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Old 01-16-2012, 05:31 AM   #21
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I have OEM BMW Assist + Bluetooth and I have a card with the pair key code. The controls (R/T+ up/down buttons) are not the best because it just pulls your phonebook in alphabetical order, but one time last month I was driving and dropped my phone under my seat. I was not able to reach it since I was driving up to OC with a bunch of other BMW's and couldn't stop, so I did use the R/T button to make a few calls. Helpful if you have to use it but not great.

Interesting side note, my car has none of those trunk marking about pre-wired for Nav but when I pulled apart my rear deck to solve the rattle I found the wires and the Nav antenna already installed!!! I'm guessing homelink must be pre-wired too.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:46 AM   #22
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:55 PM   #23
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Negative. I guess I should just talk to a dealer/mechanic. Maybe they can help.
For what it is worth, I called the dealer. he told me that if I have the passkey, I should have BT. Hope he is right. he also told me that I should be able to pair the phone myself. He suggested googling for instructions to pair the phone. In the end, we may need to go to the dealer to get it done as long as it is all prewired.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:00 PM   #24
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I have OEM BMW Assist + Bluetooth and I have a card with the pair key code. The controls (R/T+ up/down buttons) are not the best because it just pulls your phonebook in alphabetical order, but one time last month I was driving and dropped my phone under my seat. I was not able to reach it since I was driving up to OC with a bunch of other BMW's and couldn't stop, so I did use the R/T button to make a few calls. Helpful if you have to use it but not great.

Interesting side note, my car has none of those trunk marking about pre-wired for Nav but when I pulled apart my rear deck to solve the rattle I found the wires and the Nav antenna already installed!!! I'm guessing homelink must be pre-wired too.
I believe at some point, BMW removed the logos in the truck for pre-wiring. My 05 330 is doesn't have any logos either, but is pre wired for everything.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #25
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Want to say thank you to the OP for letting me know that I have Bluetooth in my '05 325Ci!! Didn't even know until today. Went outside with my iPhone 4, and started it right up.

In fairness, I've only had the car for 2 months, but still, a big shout out for THANKS!!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #26
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So I am finally figuring things out, but I still need a little help.

I took apart the carpeting on the left side of my trunk and found this:




What exactly is this unit? The two right plugs were plugged in but the left two ports were empty and for some reason there was a hanging loose plug that I believe is supposed to be plugged into the far left plug.

Is this module only for BMW Assist or does it also have bluetooth capabilities? If my research is correct, I would need to buy a bluetooth ULF module. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:39 AM   #27
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I saw this today. It looks like you need the wiring to connect everything. I'm curious to find if I have bluetooth module in my car. I see that it keeps saying No Phonebook on my display.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:04 AM   #28
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I have a 2000 323i and I have the official/genuine BMW bluetooth. steering wheel buttons works, phone number/name display on radio screen, calls taken through car's speaker system, etc
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:46 AM   #29
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All E46 models can be upgraded for bluetooth

If you have an E46, your car is wired for a phone and you can add bluetooth using BMW OEM parts. Even if you don't find a microphone above the dashboard, the wiring will be there and you can add the microphone.

I have a base model 1999 323 from the first year E46 was available in the US. I purchsed the Bluetooth ULF with all necessary connectors from www.bimmernav.com.

My install was more complicated because I have the base steering wheel without buttons. However, connectors for a phone were already wired to the center console. I simply purchased a new button for the bottom of the dash and popped it into an unused position next to the heated seat button. Now I just press this button to use voice commands for the phone or the navigation system._nr_
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