E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

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E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:41 pm

For all those struggling to get the Bluetooth to connect, thought I'd post what the manual says.

Please note you need the 4 digit passcode to get the pairing right. Picture 5 shows the card with the sticker on it (circled red) with my code. If you don't have that, get it direct off the module itself, located in the boot on the left-hand side cubby hole. Silver box attached at the bottom at 45 degrees.

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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:39 pm

Coolio paaji.

Hasn't helped me though  :'(




Oh but might be because I took the headunit and module out....lol
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:19 am

Hi sanj (again!)

I've followed these instructions in manual to the letter, and can't even get as far as to get them to see each other and try to pair. I have an iPhone 4S.

I've read other posts and used some of the tricks others have suggested to no avail. Deleting messages beforehand etc...

Any suggestions? Is this a job for bmw?
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:09 pm

[quote="Nxnumber1"]
Hi sanj (again!)

I've followed these instructions in manual to the letter, and can't even get as far as to get them to see each other and try to pair. I have an iPhone 4S.

I've read other posts and used some of the tricks others have suggested to no avail. Deleting messages beforehand etc...

Any suggestions? Is this a job for bmw?
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Are all other phones paired deleted as youcan only have a max of 4 paired to the module.

You may need to check the connection under the cradle otherwise as that is a weak point I believe.

Other thing is to check the actual module in the boot.

It certainly is something you can investigate/diagnose yourself without having to go to BMW.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:54 pm

Has anyone managed to successfully pair an iPhone 5 yet?
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:57 pm

[quote="Rusty"]
Has anyone managed to successfully pair an iPhone 5 yet?
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With what???  :P :))
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:59 pm

Now that is the question ....... :))
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:02 pm

[quote="Rusty"]
Now that is the question ....... :))
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That may be but don think I want to answer... :))
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:00 pm

[quote="Nxnumber1"]
Hi sanj (again!)

I've followed these instructions in manual to the letter, and can't even get as far as to get them to see each other and try to pair. I have an iPhone 4S.

I've read other posts and used some of the tricks others have suggested to no avail. Deleting messages beforehand etc...

Any suggestions? Is this a job for bmw?
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Hi i have recently paired my phone and my wifes it did take a long time but the only way it would work for me
was to be very precise with the timing ,try it the only way it worked for me was hold down button and count to 3 turn key to pos 1 and continue to 6 then release .So from start to finish exactly 6 seconds works great on mine hope it helps .
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:21 pm

My eldest daughter got into car,(of course fiddling with her iphone) next thing she was paired (Auto) ::)!!!!!!Wats that all about ,i have the Parrot system in never have tried to 'activate' the BMW in-car one if one is fitted!!!!! possibly an extra!!!!!Might have a look around when the weather gets warmer  :)) :))
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:00 am

If you have one, it should have the paring button in the arm rest, you can also start paring through the navigator screen.

My iPhone 4S would see the car, but refused to connect. Deleted all SMS message history, and after that it connected right away, and uploaded my contacts list to the BMW computer. Works like a charm. Now it auto pairs as soon as I get into the car.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:52 pm

Mine is a March 04 E53.  I managed to pair my HTC ONE S with the car after a bit of faffing around.  My problem is....it keeps disconnecting every so often, and then reconnecting.  Ive never managed to have a successful phone call without it disconnecting at some point.  Very frustrating to say the least. Also my call buttons on steering wheel dont work.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Tue May 28, 2013 1:06 pm

Hi everyone.
thought i'd share my little Bluetooth story.
I have a USA spec Dec 04 build 3.0, ive owned it from new and personaly imported it home with me some 7 years ago.Well the car has the full USA system of Assist and BT but i have never managed to get it to connect to anything over here and guessed it was just bad luck for me cos the car is US spec and its now in the UK where the phone systems are completly different......untill....I got my first IPhone 2 weeks ago a new IPhone4 . I was reading a forum about BT parring and was looking at buying a new TCU unit a euro one thinking that might solve my problems, when I read about how to connect a phone up.So I rushed outside to the car did as I had just read and bingo after 7 years I have full BT integration , address book works, steering wheel controls work, cant believe it.
All i did was make sure the phone is bluetooth active and searching when you get in the car, then turn on the ignition and apparently the car looks for new devices for the first 20 secounds only, on my phone the BMW BT device number appeared I entered the 4 digit passkey that I had kept in the glove box just in case one day !!!! and that was it, it is now paired and works seamlessly everytime i get in the car completly outomatically.Its so nice to use this great function after so long... :) :) :)
Hope this helps someone
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Tue May 28, 2013 5:00 pm

I got mine to work 2 weeks before I sold it, but only had it 18 months so not 2 bad.
Was nice though making and receiving calls when the phone was in a my pocket

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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Tue May 28, 2013 9:48 pm

Still can't bleeding do mine I've tried this and that it'll be the hammer next no im not the most patient of people and I no it's not the end of the world it just bugs the F***K out of me  :)).
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