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THIS BLUETOOTH INSTALLATION WAS DONE ON A 2003 330I WHICH WAS PREWIRED FOR BMW CELL PHONE.IT WAS COMPLETED IN 1 HOUR ON SEP 25TH 2008.I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.I WENT TO THE STEALER AND THEY SAID I HAVE TO BRING IT TO THE STEALERSHIP FOR CODING.BULL SH*T.USED A 7TH GENERATION MODULE AND IPHONE 2G WITH 2.1 SOFTWARE.
THIS WAS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AND WOULD DEFTINATELY LIKE SOME FEDDBACK.​

IT WAS DONE ON MY BABY WHICH LOOKS LIKE THIS-​










BEGIN THE PUNJABI WAY!!!!
PLEASE CHECK FOR THIS SIGN ON THE TRUNK .IF YOU HAVE THIS,IT MEANS YOU JUST NEED THE PARTS I USED FOR INSTALLATION AND NOTHING ELSE.MY INSTRUCTIONS ARE GOOD TO GO WITH THIS SIGN.THIS WAS THE BEST TIME FOR ME TO VACUUM ALL THE MESS I HAD IN MY CAR.​



PARTS NEEDED FOR INSTALLATION
  1. BLUETOOTH MODULE PART #84106969268 ($300 From Buddy)
  2. BLUETOOTH MODULE BRACKET PART #84136924553 ($12)
  3. BLUETOOTH MIC PART #84318380319 ($45 From Buddy)
  4. BLUETOOTH ANTENNA PART #84506928461 (Free from Buddy)
  5. BLUETOOTH ANTENNA BRACKET PART #84136912160 ($ 5 From Buddy)
  6. PAIRING BUTTON PART #275-644($3 RADIO SHACK)
  7. PAIRING BUTTON HARNESS PART#84110302181 ($18 Dealer,u can bypass this too)
  8. BOLTS 5 PART#3069936198($1.07 HOME DEPOT)
  9. NUTS AND SCREWS 4 ($ 1 LOCAL HARDWARE STORE)
  10. SCREW DRIVERS
  11. COMMON SENSE



START WITH BLUETOOTH ANTENNA INSTALLATION
LETS START WITH TAKING OFF THE ASH TRAY.ITS EASY AND SIMPLE.PLEASE DON'T RUSH OR PUSH ANYTHING HARD AS IT MAY DAMAGE THE ASH TRAY.​










NOW TAKE OFF THE SWITCH TRIM.IT IS REQIRED TO TAKE OFF IN ORDER TO GET TO BLUETOOTH ANTENNA FAKRA CONNECTOR.IT WILL MAKE IS EASY FOR THE ARM REST TO PICK UP AND GET ACCESS TO THE BLUETOOTH ANTENNA INSTALLATION POSITION.​





REMOVE THE CUP HOLDERS​





YOU WILL SEE THE PHONE WIRING HARNESS AFTER TAKING OFF THE COIN HOLDER.YOU CAN LEAVE IT THERE, DON'T TOUCH THE WIRING HARNESS PACKED IN COVERING.WE'LL TAKE IT OUT LATER.​







LOCATE YOUR BLUETOOTH ANTENNA WITH BRACKET.​







ATTACH THE BLUETOOTH ANTENNA HERE​



NEXT STEP IS TO INSTALL THE BLUETOOTH PAIRING BUTTON.LOCATE THE PAIRING BUTTON WIRING HARNESS.UNWRAP THE COVERING.​



INSTALL THE WIRING HARNESS FOR BLUETOOTH PAIRING BUTTON.​





I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU TO LEAVE EVERYTHING UNSCREWED, UNTIL YOU FIND OUT THE SYSTEM WORKS.BUT I DID NOT DO IT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT USUALLY WORKKS,AND IT DID.LOL

NOW PUSH BACK THE PAIRING BUTTON HARNESS TO THE FRONT OF THE ARM REST THROUGH THE COIN HOLDER HOLE.AND INSTALL THE PAIRING BUTTON TO THE HARNESS.​






LEAVE THE PARING BUTTON UNDER THE COIN HOLDER.TAPE IT THERE SO IT DONT MOVE AROUND.YOU WILL ONLY NEED THIS ANYTIME YOU PAIR A NEW PHONE.​



LETS INSTALL THE MIC.IT IS THE EASIEST PART OF THIS INSTALLATION---​







PUTTING THE TRIM BACK IS EASY.START FROM THE FRONT AND THEN JUST PUSH UP AND HEAR ALL THE CLICKS.SOME PEOPLE MAY WANT TO SWITCH THE MIC POSTION WITH THE ROOF SWITCH.MY MIC IS GOOD AT THE CURRENT LOCATION.AND IT WORKS PERFECT SINCE I ASKED 5 PEOPLE WHEN MAKING CALLS, AND THEY TOLD ME THEY HEAR ME CLEARLY.AND ALSO THE MIC HOLE HAS TO ADJUSTED/CUT.ITS LITTLE SMALLER THAN THE SWITCH HOLE.I DON'T WANT ANY CUTTING ON MY BABY

NOW LET'S GO IN THE TRUNK AND INSTALL THE BLUETOOTH MODULE.THIS COULD BE THE HARDEST PART OF THE INSTALLATION.DEPENDING ON YOUR EXPERIENCE.​





PULL THE TRIM/BOARD AND YOU SHOULD SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS,WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE WRAPPED WIRING HARNESS FOR BLUETOOTH MODULE.YOUR'S MIGHT BE CLEAN.OH WELL WHO CARES!!​





NOW LOCATE THE 26 PIN CONNECTOR AND OPEN IT BY PRESSING ON BOTH SIDES WITH A SMALL SCREW DRIVER.​





TAPE THE PINS AND RECONNECT THE CONNECTOR.INSTALL IT ON THE ULF MODULE USING THE WHITE COLOR LEVER ON THE CONNECTOR.IT SHOULD BE EASY.​







HOW TO PAIR YOUR PHONE

PRESS AND HOLD THE PAIRING BUTTON FOR ABOUT 3-5 SECONDS,WHILE HOLDING THE BUTTON TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO POSITION #1.HOLD THE BUTTON FOR ANOTHER 3-5 SECONDS AND RELEASE THE BUTTON.THE DISPLAY SHOULD SHOW "BT PAIRING".NOW PUT THE 4 DIGIT BLUETOOTH CODE THAT CAME WITH THE BLUETOOTH MODULE IN YOUR BLUETOOTH CAPABLE PHONE.THE PHONE SHOULD SAY "PAIRED WITH BMW***.." AND THE CD DISPLAY WITH SHOW "SUCCEEDED".TURN THE KEY OFF.
HELP WAS ALSO TAKEN FROM http://www.bimmernav.com/BMW_E46_Bluetooth_Installation_Instructions.html
THANKS TO THEM.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR BLUETOOTH SYSTEM.NOW IF YOU HAVE TESTED EVRYTHING POSITIVE REINSTALL EVERYTHING TOGETHER.GOOD LUCK.
IF YOU THINK THIS WAS HELPFUL PLEASE DONATE WITH PAYPAL TO [email protected]
OR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT INSTALLATION.I AM WILLING TO HELP MY FELLOW FANATICS WITH FREE INSTALLATION,JUST BRING YOUR PARTS AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON MY FREE TIME.IN NYC.
 

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I got them for around $ 380..but they cost about $750 + $200 INSTALLATION from the dealer!!!Search around on ebay,craigslist..I saved $$$.
 

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I heard about this in the past that if u dont take this pins off,the module will not work.its gotta do something with the system and it was in the instructions that the BMW uses.
 

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does the iphone download your stored phone numbers so you can scroll using the steering wheel arrows, or do you still have do dial using the iphone?
 

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yes i dial with steering wheel buttons.iphone software 2.1
 

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:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Keep up the great work!!:bow:
 

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Does anyone know where I can find a bluetooth module for a good price
 

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good luck finding a module for a good price.

Anyone have a hard time finding the wiring harness for the mic? I have the logo in the trunk that says I'm pre-wired for a phone in my 03 330i, but I just installed a homelink transmitter in that sunroof console and didnt see another connector for the mic.....??
 

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mic wiring harness is there..its prolli pushed back in...dig for it..u'llfind it
 

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nice work! I am looking to do this too. The current generation for the BT module is 13th gen. Do you know what the difference is between newer gen modules?
 

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It doesnt matter what generation u get.Only difference that i know about is older first nd second generation does not come with Voice Recognition System..all others do.and as the phones software upgrades they tend to work with older generations.
 

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will definitely be looking into this! great write up!
 

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So just curious.... installing mine as we speak... Your DIY says located the 26 Pin connector.... & remove pins 7 & 8......

The bavarian soundworks DIY Click me on their website says to located the 54 Pin connector & remove pings 7 & 8..... the problem for me is... I don't have a wire in pin 7 but I do in pin 8. It's not numbered so if I count from one end... I don't have any wires in 7 or 8, but if i count from the other end... I do have a wire in 8... but not in 7.

So just curious why you removed pins 7 & 8 from the 26 pin connector instead of the 54 pin connector?

If I look at BimmerNav's DIY Click me it doesn't mention anything about removing pins 7 & 8 from either the 26 pin module or the 54 pin module.... I am confused on what exactly I should be doing....

For what it's worth... my car is a 2005 & I don't have BMW assist.....
 

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i finally saw it was numbered 1 on the far right & 18 on the far left. I don't have any pins in 7 or 8. So now I am off to find the 26 pin connector the SES jumper plugs into...

However, still curious why you removed pins 7 & 8 from the 26 pin connector?????
 

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if its prewired for bluetooth!!!!
 

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i finally saw it was numbered 1 on the far right & 18 on the far left. I don't have any pins in 7 or 8. So now I am off to find the 26 pin connector the SES jumper plugs into...

However, still curious why you removed pins 7 & 8 from the 26 pin connector?????
olny cuz it says in the instructions..dont know what difference dows it makes...
 

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olny cuz it says in the instructions..dont know what difference dows it makes...
do you remember which set of instructions you were followin? By the way, thanks for the pairing button idea!!!!! I finally hooks everyhing up while the car was apart & the button is working :eek:)
 
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