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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Tue, May-27-2008, 05:42:19 AM   #1
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So I bought my 2004 M3 last Saturday and I have 2 bluetooth steering button. One is the R/T button and the other one is the "face" button. I do not have any oter bluetooth button. When I press the "face" button, I hear the call trying to be completed but then I hear a voice from Verizon saying my call can not be completed. Also, when I press the R/T button, I can see the radio changed for "address book". My problem is that my phone can not pair with the car. Even in the discovery mode, I can't detect the car! . Is there any special sequence I need to do to enter in the pairing mode or it should be automatic?

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I know from a few posts on the forum that certain phones will not pare with BMW's bluetooth module...which really doesnt make much sense to me, but hey what do i kno.

on a side note and not to hi-jack the thread, will you only be able to pair your phone with your car a few minutes after start up? Or would u be able to pair it whenever?
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2004 = No bluetooth
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Paring

Turn Bluetooth on the phone and set to show to all,
Press and hold the Pair button (centre console)
Turn on ignition to stage 1 (radio crt)
Wait 3 seconds,
Release pair button,
ULF should beep,
The display should say "pairing"
Turn on search for bt devices on the phone, it should now find the ULF "BMWJU67890"
Insert the ULF code (on the phone)
Accept (on phone)
You should hear a beep to confirm pairing,
Turn off ignition to save pair on ULF

Job done
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2004 = No bluetooth
What he said. It's wired throughout the car but the module is not there. You can purchase one aftermarket, just search and you find bunches of threads on it.
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Thanks to all!

So even if I hear the car dialing when I press the bluetooth button on my steering and I see the radio change for Phone / Phonebook, the bluetooth is not installed?

I knew that it was just pre-wired in the 2004 but I thought it might have been installed after since the steering buttons since to work instead of doing nothing.

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Thanks to all!

So even if I hear the car dialing when I press the bluetooth button on my steering and I see the radio change for Phone / Phonebook, the bluetooth is not installed?

I knew that it was just pre-wired in the 2004 but I thought it might have been installed after since the steering buttons since to work instead of doing nothing.

Thx!
Sounds like your car as BMW Assist (BMW version of On-Star). You hear the car dialing out on the built in cell phone to the BMW Assist center but it doesn't go through because it's not activated. It costs a few hundred per year (?) to subscribe.

With 2004 cars you can replace the Assist electronic module with a Bluetooth module (called a ULF module). This gives you bluetooth but you lose the Assist function. EAS and BimmerNav sell ULF modules.
http://www.europeanautosource.com/
http://www.bimmernav.com/

2005 and newer cars had Assist modules that included bluetooth built in. These are called TCU modules and can be fit to a 2004 car, but they are much pricier than the ULF modules.
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2005 and newer cars had Assist modules that included bluetooth built in. These are called TCU modules and can be fit to a 2004 car, but they are much pricier than the ULF modules.[/QUOTE]

Not always true, I found my TCU on eBay for $150 bucks, search for it and you can find one
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-X...m190225258313&
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that will fit your car, even though it says "for X3," Same same
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