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Old 03-08-2005, 11:10 AM
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I think I miss out on that free junk in my 11/03 production.

Let me know what you find out Ed. I didn't get much help from Crevier on the subject. I mean, all they did was sell me the part.
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I think I miss out on that free junk in my 11/03 production.

Let me know what you find out Ed. I didn't get much help from Crevier on the subject. I mean, all they did was sell me the part.
This is the latest info I got:

From what I’m hearing, retrofitting BT/Assist ULF units will only work on X5s that currently have BMW Assist and dated from 3/04 up to 10/04. In addition I was told that BMW is working on software-only upgrade for those M/Y vehicles which was also mentioned in March 2005 Roundel Magazine.

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As quoted from March 2005 Roundel:

In addition to the BMW Universal Bluetooth Hands-Free System retrofit kits for certain Previous-generation 5 series (E39) and 7 series (E38), 3 series (E46), X3s (E83) and X5s (E53), BMW has released software-only upgrades for fairly recent 2004 5 Series and 6 Series models. The software update and retrofit is not covered under warranty, as Bluetooth was not a promised feature, and will be performed at a BMW Center at the customer’s expense.


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Date Available*
E60 5 Series
03/04
E63/E64 6 Series
03/04

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Bluetooth functionality can be added to most (but not all) of these vehicles by updating the vehicle software using CIP 13.2 or higher. After the software has been updated, the BMW Center must perform “Retrofit” of “Tel Bluetooth”.

* Date refers to month/year of vehicle manufacture
So my understanding is that X5s w/Assist built from 03/04 to 10/04 might not need expensive parts and costly labor to have a functional BT/Assist system, but rather just an inexpensive software upgrade. Either way, I’m going to hold off and hopefully in the near future see what BMW delivers.

Also, my local dealer has informed me that apparently BMW is working on what will be some sort of “Universal ULF” (BT/Assist) unit that will work with most if not all models dated back to late 2002. But so far that's just a rumor.
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Old 03-20-2005, 01:54 PM
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Cool, thanks for the info. FWIW, PhilS told me that the snap in doesn't work because it is only to be used in eject boxes that DO NOT have pairing buttons, which I guess if for the 2005 BT/Assist combo units. He got that info from as master tech in NJ who needed to know exactly what the issue was.
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:26 PM
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Vaheh at Crevier Parts states that 2005 BT/Assist module (-993) will be superceded by a newer Bluetooth module....That may be the one you are talking about.....

Nevertheless, in your 2004 X5, all you have to do is swap the Assist module with the -993 and it will work on your car. You may need to get a BT Antenna....You DON'T need a pairing button. You already have the MIC since you probably have BMW Assist in your 4.8iS.


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This is the latest info I got:

From what I’m hearing, retrofitting BT/Assist ULF units will only work on X5s that currently have BMW Assist and dated from 3/04 up to 10/04. In addition I was told that BMW is working on software-only upgrade for those M/Y vehicles which was also mentioned in March 2005 Roundel Magazine.



So my understanding is that X5s w/Assist built from 03/04 to 10/04 might not need expensive parts and costly labor to have a functional BT/Assist system, but rather just an inexpensive software upgrade. Either way, I’m going to hold off and hopefully in the near future see what BMW delivers.

Also, my local dealer has informed me that apparently BMW is working on what will be some sort of “Universal ULF” (BT/Assist) unit that will work with most if not all models dated back to late 2002. But so far that's just a rumor.
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I've got a -552 in my 04 X with the eject box. I don't want to start swapping out all of the hardware in the X. It's a lot easier to get a different phone. I might give Cingular a shot this week.
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