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Old 01-09-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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OEM Bluetooth kit I put together for $419 pre 03/02

I just spent 4 hrs doing research and saved $$$ This applies to all coupes/m3 before 03/02.

ALL US delivered cars should be prewired for phone.

This should work with most phones but was designed to work with the iPhone 3G.

This is OEM BMW equipment that will work through your cd radio/text, oem speakers and microphone, etc. You do not need to get activated at the dealers. It also automatically pairs with no need of the pairing button.

The only think you will not have is voice dialing through this, but if you pay the dealer they can turn this on if you must have it.

If you have a sedan, you just need a different bracket.

Install time of 45 minutes to 2 hrs depending on experience.

everything was ordered from tischer bmw. Find instructions for install on bimmernav.com

Below is a listing of the all the part numbers needed and the reference thread that describes how this TCU bluetooth module works.

Adapter Wire Harness 84110302181
2nd Generation GEN MIC................84316938762
BLUETOOTH ANTENNA..........84506928461
TCU 84109195455
-bracket for TCU for coupe with NO cd changer bracket (553 with bracket) 84136924550
SES Jumper Plug 61126911421
bluetooth FRKA antenna cable 61120137616


ULF INTERFACE HARNES $0.00 $10.00
MICROPHONE $0.00 $24.68
ANTENNA $0.00 $19.44
RMFD TELEMATICS CONT $50.00 $276.38
BRACKET $0.00 $10.39
PLUG $0.00 $12.78
CABLE $0.00 $15.20

Sub Total: $418.87
Tax $0.00
Shipping TBD*
Total: $418.87

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=230898

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Which gen module is it?
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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this sounds INCREDIBLE! im all about not spending 800 bucks on oem ulf and everything. do you have a link to the bimmernav instructions?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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found some: http://www.bimmernav.com/BMW_E46_Blu...tructions.html
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:36 AM   #5
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Wow, I just read that m3forum.net thread, good stuff..

I'm confused though, I have a post 3/02 sedan (2003 330i zhp), will this setup still work? From installing DICE and homelink/auto-dim rearview mirror I know I have NO bluetooth pieces at this time (antenna, mic, etc.). Car is, of course, "prewired" for phone.

Like the poster at M3forum, I don't care about using voice-commands. However, I would kinda like to use a voice-command to dial a number. If that doesn't work, nothing heart-breaking, I can scroll through the book or pick up the phone and dial the number.

$400'ish sounds MUCH better than $750. Are those "brackets" necessary? I use to work at a stereo shop and believe in double-sided tape...

Thank you for this post!

EDIT: If it matters, my car does have OEM navigation and I would be using an EDGE iPhone until September, then a 3g...
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:31 PM   #6
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If you have a pre-2004 car it is not clear the dealer can turn on voice recognition because their computer may not think it is allowed pre-2004. If you get a new TCU (part 84109195455 from Tischer for example) it is likely that voice commands will be turned off, though the bluetooth should work fine. If you buy a TCU that was previously installed in car then voice commands should already be working.

There is movement to get kiwijochen over at bimmerboard.com to update his NavCoder software to turn on/off voice commands on TCUs (it doesn't currently work).
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/644002
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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^ excellent information, he also frequents x5world.com, which is where I usually do my navigation stuff...

So I can do all of that and have blue-tooth for sure, just no voice-commands. Not a big deal to me, it would be "cool" to have or have eventually, but I'd really like to just have bluetooth. This option is MUCH more affordable than the ULF route. I've been dying for bluetooth since having a loaner 328it with bluetooth...

Time to beak the piggy bank, thanks for the help!
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #8
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This is a fantastic post and should be made a sticky.

Also, Brian-bmw updated today that KiwiJoichen has successfully coded this... Now just waiting for him to add to NavCoder...
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wow good stuff
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:14 AM   #10
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Hi,

Great write-up, I have an '03 M3 but it shows through realoem site that it's a April 02 production, does this mean that the mention kit will not work on mine? My car comes with a phone in it but not the Motorolla one, it comes with some big and ugly phone...If this kit is not for my car then can someone help me find the correct one? I don't want to buy the bsw one if I can put my own kit together for like half the price...Thanks
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Navcoder will enable voice commands on TCUs. I've done it twice now. It seems a shame to have a TCU and not use voice commands. The feature works great for voice number dialing and voice name dialing. Name dialing is simple to set up.

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:12 AM   #12
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^ awesome, thanks for the info...

I'm back in school, so I have little time for any projects, but this is good to know for when I have some free time.
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will this work with nav? and do i have to have it taken to the dealer to get the caller id to work or will it work plug and play like everything else?

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Old 09-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #14
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Hi,

Great write-up, I have an '03 M3 but it shows through realoem site that it's a April 02 production, does this mean that the mention kit will not work on mine? My car comes with a phone in it but not the Motorolla one, it comes with some big and ugly phone...If this kit is not for my car then can someone help me find the correct one? I don't want to buy the bsw one if I can put my own kit together for like half the price...Thanks
That may be separate from the Bluetooth wiring. Have you checked the DIYs to see if you have the proper cabling under the center console for the Bluetooth antenna, in the back near the amp for the TCU, and in the headliner for the mic? If so, trash what you have and follow the DIY, but make sure the TCU you get is correct for your country's cellular system.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:51 AM   #15
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I have been reading post on the bluetooth modules. Do I need a outside antenna on my roof to make the system work? My car does not have a sharkfin, however it is pre-wired. I have a 02 1/1/02 built date.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:34 PM   #16
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The sharkfin is not related to bluetooth, it is for BMW Assist. The bluetooth antenna is inside the car under the center console towards the rear.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #17
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Has anyone used this Bluetooth setup with a vehicle which has a production date prior to 9/03? I really want to use it, but Tischer is telling me they can only guarantee their parts will work for a vehicle with a production date of 9/03 and my car (03' 330xi) was produced on 5/03. If the parts are incompatible, Tischer won't take them back. I'd really appreciate any help on this.
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It works perfectly in m 2002, 330Ci. The production date is 5/02, I think. As long as your car is pre-wired it will work, from what I've read and found out on my own.

Don't buy the bracket listed above if you have HK because it fits in place of the HK amp. Also, you may want the bluetooth antenna bracket but you really don't need it. I used a dab of liquid nails to hold it to the center console under the rear ash tray.
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Thanks Mitch. Well, even if your car had a later production date, it sounds as if it couldn't have been built after 5/03, as you sound pretty sure it's an 02'. Do you have voice control, or do have to scroll through your radio to get to the caller? Can you use the buttons on your steering wheel to control your phone? How's the audio and connection quality?
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I have voice control because I enabled it using Navcoder, and it's something I use all the time. Audio quality is very good and the steering wheel controls work.
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