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      06-29-2009, 11:49 AM   #142
jreich
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Drives: montego blue 335 coupe MT
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There is a cheap way to do it:

A) shop around at your local salvage yard and haggle with them or buy on ebay.
B) buy all other parts from tischer
C) install everything yourself.

My total cost was $400, would have been $300 if I didnt get the FZD, which I'm pretty sure you dont need if you get a TCU that has already been programmed (mine FZD is gray in a tan car, so I know for a fact the FZD isnt made for my car so theres no point of it. The Assist worked, but after I got off the phone with them, they somehow disabled my Assist. I tried to push the button again and it said "call error" )

Sorry for the confusion, but if you go the tischer route you are looking at a FZD (the price recently went up to almost $350 I think), REMAN TCU, loudspeaker, possibly a MIC, and dealer programming. ~1100 seems about right, I'd go the cheaper route if you are willing to wait a couple months.

Dealer said if I wanted to enable the Assist it would cost 2 hours of labor, so I opted out.

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Originally Posted by enforcerman View Post
You NEED the FZD (thats the overhead console w/ the bmw assist button). You can not do the retrofit without it. There is no cheap way to retrofit bluetooth into your car.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175658


Thats my experience. Total bluetooth retrofit was in the 1100 range.