3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
when i said what does bluetooth replace,on the ad they show, the unit set replacing the area behind the hand leaver and I wanted to know if that space can still be used to store things as in regular models without bluetooth or will that usable space go along with the arm rest?
I recently purchased a 330 CI and the car came with a tag in the trunk that says it is bluetooth prewired, and there is a pamplet included that had details of the bluetooth serial number for the car. I did not look to see if this was an option I paid for or not, but it makes me think that a majority of the wiring is in place. Does this mean I can take a bluetooth phone and use this with the car? I had not seen a forum topic where someone had a car with this designation, or a bluetooth number pre-assigned for the car. I asked the dealer and they did not know what this meant. I am hoping that there is some minor reconfiguring required to allow this prewiring to work.
Well it certainly is not minor now that I know it is a $600 price tag!
Are you familiar with this prewiring for bluetooth that comes from the factory and what this is? Also does the fact that the car comes with a bluetooth serial number does that mean anything more signficant in terms of setup/install?
it means they plug the unit ($400) into the socket for $200 labor.
I mean a Bluetooth upgrade for my Macinstosh was $50. Macs are notoriously overpriced also, but gee-whiz Wally, does BMW ever take the cake on overpriced dealer work and official BMW upgrades.
The freakin' Sirius upgrade is also way more $$$ than any you can buy one at Best Buy for. Doesn't BMW realize you can make money through quanity of sales instead of occsional hugely marked up sales. Everyone would get these options if they were reasonably priced, think of how many 3 series would be rolling full on digitalized right from the factory. Instead, one dude on a forum of hundreds has it.
I wanted to do it, but it meant 1) getting a new phone, 2) new carrier, 3) $600 upgrade, all for maybe 1 phone call per day in my car hands/wire free. I decided it's not worth it and I am the king of unecessary purchases made on "wow factor" items.
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