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letnes said:
Where is the best place to buy a bluetooth kit for my 2003 E46 with nav.
Any dealer.
 

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I guess I should have asked where I can get the kits for a good price. Is it cheaper to buy the kits on the net?

My car was delivered in late January 2003. It was produced in December 2002. Is there a way to tell if it has the microphone and Antenna or will I have to buy the install kit as well if I go to a dealer. I have a send/receive button on the steering wheel.
 

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letnes said:
I guess I should have asked where I can get the kits for a good price. Is it cheaper to buy the kits on the net?
Could possibly find a good price on eBay or Roadfly classifieds and I'd also try the Roadfly parts counter run by Crevier; sometimes they have good prices.
 

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I went to my dealer and they have the install kit 84-11-0-302-639 for $210.00 and the Bluetooth Module 84 21 6 955 522 for $495.00.

They had a sign up saying a complete install with parts and labor would be $800.00. But I know some people say that dealerships install the 1st generation module and not the latest.

525 from BMWNAV does not sem to bad, maybe will ge it from them. I just have to make sure that theiir kits have everything I need for the install.
 

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letnes said:
I went to my dealer and they have the install kit 84-11-0-302-639 for $210.00 and the Bluetooth Module 84 21 6 955 522 for $495.00.

They had a sign up saying a complete install with parts and labor would be $800.00. But I know some people say that dealerships install the 1st generation module and not the latest.

525 from BMWNAV does not sem to bad, maybe will ge it from them. I just have to make sure that theiir kits have everything I need for the install.
The pricing sounds a little high but keep in mind, depending on your vehicle, you may need to have the car coded for Bluetooth so you may not be able to leave the dealer out of the picture completely anyway.
 

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The pricing sounds a little high but keep in mind, depending on your vehicle, you may need to have the car coded for Bluetooth so you may not be able to leave the dealer out of the picture completely anyway.
... dealer programming in only required for Assist/Bluetooth TCU's, not for ULF's. The dealer can program the ULF into the car as part of the feature list, but it is not required as a condition for the ULF to function. :thumbup:
 

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letnes said:
I went to my dealer and they have the install kit 84-11-0-302-639 for $210.00 and the Bluetooth Module 84 21 6 955 522 for $495.00.

They had a sign up saying a complete install with parts and labor would be $800.00. But I know some people say that dealerships install the 1st generation module and not the latest.
It's actually an involved install depending on the car. I know in my 02 E46, this install probably took me 4 hours, and there is a fair amount of work to be done with it, including cutting a hole for the pairing button in the center console. The entire center console has to be removed to install button and the BT antenna.

They earn their money for this install, IMHO.
 

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... dealer programming in only required for Assist/Bluetooth TCU's, not for ULF's. The dealer can program the ULF into the car as part of the feature list, but it is not required as a condition for the ULF to function. :thumbup:
Actually in many cars it is.

For example my 5er was the first BMW in the U.S. to get the retrofit kit (this was in very early 2003). Until BMW NA (and I had to go to Montvale for this step) coded the car, it did not work.
 

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Actually in many cars it is.

For example my 5er was the first BMW in the U.S. to get the retrofit kit (this was in very early 2003). Until BMW NA (and I had to go to Montvale for this step) coded the car, it did not work.
I should have added "not required in E46's" in my previous post... :tsk:
 
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