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      06-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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People who coded 6NH to 6NK Bluetooth Audio

For those of you who followed my post in the huge thread to change 6NH to 6NK to enable BT Audio, do you ever get a high pitched ringing sound coming from the speakers when you have Bluetooth Audio selected?

It seems to happen to me all the time when I'm not playing anything via bluetooth but have Bluetooth Audio selected under external devices.

is this normal?
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      06-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Wait, what? You coded the standard BT, the one without A2DP, to be able to play BT-audio? Without any hardware retrofit? What am I missing here?
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it might be phone related since your phone is constantly streaming sound out to your car
it doesnt disconnect and connect when there's sound going through your phone
try lowering the volume on your phone and see if it goes away
whenever im connected to an a2dp device i set it at half volume through my phone otherwise the high and low notes get all distorted
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Wait, what? You coded the standard BT, the one without A2DP, to be able to play BT-audio? Without any hardware retrofit? What am I missing here?
You're not missing anything.. Canadian cars have the correct combox. It's just a matter of coding it.


BTW.. I don't get a ringing... get rid of that iPhone stuff, and switch to Lumia
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You're not missing anything.. Canadian cars have the correct combox. It's just a matter of coding it.


BTW.. I don't get a ringing... get rid of that iPhone stuff, and switch to Lumia
Is it a euro-spec thing or solely a canadian thing? Cause u guys seem to get what we get over here. How can I check if I have the correct combox?
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You're not missing anything.. Canadian cars have the correct combox. It's just a matter of coding it.


BTW.. I don't get a ringing... get rid of that iPhone stuff, and switch to Lumia
What?? I have Navigation and Bluetooth, do you mean to tell me I can simply code extended Bluetooth as well as BMW Apps?

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You're not missing anything.. Canadian cars have the correct combox. It's just a matter of coding it.


BTW.. I don't get a ringing... get rid of that iPhone stuff, and switch to Lumia
What?? I have Navigation and Bluetooth, do you mean to tell me I can simply code extended Bluetooth as well as BMW Apps?

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What?? I have Navigation and Bluetooth, do you mean to tell me I can simply code extended Bluetooth as well as BMW Apps?

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Yes you can enable extended Bluetooth, but only if you have the combox in the trunk. Do you?

You can't just code in BMW Apps, adding it also requires an FSC code that you have to purchase.

Things change if you have the option for the new nav (NBT) because the combox is built into the head unit. There are so many regional differences that it difficult to make any kind of absolute statement anymore. I don't have any experience with the new NBT based cars.

I have coded 2 F30's to enable extended Bluetooth. You simply change 6NH to 6NK in the FA and VO code the HU_CIC and CMB_MEDIA ECUs.
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Yes you can enable extended Bluetooth, but only if you have the combox in the trunk. Do you?

You can't just code in BMW Apps, adding it also requires an FSC code that you have to purchase.

Things change if you have the option for the new nav (NBT) because the combox is built into the head unit. There are so many regional differences that it difficult to make any kind of absolute statement anymore. I don't have any experience with the new NBT based cars.

I have coded 2 F30's to enable extended Bluetooth. You simply change 6NH to 6NK in the FA and VO code the HU_CIC and CMB_MEDIA ECUs.
I have a euro F31 with 6NH, no nav or apps, how can I find out if I have the 6NK combox these canadian guys were talking about? Does "combox in trunk" apply here as well meaning 6NH combox is always in the trunk, with or without nav or NBT or whatever you said....? If so tell me where to look and what to look for
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I have a euro F31 with 6NH, no nav or apps, how can I find out if I have the 6NK combox these canadian guys were talking about? Does "combox in trunk" apply here as well meaning 6NH combox is always in the trunk, with or without nav or NBT or whatever you said....? If so tell me where to look and what to look for
If you have a separate combox, it will be in the boot under the cover, to the left of the fuses, like this:



If the model year/region of your car was orderable with the new navigation, then I don't think you will have a combox here, it will be integrated into your head unit.

I guess if you have 6NH in your FA, then you could just try changing it to 6NK and VO code HU_CIC/HU_ENTRY/HU_NBT (whichever you have) and CMB_MEDIA (if it's separate) and see if it works. If it doesn't work, you can just revert back to your original FA and re-VO code your ECU's.

Does anyone have experience enabling 6NK on an NBT based F30?
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I will say yes I do because when I plug in my ipod the word COMBOX appears on the ipod screen.

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Yes you can enable extended Bluetooth, but only if you have the combox in the trunk. Do you?

You can't just code in BMW Apps, adding it also requires an FSC code that you have to purchase.

Things change if you have the option for the new nav (NBT) because the combox is built into the head unit. There are so many regional differences that it difficult to make any kind of absolute statement anymore. I don't have any experience with the new NBT based cars.

I have coded 2 F30's to enable extended Bluetooth. You simply change 6NH to 6NK in the FA and VO code the HU_CIC and CMB_MEDIA ECUs.
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If you have a separate combox, it will be in the boot under the cover, to the left of the fuses, like this:



If the model year/region of your car was orderable with the new navigation, then I don't think you will have a combox here, it will be integrated into your head unit.

I guess if you have 6NH in your FA, then you could just try changing it to 6NK and VO code HU_CIC/HU_ENTRY/HU_NBT (whichever you have) and CMB_MEDIA (if it's separate) and see if it works. If it doesn't work, you can just revert back to your original FA and re-VO code your ECU's.

Does anyone have experience enabling 6NK on an NBT based F30?
By "in the boot under the cover" I am assuming you mean trunk? My bad, just want to be sure
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By "in the boot under the cover" I am assuming you mean trunk? My bad, just want to be sure
Yes, I was having tea and said boot instead of trunk.
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Yes, I was having tea and said boot instead of trunk.


Will have to check it later, thanks
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Wow, it's amazing news that this can be coded for Canadian cars. My car is coming in next week, and this was one feature I was regretting not ordering.

Is there anybody in the GTA that does this? Also, is there normally a fee?
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Wow, it's amazing news that this can be coded for Canadian cars. My car is coming in next week, and this was one feature I was regretting not ordering.

Is there anybody in the GTA that does this? Also, is there normally a fee?
Sent you a PM.
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For those of you who followed my post in the huge thread to change 6NH to 6NK to enable BT Audio, do you ever get a high pitched ringing sound coming from the speakers when you have Bluetooth Audio selected?

It seems to happen to me all the time when I'm not playing anything via bluetooth but have Bluetooth Audio selected under external devices.

is this normal?
Can this be done with F30 without navigation system?
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Can this be done with F30 without navigation system?
Yes but you will need to get a combox retrofitted.
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Yes but you will need to get a combox retrofitted.
I thought I was told the car does have com box .
More so on my 2010 M3 with Nav, was told needed combox but has 6NH?
I am interested for both if u could help? I can send you vin numbers to verify.
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I thought I was told the car does have com box .
More so on my 2010 M3 with Nav, was told needed combox but has 6NH?
I am interested for both if u could help? I can send you vin numbers to verify.
From what I know, there are two types of comboxes - 6NK for media and 6NL for telematics; both of which support extended Bluetooth.

If you run a check on a F30 VIN with with 609 nav and 6NH basic Bluetooth, there's no mention about any combox but we do have the combox physically installed and CMB_media does show up on the SVT list when you open esys for coding.

I think BMW just didn't want us to know about this.
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From what I know, there are two types of comboxes - 6NK for media and 6NL for telematics; both of which support extended Bluetooth.

If you run a check on a F30 VIN with with 609 nav and 6NH basic Bluetooth, there's no mention about any combox but we do have the combox physically installed and CMB_media does show up on the SVT list when you open esys for coding.

I think BMW just didn't want us to know about this.
Thanks a lot for your response. If I could pm or email my Vin for both F30 and E93 to you, would you be able to advise me if there was a good solution availae?
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Thanks a lot for your response. If I could pm or email my Vin for both F30 and E93 to you, would you be able to advise me if there was a good solution availae?
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Sure, I can have a look. Send me a PM.
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