An E39 I went to look at yesterday (2001 model) has a built-in phone
system - the armrest has a built-in cradle into which a specific model
of motorola phone can be placed. It is of no interest to me:
a) I own a Sony Ericsson
b) It would require swapping SIM cards if I was to acquire a suitable
handset (shouldn't be hard off ebay for example)
The car doesn't have any built-in bluetooth.
The armrest is therefore a "bit ugly" and as it serves no useful
purpose, I was wondering if it would be possible to replace it with a
"normal" one. This armrest slides back and forwards as opposed to
hinging at the rear but underneath I undersatnd it is more kit related
to the phone rather than a cubby hole.... any suggestions?