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      11-15-2005, 12:25 PM   #157
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Drives: 2006 330i Manual
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Orange County, CA

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Originally Posted by plenoach
I've tried repeatedly with my Audiovox SMT 5600, and it doen't work. It has been possible to start some of the pairing process, enter 0000 on each, and I've gotten it as far as diplaying my device name on the car and vice versa, but it drops the BT connection shortly after that point.

Haven't even gotten close to being able to make a call.

I did confirm that it works absolutely fine with my wife's Moto Rokr. Glad for her but depressed for me.
GOOD NEWS! With some more dedicated fiddling around, I got my SMT5600 to work last night and this morning. The main insight is that you are establishing the BMW as a handsfree device (like a headset), not trying to put the phone into "car" profile to get them to communicate after the pairing process.

The setup does not have address book or signal strength sharing (like the Moto), but I was able to dial from the car's keypad.

This is reduced functionality, but still useful. I will test the robustness of the link and report back with any additional observations.
2006 330 Manual, Sport/Prem/Cold
Former owner of: E36 328 Sport, E36 M3 Sedan, E39 525 Wagon (all manuals!)