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      11-02-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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help with bluetooth module please

well i went to bmw today cause my bluetooth isnt working it hasnt for ages it comes up with 2 dashes and you cant access menu at all
and they said it needs a new unit and it will be $1800 ...wow thats alot for just having your bluetooth to work, funny enough there was also another person there with the same problem, must be comon as they said they have them in stck and can do it now ...hehe for 1800 i bet they do !!

i dont have idrive or anything so i think its a bit crazy to spend nilly 2k on bluetooth, but i wish to have it, so ive been looking around does anyone have any ideads??
i found a place on ebay that you send to them in australia and they fix it for $400 wich i think is pretty good
here it is

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-MULF-...item35c1288c6f

what do you think or are there newer ones i can get somewhere else heres my unit
also is this compatible with iphone 4 or 5 as i havent used it with it yet and there are lots of mulf2 on ebay seem to be popular will they still work?

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ok update, well i should have gone with the 400 option months ago after all my research i wasted, the auto tronics company was perfect, during all my searching that 2nd hand units arnt guarantied to work all the functions im glad i got mine fixed , as it was made for my car.

ok heres what options i had

bmw said
---get a new box $1800 there selling point is it has new software than older ones like for iphone etc

---2 nd hand from smash repair 3 month waranty ....or ebay no waranty $450 does not mean your phone book will display as it wasnt ment for your car

---after market unit...sorry not worth it when your vechile has the bluetooth option compared in quality wouldnt think of it

-------autotronics wich also you can call from there web site or ring the number on the ebay listing in melbourne and they dont charge you till after it is fixed ........ with 12 month warranty $400 , they fix unit and put new software on and programe to your vin number....

well my only prob was i wasted so much time on this i should have called the number first months ago,

i rang autotronics on friday he said post it with vin number , he rang me monday was all fixed , did payment on phone , arived tuesday , plugged in and perfect all menus work all numbers display iphone 5 works perfect couldnt be happier ...and 12 month warranty !!!

worth every sent..also they told me bmw wont fix bluetooth units as they dont make them so would rather get customers to buy new ones. great for making money ....well it is bmw !!!

heres the details they were friendly and super quick
, hope it helps as i wasted to much time on this easy fix

http://www.bmwbluetooth.com.au/
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Yes, you can replace that unit pretty easy. You suppose to code then unit to your car. But it still work without coding, it will just display the old chassis number from the car it came out with. Not much differnece.
You can also use MULF2, you have to either get new connector, or just modify your current one. And if you need USB to be working, you need to buy a usb port, a usb cable and also rewire the aux-in lines.
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so with something like this would it fit fine just code my vin number in it??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221145258...84.m1436.l2649
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Yes. It will work even without coding it. Once paired, you will never see that vin number anyway.
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Only problem is these units are prone to fail. Try find one that's build date is as late as possible.
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thanks for help if the one on ebay is cheap its better than 1800 from stealer !
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Interested to hear how you go with this... Good luck with it!

Are you going to DIY?
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Interested to hear how you go with this... Good luck with it!

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I have same issue. I had to take my bluetooth module out otherwise my audio for radio/cd would not work.

That ebay seller doing $400 for a repair is pretty steep and not worth it for me when you can buy a very good 3rd party bluetooth set for less than $100.

Anyone DIYd yet?
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That ebay seller doing $400 for a repair is pretty steep and not worth it for me when you can buy a very good 3rd party bluetooth set for less than $100.
That doesn't even compare to the OEM BT integration with your phone, address book, steering wheel control etc etc..
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That doesn't even compare to the OEM BT integration with your phone, address book, steering wheel control etc etc..
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Aftermarket BT ruins the car.
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I agree but for 400. I can live without it.

When I get time I will open it up myself and have a look inside.

I'll let you know if I find anything.
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I've done that. Power it up with computer power supplied. And probed around with multimeter. Nothing I can find.
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hi no luck yet, but what about this guy on ebay has 6 to sell at a reasonable price are they going to be compatible ?? round 250 sounds reasonable if i dont have to modify anything

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-5-3-S...item20cd5430c0
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udate success

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ok update, well i should have gone with the 400 option months ago after all my research i wasted, the auto tronics company was perfect, during all my searching that 2nd hand units arnt guarantied to work all the functions im glad i got mine fixed , as it was made for my car.

ok heres what options i had

bmw said
---get a new box $1800 there selling point is it has new software than older ones like for iphone etc

---2 nd hand from smash repair 3 month waranty ....or ebay no waranty $450 does not mean your phone book will display as it wasnt ment for your car

---after market unit...sorry not worth it when your vechile has the bluetooth option compared in quality wouldnt think of it

-------autotronics wich also you can call from there web site or ring the number on the ebay listing in melbourne and they dont charge you till after it is fixed ........ with 12 month warranty $400 , they fix unit and put new software on and programe to your vin number....

well my only prob was i wasted so much time on this i should have called the number first months ago,

i rang autotronics on friday he said post it with vin number , he rang me monday was all fixed , did payment on phone , arived tuesday , plugged in and perfect all menus work all numbers display iphone 5 works perfect couldnt be happier ...and 12 month warranty !!!

worth every sent..also they told me bmw wont fix bluetooth units as they dont make them so would rather get customers to buy new ones. great for making money ....well it is bmw !!!

heres the details they were friendly and super quick
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http://www.bmwbluetooth.com.au/
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Thanks for sharing and posting back!

Glad you got it all sorted again!!
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Sounds like you need to contact Bluetooth King in Bansktown.
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Sounds like you need to contact Bluetooth King in Bansktown.
where is that located in Bankstown?
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I have a spare module for anyone interested to try it see if it works for them.
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Had a similar issue occur 3 weeks ago, sent it off to www.bmwbluetooth.com.au for repair.

Got it back, everything is working perfectly now!

Great service, will definitely use for any similar issues in the future, well worth $400 spent.
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where is that located in Bankstown?
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