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      02-03-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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I have a bluetooth module of some kind but doesnt work.










So I bought this car about 2 years ago.. and I love the car its a 09 328i 6 spd ZSP with idrive... For a long time I thought I didn't have bmw assist because I don't have blue tooth, sat radio or telephone which I assume would only show up if I have bluetooth..I do have voice commands, haddrive with usb connection and able to play DVDs..

Well taking a second look at at the options I couldn't shake the fact that I do indeed have a menu option for BMW assist, however, when I click on it it just goes to blank page. So I looked on bmw website and it says 2009's have bmw assist that support the convience package/safety package and online search...

So my question is do I have bmw assist and what all will it unlock if I get it acitvated? Will the telephone button on my steering wheel do something?

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      02-04-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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And from my understanding you can add fetaures to your car by having new software flashed and FSC codes?
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      02-04-2013, 01:14 AM   #3
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You need to subscribe to BMW Assist to get a list of options in the BMW Assist menu in iDrive. Just call the BMW Assist number and ask them to see if your car has it.

I also think you're getting confused. BMW Assist has nothing to do with the telephone button on your steering wheel. There is an SOS button that flips down near the sunroof switch, that's what you press when you want to speak to a BMW Assist operator in an emergency. It sends your location to them also from your GPS. To use BMW Assist for Concierge, that is in your menu when BMW Assist is activated.

The steering wheel button is for Bluetooth Telephone.

And Mr. Ritz is confused also, he is talking about adding the ComBox for ConnectedDrive, but you need an FSC code for that and by adding ConnectedDrive, you lose BMW Assist. FSC Codes are also used to upgrade your map version on CIC equipped iDrive models. CCC iDrive uses DVD. Your car is CIC.
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Thanks justinGTP.. Well I checked my vin online I see I have Telematics access request,but dont see bmw assist listed as an option


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Close Options
Code

Description (interface)

Description (EPC)
S1CAA SELEKTION COP RELEVANTER FAHRZEUGE Selection of COP-relevant vehicles
S249A MULITFUNKTION FUER LENKRAD Multifunction f steering wheel
S255A SPORT-LEDERLENKRAD Sports leather steering wheel
S2S1A LM RAEDER STERNSPEICHE 286/MB BMW LA wheel star spoke 286
S2VBA REIFENDRUCKANZEIGE Tyre pressure display
S403A GLASDACH, ELEKTRISCH Glass roof, electrical
S441A RAUCHERPAKET Smoker package
S481A SPORTSITZE FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Sports seat
S4ABA EDELHOLZAUSFUEHRUNG NUSSBAUM WURZEL Fine wood trim burr walnut
S521A REGENSENSOR Rain sensor
S534A KLIMAAUTOMATIK Automatic air conditioning
S544A GESCHWINDIGKEITSREGEL. MIT BREMSF. Cruise control with brake function
S563A LICHTPAKET Light package
S570A STAERKERE STROMVERSORGUNG Reinforced power supply
S5GAA ALARMANLAGENVORBEREITUNG Preparation alarm system
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S609A NAVIGATIONSSYSTEM PROFESSIONAL Navigation system Professional
S620A SPRACHEINGABESYSTEM Voice control
S653A HIGH DEFINITION RADIO High Definition Radio
S676A HIFI LAUTSPRECHERSYSTEM HiFi speaker system
S693A SATELLITENTUNER VORBEREITUNG Preparation BMW satellite radio
S697A AREA-CODE 1 Area-Code 1 for DVD
S6FLA USB-AUDIO-SCHNITTSTELLE USB/audio interface
S6UHA TRAFFIC INFORMATION Traffic Information
S704A M SPORTFAHRWERK M Sports suspension
S760A INDIVIDUAL HOCHGLANZ SHADOW LINE High gloss shadow line
S840A HOCHGESCHWINDIGKEITSABSTIMMUNG High speed synchronisation
S8SCA LAENDERSPEZ. TELESERVICEFREISCH. Telematics access request,country-spec.
S8SPA COP STEUERUNG Control unit COP
S925A VERSANDSCHUTZPAKET Dispatch protection pack

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S3APA GRAUKEIL-FRONTSCHEIBE Windscreen with grey wedge
S497A MITTELARMLEHNE IM FOND Centre armrest, rear
S520A NEBELSCHEINWERFER Fog lights
S645A RADIO-STEUERUNG US BMW US Radio
S823A HEISSLAND-AUSFUEHRUNG Hot-climate version
S845A AKUSTISCHE GURTWARNUNG Acoustic fasten seat belt reminder
S850A ZUSAETZL. TANKFUELLUNG EXPORT Additional Export tank filling
S853A SPRACHVERSION ENGLISCH Language version, English
S876A FUNKFREQUENZ 315 MHZ Radio frequency 315 MHz

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Im going to call in the morning is it 200 + 200.. I care more about the conicerager than the safety functions..

Do you think bmw assist is worth the money?
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Do you have the SOS button on your overhead console or not? That is the 100% surefire way to tell if you have BMW Assist.
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Do you have the SOS button on your overhead console or not? That is the 100% surefire way to tell if you have BMW Assist.
I don't have it but I had an indy shop look it at today.. he said the configuration is kind of wonky.. and my vin lists telematics that BMW assist uses..


"Telematics is the combination of information and communications technology to send and receive data via telecommunications devices. It is used chiefly in Internet, telephone and mobile communication services as well as in vehicle telematics. Vehicle telematics can assist the driver in a wide range of situations and deliver useful information directly to the vehicle. BMW Telematics improves mobility and increases traffic safety. "
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So I called bmw assist and they said I dont have assist but I have telematics which they said is used to send info to the dealer like when I need stuff replaced..

So from my understanding I have the gsm phone but no assist mod..????
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Ok so I took a look in the trunk under the matt.. I have a box with a bluetooth symbol on it.. However it says nothing about being bmw and that it was made in hong kong??!?!
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So I have the BT module in the car not sure if it includes bmw assist or what.. But anyways my blue tooth doesnt work either!!!


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So I have the BT module in the car not sure if it includes bmw assist or what.. But anyways my blue tooth doesnt work either!!!


Have you read the OWNERS MANUAL'S
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      02-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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Have you read the OWNERS MANUAL'S
YES!!!! I did when I got the car.. And the 3 indy techs dont see any blue tooth options on the idrive.. yet here we are I have a module
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That's the MULF module and it is used for USB/iPod integration. You don't have the BMW Assist option so the Bluetooth function is not enabled.

You can retrofit Bluetooth by installing the antenna and mic and get the car coded. Search around the forum for more info.
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That's the MULF module and it is used for USB/iPod integration. You don't have the BMW Assist option so the Bluetooth function is not enabled.

You can retrofit Bluetooth by installing the antenna and mic and get the car coded. Search around the forum for more info.
Just got back from bmw they told me they can't do it :C
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I am really surprised for an 09 with nav your car does not have these what should be standard on BMW, features.
Well, it's not the end of the world. It's nice to have BT but you will live. You love the car....on the next one make sure you know what you have before signing. I too have learned a few things for the next buy.
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I am really surprised for an 09 with nav your car does not have these what should be standard on BMW, features.
Well, it's not the end of the world. It's nice to have BT but you will live. You love the car....on the next one make sure you know what you have before signing. I too have learned a few things for the next buy.
Well, a dealership that will do it can upgrade the car for about 260.00.. Everything is there it just needs programing but I can't get any of the dealerships to say it even has BT.
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this surprises me as well, i have bmw assist/bt but no nav. sport package but no cold/premium. some really bizarre option combinations on these cars
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this surprises me as well, i have bmw assist/bt but no nav. sport package but no cold/premium. some really bizarre option combinations on these cars
Mine is pretty decked out but yeah it is missing some weird stuff to.

ZSP Sports package, idrive Pro, Voice activation (worthless) harddrive, USB and iphone stuff (I dont use apple)

But then it lacks BMW assist and blue tooth....Which in turn leaves the idrive pro pretty gimped...And lacks cold package and prem..

But then it is wired for an alarm and sirrus but dont have that either lol.. Some of this stuff is pretty basic on japanese cars.
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