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Cell phone i have the phone controll on my steering wheel ,what do i need to do to make my cell phone work ?

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    mark brown May 11, 2010

    hi dawnleen, has you car been equipped with bluetooth technology as you may have a multifunction steering wheel but the car has not been fitted with this option



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Hi there you need to have the Pacific mobile contacts connected and added to the car this goes around the hand brake under the arm rest area any bmw service center can fit this to you phone , unfortunately there isn't any thing manual you can do to get you phone working on your bmw hope this helps cheers

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SOURCE: radio controls not working on steering wheel

How about the turn signals, are they working? If not, then pull the fuse for the Steering Wheel Module (SWM) to reset the module. There is software upgrade from Volvo to prevent this in the future!


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Steering Wheel Removal & Installation Special Service Tools (SST) Required:
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Place the ignition into the OFF position.
  3. Perform the SIR System Disabling procedure.
  4. Remove the inflator module
  5. Scribe an alignment mark onto the steering wheel hub in line with the mark on the steering shaft.
  6. Loosen the steering wheel nut.
  7. Position the steering wheel nut flush with the end of the steering column shaft.
  8. Loosen the steering wheel using the J1859-A SST.
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • The steering wheel controls electrical connector (if equipped)
    • The horn switch lead from the steering hub
    • The steering wheel nut
    • The steering wheel from the steering shaft
    • The steering wheel controls and the steering wheel controls harness from the steering wheel (if equipped)
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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    • The SIR connector properly routed through the steering wheel
    • The mark on the steering wheel with the mark on the steering shaft
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      The fastener is prevailing torque type and may only be reused if the fastener and its counterpart are clean and free from rust and the fastener develops 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm) of torque or drag against its counterpart prior to the fastener seating. If the fastener does not meet these criteria it must be replaced.
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      1. Torque to: 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
    • The horn switch lead to the steering hub
    • The steering wheel controls electrical connector (if equipped)
    • The inflator module
    • Enable the SIR system.
  2. Ensure that the steering Wheel controls operate properly (if equipped).
  3. Ensure proper horn operation.
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