Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

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Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by T1berious » Wed May 11, 2011 6:45 am

Hi,

I've just got a Z4M and was looking for some instructions \ advice on how to pair it to my iPhone 3GS.

The manual has been next to useless and from the web searching I've done it seems a bit of a black art.

Any advice greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by ga41 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:27 am

Hello, every time i need to pair a new phone with my M i just follow the instructions on the phone/nav manual and it works fine. I dont remember the steps by heart though.
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Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by BlackOut » Wed May 11, 2011 10:50 am

Turn Bluetooth on on your phone. 1. Press the Bluetooth button on car for 3 seconds, 2. then turn ignition to position 1 (ignition on but engine off) hold the button for another 3 seconds and your phone should then "see" the car. 3. Once it does select the car on your phone. It'll say something like BMW 1234 then enter your Bluetooth code from the manual.
Done!
To be honest mine was temperamental and I had to turn the bluetooth on after just doing step 2 from above and it worked.
It did take several goes :D
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by Newbers » Thu May 12, 2011 1:10 am

BTW On mine I had to hold the button on the phone cradle rather than on the steering wheel.
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by T1berious » Wed May 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Yay!

I've successfully paired the phone. Think I'll take some pics of the process as it's a bit weird (compared to the E92 anyway :)).

Went like this

1) The button in between the seats in the drop down console is the "Bluetooth" button. Hold this for 3 secs

2) Turn the ignition key to position 1

3) At this point the NAV screen displayed the elusive "PAIRING MODE" message

4) Go to your phone, you should see BMW#### show up as an additional device (mines initially said headset then changed to BMW#####)

5) Pair device from the bluetooth settings on phone, you'll be asked for the Bluetooth Key that was provided with the car.

6) NAV screen will display "PAIRING...." followed by "PAIRING COMPLETE"

Hit the R/T button on the wheel and it scroll through your contacts.

Awesomeness :)
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by Z8Cookie » Thu May 19, 2011 1:54 pm

There you go T1berious, welcome! This is a better place for Z4 tips than Pistonheads. A great bunch of helpful guys & girls on the Z4Forum :)
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by T1berious » Mon May 23, 2011 3:49 pm

Cheers :) and thank you for teh warm welcome :thumbsup:
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by buzyg » Tue May 24, 2011 7:13 pm

Thanks for a handy thread. I'd spend a hour faffing with the useless manual. This routine is spot on.
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by Friengineer » Sun May 29, 2011 3:47 pm

T1berious, could you kindly post a photo of the bluetooth pairing button...I always understood that the button was on the MSFW :cry: . I haven't ever got my car to show bluetooth pairing yet :(.

I have the iphone 3GS snap-in adaptor in my car as well. Don't know if this makes a difference?

I've tried numerous methods and none of them have made it say "pairing mode" nor has it come up on my phone :(.
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by T1berious » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:00 pm

Hey Fri,

Oops! Sorry I'll do that tonight :)
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by T1berious » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:44 pm

Sorry about the delay :(

Here's the pic

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So you hold this button down for seconds prior to turning the ignition to position 1
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by Gilberto » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:25 pm

Good step by step guide, just used this guide to sync my phone to cars computer. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by Coyote » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:43 pm

Will have to try this but any idea where you can find the code (it was not supplied with the car)

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Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by VvrooomM » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:25 pm

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Re: Bluetooth pairing with Z4M with sat nav

Post by Rattler » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:05 pm

I just tried to follow this process to pair my iphone, but it didn't seem to work straightaway.

Eventually I did get it working and paired, but only by pressing the blue tooth button for 3 secs (inside the centre console) with the ignition turned on (position 1) - if I started the proces (by pushing the button) with the iginition off (position 0) - as suggested above (and in the manual) I couldn't get any "pairing" messages up on the screen.

Thanks to Disca for the help here.

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