I'm in the UK and recently bought a 2002 520i ES SE. I looking to add a
bluetooth hands free kit for my phone. Any pointers? I've looked at a
Parrot but I'm told I need to know whether my stereo is using an optical
link. Does this make any sense? How does one tell? The stereo is the
factory fit BMW unit, with tape and a 6 CD changer in the boot. The
stearing wheel (a sports one, I'm told) has buttons for controlling the
phone - which obviously don't do anything at the moment. It'd be nice to
put these to use.
In 2006 I had a hands-free bluetooth module installed in my 2003 525i (USA).
It was a kit available from BMW, installation was best left to the
professionals. It works quite well with my Motorola cellphone. (Also
controls navigation.) Part number ULF 6934552.
On Mon, 26 May 2008 19:30:23 GMT, "Pepperoni Pizza"
This can be retro fitted by BMW but it can also be expensive. Try one of the
specialist BMW breakers that advertise in the back of Total BMW and BMW car
magazines as these often remove such items from crashed vehicles and will be 505
cheaper than new.
Sir Hugh of Bognor
The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.
I went a different route. I didn't buy the car with the mediocre nav
system. Rather I bought an aftermarket nav from Garmin that has bluetooth
connectivity. Works well, Nav + B/T + MP3 player (all can connect through
radio aux input) for about the same cost as the OEM bluetooth module.
R / John
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