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Old 02-11-2005, 05:17 PM
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Cheers all,

Just thout I'd post this since I have done so on so many other forums.

The below only applies to E60 model year 2005 with a production date of 9/04 or newer.
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Cheers for now! ;-)

PHONE COMPATIBILITY:
In the never ending story of Bluetooth compatibility for the new E60
I thought I'd share the below. Note: This is AFTER I purchased (then returned) a Nokia 6230.

- My Car = 2005 E60 w/build date of 9/04
- Told by dealer prod. date was too early to have Bluetooth
- Dealer WRONG = all 2005 E60 from 9/04 are Bluetooth enabled
- No additional software "update" required
- Nokia 6230 = paired but BMW acted only as a giant "speaker phone"
- 6230 = not integrated w/iDrive screen or steering wheel buttons
- Sony Ericsson T637 = FULLY compatible
- Paired in less than 30 seconds
- Integrated w/iDrive, steering wheel, stereo, mute, etc. FULLY
- No need to take to dealer for pairing or assistance
- Total cost = $109 for T637 w/ $70 rebate. Total exp. after = $39
- ZERO extra cost to have dealer "pair" phone w/car

I did have to switch from Verizon to Cingular (frankly I don't care since you can "port" numbers now). Cingular/AT&T = only provider offering Sony Ericsson T610, T616, T630 & T637 - all of which are listed by BMW as being "compatible". The only down side = had to sign a 2yr contract w/Cingular.


PHONE CRADLE/CHARGER:
This IS the definitive word - don't let your dealers/parts guy tell you different. The below parts are not only required to fit your (Sony Ericsson) phone into the E60, they also fit PERFECTLY and can be installed in LESS than 60min. (possible less than 30min by a "pro")

BMW parts needed for Sony Ericsson phone:
- Adapter: part #84210304298 = $140
- Eject Box: part #84216946075 = $120
- Support: part #51167060175 = $20

Note: Above prices include 10% BMWCCA discount

These three parts together REPLACE the "coin tray" inside the center arm rest of the E60. The parts (snapped together as one unit) allow the driver to secure a Sony Ericsson phone and have it charge while in the car and utilize the vehicles phone antenna.

A HUGE thanks to mrbelk for his descriptive install instructions & pictures. Note: mrbelks pix & instructions outline install for CPT 9000 phone - it is EXACTLY the same for Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phones.

Another big cheers to "Gary" of Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose, CA - Gary did all the leg work, obtained the parts and did so WITHOUT making me pay for them first.
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by iDriveguy
Cheers all,

Just thout I'd post this since I have done so on so many other forums.

The below only applies to E60 model year 2005 with a production date of 9/04 or newer.
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Cheers for now! ;-)

PHONE COMPATIBILITY:
In the never ending story of Bluetooth compatibility for the new E60
I thought I'd share the below. Note: This is AFTER I purchased (then returned) a Nokia 6230.

- My Car = 2005 E60 w/build date of 9/04
- Told by dealer prod. date was too early to have Bluetooth
- Dealer WRONG = all 2005 E60 from 9/04 are Bluetooth enabled
- No additional software "update" required
- Nokia 6230 = paired but BMW acted only as a giant "speaker phone"
- 6230 = not integrated w/iDrive screen or steering wheel buttons
- Sony Ericsson T637 = FULLY compatible
- Paired in less than 30 seconds
- Integrated w/iDrive, steering wheel, stereo, mute, etc. FULLY
- No need to take to dealer for pairing or assistance
- Total cost = $109 for T637 w/ $70 rebate. Total exp. after = $39
- ZERO extra cost to have dealer "pair" phone w/car

I did have to switch from Verizon to Cingular (frankly I don't care since you can "port" numbers now). Cingular/AT&T = only provider offering Sony Ericsson T610, T616, T630 & T637 - all of which are listed by BMW as being "compatible". The only down side = had to sign a 2yr contract w/Cingular.


PHONE CRADLE/CHARGER:
This IS the definitive word - don't let your dealers/parts guy tell you different. The below parts are not only required to fit your (Sony Ericsson) phone into the E60, they also fit PERFECTLY and can be installed in LESS than 60min. (possible less than 30min by a "pro")

BMW parts needed for Sony Ericsson phone:
- Adapter: part #84210304298 = $140
- Eject Box: part #84216946075 = $120
- Support: part #51167060175 = $20

Note: Above prices include 10% BMWCCA discount

These three parts together REPLACE the "coin tray" inside the center arm rest of the E60. The parts (snapped together as one unit) allow the driver to secure a Sony Ericsson phone and have it charge while in the car and utilize the vehicles phone antenna.

A HUGE thanks to mrbelk for his descriptive install instructions & pictures. Note: mrbelks pix & instructions outline install for CPT 9000 phone - it is EXACTLY the same for Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phones.

Another big cheers to "Gary" of Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose, CA - Gary did all the leg work, obtained the parts and did so WITHOUT making me pay for them first.

Glad to hear that your SE / BT setup is working! Any idea if Mrbelks has a parts list and install instructions for a Moto V600?? Thanks
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