F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > What is this? Looks like a speaker!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #23
DrivenByE30
Brigadier General
DrivenByE30's Avatar
France
173
Rep
3,459
Posts

Drives: '12 F30 Lux 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: OC - SoCal

iTrader: (0)

gong ?
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #24
raceing86
Private First Class
raceing86's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
160
Posts

Drives: '13 335i Sport Melb. Red
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Savannah, GA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124 View Post
tested it today.

I called someone and
ringing came through regular speakers
voice came through regular speakers
had person call me back and ringer came through regular speakers

I stuck my head by the pedals and it all sounded like it came from the HK speakers and nothing was coming from speaker by pedals.

So when will this speaker turn on?

SOS?
I think you are right, I believe it is for the SOS. It would make since that it has its own speaker (maybe backup speaker) in case for some reason you were in a bad enough crash that it messed up your regular audio system.
__________________
2013 335i F30 Melb Red Dakota Black/Red highlight
Sport Line, Driver Assistance, Driver Assistance Plus, Dynamic Handling, Premium Pkg, Tech Pkg, Sport Auto Trans, Active Cruise Control, Heated Front Seats, Auto High Beams, Parking Assistant, Harmon Kardon
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #25
RPM90
Major General
239
Rep
6,587
Posts

Drives: 340i M-sport AT
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (1)

Cell phone calls with BT comes through the audio system.

The mic should be located above your head somewhere.
My 135i mic is up where the upper light console is.

Hands free calls using a mic and speakers in same environment use echo cancellation to avoid feedback.

BTW, I have no idea what that thing is
Looks much too big to be mic though.
And, it looks like a cheapy paper cone. Doesn't look something to reproduce hi-fi.
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #26
ric124
Lieutenant Colonel
ric124's Avatar
Jamaica
41
Rep
1,558
Posts

Drives: F30 335i SP 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPM90 View Post
Cell phone calls with BT comes through the audio system.

The mic should be located above your head somewhere.
My 135i mic is up where the upper light console is.

Hands free calls using a mic and speakers in same environment use echo cancellation to avoid feedback.

BTW, I have no idea what that thing is
Looks much too big to be mic though.
And, it looks like a cheapy paper cone. Doesn't look something to reproduce hi-fi.
YUP looks like a those paper speakers that you used to see when you first learned to use a screw driver and pulled down your parents old radio. Yes that same small paper speaker.
__________________
Timeline: 335i Sport W/ Adaptive M suspension| Sport Variable steering| Technology PKG| HK Sound PKG| BMW apps| BMW Assist| Sport line hand brake grip| M Performance black kidneys|
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #27
Arktctr
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
204
Posts

Drives: 2014 328d MSport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Newport Beach, CA

iTrader: (0)

When I was setting up the BMWAssist yesterday I noticed that audio seemed to be coming from down low on the drivers side so that make sense. My bluetooth audio quality sounds good and comes from the same speakers as the am/fm/iPod/etc...
__________________

2014 328d MSport ED: 5/2/2014
2013 F30 Activehybrid3 MSport (Gone)
2012 F30 328i Sportline (Gone)
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #28
3Bimmer
Private First Class
3Bimmer's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
163
Posts

Drives: 2013 X3 35i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

It could be the navigation lady's speaker. She sounds like she's hiding under the dash, so that could be it. Now I have to go and test it!
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #29
Teemo Panda
*Bimmerpost Plasti Dip Guru*
Teemo Panda's Avatar
United_States
26
Rep
1,177
Posts

Drives: E53, E46-M3, E70, F25-X3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Jersey (NJ)

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW X3  [2.83]
Isnt that a speaker dedicated for BMW assist?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 02:20 PM   #30
ric124
Lieutenant Colonel
ric124's Avatar
Jamaica
41
Rep
1,558
Posts

Drives: F30 335i SP 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teemo Panda View Post
Isnt that a speaker dedicated for BMW assist?
Thats what I am thinking

Quote:
It could be the navigation lady's speaker. She sounds like she's hiding under the dash, so that could be it. Now I have to go and test it!
How did your test go? I keep my Nav on mute and rely on the HUD.
__________________
Timeline: 335i Sport W/ Adaptive M suspension| Sport Variable steering| Technology PKG| HK Sound PKG| BMW apps| BMW Assist| Sport line hand brake grip| M Performance black kidneys|
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #31
Puri1
First Lieutenant
Puri1's Avatar
Canada
12
Rep
337
Posts

Drives: F30 328i 2012
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mississauga, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124 View Post
Thats what I am thinking



How did your test go? I keep my Nav on mute and rely on the HUD.
All the navigation info comes from the main speakers...
__________________
2012 F30 328i, Alpine White on Black, Luxury, Premium + Exec. Package...
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #32
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
United_States
17
Rep
314
Posts

Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
S.O.S.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124 View Post
Today I was down by the pedals and I looked up and saw this! Does anyone know what this is?


Quote:
Originally Posted by raceing86 View Post
I think you are right, I believe it is for the SOS. It would make since that it has its own speaker (maybe backup speaker) in case for some reason you were in a bad enough crash that it messed up your regular audio system.
It is for the SOS. I called to set up my BMW Assist today and the sound was coming out of that speaker. Its dedicated for the SOS button. It was very difficult to hear until SOS operator turned it up, since the volume controls are for your internal speakers.
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #33
dd1981
Vehicle Operations
dd1981's Avatar
Serbia
303
Rep
2,287
Posts

Drives: 164 MPH SO FAR
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Crown Point

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Thats your RPA speaker. Reverse Park Aid. Usually theres one under the dash, and one somewhere in the package tray area.
__________________
335i MSPORT-ENZO TUNED*JB4* CHALLENGE HIFLO DOWN PIPE*WAGNER FMIC*ER CP*CUSTOM MODIFIED MUFFLER*H&R SPORT SPRINGS*M PERFORMANCE INTERIOR*M PERFORMANCE LIP*M PERFORMANCE DIFFUSER*19"TSW NURBURGRING*20% TINT*HARDWIRED ESCORT 9500IX*HARDWIRED DASHCAM MINI 005
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #34
ric124
Lieutenant Colonel
ric124's Avatar
Jamaica
41
Rep
1,558
Posts

Drives: F30 335i SP 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by dd1981 View Post
Thats your RPA speaker. Reverse Park Aid. Usually theres one under the dash, and one somewhere in the package tray area.
Thanks but I Don't have any assist feature on my build but it did turn out to be the SOS speaker
__________________
Timeline: 335i Sport W/ Adaptive M suspension| Sport Variable steering| Technology PKG| HK Sound PKG| BMW apps| BMW Assist| Sport line hand brake grip| M Performance black kidneys|
Appreciate 0
      07-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #35
dd1981
Vehicle Operations
dd1981's Avatar
Serbia
303
Rep
2,287
Posts

Drives: 164 MPH SO FAR
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Crown Point

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124 View Post
Thanks but I Don't have any assist feature on my build but it did turn out to be the SOS speaker
Ok good to know.
__________________
335i MSPORT-ENZO TUNED*JB4* CHALLENGE HIFLO DOWN PIPE*WAGNER FMIC*ER CP*CUSTOM MODIFIED MUFFLER*H&R SPORT SPRINGS*M PERFORMANCE INTERIOR*M PERFORMANCE LIP*M PERFORMANCE DIFFUSER*19"TSW NURBURGRING*20% TINT*HARDWIRED ESCORT 9500IX*HARDWIRED DASHCAM MINI 005
Appreciate 0
      09-04-2015, 03:19 PM   #36
ssshake
Private First Class
Canada
2
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 328i coupe 2009
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Waterloo

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dd1981 View Post
Thats your RPA speaker. Reverse Park Aid. Usually theres one under the dash, and one somewhere in the package tray area.
Unless I'm crazy RPA isn't a thing. I think you mean PDC. And if it is PDC, PDC most certainly comes through the stereo. It's in fact in stereo, you hear which side of your car has a sensor triggered by which speaker the beep comes from.
Appreciate 0
      09-04-2015, 04:07 PM   #37
dd1981
Vehicle Operations
dd1981's Avatar
Serbia
303
Rep
2,287
Posts

Drives: 164 MPH SO FAR
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Crown Point

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssshake
Quote:
Originally Posted by dd1981 View Post
Thats your RPA speaker. Reverse Park Aid. Usually theres one under the dash, and one somewhere in the package tray area.
Unless I'm crazy RPA isn't a thing. I think you mean PDC. And if it is PDC, PDC most certainly comes through the stereo. It's in fact in stereo, you hear which side of your car has a sensor triggered by which speaker the beep comes from.
It is where I work. It's called RPA reverse park aid.
http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/Pa...20Super%20Duty


Bmw calls it PDC...so on and so forth. But that OP picture looks like the BMW assist speaker now that I look at it, I noticed when I called them the call is faint and doesn't come through the regular car audio speakers. It comes from under the dash.
__________________
335i MSPORT-ENZO TUNED*JB4* CHALLENGE HIFLO DOWN PIPE*WAGNER FMIC*ER CP*CUSTOM MODIFIED MUFFLER*H&R SPORT SPRINGS*M PERFORMANCE INTERIOR*M PERFORMANCE LIP*M PERFORMANCE DIFFUSER*19"TSW NURBURGRING*20% TINT*HARDWIRED ESCORT 9500IX*HARDWIRED DASHCAM MINI 005
Appreciate 0
      09-04-2015, 04:26 PM   #38
Billfitz
Captain
157
Rep
827
Posts

Drives: 328iX GT
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: New Hampshire

iTrader: (0)

It's definitely a speaker. Judging by the location if it's part of the radio it probably only produces surround effects. There's no surround effect in a phone call, that could explain why you don't hear anything though it using the phone. OTOH:
Quote:
that OP picture looks like the BMW assist speaker now that I look at it, I noticed when I called them the call is faint and doesn't come through the regular car audio speakers. It comes from under the dash.
That's a possibility. They might use a separate speaker for BMW Assist in case the radio is broken or stolen.
Appreciate 0
      09-04-2015, 04:31 PM   #39
ric124
Lieutenant Colonel
ric124's Avatar
Jamaica
41
Rep
1,558
Posts

Drives: F30 335i SP 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
This was answered a few years ago but it is the BMW assist speaker.
__________________
Timeline: 335i Sport W/ Adaptive M suspension| Sport Variable steering| Technology PKG| HK Sound PKG| BMW apps| BMW Assist| Sport line hand brake grip| M Performance black kidneys|
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2015, 01:43 AM   #40
obriennathaniel
Captain
obriennathaniel's Avatar
116
Rep
652
Posts

Drives: 560whp/540wtq '13 335i
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston,Tx

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124 View Post
LOL its pretty decent size

thats not what she said....lol
__________________

CG Precision VS-1 Exhaust\DR-1 DownPipe | PS2 Turbo\Inlet | PDU PI w/Fuel-it platinum kit & E sensor | GFB DV+ Diverter Valve | JB4/Eurocharged tune | Full E85 | ATM FMIC | ER Chargepipe Inlet/Outlet | AFE Intake | BC Coilovers | PSS 245/35-285/30 AvantGarde F310 20x9.5 35 & 20x10.5 45 | Osram Xenarc | LED retro | AWRON digital AC gauge|
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2015, 07:53 AM   #41
smithf32
Brigadier General
smithf32's Avatar
United_States
667
Rep
3,635
Posts

Drives: '14 F32 428 MSport
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to smithf32
On older models there was a speaker there that the BMW chimes and noises came out of (I THINK)
__________________

2014 F32 428i XDrive - MSport, Premium, Cold Weather, Drivers Assistance, Navi - Click for build thread
Mods (so far): M Performance Exhaust, Diffusor, and Grills. Trunk Lip, Painted Reflectors, Coding
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2015, 12:22 PM   #42
maverick83
Private First Class
South Africa
3
Rep
148
Posts

Drives: 2014 F30 320d AT M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kempton Park

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124
I would think these are more the sensors for the HK system.

This is for the interior monitoring for the alarm.
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2015, 04:39 PM   #43
snowghost
Colonel
snowghost's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
2,200
Posts

Drives: '13 335i M-Sport 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124 View Post
tested it today.

I called someone and
ringing came through regular speakers
voice came through regular speakers
had person call me back and ringer came through regular speakers

I stuck my head by the pedals and it all sounded like it came from the HK speakers and nothing was coming from speaker by pedals.

So when will this speaker turn on?

SOS?
When the NSA activates it to eavesdrop.
__________________
F30 Sapphire Black 335i 6MT|2PE|4AB|LCSW|ZDH|ZMM|ZPP|ZCW|ZDA|ZDB|ZTP|5AC|4 15|688|Dinan Stage 1 Suspension and Shockware ECU tune
Previously - F30 335i, E46 M3, E39 530i, E46 325i
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2015, 09:46 AM   #44
DJ Rocc
Captain
DJ Rocc's Avatar
Jamaica
45
Rep
867
Posts

Drives: BMW 428i Gran Coupe (2015)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kingston, Jamaica

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ric124 View Post
tested it today.

I called someone and
ringing came through regular speakers
voice came through regular speakers
had person call me back and ringer came through regular speakers

I stuck my head by the pedals and it all sounded like it came from the HK speakers and nothing was coming from speaker by pedals.

So when will this speaker turn on?

SOS?
Speaker for Active Sound, so the sound sounds like its coming from engine? ☺️
__________________
My Ride! : 2015 428i Gran Coupe (F36) - MSport, Alpine White, Black Leather, MSport Brakes, Adaptive Suspension, 8 Speed Sport Auto w/Paddles, Sport/Mem. Seats, Hex. Alum w/Black Piano, HK Sound, 18" 400m's, Alarm, Heat Glaze, Through Load, Xenon, Fogs, Comfort Access, xStorage, xTended Instr. Panel, Adj.Armrest.
Retired: '09 VW Tiguan 200HP, '02 Pistachio (Gold) BMW 316Ti
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33 AM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST