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BMW Provides an optional component
called a snap in
adapter. These optional snap in adapters are not required although a
nice feature to have. The snap in adapters are custom designed for each
specific phone, and provide charging of the phone and routing of the
phone antenna to your BMW phone antenna. Note: cars that were never
equipped with BMW phone or BMW assist may not have the BMW cellular
antenna installed. If your car was already equipped with the BMW
CPT8000 phone system or newer you may have a cellphone booster already
installed in your car. This booster, (compensator), boosts the phone
signal from the phone up to 2 watts of power. If you have the BMW
compensator in your car, the snap in adapters become more useful.
If you do not have the compensator in your BMW, you can easily
The BMW installation document for the E39 is on this page.
Although this doc covers the E39, installing in other BMWs is pretty
much the same process. It is a simple plug and play. There are two
versions of the compensator available. US and ECE (Euro). Make sure you
get the correct compensator for your car as they operate at different
frequencies. I am not familiar with all of the part numbers although 84
21 6 932 865 is one version I am familiar with in US cars.
Snap in adapter part numbers available from Bimmernav.com
only have the three following options, and are not planning to get any
additional units. Contact your dealer for the other part numbers listed
*NOTE on RAZR Snap in adapters. I am not sure when the RAZR
adapter will be available for the older body style BMWs
this post has information on how others have modified the RAZR snap in
adapter to work with the older body style BMWs. The Author of
that post also can modify the BMW bluetooth eject box for you for a
small fee. RAZR
snap in adapter Users guide click HERE.
ALL Other BMW Part numbers available from your local BMW
dealer - Unfortunately we only have the snap in adapters
The BMW Iphone 5 snap in adapter is available in three versions. Basic - charging only, Connect versions with connected drive option and Media for cars with full BMW apps including BMW option code SA 6NR. Yes, the price is correct. These snap in adapters and the Samsung snap in adapters ship direct from Europe and there is an additional cost for this shipping. Plus since these items are special order parts it can take approx 2 weeks for us to get this part for you.
Snap in adapter part numbers available from Bimmernav.com Currently we
only have the following options. Contact your dealer for the other part
numbers listed above:
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