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Old 09-14-2010, 09:08 AM   #1
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Looking to upgrade the original cellphone in my e39, how?

I have a 1999 540i which came with the business package (hands free phone option). I want to use as much of the existing wiring as possible and ideally would like to get something plug a play where I can use an alternate cellphone ie: Motorola V3. I realize I will have to change the dock for the phone but what else (wiring wise) would have to change and what are the respective parts required.

I don't believe the existing cellphone is a GSM type phone, but I could be wrong.

I see there are some expensive oem bluetooth options, but I didn't want to go that expensive.

I'm also in the Toronto area so if anyone has any ideas (and associated costs) I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 09-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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Bluetooth ideas anyone???
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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Nobody knows...try bimmerforums. There have been quite a few threads on bluetooth this Summer.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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Thx carjoe
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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you can change it over to bluetooth. thing is you would need to make a harness from the old phone unit plug to the new ulf and add a jumper plug into the vr box plug after removing the vr box if you have it. you will also need a bluetooth antenna and cable for it aswell as a pairing button setup of some sort if you dont buy the cradle with the button in it. so its not that hard. its just not cheap to do.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:10 PM   #6
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dude ...just get your self a visor speakerphone for $30 and be done with it.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:54 AM   #7
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dude ...just get your self a visor speakerphone for $30 and be done with it.
+1 IMO that's the best solution, I use a blue tooth ear piece right now but the speakerphone is on my list.
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