How to install Bluetooth in the BMW E60 E90  - Bluetooth Kit Installation Instructions

How to install Bluetooth in the BMW E60 E90 - Bluetooth Kit Installation Instructions

 

What is BMW Bluetooth?

Bluetooth Functional Overview

Users Manual for the BMW Bluetooth System

Users Manual for the BMW Voice Control System (features included in Bluetooth retrofit kit)

BMW recommended phones for BMW Bluetooth System

Bluetooth Features and Functionality

BMW Bluetooth Troubleshooting Guide

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Although the Bluetooth Kits come with detailed step by step instructions for installing both the pairing button and eject box, the below quick pictorial guide will give you a good idea about the installation in the BMW . 

NOTE: Our Bluetooth Kits come with the latest Generation BMW ULF modules Available

 

All North American BMWs even without BMW phone currently are already prewired for phone.  You can verify by finding the Prewired for BMW Cellular phone in the trunk area.  Prewiring consists of wiring for all telephone equipment, plus coding for phone and voice recognition.  If your BMW is prewired for phone, and you install a new generation Bluetooth module, like we sell, it is unlikely that you will need to have your car coded.  THIS MEANS THEIR IS NO RUNNING OF WIRES OR COMPLICATED INSTALLATION STEPS.  The installation is very simple and straight forward.  Pus our Bluetooth kits come with detailed BMW service manual documentation that you can follow yourself or have any competent dealer or installer perform.

The installation is very simple and straight forward and will allow you to use the steering wheel controls to operate and Idrive or CD radio (E90) to operate the Bluetooth system.

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In the E90, start your installation by removing the bottom trunk liner by lifting straight up.  Once removed you will find  bundle of wires as shown below.  These wires are the Bluetooth module power connection, bluetooth antenna connection and fiber optic audio connection.  If you currently have BMW assist, these wires will be connected to the BMW assist module.  Simple disconnect the assist module and connect up the Bluetooth module that comes as part of our kit.  E60 and E63 wires are located on the LEFT side of the trunk liner trim.

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Connect the 54 pin connector to one end of the ULF module  and the cream/purple colored Bluetooth antenna wire to the the other end of the ULF module.  Connect the fiber optic cable to the fiber optic audio connection on the Bluetooth module 

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Mount the MULF module to the Bracket using the 3 mounting holes.  Once you connect the Bluetooth antenna wire and the 54 pin connector on the ULF module, and mount the bracket back in its original location.   If you had BMW Assist, you will need to remove the Assist module and replace with the Bluetooth ULF module.

Put the trunk cover back in place and you will be complete in the back.

If you car was equipped BMW assist you will not need to update the fiber optic audio block to indicate a new fiber optic audio system installed (same process as when installing a CD changer).  Simple and detailed instructions come with kit.  Just switch fiber optic prep station to indicate phone audio system.

Verify that you have a microphone installed in your car.  If you had BMW Assist, you will already have the mic.  If not, you can look up in the holes for the mic and see if it is present.

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Connect the Bluetooth antenna to the preinstalled Bluetooth antenna wire.  E90 antenna wire is located under the pedal trim, E60 under the oddments box.

THE BELOW SECTION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE INSTALLING THE OPTIONAL EJECT BOX
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Replace the arm rest trim piece to install the Bluetooth eject box (following pictures borrowed from bimmerfest.com)

E60 shown below.  Lift the arm rest cover to reveal the 4 screws for that hold the trim piece in place

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Assemble the eject box with the new trim piece (and snap in adapter if desired)

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Assembled with RAZR phone installed

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Run the wire of the eject box through the access hole to connect to the ELO18 connector under the rear air vents.

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Connect the 18 pin connector and the antenna wire to the proper connectors

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Finished Look in the E60/E61 5 Series with optional RAZR snap in

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Finished look in the E90/E91 3 Series With optional Motorola Snap in

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Finished Look in the E63/E64 6 Series  With optional Siemens snap in

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Switch on the mobile phone
Switch on the ignition, the main menu will appear in the on-board monitor
Press the controller and select the INFORMATION menu point
Select the COMMUNICATION INTERFACE menu point using the controller
Press the controller, BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION ACTIVE will appear in the on-board monitor
Push the controller forwards, turn it counter-clockwise and select the TELEPHONE menu point
Press the controller, BLUETOOTH CONNECTABLE IN THIS MENU will appear in the on-board monitor
Select and activate the Bluetooth option on the mobile phone. (The steps required for this differ from phone to phone, see the manual supplied with the phone under searching for Bluetooth device, connecting BT device, pairing BT device)
After a successful search the display on the phone will show FOUND, the car will register itself on the phone with a 5-digit number. Select the SELECT menu point
Turn the controller and select the ADD DEVICE menu point
Press the controller, PASSKEY will appear in the on-board monitor
Enter a freely selectable 1 – 16 digit Bluetooth code using the controller
Slide the controller downwards and select the CONFIRM PASSKEY menu point
Press the controller
Select CONNECTION or REGISTRATION on the mobile phone and confirm this
CONNECTED will appear on the mobile phone  You have a maximum of 10 seconds to enter the passkey or Bluetooth code.
Enter the same passkey and Bluetooth code in the mobile phone and confirm
The message HANDS-FREE ACCEPTED will appear on the mobile.
Press the menu button next to the controller twice
Switch off the ignition for at least 30 seconds
Quit the mobile phone sub menu again

After completing this process your phone will be paired with your car