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Old 08-06-2004, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried the new motorola V710 Verizon phone in a 2004 325i? I have a Bluetooth ID that came with my car and am wondering if i would still need an adaptor kit for the phone to link to my business CD.
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Old 08-13-2004, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just bought the V710 today too, and it didn't work on my 2004 M3 (I, too, got a passkey for BT). After reading a bit on this board, it seems that since I have BMW Assist, my BT option is disabled and I need to pay *more* money to have that installed (even that sounds like a major pain in the ass). I will contact the dealer tomorrow and post any useful info tomorrow. Does anyone know whether the concurrent usage of BT and Assist is still a problem?
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Yea, keep us posted. I totally want that phone, and I'm planning to get the Bluetooth module installed in my car in the fall. FINALLY, Verizon carries a phone that's Bluetooth-ready!
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So I went to the dealership today to chat and set up an appointment for next Monday. Turns out I'm in luck...they've performed the BMW Assist disabling and BT enabling job before (only ONCE, actually) on another '04 M3 successfully. The issue now, is whether I get charged for it or not. The main floorman wasn't there at the time I stopped by, but I'm going to inquire about it when I bring it in next week. If they even THINK about charging me, I'm going to lay the smack down with these points:

1) You advertise Bluetooth,
2) You even provide a card w/ a Passkey with the car,
3) You bundle BMW Assist in the Premium Package (it's either Bluetooth or no sunroof/leather seats???)
4) It's because of a DESIGN FLAW that I even have to take the time out of my day to drop off my car to use a feature that is built-in...

I'll report more next week.
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So you don't need any equipment? My dealer thinks I need a phone kit and they also said it will kill the Assist. That sounds like a design flaw.
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Here's the scoop after going to the dealership today:

It will cost ~$1100 for the installation.

Why you might ask? Most of the cost (about $850) is parts. No current BMWs come with the hardware for bluetooth. The rest is the labor involved to disable the BMW Assist/SOS and install the parts.

I was rather shocked and decided against it for the time being. I think I'm going to talk to the original dealership that I bought my M3 at and raise holy hell. They've been more receptive than the dealership nearest to where I live...
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That's nuts for a feature that "appears" to be in the car already.
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