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My 2004 525i has suddenly lost its ability to connect with the satellite system. Has anyone else experienced this?

(Interestingly, despite the fact that the vehicle warns you if virtually anything else malfunctions, the only indication that it's stopped communicating is that the you lose the signal strength meter at the base of the iDrive screen.)
 

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The signal strenth meter at the base of the iDrive screen on my car indicates the signal strenth of my cell phone...
 

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rcw1126 said:
The 2004 model doesn't have Bluetooth.
Your TCU (BMW Assist) may have been disabled or it may have died. It happens.
 

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5 Rakete said:
Your TCU (BMW Assist) may have been disabled or it may have died. It happens.
Seems that it has. Is there anything beyond taking it in that I can do for it?

Thanks very much.
 

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rcw1126 said:
Seems that it has. Is there anything beyond taking it in that I can do for it?

Thanks very much.
Well you can take a hammer to it (left rear side of the trunk as I recall), or you can attempt some voodoo ritual and make an offering , or as a last resort you can...

No that's illegal, immoral, and not to mention totally ineffective. In 49 states anyway.

Ah, just take it in. Sorry.
 

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I found some very helpful information on this topic on an E60.net forum.

Ironically, it looks like the replacement of my failed TCU may allow Bluetooth to be added to my 2004 525i.
 
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