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      07-02-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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spoke to the dealer today about it. he said i am looking at around $1500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      07-02-2008, 11:40 PM   #2
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Yeah, one of the other members did it for 1600 euro! guess you should have got BMW assist for 750!
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You can purchase a retrofit BMW Assist and bluetooth kit, alot cheaper here

http://www.bimmernav.com/store/catal...-item-182.html

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/attachments/B841405_E9x.pdf

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You can purchase a retrofit bluetooth only kit, alot cheaper here

http://www.bimmernav.com/store/catal...-item-182.html
You will need installation, extra parts and dealer programming for that to work that will add at least $400 to that price (if installation is done DIY).
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Great. lol. For some reason I thought the car had Bluetooth without ordering Assist. Stupid me.

Looks like the best option is to just buy one of those Bluetooth mirrors. My wife has one and it works pretty good. Guess I will get one too. $100 is way better than paying over $1,000 to have the "assist package" installed at the dealer. Damn.
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      07-31-2008, 10:04 AM   #7
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Well, I inquired at the dealer for the cost of retrofitting Bluetooth into my car. He said they could not do it...unless I had Premium Pkg. or Assist.

NO SHIT! lol. If I had prem or assist I would have Bluetooth already! lol.

I don't blame my CA one bit for the answer. He checked with the lead tech and that was his answer. I don't expect my CA to know these answers, but I do expect the lead shop guy to do a little fricken research! I already found the parts on the web....if I bought them, I bet they wouldn't know how to install them because there is no document procedure from BMW on how to do it! Sheez. Looks like either my Jawbone (I hate earpieces!), the wifes Bluetooth mirror, or not use the phone in the car (which I am leaning towards).
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This is complete CRAP. There is a SIB on this.

Let me look around for it ... then you can print it out and shove it in their faces.
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Ok that took all of 30 seconds.

SI B 84 14 05
Communication Systems July 2008
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http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B841405g.htm

This is your situation "On a vehicle equipped with phone preparation (SA 640), the customer would like, at his or her own expense, to install a BMW Assist TCU with Bluetooth technology."

Installation for E92

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/attachments/B841405_E9x.pdf
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Ok that took all of 30 seconds.

SI B 84 14 05
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http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B841405g.htm

This is your situation "On a vehicle equipped with phone preparation (SA 640), the customer would like, at his or her own expense, to install a BMW Assist TCU with Bluetooth technology."

Installation for E92

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/attachments/B841405_E9x.pdf

SWEET! Thanks man! I will get that to my CA asap! LOL!!!
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Ok that took all of 30 seconds.

SI B 84 14 05
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http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B841405g.htm

This is your situation "On a vehicle equipped with phone preparation (SA 640), the customer would like, at his or her own expense, to install a BMW Assist TCU with Bluetooth technology."

Installation for E92

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/attachments/B841405_E9x.pdf
One question I do have is that above, it states "on vehicles eqiuped with phone preparation". How do I know if I have "phone preparation"??? WTF exactly is that anyway?
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Don't worry. All car in the USA are pre-wired for phone (known as option 640). (along with CD changer, alarm, and sat radio).
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Don't worry. All car in the USA are pre-wired for phone (known as option 640). (along with CD changer, alarm, and sat radio).
Thanks!
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Ok that took all of 30 seconds.

SI B 84 14 05
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http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B841405g.htm

This is your situation "On a vehicle equipped with phone preparation (SA 640), the customer would like, at his or her own expense, to install a BMW Assist TCU with Bluetooth technology."

Installation for E92

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/attachments/B841405_E9x.pdf
Just read thru that PDF...theres your $1000+ installation right there...looks like 1/2 that cost would be labor at $120/hr! Daler would probably charge you for coding too!

I did my own bluetooth retrofit in my old 2003 X5 4.4 so if that is an option you may be able to do it yourself and then just take it in for coding and update of the VIN to the database as it notes. Maybe an option. Hope your CA gets you good dope this time on what to do. I have CA and it is very nice!
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I showed him the info and got a quote for about $750 for parts and $400-$500 labor. Damn! I don't think it is worth it. I don't use the phone THAT much and prolly would not use ASSIST at all. Guess I will stick with the Jawbone or steal my wifes Bluetooth mirror! lol.

$1200++ for Bluetooth is a bit steep!

Thanks for the info nonetheless!
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