Connecting my BMW with my Droid

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    I’m having trouble connecting my Droid to my vehicle via Bluetooth. I linked my phone to my 08 BMW 535i and every time I get in the car the phone links for a few seconds then disconnect and an error message on the phone comes up something about “connect.android.com” it does that several times it will link then disconnect is anyone else having this problem linking your Droid with your car? And if so can anyone help me with the problem.

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    Having problems, can't help. :-(
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    I copied and pasted this from another website....maybe it will help you :)

    I'd call the dealer to make sure you are running the most current software in your BMW. My guess is you could have older software which may be what is causing the problem.
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    I have issues with my Pioneer AVIC-D3. It connects and I can play music but making voice calls the phone error's out and resets. I think its a fix coming in the update.
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    Remeber that Voice calls aren't supported VIA BT on the Droid yet. So making a call you'll have to pick up and dial then use BT to talk.

    As far as connection to your BMW. Tell me how you are trying to do this and year and model of car. Before anyone asks Yes I work for BMW. Maybe we can help a little. Though I haven't tried to connect to a car here. Maybe I will do that later today :)

    Edit : iread the model and year now sorry....I will go play in a bit and see what I come up with
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    My vehicle is a 2008 BMW 535i the last update to the vehicles software was done early this year so I’m not sure if that is the problem. I first installed the phone by going into the BMW’s “i” menu and clicking on the Bluetooth screen and paired new device once the phone found the Droid it connected for a few seconds and then disconnected this goes on and off all the time the phone and the car is paired, the phone will received an error message as well.
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    Have you tried checking the Motorola support forums? There's often actual reps reading through them.
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    I have an '06 328i and have not had any issues with my droid connecting to my car. I make calls using the steering wheel controls, can answer incoming calls and even voice dial using the address book in the car. The call comes over my speakers just fine. I did nothing different to set up this phone from what I did to connect my blackberry previously.
    Now if I could only get my music audio to come over my car speakers via bluetooth.....
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    ok. Let me come back to this now. Yes on a 328 I can connect. On a 535 it has some issues. That said. I have forwarder this off to engineering for a fix if possible. This won't be fast, but will be effective in getting a new software update out. Thanks for your patience on this. I got busy yesterday
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    i have an 08 335xi. no problems here
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    I hear ya. The new 7 has some issues with it also. Remember that having an 5 is one thing. Then there is option..bt nav...idrive....i can reproduce it on a 5 and a 7 physically so off to work we go
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    It's not just a BMW issue. I have an '09 Mazda 6 and the phone works fine, but I can't get the Music Stereo to work. I have seen other people talking about issues with other cars having the same problem.

    I'm hoping they fix this in a future Firmware upgrade. I would like to eliminate the AUX cable and go bluetooth.
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    Miami1683 when you say you had issues with the 535 are they the same as my issues or something different?
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    Bump this back to the top
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    I have a brand new 2010 Mazda 3 and can make and receive phone calls, but no music through the system yet. Hoping the next software update helps fix this.
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    Update - I installed an application called BUMP which allows you to transfer your contact info when you 'bump' phones together, and after that my phone will no longer pair with my car. I think it bombs out when it goes to transfer the phone book, because initially it will pair, then after a few seconds the phone gives an error about com.android.phone stopping and I have to force quit it. Does the phone push the address book / contact list to the car? Or does the car request the contacts from the phone? Does anybody know?
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    What kind of car. On a BMW the phone pushes it
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    Its an 06 325i - I have been communicating back and forth with support from the Bump app, but so far no luck. I can pair just fine with a standard bluetooth headset so I think the issue really is pertaining to the transfer of contacts.
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    *sigh* I love AWD BMW's..... :)

    Oh, and to stay on topic, I am having problems too.
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    Mazda 6 Bluetooth works after phone UPDATE

    I now have Bluetooth stereo. It works great.

    BMW owners: Update your phone and you will probably be working.
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