modules

PART numbers for the Bluetooth ULF FROM BMW ETK
84 21 6 934 552 end of life 06/03 1st generation
84 21 6 938 610 end of life 10/03 2nd generation
84 21 6 934 961 end of life 03/04 3rd generation
84 21 6 950 089 end of life06/04 4th generation

84 21 6 945 387 Present Generation (pretty much the same thing as the 84 21 6 950 089 ULF)

Despite what some dealers are trying to tell customers the production date of your vehicle has NOTHING to do with which module to get. BMW is trying to force dealers to get rid of all of their stock of the 1st and 2nd generation modules as they have many that can not be moved otherwise. Be smart. Whoever you get the ULF modules from DEMAND one of the latest versions and DO NOT accept the 84 21 6 934 552 part.

Please note, dealers are still trying to sell their stock of the 84 21 6 934 552 which is the OLD firmware version. Firmware and hardware can NOT be upgraded. Do not waste your money on the old stuff. the old 84 21 6 934 552 ULF modules do NOT support SMS and do not behave well with some phones. BMW's vendor stopped manufacturing this version over a year ago.

I too am interested in BT and am looking at the V620 with a BT module- I'd be interested to hear what module you had been using.
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