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fantastic, np!

I think I'd like to get a sticky goin about bluetooth installs. it took me a lil while to compile all the info necessary. your pics would be a great help.
 

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I have the BMW phone. It in itself is it's own cell phone.
Mine is not activated but If you do try to make a call, it will ask you to contact verizon wireless for activation.

Emergency 911 works though, had to use it this past saturday.
 

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^^check out the little "grille" on the overhead panel where your sunroof button is-this is where the mic is normally located. you can pry it out or shine a flashlight into it. if you see something, its probably a mic. if its hollow, well...
Where is the mic on a vert?
 

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OK, so I got this figured out and here are the steps for E46 Sedan equipped with BT.

Before you start remove everything from the trunk, that includes the trunk mat and the spare wheel cover, then proceed further.

1. Remove left taillight cover and put it on the side
2. Unscrew and remove top, left plastic nut from the back cushion (there is two pieces there, screw and plastic mounting plate so don't loose it)
3. Pull out plastic pin with flat nose screwdriver or long nose pliers.
4. The same as number 3
5. Pull the cushion up
6. Pull the cushion away

Your TCU is sitting on the top of the plastic shelf.
You can easily read PK (Pass Key) code from the sticker.

To synch. your phone with BMW BT.

1. Make sure your phone is discoverable
2. Start your car
3. Search for devices using your phone
4. You will find BMW audio device, connect to it
5. Type in the PK you found on your TCU sticker located in the trunk
6. Enjoy
 

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OK, so I got this figured out and here are the steps for E46 Sedan equipped with BT.

Before you start remove everything from the trunk, that includes the trunk mat and the spare wheel cover, then proceed further.

1. Remove left taillight cover and put it on the side
2. Unscrew and remove top, left plastic nut from the back cushion (there is two pieces there, screw and plastic mounting plate so don't loose it)
3. Pull out plastic pin with flat nose screwdriver or long nose pliers.
4. The same as number 3
5. Pull the cushion up
6. Pull the cushion away

Your TCU is sitting on the top of the plastic shelf.
You can easily read PK (Pass Key) code from the sticker.

To synch. your phone with BMW BT.

1. Make sure your phone is discoverable
2. Start your car
3. Search for devices using your phone
4. You will find BMW audio device, connect to it
5. Type in the PK you found on your TCU sticker located in the trunk
6. Enjoy
Lucus Do you have a shark fin on your car?I have been trying to get a tcu to work in my car but i dont have the black wire in the picture on the far left(i have been trying to find out if this is like the shark fin wire or one of the phone link wires) i have a blk wire in the trunk but it has a diff connector that wont hook up to the tcu.
 

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Yes, I do have a shark fin.

I have no clue what those wires are, I found another input on the TCU and was wondering what it is as well; the one next to the far left black wire. Maybe someone else can answer what each of the wires do.
Thanks i have been trying to figure it out cant get a straight answer i found this pic and it listed that connect point as "main phone" so i am thinking i might need an adaptor wire of some sort to connect the blk/purple wire to that connect point. Anyone else that has input please post up (i have been looking thru too many threads and no luck)Thanks
 

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Hold on, so you are saying you have a black/purple wire hanging loose in there and you can't connect it (won't fit) ?
Yea it just has a regular "circle type" connector the other wires and the tcu have the odd notched connect points (so cant mix up the wires) so my blk wire wont connect/Unless of course there is an adaptor wire etc. this is what i have been trying to figure out. I would give you a shiney nickle if you found out the number on the sticker/tag that is stuck to your black wire in the pic lol.
 

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Ha ha, well, I really don't want to remove this again, but I will be doing clear corners, around June 30th and will be more than happy to check what is on that sticker, detach the wire and take more pics of its connector so you can compare it with yours. If you don't find the answers by that time, just let me know.
 

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no sharkfin, did not pay for BMW Assist, but have bluetooth. you need the passkey code (it should have come with the car). good luck !
 

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Thanks man !!
With the information you provided I went into my car again during the lunch break ;)

Shark fin = check
SOS button = check
Assistance = check
Mic. = check
2005 model = check

So I started up the car again and tried to search for devices using my BB Curve. No good, so I went into my BB options and made my device discoverable (duh) and ta da - found BMW audio device.

I started digging in my trunk (left side) but gave up since people who were passing by were looking at me really weird ;)

All I need now is the pass key. Do you think I can get it by calling BMW dealer or do I really have to remove my trunk cushion to get to TCU?

Edit 1: So I called BMW and this lady told me it is going to be 0000 or 1234, WTF? :D I guess she has no clue what the hell is TCU. Thanks again guys for all the input. I will look for TCU when I get home.

Edit 2: Another dealer; bring the car to the service, we will connect it to the computer and tell you the pass key. I didn't even ask for how much ;)
Shark fin = check
SOS button = check
Assistance = check
Mic. = will check
2004 325i model = check

However I have never been able to discover bluetooth in my ride. I guess they weren't feeling so generous with the 2004 models. Did anyone else with a 2004 find out they have blue-tooth?
 

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Where is the mic on a vert?
I know this is an old post, but I'll answer anyway just for documentation. The vert's mic is on top of the steering column. Just look at your instrument cluster, cross you eyes a little and BAM, there it is!:4ngie:
 

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I have an 04 330ci did 2004's not come with bluetooth?
 

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I have an 04 330ci did 2004's not come with bluetooth?
2 weeks later....


04's with assist did not, 05's did :-(

2005 + assist = BT. Play with the settings until your phone finds it, I promise its there.

>2004, sorry we have to replace the TCU. I did it. $350 with the core charge refunded. completely worth it. ecstuning.com
 

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Any suggestions on why I can't get my Razr to pair with my 04/2004 330Ci? I recently bought the car and it came with the card with Pass Key # and I also pulled my trunk liner and it has the identical unit to the one shown in Lucas's picture in post 25, image #32. I've tried several times to pair it right after starting the car.

All I get is "phonebook empty" on my radio display.

Just keep trying?:thanks:

Thanks...Barry
 

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i hate to be obvious, but did u make sure your BT is turn "on" and "discoverable" on your phone?

another options is that it doesnt support that phone (lame)
 

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Yup, as far as I know I had the phone set right.....that's why I keep trying, thinking maybe I'm doing something wrong. Maybe I'll go try it again.....:banghead:

I was also thinking that possibly it's the phone. It actually is my phone from work, just got it recently but that is no guarantee that it's the latest model but I would think if it has Bluetooth it should work.

Maybe I can find someone else and try their phone.

Thanks....Barry

EDIT: does it matter if I have my radio on or off when I start the car? Tried it both ways though already.
 
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