What is BMW Bluetooth?

What is BMW Bluetooth?


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 X5 retrofit kit)

BMW recommended phones for BMW Bluetooth System

Bluetooth Features and Functionality

BMW Bluetooth Troubleshooting Guide


BMW's Bluetooth system is a BRAND NEW system  from BMW that allows you to use most any Bluetooth compatible cellular phone in your BMW. 


BMW Bluetooth Functional Overview and Operational Videos


BMW Bluetooth User Manual (from BMW USA)


BMW Bluetooth User Manual (from BMW AG)


BMW General Phone System Operational Guide (very good information)


Bluetooth is a new function of the latest cellular phones that allows you to wirelessly connect your cellular phone to other accessories such as a laptop or wireless headset.  BMW's Bluetooth system takes advantage of this functionality to allow you to use your standard Bluetooth enabled phone in your BMW providing safe hands-fee operation while driving, plus some additional features such as voice control of your cellular phone and navigation system (if equipped)


The nice thing about Bluetooth is you do not need to physically connect your cellular phone to your BMW.  You can keep your phone in your pocket or purse and still use all of the functions.  Any of the pictures showing the cellphone phone in a cradle are just illustrating the optional charging and the boosting of your cellular phone antenna using the optional BMW snap in adapters.


With the BMW Bluetooth cellular phone system you can use the BMW steering wheel and radio controls to navigate your cellular phone phonebook, dial numbers, increase volume, etc.  The system also allows for the voice control of your cellular phone, voice control of your navigation system and notepad (to save a message to yourself for later replay)  

  Why Use www.bimmernav.com for your BMW Bluetooth installation?

Bluetooth uses a short range wireless (30 ft) system to communicate between your compatible Bluetooth phone to the BMW phone system allowing you to place and receive calls, initiate voice recognition commands for phone (such as voice tags or numeric entry), navigation (if equipped), and notepad.  Complete phone and navigation controls are detailed HERE.  The system will fully integrate into your BMW without the need for a wired connection between the phone and BMW.  Images such as shown above are with optional "snap in adapters" that charge and boost the antenna signal to the roof antenna.  BMWs Bluetooth system shows your Bluetooth Phone's phonebook, last numbers dialed, SMS and call details on Navigation screen, Radio Display plus phone book on the instrument cluster if the proper hands-free protocol is supported by your Bluetooth phone (some older Bluetooth phones do not include all of the Bluetooth profiles see BMW approved list HERE).  Since our Bluetooth kit uses BMW Original Equipment, your Bluetooth phone will be fully integrated into your BMWs system allowing you to place and receive calls via the steering wheel or other BMW phone control buttons.  Our BMW Bluetooth system fully integrates into your BMW to operate just exactly as it would if the car was manufactured from BMW with this technology. 

The system uses most of the new Bluetooth phones available from your cellular carrier.  BMW approved phone details can be found HERE Bimmernav.com'sBluetooth retrofit kits work in ALL US/Canada BMWs, and Euro BMWs that are prewired for BMW Cellular Phone systems with the dates listed below.  The BMW Bluetooth Phone Kit can be easily and quickly installed without cutting any wires, in a BMW already equipped for phone or not (since all US BMWs are prewired for phone.  For additional details on BMW's Bluetooth technology please visit HERE

The BMW Bluetooth system operates on your BMW's phone prewiring, which is a dedicated harness to the phone system, using all BMW original parts and does not interfere with other BMW accessories such as BMW CD Navigation, BMW CD Changer, BMW Radio, BMW TV, BMW DVD Navigation equipped with the Navtech DVD, BMW GPS, or any other BMW Factory or BMW dealer installed Upgrades such as BMW Sirius Satellite Radio.  The BMW Bluetooth system is designed for BMWs equipped with BMW factory navigation, standard cassette or CD, and works with the BMW Standard or High Cluster.  Their is no other requirement in your BMW except for the build date that determines which phone prewiring is already installed in your vehicle.  In addition, even if your BMW is a Euro version that never received phone prewiring, we even have a solution that will work perfectly for you.

Bimmernav.com has designed plug and play retrofit kits that allow you to quickly and easily install the new BMW System in your BMW.  These kits are designed with BMW Original parts, specifically configured to work perfectly in your model and year BMW.  See links below with detailed information on your BMW year and model.

Visit the Bimmernav.com Online store to purchase a Bluetooth system for your BMW or Range Rover

NOTE: Our Bluetooth Kits come with the latest Generation BMW ULF modules Available as shown in the BMW Compatibility matrix (and NOT the problematic first generation 84 21 954 552 others are selling,   Be careful on getting older ULF modules as some people have had difficulties and incompatibilities with the old first generation ULF modules.  Why use Our Bluetooth Solution?  We advise to stay away from any BMW part number 84 21 954 552 1st generation ULF module, and stick with the more recent versions.  ALL BMW ULF Modules require a Bluetooth pairing button, either by itself or on the Bluetooth eject box.  The steering wheel button does not function as a pairing button, but does operate the Bluetooth voice recognition.  Part numbers of the Bluetooth modules are below.  - Details on ULF Module Changes

Below Part numbers are  for the BMW E38, E39, E46, X5, X3, Z4, Z8 (other BMWs have different part numbers)

Available part numbers of the Bluetooth ULF (Bluetooth Brain) from BMW
84 21 6 934 552 end of life 06/03 1st generation
84 21 6 938 610 end of life 10/03 2nd generation
84 21 6 934 961 end of life 03/04 3rd generation
84 21 6 950 089 end of life 06/04 4th generation

84 21 6 945 387 end of life 01/05 5th generation

84 10 6 955 522 end of life 10/05 6th generation

84 10 6 969 268 end of life 04/06 7th generation

84 21 6 958 358 end of life 05/06 8th generation

84 10 6 987 546 end of life 9/06 9th generation

84 10 6 980 130 end of life 11/06 10th generation

84 10 9 133 329 end of life 1/07 11th generation

84 10 9 145 007 end of life 5/07 12th generation

84 10 9 154 358 current production 13th generation


Click link for Changes in ULF Module Versions

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