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Old 04-09-2010, 07:13 AM   #1
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Bluetooth installation and no need for parts or $

Hi yust want to let know this
After a long search found out that i did not need to buy any thing to put bluetooth to work on my 05 325i sedan. I cantact Brian at Circle Bmw and he gave all the instruction how to do this. Here are the information

BMW Assist with Integrated Bluetooth (If your car is in this range and has the pre-wired phone tap on the rear trunk dppr inside you proberly have all the parts installed like i have)

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E46(3 SERIES) from 9/04 production (325i/iA from10/04 production) with Premium Packge (ZPP) or BMW Assist (SA 639) comes allready with every thing and you yust have to do is the Pairing Procedure

Paring Procedure for I/K-BUS Vehicles ( E.G, E46, E53, E83, E85 )
1) The custermer handset must be verified for compatibily, visit WWW.bmwusa.com/bluetooth for a list of handset that has passed BMW testing for compatibily. ( My is a SANSUNG and work perfect )

2) Turn the key off and then to KLR or KL15. ( I just truned the key from off to the next position)

3) The vehicle is ready for pairing for the frist 2 minutes of key on.

4) If the R/T( ON THE STEERING WHEEL) buttom on the MFL is pressed, "Activate Phone" appears on the MID or Board Monitor.

5) Druing the pairing process, depending on the equipment, the indicator lights on the MID or Board Monitor display flash.

6) Yor mobile phone should now be set to search for BT devices. See the Owner Manual for your handset.

7) Arequest to enter a password, PIN, or code appears on the handset display, depending on your model. Enter the Bluetooth Passkey (SUPPLIED WITH THE VEHICLE LITERATURE. I had to take out the cover on the driver side in the trunk to remove the the Bluetooth Module and fine the passkey number that are 4 number only)using the numerical key on the handset, and confirm the input. Look for a confirmation message on the handset.

8) To conclude the pairing process, turn the key off.

9) Wait approximately 30 seconds before turing the keu back on. The phone will now be conected when the key is truned on. It may take several minutes to initialy load the phonebook stored in the hanset, depending on the number of entries.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
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so you had the bluetooth option in the car and you successfully paired your phone.

How is this a bluetooth install?

congrats?
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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bluetooth

The Blue tooth module is installed in the rear truck above the CD changer ( if you have one)but it is there on the passenger side, the Bluetooth antena is installed under the rear end of the center console arm rest and every thing is wired. The microphone i did not fine it .
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:10 AM   #4
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:13 PM   #5
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:21 PM   #6
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So all you are saying is that your car came with bluetooth from the factory and you did not even know it. By the way the microphone is right next to the sunroof switch behind the small black grill.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:24 AM   #7
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Hi yust want to let know this
After a long search found out that i did not need to buy any thing to put bluetooth to work on my 05 325i sedan. I contact Brian at Circle Bmw and he gave all the instruction how to do this. Here are the information

BMW Assist with Integrated Bluetooth (If your car is in this range and has the pre-wired phone tap on the rear trunk door inside you probably have all the parts installed like i have)

Model
E46(3 SERIES) from 9/04 production (325i/iA from10/04 production) with Premium Package (ZPP) or BMW Assist (SA 639) comes already with every thing and you just have to do is the Pairing Procedure

Paring Procedure for I/K-BUS Vehicles ( E.G, E46, E53, E83, E85 )
1) The customer handset must be verified for compatibly, visit WWW.bmwusa.com/bluetooth for a list of handset that has passed BMW testing for compatibly. ( My is a SAMSUNG and work perfect )

2) Turn the key off and then to KLR or KL15. ( I just turned the key from off to the next position)

3) The vehicle is ready for pairing for the first 2 minutes of key on.

4) If the R/T( ON THE STEERING WHEEL) button on the MFL is pressed, "Activate Phone" appears on the MID or Board Monitor.

5) Druing the pairing process, depending on the equipment, the indicator lights on the MID or Board Monitor display flash.

6) Your mobile phone should now be set to search for BT devices. See the Owner Manual for your handset.

7) A request to enter a password, PIN, or code appears on the handset display, depending on your model. Enter the Bluetooth Passkey (SUPPLIED WITH THE VEHICLE LITERATURE. I had to take out the cover on the driver side in the trunk to remove the the Bluetooth Module and fine the passkey number that are 4 number only)using the numerical key on the handset, and confirm the input. Look for a confirmation message on the handset.

8) To conclude the pairing process, turn the key off.

9) Wait approximately 30 seconds before turning the key back on. The phone will now be connected when the key is turned on. It may take several minutes to initially load the phonebook stored in the handset, depending on the number of entries.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:35 AM   #8
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Alright, I guess I should ask, even though I'm sure I know the answer.

I have an 04 330xi, that has BMW Assist. The car has a production date of 12/03. The card I have in my glove box indicates that it is a bluetooth unit (has a bluetooth passkey). I cannot see the entire BMW Assist unit in the trunk, but it appears to have a bluetooth symbol on it. When I turn on the car however, and I search for bluetooth devices, nothing comes up. Additionally, if I push the R/T button, it shows "Phonebook Empty." Do I have bluetooth, or no?

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Alright, I guess I should ask, even though I'm sure I know the answer.

I have an 04 330xi, that has BMW Assist. The car has a production date of 12/03. The card I have in my glove box indicates that it is a bluetooth unit (has a bluetooth passkey). I cannot see the entire BMW Assist unit in the trunk, but it appears to have a bluetooth symbol on it. When I turn on the car however, and I search for bluetooth devices, nothing comes up. Additionally, if I push the R/T button, it shows "Phonebook Empty." Do I have bluetooth, or no?

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yes u do.
So I am confused then, how come I cannot pair the unit? The talking head button on my steering wheel, when pressed, starts ringing to BMW assist.

HELP!
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:15 PM   #11
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So I am confused then, how come I cannot pair the unit? The talking head button on my steering wheel, when pressed, starts ringing to BMW assist.

HELP!

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Please Help. In my 04 M I dont have Navi but I have the S.O.S. rear view mirror. I tried to call BMW assist with it and it works. I tried to look up the bluetooth key under the TCU but the sticker didnt have the code for it. What can I do to get my BT working.
I'm not sure how the OEM Bluetooth works. All I know it is VERY expensive and uses more parts and bits than toys on the floors at a day nursery.

I'm surprised you got the SOS working that means your Bluetooth is active (if you in fact dialed thru your phone.) As for the TCU security code sticker that is something new to me. I assume it is the pairing code you are referencing. The universal default pairing code is a 4 digit number and is usually 1-2-3-4 or 0-0-0-0

More information on Bluetooth and Bluetooth activation here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=bluetooth

http://www.bigpatsfans.com/bmw.htm

http://www.bigpatsfans.com/bt/bluetooth.htm

http://www.bigpatsfans.com/bt/pics/3...nBluetooth.pdf

http://www.bigpatsfans.com/bt/pics/B...ce_Control.pdf
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:42 PM   #12
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Duplicate.

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As I understand it, with a TCU with Assist and Bluetooth, the Assist uses cell phone circuitry built into the TCU to dial out, and the bluetooth is separate.

I'm completely baffled here, with the exception that maybe despite the passkey and bluetooth symbols, the circuitry was not enabled.

That would stink.
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