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Old 02-05-2009, 08:19 AM   #21
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Up in the part section, you state "7. PAIRING BUTTON HARNESS PART#84110302181 ($18 Dealer,u can bypass this too)"

I have the ULF Module installed in my car, but the the pairing button harness was never installed. I know the bluetooth works because the dealer was somehow able to turn the module onto pairing mode, but now I have a new phone and am having trouble turning on pairing mode. How do you go about bypassing this???
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:00 AM   #22
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dealer probably used the harness to pair and then took it off.All you need is somehow connect those 2 wires together so they go into pairing mode..once you connect the wires and the phone is paired you dont need those wires again...
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:36 AM   #23
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ok, stupid question. . . I have a 2000 323Ci which says it's prewired for the phone. It doesn't say bluetooth, but the tag on the trunk looks just like yours, so I'm guessing it's the same. Do the phone and r/t buttons on your steering wheel both work now? Or, do you have a different set of buttons on yours?

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Old 02-06-2009, 08:01 AM   #24
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ok, stupid question. . . I have a 2000 323Ci which says it's prewired for the phone. It doesn't say bluetooth, but the tag on the trunk looks just like yours, so I'm guessing it's the same. Do the phone and r/t buttons on your steering wheel both work now? Or, do you have a different set of buttons on yours?

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Unfortunately for you it is not the same. Your car predated the bluetooth option for E46's, it's just wired for a phone but not using bluetooth.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:06 AM   #25
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Unfortunately for you it is not the same. Your car predated the bluetooth option for E46's, it's just wired for a phone but not using bluetooth.
Of course it is. . . I guess it's back to the Zach Morris 80's cell phone for me!



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Old 02-06-2009, 08:17 AM   #26
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Pre-wired: does that involve anything other than having the wiring loom laid out throughout the car already? Do you need any other equipment installed? (I've got everything else, including radio module, but it's the older BM24)

I'm trying to determine what it would take to do this in a European car; we don't have this pre-wiring on anything. So what would I need in addition to what you've done in yours?
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:22 AM   #27
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ok, stupid question. . . I have a 2000 323Ci which says it's prewired for the phone. It doesn't say bluetooth, but the tag on the trunk looks just like yours, so I'm guessing it's the same. Do the phone and r/t buttons on your steering wheel both work now? Or, do you have a different set of buttons on yours?

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If the tag in the trunk says"prewired for bmw phone"..then you are prewired.and yes i use the r/t and person speaking buttons on my steering wheel..they work..another easy way to find out is just look under the sun roof switch pad to see if you have extra wire hanging in there..which will prove that your car is prewired for bluetooth..since that wiring harness will be used for mic...hope this answers....
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:40 AM   #28
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For anyone wanting to install bluetooth this is a great write-up...keep up the good work!
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:10 PM   #29
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my car does not have the "prewired for bluetooth" cap on the trunk lid.... does that mean my car already had bluethooth?
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:14 PM   #30
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my car does not have the "prewired for bluetooth" cap on the trunk lid.... does that mean my car already had bluethooth?
None say prewired for bluetooth....they say prewired for BMW phone. That means you can at least add bt capability. Build date would determine if you have it already.
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None say prewired for bluetooth....they say prewired for BMW phone. That means you can at least add bt capability. Build date would determine if you have it already.
yes, sorry. it should say "prewired for BMW phone".... but plastic cap is not there. so does this mean i might already have it?
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yes, sorry. it should say "prewired for BMW phone".... but plastic cap is not there. so does this mean i might already have it?
I dont think so. I have factory installed BT and I have the black button in the trunk....
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:43 PM   #33
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yes, sorry. it should say "prewired for BMW phone".... but plastic cap is not there. so does this mean i might already have it?
check to see if you have mic installed..look at my installation pictures on how to check that...if you have a mic installed already then u might have bluetooth installed ...if you have the wiring harness for mic then u might have to buy the parts...which means you are prewired only...
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:42 AM   #34
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Easiest way to check should be to press the R/T button. No BT and it wont do anything. BT and it will say "connect phone" or "pair phone" or something. At least my 3 E46's have been consistant like that.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:42 PM   #35
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Quickest ways to find out if your pre wired for phone/bluetooth

1. Ask Dealer with Vin code
2. Look for Mic slot in headliner panel, if you just have sunroof button and no hole for microphone at all then you won't have the wires preinstalled needed for this install

Anyone interested in purchasing a complete bluetooth kit I have one for sale
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I bought all the parts and found I didnt have prewiring and now I want to get an aftermarket option but need to sell the BMW kit first

Price will have to reflect shipping as well as im UK
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:59 AM   #36
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:48 AM   #37
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Good work Jatt

Nice write up. I am planning to get this done soon, and i was really searching for some good DIY instructions on OEM bluetooth retrofit. Right now I m trying all my options for parts wherever I can get them cheaper. stealer is my last option though. What do you think about EAS or bimmernav? They provide kits with everything for about $700 including all harnesses n stuff. I think i will go to stealer with all your part numbers and compare. But thanks again. I liked it "the Punjabi way" good to see u here. LOL
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:13 PM   #38
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Okay here is a question, i have the mic, wiring and all the goodies, I press the phone button on steering wheel and it says this verizon phone is not able to make call. Do i have bluetooth?
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:53 PM   #39
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Nice write up. I am planning to get this done soon, and i was really searching for some good DIY instructions on OEM bluetooth retrofit. Right now I m trying all my options for parts wherever I can get them cheaper. stealer is my last option though. What do you think about EAS or bimmernav? They provide kits with everything for about $700 including all harnesses n stuff. I think i will go to stealer with all your part numbers and compare. But thanks again. I liked it "the Punjabi way" good to see u here. LOL

Do your research on the parts.. I just bought everything I needed new from Tischer BMW for $550 shipped... including the latest ULF module....
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:24 PM   #40
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I have a 2000 323Ci i wonder if it will work on my car ? it does say in the trunk wired for cell phone
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