1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini CooperGeneral Chat related to models that do not fit into particular categories above. Please try to put your discussion in more appropriate sections. This section does cover the 1 Series, MINI Cooper and 8-Series vehicles: BMW 830i, BMW 840Ci, BMW 850i, BMW 850Ci, BMW 850CSi, M8, Alpina B12, BMW CS Concept and others.
used: Not only that, I wanted to change my phone number programmed into the Motorola Timeport that came when I bought the cra new. Verizon told me that they can't now change the number because that phone is not GPS compatable and their system will not allow them to reprogram a new number.
Unfortunatly your dealership is correct in the fact that your 2002 745 can not be retrofitted for bluetooth....there is an entirely new TCU unit in the new 7's that allows for bluetooth...the biggest trouble getting the technology to work on the fiber-optic bus system. Hope you find this information helpful.
I found out on Monday 03/20/06 from my dealership that BMW came out with a bluetooth module for the all the 745 I starting with the 02 model. It costs under $300 plus tax to have one installed. I have an appointment to have one installed in a week. I suggest making a call in to your nearest BMW Service Department and inquire about which phone equipment and carriers that are compatible with the upgrade.
Paristide is correct. There is a new bluetooth upgrade called BTUM for vehicles which previously had no way of retrofitting bluetooth.
The BTUM is shaped like a Motorola v60 phone and slides right into the factory phone cradle. It has some limitations vs. the later models which come with a bluetooth enabled TCU but it is still a nice and fairly inexpensive way of getting bluetooth in your car.
The BTUM allows you to use the original features of the vehicles phone system but using an approved Bluetooth phone instead of the CPT9000 (V60) phone.
It allows for Multi function steering controls (if equipped) to send or end a call.
Display of the address book and dial stored #s (500 contacts per phone)
Telephone dialing via the onboard radio controls or I-Drive as equipped.
Voice recognition (SES) dialing and name tags (if equipped )
The limitations are that you can only pair up to 2 phones with the system and only 1 can be used at a time. Also the BTUM does not charge your handset or provide a link to an external antenna.
The part # for the BTUM is 84 11 0 410 145 and MSRP=$295.00
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