Users Manual for the BMW Voice Control System (features included in ULF module Bluetooth retrofit kit)
BMW Bluetooth "ULF" Voice Command operational Videos
These below videos show the basic voice control functions of the BMW Bluetooth system offered by the bimmernav.com Bluetooth kit. Please excuse the small video size and low compression audio, I tried to make these as small as I could for easy download
How to pair your phone to the BMW Bluetooth system
1) Press and hold the pairing button with the ignition off. While holding the button turn the ignition to the accessory position, (first position), keep holding the button for an additional 3 seconds, and let go. The instrument cluster, radio or nav display will show the words Bluetooth Pairing.
2) Follow the instructions in the owners manual of your cellular phone to DISCOVER Bluetooth. Once the system is found use the Pairing Key code found on your ULF module part number sticker. Once the system and phone find each other the radio or nav display will say Pairing successful. At this time you can turn the key off, and using the phone's users guide set the phone to BLUETOOTH always ON, and not automatic. PLEASE NOTE the steering wheel button is NOT the pairing button, and does not support pairing of phones.
The BMW Bluetooth system allows you to navigate the phone book on your "High" instrument cluster (cluster pictured below with a line of text at the bottom), navigation display, MID, or Radio display, using the steering wheel buttons, radio controls or navigation controls. You can use the "FACE" button on your steering wheel to initiate voice recognition commands for phone voice tags, number dialing, notepad and navigation commands (if equipped). If your steering wheel does not have the face button, but a picture of a PHONE, you can still use the button to accept and initiate a redial or dial from phone book but the pairing button will be the only way to initiate voice commands (although some users report the following in the 99 and newer model years with the PHONE picture on the steering wheel: If the radio info is up on the instrument cluster, pressing the PHONE steering wheel button and holding for a few seconds will prompt voice activation. If phone info is up on the instrument cluster, pressing that same button will dial the last number called). You can use the R/T button on my steering wheel to toggle the control between radio and telephone .
BMW Bluetooth system operation without navigation with the "High" Cluster
Using the steering wheel controls or the radio controls, you can initiate voice commands, dial numbers from your phonebook, see call status or read SMS messages (ALL Phonebook and SMS features are phone dependant. The Bluetooth phone must support this Bluetooth profile to operate correctly). SMS is NOT supported at all on thefirst generation ULF module. We only use the latest ULF modules available as they support the features detailed below.
BMW Bluetooth system operation without navigation with the standard BMW Instrument Cluster
With the BMW standard instrument Cluster display, no line of text below cluster, you can use the R/T button to switch the from telephone to radio, up and down controls to scroll through the phonebook, and use either the FACE button on the steering wheel or pairing button to initiate the voice recognition or navigation or phonebook dialing. Phone information using this instrument cluster are shown on the radio display.
Using the BMW Steering wheel controls to navigate the phonebook and activate voice commands
You can use the R/T button to switch the "High" Cluster display from up and down radio controls to phonebook controls, and use either the FACE button on the steering wheel or pairing button to initiate the voice recognition or navigation or phonebook dialing .
Pictures of the BMW Bluetooth operation with navigation
Using the navigation controls you can dial from the phonebook of your Bluetooth phone, call up last dialed numbers, initiate voice commands, dial numbers from your phonebook, see call status or read SMS messages (ALL Phonebook and SMS features are phone dependant. The Bluetooth phone must support this Bluetooth profile to operate correctly) SMS is NOT supported at all on the first generation ULF module. We only use the latest ULF modules available as they support the features detailed below.
BMW ASSIST is not supported with the BMW ULF module, although pressing the Emergency option will give you location details similar to the assist emergency functionality. BMW Assist (BMW version of Onstar) is only available with the 2005 and newer BMWs using a different computer system, and the X5 using the Bluetooth assist module that can not be retrofitted in older vehicles because of the lack of coding required to support this feature..