The Ultimate Bluetooth solution for your car

An I-Bus enabled, fully integrated Bluetooth module for your BMW, Land Rover, or Mini.
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Features

  • Full integration with the vehicle for an OE-like experience
  • Full Support for the Business CD and Navigation Systems
  • Emulation of the OE telephone so that calls can be handled irrespective of the radio mode or state
  • Support for the OE BMW Microphone
  • Metadata display on all UIs
  • Firmware Upgradable
  • Compatible with the analog and digital (coax) DSP system
  • Simple installation
  • Fully open source, down to the hardware
  • Extremely high quality audio output

Tech Specs

  • 1MB ROM for firmware (over 90% free so far)
  • 32kB RAM
  • BC127 Bluetooth module
  • Support for A2DP, HFP, SPP, BLE and MAP Bluetooth protocols
  • WM8804 S/PDIF to I2S transceiver
  • 2.1v RMS 113dB SNR Audio DAC (Texas Instruments PCM5122)
  • FT232RL USB to Serial Converter
  • Field upgradable firmware for MCU and BC127
  • Melexis TH3122.4 I-Bus transceiver with hardware collision detection/prevention
  • 750mA Fuse to prevent over-current conditions
  • 1MB EEPROM
  • PAM8406 Amplifier for call handling
  • OE Connectors sourced from the same company that BMW purchased them from (TE Connectivity)
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Known Compatibility

The BlueBus is compatible with the following I-Bus-Enabled vehicles

  • BMW 3-series E46 (1998-2006)
  • BMW 5-series E39 (1995-2004)
  • BMW 7-series E38 (1994-2001)
  • BMW X3 E83 (2004-2010)
  • BMW X5 E53 (1999-2006)
  • BMW Z4 E85 E86 (2002-2008)
  • BMW New Mini One and Cooper R50 (2001-2006) R52 (2005-2008) and the R53 (2001-2006)
  • BMW Range Rover L30/L322 (1999-2003)
  • BMW Rover 75 R40 (1999-2005)
  • Japanese Cars are not supported!

The BlueBus is compatible with all phones, with the following exceptions due to poor Bluetooth range

  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S8

The unit works perfectly with Samsung Galaxy S9 / S10+ devices and the Note 9. Other variations (S9+, S10, Note 10) have not been tested, but are presumed working

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