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Old 09-25-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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The R/T button on steering wheel doesnt work

Yes as the title says:My R/T button on the steering wheel does nothing when i press it...What this thing suppose to do?I have a 03 m3 btw.
I think is the mode button but im not sure....thanks a lot
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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You probably don't have the bluetooth kit installed in the car, or your phone is not properly paired. Check your trunk (left side behind carpet kit) to make sure you have a ULF.

Looks like this:

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Old 09-25-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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It displays the phonebook on the radio display if you have bluetooth.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:02 PM   #4
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It displays the phonebook on the radio display if you have bluetooth.
That's assuming his phone is properly paired. Doesn't seem like that's the case.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:13 PM   #5
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That's assuming his phone is properly paired. Doesn't seem like that's the case.
Correct.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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The pairing code can be found on the Bluetooth unit itself (there's a couple stickers on the unit you can easily remove, I took one and placed it inside my user manual in the glovebox for future reference). You have to remove the left (driver's side) trunk lining to get to the unit.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:25 PM   #7
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i have a r/t button but no bluetooth...how would i go about getting one?
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:35 AM   #8
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yeah i have the r/t button and i look at my trunk and it says that im prewired for bluetooth and oem alarm but i don't have any of these things yet just prewired
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:05 AM   #9
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You will need to purchase a BMW bluetooth kit. Here's where I got mine:

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...oth-Phone-Kit/
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:58 AM   #10
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Call your local dealer and get the correct part number for the BT module for your model year and then give Tischer a call, odds are Tischer will have the best pricing for any OEM part. I believe the OEM BT part number is 84216958358, but this varies depending on the year. Install is a no brainer.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:03 AM   #11
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You probably don't have the bluetooth kit installed in the car, or your phone is not properly paired. Check your trunk (left side behind carpet kit) to make sure you have a ULF.

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that's right I don't have the Bluetooth kit.But I do have the little talking face on the steering wheel plus the R/T button.I was checking on the manual and it says that the R/T button is the MODE button, meaning u can switch between CD and Radio(on my case).That's true?If it is something is wrong with my button because when I press it doesn't do anything.
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R/T = Radio Mode / Telephone Mode. It's not wired to switch between the cd and radio. If you don't have Bluetooth the R/T button does nothing.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:53 PM   #13
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The pairing code can be found on the Bluetooth unit itself (there's a couple stickers on the unit you can easily remove, I took one and placed it inside my user manual in the glovebox for future reference). You have to remove the left (driver's side) trunk lining to get to the unit.
Good luck.
Ironically, when I first got my car, I went to the dealer because I was erroneously told that they would have to do something in order for it to be paired. The service advisor kept telling me that the code was the last five numbers of the VIN! After that didn't work and no one in the service department had a clue, I laid rubber out of the place and never went back.

Since one of my friends works at BSW, I called him and he told me to pull back the liner and look at the code on the unit. Worked like a champ.

So that was the last time I ever go to a dealer for anything....
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:59 PM   #14
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R/T = Radio Mode / Telephone Mode. It's not wired to switch between the cd and radio. If you don't have Bluetooth the R/T button does nothing.
Makes sense....
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:02 PM   #15
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Ironically, when I first got my car, I went to the dealer because I was erroneously told that they would have to do something in order for it to be paired. The service advisor kept telling me that the code was the last five numbers of the VIN! After that didn't work and no one in the service department had a clue, I laid rubber out of the place and never went back.

Since one of my friends works at BSW, I called him and he told me to pull back the liner and look at the code on the unit. Worked like a champ.

So that was the last time I ever go to a dealer for anything....
Wait a minute here....If i have the bluetooth kit when i press the button it should at least "say" anything...right?I dont understand this stuff man...im confused
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Call your local dealer and get the correct part number for the BT module for your model year and send Tischer an email, odds are Tischer will have the best pricing for any OEM part. I believe the OEM BT part number is 84216958358, but this varies depending on the year. Install is a no brainer.
fixed...send an email to bmwpartsdepot@mileone.com
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R/T = Radio Mode / Telephone Mode. It's not wired to switch between the cd and radio. If you don't have Bluetooth the R/T button does nothing.
That's correct, if you have bluetooth you press the R/T button to end the call.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:16 AM   #18
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Wait a minute here....If i have the bluetooth kit when i press the button it should at least "say" anything...right?I dont understand this stuff man...im confused
Hold the button down for several seconds and there will be a loud beep with a guy's voice asking for your command.

At that point, you can ask for it to:

1) You can "Save Name" by which you record a name and save it then save the digits.
2) "Dial Name" (after you've saved a name in the system - after you've paired the phone with the car). It will ask you to verify the name and then call them.
3) "Dial Number" - you can read off the digits and it will call. The system always says "Continue?" after you've stopped speaking. At that point you respond, "Dial".
4) You can have it "Read Phonebook" by which it goes through all the names that you've saved. You can also "Clear Phonebook" to reload the contacts that you want.

Those are all the commands I know. I believe that some of the other car systems can also control the NAV system, but I might be wrong.

For some reason, there is a massive discrepancy between the volume of the local system (beep, voice) and the volume of remote callers/receivers in my car. Always catches me off guard!

I was kinda hoping that I could get the BT reprogrammed with the voice of Madeline Kahn's character, "Lilly Von Stupp" from Blazing Saddles!
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:33 AM   #19
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Wait a minute here....If i have the bluetooth kit when i press the button it should at least "say" anything...right?I dont understand this stuff man...im confused
To learn more about OEM bluetooth and BMW E46 cars start by reading this post
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...8&postcount=18

And then this one is good:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=230898
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That's correct, if you have bluetooth you press the R/T button to end the call.
That's odd. I press the "talking man" button to make and end calls. I only use R/T to toggle between the Radio and Telephone.
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