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      01-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #45
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Siri works fine for me over BT, I have a 2007 328i that I just completed the Bluetooth retrofit to.
Mine is 2007 as well but has bluetooth from factory. May be a software update is needed?? How do I find out my software version and update it if needed??

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      01-17-2013, 01:39 PM   #46
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Mine is 2007 as well but has bluetooth from factory. May be a software update is needed?? How do I find out my software version and update it if needed??

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I'm not sure to be honest. Because it depends on partially what bluetooth module you have. There are two different modules. One is called a MULF which has both Bluetooth and USB support, and the other is TCU (telephone control unit). I have the MULF because I did the bluetooth and USB retrofit. Depending on what you have, then you would need to check that module for the software version. As far as how to check for the software version, I think you would need at least a D-Can cable and some software on a laptop to do the check.

There is a member on this forum that is more knowledgeable, I can PM his name to you if your interested.
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This issue appears to be fixed with iOS 6.1. Everything is working properly now in my '09 335i.
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This issue appears to be fixed with iOS 6.1. Everything is working properly now in my '09 335i.
Which issue? Siri not working at all or Siri getting knocked off by the iPod interface?
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      02-05-2013, 05:41 AM   #49
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This issue appears to be fixed with iOS 6.1. Everything is working properly now in my '09 335i.
I updated to 6.1 on my iPhone 5 and tried again - still doesn't work! May be another app I've got is causing it not to work, not sure!?!?!
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I have just bought a 06 plate 320d M Sport and I have exactly the same problem. When the phone is paired with the car I cannot hear siri's voice but the cars microphone hears me and siri can act on my commands. I have tried everything on this thread and cannot get it to work. I have 2 playstation Bluetooth headsets (old and new version) and they work fine with siri over Bluetooth, so I am thinking it must be something to do with the car. I have an iphone 5 running ios 6.1.4...
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      06-27-2013, 01:14 AM   #51
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My siri over BT works just fine.
01/07 e92 I have my phone paired to the car for calls and also have it paired over a belkin bluetooth dongle for music streaming. When I hold my home button siri speaks into my sound system and uses the cars microphone also.

I have an iPhone 5 with the latest OS
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      06-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #52
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Hi

I'm the OP and noticed a few replies to this since I asked the asked the question a while ago.

Just wondering for those of you for whom this is working - when your phone is connected to the car what symbol displays on your radio screen? Is it the little antenna icon or is it the signal bars icon?

Mine is a little antenna icon (see pic below) but I think newer cars have the signal bars icon. I think this difference may indicate to a newer software version in newer cars which may explain why Siri works over BT. I may be wrong but just a thought. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts especially from those with 07 cars - as mine was built 01/07. May be a software update will enable this.

This is the icon I have on my radio display when the phone is connected:
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Rather interesting. 2009 here and I've got bars. Also interesting, I've got different (chrome-tipped) knobs. Noticeably different eject button, too.
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This is what I meant - a difference in the software versions may be why Siri works over BT for some of you on later cars it seems.

How would I go about updating the software in my car? I know it doesn't mean it will fix this issue but worth a try! Also how can I check that these 'signal bars' or anything else are in fact features of a software upgrade??

The chrome tip radio knobs I believe were introduced on LCI cars. Mine is pre-LCI.

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I have just bought a 06 plate 320d M Sport and I have exactly the same problem. When the phone is paired with the car I cannot hear siri's voice but the cars microphone hears me and siri can act on my commands. I have tried everything on this thread and cannot get it to work. I have 2 playstation Bluetooth headsets (old and new version) and they work fine with siri over Bluetooth, so I am thinking it must be something to do with the car. I have an iphone 5 running ios 6.1.4...
Did you check the volume of your iphone when Siri comes on ?
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Rather interesting. 2009 here and I've got bars. Also interesting, I've got different (chrome-tipped) knobs. Noticeably different eject button, too.
+1 for a 2010 328i
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Yes I get the little bluetooth icon next to Siri when I activate it in the car - it's set to the car not the iPhone.

I am iOS 6.0.1 and iPhone 5.

Paddy - appreciate it if you could check, look forward to your feedback

Thanks for all the replies! Hope I can get it working on mine...
it shouldn't matter, but for kicks unpair the BB gateway and try. Verify that the output is routed to the car in siri's selector.
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Rather interesting. 2009 here and I've got bars. Also interesting, I've got different (chrome-tipped) knobs. Noticeably different eject button, too.
I've got a 07/07 e92 that does both. It shows the antenna when either connecting or searching for a signal, then bars for the signal strength. It's got chrome knobs too.
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My car is an April of '07 build date. I have signal bars and chrome knobs (and newer style eject button).
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it shouldn't matter, but for kicks unpair the BB gateway and try. Verify that the output is routed to the car in siri's selector.
Tried this already - still no luck!

BTW using the voice search with the Google app works - once you perform a voice search, the audio mutes, you speak and the feedback is heard through the car speakers and the audio returns when it's done.

Why can't Siri work like this - based on this it suggests the car or the software in the car isn't the issue but instead how Apple handle Siri over bluetooth?!?!
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Just wanted to reply back, mine is the antannea, and I have the chrome knobs. I had replied a while back, Siri works over bluetooth for me. I have an 07 and on my car, the bluetooth software is not in the radio, but in the MULF2 module in my trunk. The bluetooth antenna and microphone connect to it. Can't say how the newer cars works, but I heard at some point they got rid of the MULF2 and just integrated the bluetooth into the radio itself.

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Mine is the one with the non chrome knobs, the software version of the stereo is as follows:-

SW H8S 01-2006 55.20.5
Ver ST10 01-2006 5.40.2

Wonder if someone with the chrome knobs on the stereo could check their version numbers?
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