E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:28 pm

Mine was in the left boot cubby where the Nav drive & CD player rack is.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:44 am

Pulled the fuses last night and disconnected the battery, neither got the Bluetooth working sadly.

Aside from the module is there anything else that it could be really?! At least the modules are pretty cheap second hand, but it would be good to pin point the problem before shelling out £25 odd!
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:16 am

[quote="Sanj"]
Check the button is connected underneath (known to be disconnected).

If you have an Intravee that will force pair mode too.
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I'm planning on getting an Intravee, can you explain how it "forces" pair mode?

Someone on another forum also mentioned about being able to get into pairing via carly app or some other software. Does anyone know any more about this?
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:22 am

Rather than faff around with the face button, you can just select bluetooth pairing via the computer screen.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:25 am

Thanks.

What are the options for software? Nothing too dear, but something easy to use that will allow me to do this.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:25 pm

Wishful thinking, but having the seat belt on didn't make any difference either!
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:31 pm

[quote="Lyons"]
Thanks.

What are the options for software? Nothing too dear, but something easy to use that will allow me to do this.
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The intravee does this.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:40 am

Just bought one online and I noticed this in the manual.

It just says its possible, but doesnt actually give instructions. How do you go about doing it via the Intravee?
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:04 pm

Activating via the Intravee didn't work.

I got a copy of INPA and connected it this evening to try activating via it. However when I went into telephone initially this error message came up;

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It cleared and I could proceed, but when I went to the activate option it didn't make any difference in the car- still no Bluetooth pairing.

Anyone know if this warning would've made a difference?

I also scanned for codes in the same section and there was nothing logged. Is there another software specifically used for fault finding that at pick something up instead? I was sure if I couldn't activate using INPA the module would be at fault, but am thrown now that it didn't produce any fault codes!

Any suggestions?!
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:47 pm

Anyone know how to delete paired Bluetooth devices using DIS?
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:27 pm

That warning doesn't affect it.
I always got that.

I think you need to turn BT off in INPA then back on, and there will be an option to pair...

as PM i'll check when i can mate..
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:59 am

No worries, thanks.

I turned it off and back on I think, but didn't see an option to pair.
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:30 am

Anyone used navcoder to force a pairing?

When I connected it can read my module ok, but the "code tcu" box is always greyed out.

I've ticked enable Bluetooth and when I press Bluetooth name the name appears. I've tried entering the passkey but still no change.

Am I missing something?!

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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:55 pm

Right, I'm close to giving up. I can get a replacement unit for £40 so will try that before resorting to a Parrot.

Anyone tell me which piece of software is used to code a new module to the car? And is it handy enough?
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Re: E53 Bluetooth Connectivity

Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:51 pm

My mechanic has confirmed the module is goosed.

If I buy a second hand TCU module would it be plug and play? Or does it need coded to my car even if it has already been removed from another car?

He seemed to think a ULF unit would be plug and play?

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