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      10-10-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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Bluetooth Installation

Hi guys,

I have a question concerning my BMW F31. I bought mine secondhand, it has no bluetooth installed, the car has almost no options (see VIN decode below).
I'd like have a bluetooth connection with my phone to have the ability to make phone calls while driving.
I've checked my trunk and there are no modules installed (see photo).

My questions:
  • What do I have to do to have bluetooth connection, some coding or install a MULF2 High module?
  • Where is the mic normally located? Is it under the steering wheel?
  • Is bluetooth audio streaming possible?

VIN DECODE:
1CA Selection Cop Relevant Vehicles
1CB Co2 Content
163 Bmw Diesel With Blueperformance
2PA Locking Wheel Bolts
2VB Tyre Pressure Indicator
230 Eu Specific Additional Equipment
249 Multi-function For Steering Wheel
258 Runflat Tyres
4AE Armrest Front Retractable
428 Warning Triangle
465 Through-load System
494 Seat Heating F Driver/front Passenger
5DA Passenger Airbag Deactivate
502 Headlight Washer System
520 Foglights
534 Automatic Air Conditioning
575 Additional 12v Power Socket
698 Area-code 2
8A8 Language Version Daenisch
8KA Oelservice Int. 30.000 Km/24 Months
8SM Vin, Visible From Outside
8TG Anti-theft System
842 Cold Climate Version
850 Add Fuel Tank Filling For Export
888 Danish / On-board Documentation
9AA External Skin Protection
993 Model Year Code
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If you want an OEM Bluetooth solution you have pretty much three options:

- replace your radio HU with the one that supports Bluetooth. You will need a few other parts as well and you will not be able to use Bluetooth Audio
- add Combox Media with full retrofit wiring. Most probably your radio HU does not have MOST, so you will have to replace it too. This option would give you enhanced Bluetooth including Bluetooth audio.
- retrofit NBT/NBTEvo - you will get many new features including Navigation, enhanced Bluetooth, bigger screen, etc. This is the most expensive option.

Each of the above options will allow you to retrofit the USB interface as well.
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