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Old 03-29-2005, 11:43 PM
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Adding Bluetooth to a 2002 X5

I just bought a 2002 X5 4.4 (no nav system). It came with a 1000 year old Motorola flip phone and I want to hook up my new V710 through bluetooth. Is this a complicated retrofit? My dealer wants $950 to install it, which seems like a LOT of money for a hands free phone adaptor!

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I just bought a 2002 X5 4.4 (no nav system). It came with a 1000 year old Motorola flip phone and I want to hook up my new V710 through bluetooth. Is this a complicated retrofit? My dealer wants $950 to install it, which seems like a LOT of money for a hands free phone adaptor!

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It's not a difficult DIY. I retrofitted the BT system into my 2001 X5 and it works great. Lots of info at http://xoutpost.com/bluetooth.htm and my specific retrofit is at http://www.xoutpost.com/articles.php?...ticle&artid=26

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Thanks Jeff -

I see you have the Nav system...I don't. Will it still work? Is your V710 from Verizon? I read they don't work, at least according to the Bluetooth page. Also, and this is really dumb (I just got the car today), where is the panel with the CD changer and the bluetooth unit located in the car?
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Thanks Jeff -

I see you have the Nav system...I don't. Will it still work? Is your V710 from Verizon? I read they don't work, at least according to the Bluetooth page. Also, and this is really dumb (I just got the car today), where is the panel with the CD changer and the bluetooth unit located in the car?
The Bluetooth kit will work with both nav and non-nav vehicles.

I have the V600, not the V710. Unfortunately, Verizon put the kabosh on some key Bluetooth capabilities which limit how well it will work with the BMW Bluetooth module made by Visteon (for the pre-2004's). In general people have gotten the V710 to pair and work but do not get the address book to upload.

The panel for the CD changer and the bluetooth gear is in the rear drivers side compartment.
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Thanks. Maybe I'll wait for the new Treo 650 from Verizon...or switch to Cingular/ATT and get it now. It's suppoed to work properly.

Is there a way to retrofit for a NAV system? I'd love to get that in my car...
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Thanks. Maybe I'll wait for the new Treo 650 from Verizon...or switch to Cingular/ATT and get it now. It's suppoed to work properly.

Is there a way to retrofit for a NAV system? I'd love to get that in my car...
Yes, a nav retrofit can be done - but it's not for the feint hearted. It's a major project. See http://www.xoutpost.com/articles.php?...ticle&artid=58 to get an idea of what is involved.
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Yes I saw that article...not for me, that's for sure. I wonder if I could find someone to do it for me and what it might cost...? Bizarre that BMW makes this so difficult. Same for the phone support...
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Since you are in the NYC area, check with http://modweekend.com - true BMW enthusiasts and great guys.
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Thanks a lot. I'll send them an email.

Awesome forum you've got here. Great work!
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