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Old 10-19-2008, 10:26 PM
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"Telephone" option won't show up

Hi everyone, I just bought a 05 X5 4.4 with Nav, but the "telephone" option won't show up on the display. I checked and it does have the bluetooth module in the back as well as the paperwork with the passkey, etc. so I know the previous owner was using it.

Is there a special way to initiate the module. I tried unplugging it and plugging it back in as well as disconnecting the car battery, but still nothing. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:12 AM
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Is your phone compatible???
If it is did you turn on Bluetooth??

I have an 05 and if you press
the menu button you will see
the telephone option but it may not
do you a bit of good unless your
bluetooth in on.

Here's the manual http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/pdf/B8...ManualIBUS.pdf
Pairing directions. http://www.xoutpost.com/x5-e53-forum/...ring+bluetooth
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I've used my phone with an M5, so I know it's compatible, but the problem is that I don't even have the "telephone" option listed when I press menu.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:13 PM
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check your fuses in the back.

First check the phone fuse in the back fuse compartment.

If the phone fuse is good, then it may be a wiring problem with the harness.

Hope this helps,
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:20 PM
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OK, I just swapped the Bluetooth module from a friends X5, and it worked perfectly, so there's probably a problem with my module. I guess I'm going to have to take it to a dealer. Does anyone know if this is covered under the CPO warranty?
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