Bmw e46 m3 bluetooth nightmare!!!

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  1. 11 Mar 2016 at 6:00 PM #1
    Alkoopa

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    Hello! I'm new to this forum & I'm hoping someone on here has some answers 2 what is currently driving me mad!
    I want 2 retrofit Bluetooth 2 my m3, I've seen many threads and how to do guides from hours of searching google but no one seems 2 have the same problem as me. My phone has had a Nokia kit fitted that I have removed and has a Motorola system in it from factory, during its life someone has been messing around with wiring and I'm trying to find a retrofit loom so I can start again or maybe someone that could point me in the right direction as what to do.
    I have the sat nav Mk 4, Harmon kardon and an mp3 changer I put in. I've had a nose under the boot trim and found it has a bm54 unit if that makes any difference. It also looks like a previous owner put a wire from the bm54 unit harness to somewhere in the front but I've removed it. I've already got a ULF and antenna ready to install, which says mit ses on it so I think its a voice command one? I'm loosing my mind here I don't know where to begin!
     
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  2. 11 Mar 2016 at 9:48 PM #2
    M3UMK

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    Pm ccfj1 on here. He makes up the wiring harnesses.

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  3. 12 Mar 2016 at 6:34 AM #3
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    Cheers Mike I will give it a go
     
  4. 18 Mar 2016 at 10:56 AM #4
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    Are you 100% sure you don't already have bluetooth?
     
  5. 18 Mar 2016 at 11:12 AM #5
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    100% sure mate John is making me a loom as we speak
     
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    John also sourced me a ulf unit which worked perfectly with my IPhone, but now I'm using a Samsung phone it doesn't work properly. John said it's probably because Samsung don't conform to the phone standards but Apple do and the ulf is a gen 4 or 5. He said possibly a later gen ulf might work but couldn't guarantee it plus they are rare and expensive. Just a heads up if your not using an Apple phone. The Samsung does work in my 2013 Golf :)

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  7. 18 Mar 2016 at 8:39 PM #7
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    Cheers for the advice Mike I have an LG phone so god knows if that will work or not!
     
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    IIRC most manufacturers stopped supporting the very old and out of date bluetooth profiles that were on the early 2000's cars, quite reasonably IMO.

    I had this problem with my 2004 BT module and upgraded it to an 8th gen one from a Mini and it works with all phones. Only cost me around £110 and was plug and play.
     
  9. 31 Mar 2016 at 10:00 AM #9
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    I'm looking 4 a newer ulf mine is a 4th gen
     
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    I am looking to add this to a car I am hopefully buying. It seems to have most options less the phone option looking at the build sheet. I quite like the idea of a newer module thingy. Can we have a few more details and, as a relatively new member, who can help with some techs advice on this?

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  11. 9 Nov 2016 at 9:51 AM #11
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    I have a complete retro-fit BT kit for sale to fit to a car that didn't have Bluetooth from the factory. If anyone needs one PM me
     
  12. 10 Nov 2016 at 7:15 PM #12
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    I replaced mine with one from a mini (think its a 6th gen if i remember correctly) and it works fine with my HTC one M9 as my gen 4 didnt work at all. Hope this helps.

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    I've got a Bluetooth loom available to anyone that's interested
     

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