Ask Us! Bluetooth In My BMW

38 Comments

Janette asked us,

I just bought a new car (BMW 3-series) with the ability to connect it to my BlackBerry via Bluetooth. I have been trying for the past 30 mins and for the life of me the device will not sync. My other cell phone works, but not my Blackberry 7290.

The problem has nothing to do with any configuration setting on your Blackberry or the car. If you’re pairing your device with the car to only have it lose the connection seconds later then you just describe a known bug. RIM are currently in process of trying to find a solution for the problem.

Have a Blackberry question, ask us! Please email your questions to askus@blackberrycool.com

Click below to see the entire compatible car-kits available.


Acura
HandsFreeLink TM car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)

Audi
Integrated car kit used in Audi vehicles with Bluetooth technology

BMW
Dealer-installed optional car kit from Visteon Corporation

Cadillac
Bluetooth car kit from Denso Corporation

Chrysler
UConnect car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)

Dodge
UConnect car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)

Ford
MobileEase car kit from Peiker Acoustics

Honda
HandsFreeLink TM car kit from Johnson Concrols Inc. (JCI)

Jeep
UConnect car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)

Landrover
Integrated car kit used in Landrover vehicles with Bluetooth technology

Lexus
Bluetooth car kit from Denso Corporation

Lincoln
MobileEase car kit from Peiker Acoustics

Mercury
MobileEase car kit from Peiker Acoustics

Toyota
Bluetooth car kit from Denso Corporation

  • Larry Tietjen

    I just purchased a 2006 BMW 750Li with Bluetooth. My Blackberry 7250 seems to pair but the BMW hangs on “reading data”. Is the 7250 compatible with the 2006 750LI?

  • Larry Tietjen

    I just purchased a 2006 BMW 750Li with Bluetooth. My Blackberry 7250 seems to pair but the BMW hangs on “reading data”. Is the 7250 compatible with the 2006 750LI?

  • Larry Tietjen

    I just purchased a 2006 BMW 750Li with Bluetooth. My Blackberry 7250 seems to pair but the BMW hangs on “reading data”. Is the 7250 compatible with the 2006 750LI?

  • Claude

    Larry, I too just purchased a 2006 750 Li and I’m having the exact same problem with my blackberry. I’ll let you know if I find out anything if you can do the same. Thanks, Claude

  • Claude

    Larry, I too just purchased a 2006 750 Li and I’m having the exact same problem with my blackberry. I’ll let you know if I find out anything if you can do the same. Thanks, Claude

  • Richard Susanto

    I managed to pair my Blackberry 7290 with the BMW 2006 325i series. What you need to do is to upgrade the OS/firmware on the blackberry to the newest version. I think it’s version 4.x something. Just look for it in the internet and you will find it. Once I got it upgraded, I was able to maintain an automatic stable connection (99% success rate).

  • Richard Susanto

    I managed to pair my Blackberry 7290 with the BMW 2006 325i series. What you need to do is to upgrade the OS/firmware on the blackberry to the newest version. I think it’s version 4.x something. Just look for it in the internet and you will find it. Once I got it upgraded, I was able to maintain an automatic stable connection (99% success rate).

  • Richard Susanto

    I managed to pair my Blackberry 7290 with the BMW 2006 325i series. What you need to do is to upgrade the OS/firmware on the blackberry to the newest version. I think it’s version 4.x something. Just look for it in the internet and you will find it. Once I got it upgraded, I was able to maintain an automatic stable connection (99% success rate).

  • Richard Susanto

    I managed to pair my Blackberry 7290 with the BMW 2006 325i series. What you need to do is to upgrade the OS/firmware on the blackberry to the newest version. I think it’s version 4.x something. Just look for it in the internet and you will find it. Once I got it upgraded, I was able to maintain an automatic stable connection (99% success rate).

  • Richard Susanto

    I managed to pair my Blackberry 7290 with the BMW 2006 325i series. What you need to do is to upgrade the OS/firmware on the blackberry to the newest version. I think it’s version 4.x something. Just look for it in the internet and you will find it. Once I got it upgraded, I was able to maintain an automatic stable connection (99% success rate).

  • Marty

    I am trying to pair my blackberry 7105t with two different bluetooth devices BTH850 headset and the mobile BT-04t mobile car kit. I can not get the devices to pair. Can you help

  • Marty

    I am trying to pair my blackberry 7105t with two different bluetooth devices BTH850 headset and the mobile BT-04t mobile car kit. I can not get the devices to pair. Can you help

  • Greg

    I am trying to connect my 7105T and my new 2006 BMW 530XI, it keeps asking for some type of code? This is becoming very frustrating, any thoughts or suggestions on who to get make this right would be appreciated.

    HELP Frustrated BMW owner

  • Greg

    I am trying to connect my 7105T and my new 2006 BMW 530XI, it keeps asking for some type of code? This is becoming very frustrating, any thoughts or suggestions on who to get make this right would be appreciated.

    HELP Frustrated BMW owner

  • Reuben

    Greg,

    I just got a new 2006 525xi – i was having the same problem with the code — luckily i had my car delivered by the dealership and i made sure they set up and had it working before i signed the dotted line…
    Anyhow they just used “1234″ and it worked! Within a few seconds it should detect your blackberry, and your blackberry should ask you to confirm your BMW request. Make sure you have bluetooth enabled on your 7105. If you don’t see the bluetooth logo next to the clock on the home screen its not activated.

  • Reuben

    Greg,

    I just got a new 2006 525xi – i was having the same problem with the code — luckily i had my car delivered by the dealership and i made sure they set up and had it working before i signed the dotted line…
    Anyhow they just used “1234″ and it worked! Within a few seconds it should detect your blackberry, and your blackberry should ask you to confirm your BMW request. Make sure you have bluetooth enabled on your 7105. If you don’t see the bluetooth logo next to the clock on the home screen its not activated.

  • Kevin

    We got the 8700c pairing and working fine with a new 2006 750. In fact, the address book even comes across to the car, the only problem seems to be a that changes to addreses on the blackberry don’t always make it over to the car, or if they do, it’s after so delay.

  • Kevin

    We got the 8700c pairing and working fine with a new 2006 750. In fact, the address book even comes across to the car, the only problem seems to be a that changes to addreses on the blackberry don’t always make it over to the car, or if they do, it’s after so delay.

  • Nap Wright

    After downloading the latest Blackberry 7290 software from the cingular website, my BMW 530i sync’d with the address book and caller ID fully functional.

  • Nap Wright

    After downloading the latest Blackberry 7290 software from the cingular website, my BMW 530i sync’d with the address book and caller ID fully functional.

  • http://blackberrycool.com/ Gus

    Anyone else find Nap Wright’s success in syncing a 7290 with a 530i? I’m looking to convert from a Treo 650 (which works perfectly) and don’t want to lose funtionality. I see on most blogs that it DOESN’T work. Congrats Nap!

  • http://blackberrycool.com Gus

    Anyone else find Nap Wright’s success in syncing a 7290 with a 530i? I’m looking to convert from a Treo 650 (which works perfectly) and don’t want to lose funtionality. I see on most blogs that it DOESN’T work. Congrats Nap!

  • Erfan

    Very breifly, I have a Verizon treo 755. I recently bought a 2006 BMW 550. I decided to change my phone and bought a slightly used Verizon Blackberry 7130e, which is the only verizon pda phone supported by BMW. I have not connected it to the Verizon server yet until I make sure it pairs with my cars device. I tried to pair it but it doesn’t despite following the directions. Could it be doing so because its not activated yet or something else could be worng?

  • Erfan

    Very breifly, I have a Verizon treo 755. I recently bought a 2006 BMW 550. I decided to change my phone and bought a slightly used Verizon Blackberry 7130e, which is the only verizon pda phone supported by BMW. I have not connected it to the Verizon server yet until I make sure it pairs with my cars device. I tried to pair it but it doesn’t despite following the directions. Could it be doing so because its not activated yet or something else could be worng?

  • Mike

    I have a new Blackberry 8830 and a new 335xi
    The connection of the phone to the BMW was perfect. Easy fast, address book caller ID etc.

    Now, Music. Can I copy my CDs to my computer, transfer the CDs to a micro SD and play them in the BMW?

    All I hear about is how swell iPhones work in a BMW. Can a 8830 get my CDs into the car?

  • Mike

    I have a new Blackberry 8830 and a new 335xi
    The connection of the phone to the BMW was perfect. Easy fast, address book caller ID etc.

    Now, Music. Can I copy my CDs to my computer, transfer the CDs to a micro SD and play them in the BMW?

    All I hear about is how swell iPhones work in a BMW. Can a 8830 get my CDs into the car?

  • Mark

    what cell phones from Verizon works with the Bluetooth of the 2008 BMW 750li?

  • Mark

    what cell phones from Verizon works with the Bluetooth of the 2008 BMW 750li?

  • Mathew George

    I just bought a 2006 BMW 750 LI and my BlackBerry Storm Bluetooth does not work with it . I wonder is it because of a new phone , older car issue ? Is there a way to fix it ?

  • Mathew George

    I just bought a 2006 BMW 750 LI and my BlackBerry Storm Bluetooth does not work with it . I wonder is it because of a new phone , older car issue ? Is there a way to fix it ?

  • Les

    Hi. I have a 2006 530i BMW, which was delivered in August 2005. My cell phone carrier is Verizon, which I don’t want to terminate. Can you tell me if there are any Blackberry phones which will work with the limited bluetooth capability this BMW has. I don’t want to buy/use any modification kits.

    Thanks

    Les

  • Les

    Hi. I have a 2006 530i BMW, which was delivered in August 2005. My cell phone carrier is Verizon, which I don’t want to terminate. Can you tell me if there are any Blackberry phones which will work with the limited bluetooth capability this BMW has. I don’t want to buy/use any modification kits.

    Thanks

    Les

  • Shiv

    Hi.Just bought a new BMW last year 2008 model.Bluetooth works fine ,i have paired BB8830 ,storm and iphone in my car everything works fine and great .i have only one glitch i cannot stream music from my blackberry to bmw audio.iphone works fine and great.

  • Shiv

    Hi.Just bought a new BMW last year 2008 model.Bluetooth works fine ,i have paired BB8830 ,storm and iphone in my car everything works fine and great .i have only one glitch i cannot stream music from my blackberry to bmw audio.iphone works fine and great.

  • sergio

    i have a bmw 135i and a nextel blackberry. the phone calls go through without a problem, but the direct connect doesn’t, any adjustments I need to make?

  • sergio

    i have a bmw 135i and a nextel blackberry. the phone calls go through without a problem, but the direct connect doesn’t, any adjustments I need to make?

  • willmulsanne

    I’m having problems with my bluetooth connecting to my phone. when I connected my samsung galaxy s II. it connected then months later it disconnected and will not reconnect. I connected my wife’s iphone it worked , today it disconnect on now will not reconnect

  • Willmulsanne

    I need help can someone help me