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Old 08-28-2006, 12:37 AM
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Does the 2006 X5 support Bluetooth voice commands?

The phone manual mentions it but gives no details, and the steering wheel has a voice activation button similar to the one my 2006 330i had, but it does not seem to work.

The bluetooth hands free seems to work fine, however I have to say the new 3 series seems to have a much better implementation of the bluetooth.

I'm using a Motorola E815 phone.

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Press the button on the steering wheel that looks like an icon of a speaking face. When you hear a beep, say "help" and see what happens.
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Press the button on the steering wheel that looks like an icon of a speaking face. When you hear a beep, say "help" and see what happens.
When I press that button, I do not get a beep.

My 2006 330i had the beep and voice.

I wonder if they installed the wrong TCU or something.

It is also strange the that the manual mentions the Voice Activation with *, however it does not provide any further information.

very stange!!
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It should. I know the 2006 X5s come with bluetooth with voice commands.
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Anyone out there with a 2006 X5 with voice commands that work?

If I push the button on the steering wheel with the speaking face icon and nothing happens....no beep, no voice etc..
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Thats very odd. I've heard of Euro models having issues as they sometimes have to specify voice commands as a seperate line item.

If you feel desired ... if you report back with the part # of the TCU you have in your car, we can check to see if it has Voice commands built in.
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Thats very odd. I've heard of Euro models having issues as they sometimes have to specify voice commands as a seperate line item.

If you feel desired ... if you report back with the part # of the TCU you have in your car, we can check to see if it has Voice commands built in.
How do I locate the TCU part#?

I also read that you have to hold the button for 5-10 seconds to get the beep. I will try holding the button longer tomorrow, but I don't think it work.

It will be interested to see what the dealership has to say...

I also find it strange that the phone manual does not mention any of the voice commands.
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I have a 2006 X5 and the voice command works just like El Jeffe said. It also let's you use some commands on the nav system.
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Anyone out there with a 2006 X5 with voice commands that work?

If I push the button on the steering wheel with the speaking face icon and nothing happens....no beep, no voice etc..
I stand corrected! Yikes, I feel like an idiot.

I pushed the speaking face icon button and held for a few seconds and sure enough, I got the beep and was able to store names and numbers.

I was not holding the button long enough.

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Was this new for 2006 or do 2004-2005 X5's have it?
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