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      11-09-2006, 05:16 PM   #1
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Phone Cradle (eject box) in 335i Sedan

I recently installed a phone cradle in my bluetooth equipped 335i sedan. My questions is whether or not I need to remove the trunk carpeting and connect the sharkfin antenna. There seems to be some debate as to whether or not this step is necessary on bluetooth equipped vehicles. Thanks in advance.
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I recently installed a phone cradle in my bluetooth equipped 335i sedan. My questions is whether or not I need to remove the trunk carpeting and connect the sharkfin antenna. There seems to be some debate as to whether or not this step is necessary on bluetooth equipped vehicles. Thanks in advance.
In my 2007 E92 335 Coupe, all I had to do is to connect two plugs that were accessed from removed handbrake leather cover.
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I have the same question about my '06 E90 325xi. Do I need to connect antenna wires under the carpet in the trunk for the sharkfin to work with the phone cradle? I have seen some cryptic references to the effect that this step is only necessary on '05 and older cars... anybody know for sure?
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      11-15-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
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I thought that the BMW Assist standard with the 335i used the sharkfin already. If so, isn't it already connected if you use the cradle?
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I recently installed a phone cradle in my bluetooth equipped 335i sedan. My questions is whether or not I need to remove the trunk carpeting and connect the sharkfin antenna. There seems to be some debate as to whether or not this step is necessary on bluetooth equipped vehicles. Thanks in advance.
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I thought that the BMW Assist standard with the 335i used the sharkfin already. If so, isn't it already connected if you use the cradle?
The two are not related.
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The instructions I have state that the coax cables in the trunk need to be connected only for E90 vehicles produced from 03/05 to 04/05. Installation Instruction P/N 01 29 0 403 645.
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