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      01-22-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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2007 328i with idrive---add bluetooth?

I bought a 2007 328i sedan with Idrive---my first BMW! Really enjoying it!
It has voice commands, nav package, etc., but no bluetooth or BMW Assist.
Dealer is telling me $1100 to just get bluetooth put in.
Sound right?
Can I do it myself?
Any kits?
I am both mechanically and Electrically inclined....
Thanks for the info and help.
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      01-23-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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you posted in the completely wrong section
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      01-23-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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You can probably do Bluetooth yourself if you have some general knowledge. But yeah, you're in the completely wrong section.
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look on ebay. try to find a kit that has the following. bluetooth TCU that has already been coded to another car with its accompanying FZD- overhead console. then you just need the bluetooth antenna (the microphone should already be built in and plugged into nav cars)

if you get a pre-programmed TCU to another car- usually another 3 series or a 1 series- you can fool the cars radio into thinking it's programmed for your car- bottom line is that it just has to be programmed

case in point- I have a 135i that came with no bluetooth. I bought a whole kit from someone on ebay from their e90 that had been programmed to their car and plugged it all in and it works fine, I can even contact assist though they dont recognize the car because its not set up. the main point is that the TCU needs to be programmed to a vin, doesnt matter what the vin is- at least in my experience. it cost me $350 and my time. there is a site that sells the full kits for like $600-700 but you have to have it programmed by the dealer and most cannot figure it out on the first try because they have yet to do it

other than that the switching of the MOST cables is the most difficult part
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      01-28-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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Mobridge makes a kit for that car. It works exactly like the factory kit, but you wont have voice control.

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Mobridge makes a kit for that car. It works exactly like the factory kit, but you wont have voice control.
At least not yet, but this will be a software update by Spring 2010 that can be upgraded by the end user.
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yea the mObridge kit is less hassle and if you have iDrive I believe it can do texts, cant it?
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yea the mObridge kit is less hassle and if you have iDrive I believe it can do texts, cant it?
That is true - depending on carrier.

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Hey that looks like great product. I'm going to contact the people that is near my location tomorrow. I am going to see how much it would cost me to get this unit installed on my car. I have idrive, but i don't have MOST i don't think. My 335i is only auxilary input.
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