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Old 11-05-2008, 08:57 PM
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have a look down where your cd changer is in the back of the car, there is a small silver box that is mounted on an angle (vertical angle). if you have that, then you have the ULF, from there, we can work out if you have the antenna etc.

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Gobbleoff, yep I already verified I have the ULF. I posted the part number in my 1st post (in case it makes a difference fuctionality wise). So how do I verify the antenna? The ULF has two black wires already connected to it, and a coax type fitting that has nothing connected.

haigha, thanks for all your input! And yes I looked through all those as well. Guess I will re-read...
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One of the black wires will head up the cd-changer/nav unit mounting, and will connect to a square box (maybe something like an inch, 1.5" square and around 6,7mm thick?), thats the bluetooth antenna
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:37 PM
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You're welcome jEster. The MY05 FAQ says all have the BT antenna.

Too bad the warranty recently expired or you could take it to the dealer for free to see if it wasn't coded properly.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:37 AM
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I'll check for the antenna, and see about getting the coding checked. If I have the BT antenna combined with the ULF that is already installed, is the last piece of the puzzle just the coding?
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i would say so.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:35 AM
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Thanks for all the help folks! Hopefully I will be able to get it in tomorrow to check the coding...
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My 06/04 E53 did not come with an ULF, it came with a TCU. Even had a bluetooth symbol and a passkey in the manual and on the module.

However, BMW could never get bluetooth working until late 2004. So my module never worked.

So, i bought a TCU (on ebay) from an early 2005 model and replaced the one in my car with it. Worked like a charm without any software/programming.

BMW Assist does not function, but i never used it also.

BTW, all the hardware needed should already be there , BT antenna, mic etc (except for a TCU with BT).No pairing button needed.

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:44 PM
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Dropped off the X5 this morning, so we'll see what happens... Either way at least it's getting the oil, and brake fluid service while it is there...
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South Bay BMW just called, they are still working on it, but wanted to confirm that they were going to charge $165 for troubleshooting... And he said that there was no TCU in the car, I said "your right, as I told you earlier it has a ULF". to which he replies "oh, well let me talk to my tech, and I will have him run more tests". So I take it they wanted to hit me for $165 to tell me that the car didn't have a TCU... It's getting late in the day and the car has been there since 9:00am...
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Good luck, jEster

$165 for "troubleshooting" Too bad it wasn't under warranty.
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