Cellular Phone: All Technical Service Bulletins Cell

Cellular Phone: All Technical Service Bulletins Cell
Cellular Phone: All Technical Service Bulletins
Cell Phone - SOS Inactive Message/No TCU Communication
SI B 84 17 07
Communication Systems
July 2008
Technical Service
This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B84 17 07 dated September 2007.
[NEW] designates changes to this revision
SOS Inactive Warning Message, No Communication with TCU
E60, E61 (5 Series) [NEW] produced up to 3/08
E63, E64 (6 Series) [NEW] produced up to 3/08
E65, E66 (7 Series)
E70 (X5) vehicles equipped with ZPP (Premium Package) or SA639 (BMW Assist) [NEW] produced up to 4/08
E90, E91, E92, E93 (3 Series) vehicles equipped with ZPP (Premium Package) or SA639 (BMW Assist) [NEW] produced up to 3/08 up to 3/08
A check control message stating "SOS inactive" is displayed.
The Telematics Control Unit (TCU) is NOT identified when performing a short test using the DISplus or GT1.
If the SOS button is pressed, the call connects but the radio is not muted. The BMW Assisttrade; phone call audio comes from the emergency
Bluetooth: An approved Bluetoothreg; enabled handset, which previously worked, no longer connects to the vehicle. The Bluetooth menus for
pairing a device to the vehicle are unavailable.
RAD2 vehicles: The BMW Assist icon and phone icon are missing from the Radio display.
CCC vehicles: Enable Services is grayed out.
TCU Hardware failure
MOST-Bus communication issue
Incompatible handset paired to the vehicle
Duplicate the complaint.
Does the customer have a Bluetooth handset paired to the vehicle?
If no, proceed to step 3.
If yes, obtain the following information:
Manufacturer of the handset
Handset model number
Software number
Does the problem only occur when a handset is paired to the vehicle?
Pairing on an incompatible handset can have adverse effects. Please refer to the "Compatible Handset Information" section of this bulletin for more
Check the BMW Assist account status on DCSnet. The BMW Assist services expiration date and the TCU activation status can be checked on
DCSnet under Service/Vehicle History Inquiry. Refer to SI B02 01 06 (Updated DCSnet Vehicle History Inquiry information on BMW Assist)
for more information.
If the customer has an active BMW Assist services account, test the BMW Assist services following the information outlined in "Testing of
BMW Assist Services" section of this bulletin.
Perform a short test using the DISplus or GT1.
Is the TCU identified when performing a short test?
If yes, proceed to step 6.
If no, are any other MOST-Bus modules identified?
If yes, check the power, ground and the MOST-Bus at the TCU.
If no, perform a MOST-Bus system analysis.
Work through any MOST-Bus communication faults. Diagnose and repair as necessary.
Check the MOST-Bus splice point for connection problems.
Check the MOST-Bus optical connection: for instance, were the OPS/OPPS heads connected?
If anything was retrofitted on the MOST-Bus (e.g., CDC, iPod, S-DARS, etc.), check the connections at the module that was retrofitted
If you cannot duplicate the customer complaint and there are no MOST-Bus communication faults, refer to SI B84 16 07 (Erroneous SOS
Inactive Warning Messages).
If the DISplus/GT1 cannot communicate with the TCU, the power and ground are OK at the TCU, and the MOST-Bus communication is OK,
then the TCU should be replaced. Proceed to step 9.
It is NOT necessary to obtain a Part Replacement Authorization (TeileClearing) for this specific issue. Refer to the Warranty section of this
bulletin for more details. Additional information can be found in SI B84 23 05 (Enhanced Support for BMW Assist Telematics Control Unit
[TCU] with Bluetooth & CPT9000 Phone Systems).
Refer to TIS (RA 84 11...) for the TCU replacement procedure.
Before installing the new TCU, remove one copy of the Electronic Serial Number (ESN) label and place it on the repair order for reference
during warranty claim entry. You will be asked for the new TCU "ESN" when submitting a claim via DCSnet. Refer to SI B01 10 05 for more
The second ESN label of the TCU should be affixed over the existing label in the Owner's Manual insert (P/N 01 49 0 157 963).
Complete the TCU installation.
Using Progman V26.01.00 or higher, program the complete vehicle. Refer to SI B09 05 01 "Coding, Individualization and Programming",
Procedure A.
Initialize BMW Assist following the procedure starting at step 16.
The BMW Assist services initialization procedure must be completed per SI B84 15 03 for all vehicles.
The vehicle must be in the Verizon Wireless Network for the initialization procedure to work properly. If the vehicle is not in the Verizon
Wireless Network, perform the outlined procedure and then follow these additional steps.
Create a PuMA case to receive TCU shipping authorization.
Remove the TCU from the vehicle.
Send the TCU, the BMW Assist TCU Reactivation Form with the new MIN/MDN numbers, and a copy of the PuMA case via FedEx to:
[NEW] BMW of North America, LLC
Attn: TCU Teileclearing (TCU Reactivation B84 17 07)
1 BMW Plaza
Montvale, NJ 07645
(201) 573-2000
BMW of North America, LLC, will initialize the TCU and ship it out on the same business day that it was received.
After receiving the TCU from BMW of North America, reinstall the TCU and place a BMW Assist call as outlined in step 17.
[NEW] All shipping charges (both ways) are to be billed to the dealer's FedEx account. On the warranty claim, submit the FedEx shipping charges
(double the amount provided to you by TCU TeileClearing to cover shipment both ways) in the sublet section (using sublet code 4).
Test BMW Assist following the procedure outlined in step 18.
Test the BMW Assist service for proper operation by placing a test call (press the Roadside Assistance "Wrench" button). Make sure that the
BMW Assist Response Center has received the correct MIN/MDN/VIN and location of the vehicle. Have the representative update his or her
records as needed.
If a TCU is replaced on a vehicle with an inactive BMW Assist account and a BMW Assist call is made, the call will be routed to an automated
system until the TCU is deactivated.
For customers who would like to renew BMW Assist services, refer to SI B84 22 05 (Reactivation of BMW Assist Services).
Before the complaint can be addressed, the particular handset must be verified for compatibility with the respective Bluetooth system installed in the
vehicle (e.g., BMW Assist with Bluetooth technology, BTUM, ULF). On vehicles equipped with BMW Assist with Bluetooth wireless technology, to
confirm whether or not the phone is compatible, visit www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth for a list of handsets that have passed BMW testing for
compatibility. Note the following disclaimer on this website: "This list is provided for reference only. The mobile phones listed here have passed
compatibility tests as of the date of testing and meet or exceed minimum standards established by BMW. The list is not a warranty for phone
performance or functionality. BMW makes no guarantees or warrantees as to the performance of each phone while connected to your BMW via
Bluetooth Wireless Technology. Furthermore, software releases by BMW, the phone supplier or the wireless carrier dated after testing might alter
compatibly results. While many phones are offered with Bluetooth Wireless Technology, not all phones support the necessary profiles to work with
your BMW. BMW does not guarantee availability or functionality with all wireless carriers. Functions such as synchronizing the address book and
transferring a call into or out of the vehicle may function differently from phone to phone".
Covered under the terms of the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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