5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Your car is Bluetooth-ready, but it may not be "enabled". You can verify this yourself as follows:
1. Bring up the Information menu on iDrive (press the MENU button next to the iDriver controller and then push down on the controller).
2. Scroll down to "Communication Settings".
3. Along the upper menu bar, look for a "Bluetooth" menu option. If it's there, congratulations...you just need to pair a compatible Bluetooth phone. If there's no Bluetooth menu option, schedule a service appointment with your dealer to upgrade the car's firmware. There may or may not be a cost associated with this. To be sure, you can call a BMW customer representative ahead of time.
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