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Old 09-19-2008, 07:13 AM
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Bluetooth retrofit to 2005 X5?

Hi

Have just got a 2005 X5 that has the sat nav system but does not have the phone functionality. BMW dealer quoted thousands to add in Bluetooth. Any ideas on cheaper / easier ways to get my phone working in there? thanks.
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:48 AM
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i was in the same boat, but i was lucky i found a BT module cheap, then just bought the add-ins, as my car was already pre-wired for everything.

you sure you dont already have the car pre-wired?
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:07 AM
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Hi, mine seems to have every extra except for Bluetooth. Have checked with dealer and it's not there. I will check again to see if the wiring is there though.

I think I have found a cheap option of simply installing a separate BT unit (Parrot 3000); this should mute the radio and come through the speakers (and is only c.100) but I won't get my address book etc up on the sat nav screen (this would be extra 2k for BMW to retrofit their BT system in which is hard to justify simply to use the screen!)....Any thoughts?
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:30 AM
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Here's another option, especially if streaming music from your phone is a desirable feature. You need the AUX input on your X5 which, IIRC, is about a $50 option from BMW.

http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Liq.../dp/B0011UIX2K
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