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03///M3 SG
07-26-2005, 07:40 AM
as it did not come with it? Does it involve extensive work to get it wired? Will they have to rip up my M3? I am strongly considering this.

YoYoPedro
07-26-2005, 09:01 AM
Not a ton of work, but it cost about $850. I love it, but now my phone eats batteries, so it has to be plugged into car power when in the car. The handsfree works well, and Chicago just made it mandatory to use handsfree in the car or else it's a $50 fine.
Pedro

03///M3 SG
07-26-2005, 09:32 AM
because of the bluetooth?

jchristena
07-26-2005, 10:03 AM
Order the bluetooth module from this guy:
http://www.*********.com/

and I got the install kit from pacificbmw.com. You can also get it from crevier or circle.

Use these installation instructions:
http://golilm.com/DIY/Bluetooth/<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/jchristena/john_sig.jpg" height=160 width=600>

jchristena
07-26-2005, 10:29 AM
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03///M3 SG
07-26-2005, 10:37 AM
to be attached to the car?

jchristena
07-26-2005, 11:22 AM
already present even though BMW says it won't work on 03/04 E46 cars. (works perfectly on my 04). The antenna for bluetooth comes w/ the kit and attaches under the rear ash tray. Email me if you want any more info. I did this install myself and for once, one of my projects came out perfect...heh. :)<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/jchristena/john_sig.jpg" height=160 width=600>

MMM
07-26-2005, 12:21 PM

jchristena
07-26-2005, 12:26 PM
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03///M3 SG
07-26-2005, 01:42 PM
hardware that needs to be installed? Thanks.

03///M3 SG
07-26-2005, 03:40 PM
hardware installed? Thanks

RS2
07-26-2005, 03:49 PM

sezme2
07-26-2005, 05:06 PM
Does an incoming call ring through your speakers, as it decreases the volume of your stereo? Or, does only your phone ring, and then you have to push a button to connect to the car?

I have a little knowledge on the topic, as I have a Bluetooth wireless headset that I use. My cousin wired his Boxster so that it mutes his stereo automatically, then he presses a button on the console, which answers the phone, and it amazed me.

Please tell me how yours works.

-Shane2005 M3 Cabriolet SMG JetBlack/Black
2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe Silver/Black
2003 Honda Odyssey Blue Nitrous package

jchristena
07-26-2005, 05:33 PM
talking with is heard over the speaker system. You talk through a microphone in the area around the sunroof controls.<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/jchristena/john_sig.jpg" height=160 width=600>

jsirota
07-26-2005, 07:06 PM
The caller id (name from your phone, the car downloads teh address book from your phone) will be shown on the nav screen (or radio if you don't have nav). When the phone rings, the stereo is automatically muted and the display changes to show the caller id. You can answer the call with the steering wheel button or with the phone button on the radio/nav. When you hang up, the stereo will automatically turn back on.

To initiate calls, you press the phone button (stereo will mute) and say either "call name" or "call number". The system will acknowledge that, and then you speak the name (which is voice-matched to an entry in your address book), or you can speak the number. The system will then dial for you.

If you have nav, you'll also get a few other voice commands for that, although most aren't really quicker than clicking around. The best ones for that are "gas stations at location", for example, which will just immediately show you a list of the closest gas stations.

It's a really slick integration. I'm really happy with it. I retrofitted it into my '02 with very little trouble, and I use it with a Motorola V600.

sezme2
07-26-2005, 07:48 PM
First, I appreciate the quick responses by John & Josh.

I have a Palm Treo with Bluetooth... but my phone doesn't have voice dialing. Any thoughts on how it will interface? Anyone have direct experience with my model phone?

--Shane2005 M3 Cabriolet SMG JetBlack/Black
2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe Silver/Black
2003 Honda Odyssey Blue Nitrous package

sezme2
07-26-2005, 07:49 PM
It helps them swim without flipping over.

My G35 has a 'shark fin' and it has a "XM radio" logo on it... for whatever that's worth.

-Shane2005 M3 Cabriolet SMG JetBlack/Black
2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe Silver/Black
2003 Honda Odyssey Blue Nitrous package

hfhlee
07-26-2005, 08:34 PM

gusser
07-26-2005, 08:37 PM

03///M3 SG
07-26-2005, 09:46 PM
weights more than that?

CLB
07-26-2005, 09:53 PM

jsirota
07-26-2005, 10:33 PM
You associate recorded voice snippets with numbers in the car's memory, so the phone does not need voice dialing to call-by-name.

hollysmac
07-26-2005, 11:50 PM
have the shark fin .
1. Bluetooth to phone is in the trunk.
2. The fin boosts the phone signal from the phone to your network not to the bluetooth unit. In my car I have the shark fin and the cradle. When the phone is in the cradle it uses the antennae thru the port on the back of the phone and also charges the phone. When I am in low signal areas the antennae really helps.

In my 11/02 bmw I had the old style phone and had to put the package together to get bluetooth. Randy Paquette at
http://www.eiskits.com
was invaluable in helping me put the pieces together. Unlike you folk with later cars it was not plug and play and BMWs official stance was it was not possible.This has always been the wrong thing to say to me.

Holly
1997 Tire/track utility trailer for both cars
2001 Z3 3.0 Topaz
2002 M3 Electric Red

I will walk where my own nature would be leading; it vexes me to choose another guide.- E. Bronte

hollysmac
07-26-2005, 11:57 PM
who sells the kits. If you don't want the charging antenae cradle it is much simpler. Randy can steer you in the right direction Mine cost more than If I had known about his kit earlier. I had to buy some of the necessary pieces from him anyway. if your car is a 2003 yours is bluetooth ready. I had a CPT 8000 so I did have some of the things installed before.Holly
1997 Tire/track utility trailer for both cars
2001 Z3 3.0 Topaz
2002 M3 Electric Red

I will walk where my own nature would be leading; it vexes me to choose another guide.- E. Bronte

hollysmac
07-26-2005, 11:59 PM
It ringe 3 times then answersHolly
1997 Tire/track utility trailer for both cars
2001 Z3 3.0 Topaz
2002 M3 Electric Red

I will walk where my own nature would be leading; it vexes me to choose another guide.- E. Bronte

sezme2
07-27-2005, 01:03 AM
2005 M3 Cabriolet SMG JetBlack/Black
2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe Silver/Black
2003 Honda Odyssey Blue Nitrous package

03///M3 SG
07-27-2005, 07:37 AM
bluetooth headset if you want to talk privatly in the car?


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