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      10-19-2006, 07:28 PM   #1
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Canadian E92

do they come pre-wired for bluetooth?
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      10-19-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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yes, but you need to order a microphone with the phone unit, and you need the dealer to program the car
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      10-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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I'm thinking about the parrot+connect2 kit.

http://www.fitbluetooth.co.uk/files/details.php?id=184

It works out to about $350. Has full steering wheel functions. All internal parts. no programing needed and more compatible with different phones.

Can't seem to find install instructiosn though.
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      10-19-2006, 11:52 PM   #4
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I'm thinking about the parrot+connect2 kit.

http://www.fitbluetooth.co.uk/files/details.php?id=184

It works out to about $350. Has full steering wheel functions. All internal parts. no programing needed and more compatible with different phones.

Can't seem to find install instructiosn though.

It was too good to be true, until I saw this:
NOT SUITABLE FOR VEHICLES WITH FIBRE-OPTIC AMPLIFIERS
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      10-20-2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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"NOT SUITABLE FOR VEHICLES WITH FIBRE-OPTIC AMPLIFIERS" what does that mean? I sorry in not very knowledgable of this stuff. Is it a i-drive/logic 7 thing
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      10-20-2006, 07:54 AM   #6
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everything in this car is inter connected with fiber optics, I don't know much about it myself, sorry.
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      10-20-2006, 09:41 AM   #7
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oh they also have a kit that is compatible with fiber optics, but you need the fugly parrot pad for that one.
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oh they also have a kit that is compatible with fiber optics, but you need the fugly parrot pad for that one.

then maybe it worth it to order the kit from Bimmernav.com

that is what I got and it work great, in fact, so far it work better than it did in my E60 M5
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      10-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #9
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I know i know, but its $350 vs. $700 plus (arm and leg charge for software update)
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      10-20-2006, 04:25 PM   #10
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I know, there must be a reason for a half price product, or maybe not... do you know anyone using their product?
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      12-08-2006, 12:38 PM   #11
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yes, but you need to order a microphone with the phone unit, and you need the dealer to program the car

I checked with my dealer and they said if you didn't order the BMW assist then you are not pre-wired for bluetooth in Canada on the 335i. They checked and told me $4K to buy all the parts and enable it. A salesperson even verified i don't have it right now. If you have got bluetooth running for less than $1K in your car can you please tell me what you had to buy so i can tell my dealer?
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I checked with my dealer and they said if you didn't order the BMW assist then you are not pre-wired for bluetooth in Canada on the 335i. They checked and told me $4K to buy all the parts and enable it. A salesperson even verified i don't have it right now. If you have got bluetooth running for less than $1K in your car can you please tell me what you had to buy so i can tell my dealer?
go there:

http://www.bimmernav.com/~bimmerna/s...7cb193e5d7cfc8
scroll down to the drop boxes and choose your car model,
order the unit at $650 and the microphone at $55, I did not order the snap in adaptor, I always keep my phone in my pocket...

my guess is BMW should not charge more than 2 hours to put it in and do the set-up, I was there "helping" the technician when they did it and it took 2 hours total.

The car IS pre-wired for bluetooth, plug is there for the microphone, button on the steering wheel work perfect, fiber optic plug is waiting to be connected on the blutooth unit in the trunk, and another one under the driver feets

hope this help
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Treublue, what have you decided to do finally? have you tried the Parrot kit?
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      12-08-2006, 09:29 PM   #14
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no i've been to busy lately lol. only out 100km's on my car so far, it shows.

did you ever get that bmwnav unit to work?
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no i've been to busy lately lol. only out 100km's on my car so far, it shows.

did you ever get that bmwnav unit to work?
you mean the bluetooth kit? yes, it is working perfectly for me
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