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May 24, 2018, 10:32:11 PM

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rear entertainment remote control
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:32:11 PM »
Hi guys,

I have had to replace a missing remote control for the rear entertainment system on my x5 - sorry for a stupid question but will this need to be paired / sync by a dealer or is there anything that can be done to get it to work?

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May 25, 2018, 06:44:29 AM
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Re: rear entertainment remote control
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 06:44:29 AM »
As long as it is infra red and the same version, there should be no problem.
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May 25, 2018, 09:17:37 PM
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Re: rear entertainment remote control
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 09:17:37 PM »
Hmm that’s what I thought but no joy. I must have duff or wrong remote then, are there different part numbers for the remotes? It’s certainly the old type I have which is fairly box like with the rocker switch to flick headphone speaker volume left and right.

May 25, 2018, 10:00:41 PM
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Re: rear entertainment remote control
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 10:00:41 PM »
Should be this one....

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FF02-EUR-11-2008-E70-BMW-X5_30sd&diagId=65_2256

(Had to pick a year but no From....To.... date range is shown).  That part number runs from 2006 to 2013 though.

You could have a dead IR receiver photodiode in the TV unit if the remote is working.  Some night vision cameras (CCTV/webcams) can see the remote LED flickering.
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May 25, 2018, 11:39:51 PM
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 11:39:51 PM »
Very helpful thanks for the reply  :) the headphones work ok on infrared so I assume they would share the same ir receiver so must be the remote?

Might have to say to the kids to give up on the remote dream!

May 26, 2018, 07:44:20 AM
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 07:44:20 AM »
Headphones use an IR transmitter on the main unit and a receiver on the headset.
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