How to Connect a Phone in an E46

The E46 is a 3 Series BMW vehicle that was produced until 2005. Late models of the E46 feature BMW's onboard computer control system with Bluetooth. Using the Bluetooth feature, you can connect a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone to the onboard computer control system in your E46. You will need to complete an initial pairing process to establish this connection.

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How to Connect a Phone in an E46
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Power on your BMW E46. The vehicle will automatically enter pairing mode for approximately two minutes.

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Select the "Bluetooth" option on your phone and set the Bluetooth to the "On" position.

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Select the option on your phone to search for new Bluetooth devices.

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Select the BMW vehicle from the list of Bluetooth devices displayed on your phone.

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Enter the four-digit Bluetooth passkey for your BMW. You can find the passkey listed in your vehicle's documentation.

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Wait while your phone completes the Bluetooth pairing process. The phone will prompt once a successful connection has been established with your BMW E46.