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Originally Posted by Maruzo View Post
Sorry to bump up an old thread, but does anyone have a list of the compatible bluetooth modules that will work on E53 X5 with the oem nav unit?

I'm currently using my old 8421694538701 unit without much issues. However, I believe the new models has a slightly better reception and easier connection interface.

There's plenty of older bmw bluetooth modules on ebay, mostly starting 07~10 model years, but i'm not sure which one will work for our car model.

Price is right, but need to make sure it works first before I buy one.

Any ideas?
If upgrading to a bluetooth module for the e53 X5...I would suggest looking for the ones that were installed in the vehicles built in the chart below. These are the TCU bluetooth modules that don't require the "pairing button"... they automatically pair when you turn the ignition on. The older ULF modules that were offered as an over-the-counter accessory option for the e38/e39/e36/early e46/early e53 models...require the pairing button:

Be careful if purchasing a "TCU" from an early build e46/e53/e83/e85 produced between the dates highlighted in yellow (in the pic below) or prior to the dates in the chart above...because they were incorrectly labled as having BT compatibility...and they DID NOT:

{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see:}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2014 f15 X5 50i (11/13 build date) Space Gray exterior/Mocha Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4 Sterling Gray
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit
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