Have you got the Bluetooth code for the car, if you have then the option is
As for phones, the URL shows the phones supported by BMW:
I have an i-mate (for what it's worth), it's not on the list but works fine
and the address book transfers to the car OK.
We had an '02 X5. The cell phone was hands-free, but it had to be a
particular type and had to be plugged into or inserted in the cradle. It
was not Bluetooth. BTW ... we had a lot of problems with it and it took the
BMW dealer a while to figure out what was going on. Leaving the phone
plugged in in the car without it running was killing the car battery in a
short period of time (few days). Apparently it had the wrong wiring harness
In my car (another famous German brand) the phone in cradle switches off
after about 10 min if motor not running. I suppose that should have
happened in your X5, too...
Obviously not relevant if not connected to car battery.
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"RCE" < email@example.com> wrote in message
I use my Moto 815e with my 2003 525 and it works great. I can send you
bluetooth documentation if you need it. Both years use the same module.
The directory syncs every time I enter the car, so it is always up to date.
The car's voice recognition isn't tied to the directory, but you can
manually enter names and numbers for the voice recognition module to use to
dial. The audio quality is very good, but I must keep my phone in the tray
in the center console where the bluetooth antenna is or I get static.
Incoming caller id displays on the MID and the nav screen.
I would greatly appreciate the bluetooth documentation you mentioned. I
remember reading somewhere that only models after 2002 were bluetooth
compatible. Have you heard anything about that? I don't have i-drive
Pepperoni Pizza wrote:
The BT module UL 6934552 in the 525 was introduced in the 2002 model year.
As I said earlier, mine is a 2003, and my Verizon-branded Motorola 815e
phone works very well. The supported features vary depending upon phone
model. Your carrier may have a website that details the features of their
phone in different cars. I referred to
for my phone.
I will scan the booklet from BMW and attach as an email addressed to your
yahoo account, unless you'd rather I sent it to a different address. Reply
if you have a preferred address.
It may take me a day or two to find he booklet, but I will definitely do it
for you this weekend.
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