2003-2004 Range Rover Bluetooth Installation
Installation instructions below
are for the
Range Rover Bluetooth Kits for 2003-2004 US Range Rovers, and 2002-2004
Euro Range Rovers: Click
here to buy now. Range Rovers built within
this range were based on the BMW system and can be retrofitted with the
BMW Bluetooth Upgrade module.
PLEASE NOTE: Our
Bluetooth Kits are genuine BMW parts and are ALL SPECIFIC to Range Rover Model Years with BMW electronics. The kits we offer are the exact parts that would have come in your car from the factory if BMW still owned Land Rover at the time. When Land Rover was sold to Ford, all new BMW development of the car was stopped. Since the BMW Bluetooth system was not fully available from BMW until 2004, it was never an option for the Land Rover cars yet, however fully planned as an option! All brackets and car computer programming already exists in your car, and using the kit provided will fully integrate into your car using the latest version parts available from BMW. Using our significant experience and contacts within BMW Engineering we now have available the exact BMW specific Land Rover retrofit kit parts for your car! ALL plug and play! Our Bluetooth Retrofit kits come with the latest Generation BMW ULF
modules Available which fully support all of the latest smart phones such as android and iphones etc.(and NOT the older generation bluetooth parts commonly available,
Be careful on getting older ULF modules as some people have had
difficulties and incompatibilities with the old first generation ULF
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Before Purchasing your Range Rover Bluetooth Retrofit Kit you will want to determine if the car IS prewired for telephone or NOT prewired for telephone. This information is needed before ordering because the Bluetooth wiring plugs are different depending on how your car is configured. This is a simple process and it only requires a quick look at the wiring in the back of the car. PLEASE NOTE: MOST ALL USA Range Rovers are NOT prewired for telephone, but in other regions of the world it is best to double check if you are not sure.
Open the Storage
compartment on the rear left side of the car where the
navigation computer is located,
Panel Removed showing no obvious telephone prewiring plug
Panel Removed showing Telephone prewiring plug
Closeup Photos of RR Telephone prewiring plug
Wiring plug shows factory installed telephone wiring
If in your Range Rover it is not obvious if it is prewired for telephone or not, simply reach your hand between the amplifier bracket and the plastic
floor piece and locate the telephone wiring harness connector. This connector listed as X400 in the Range Rover Wiring diagrams will be connected to the telephone plug if your car is prewired for telephone, and will be disconnected if your car is NOT prewired for telephone.
Closeup Photos of Range Rover WITH Telephone prewiring
If you can not see the plug right away Lift the phone connector
up slightly. Connector should be dangling between the radio
module and the amplifier bracket. Photo of plug WITHOUT Telephone Prewiring.
Once it has been determined which Bluetooth Kit you will need the installation process you can start with the installation of your Bluetooth Retrofit Kit from Bimmernav.com.
In Range Rovers that are NOT prewired for telephone you will receive as part of your kit the proper plug to connect to the white Connector.
Range Rovers which ARE PREWIRED for telephone may skip this step.
Connect the Bimmernav.com Bluetooth upgrade harness to this connector.
If you can not easily
find this connector, you can simply lift up the spare tire
cover and easily
remove the black plastic cover by
removing the plastic nuts and the rear "luggage tie downs" shown
removed in this picture. Once the nuts are removed you can
the cover out of place.
The below image shows
the connection with the plastic trim
the Range Rover which ARE Prewired for telephone ONLY locate the provided 54 pin Bluetooth Retrofit Harness Adaptor to the original 54 pin connector in your car.
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT connect the BMW
Bluetooth module directly to the orignal Range Rover 54 pin connector wiring in
the Euro Rover without the provided adaptor plug. Although the plugs are the same the wiring is
quite different. Doing so could damage your car or your
If your Range Rover is Prewired for telephone you MUST connect the ULF module to the Range Rover using the provided adapter harness as shown below
Range Rover WITH telephone prewiring proper connection
Remove the Bluetooth passkey sticker from the label of the Bluetooth
ULF control Module. Put this sticker someplace safe. I
recommend putting this sticker in the glove box stuck inside the user
manual.Connect the 54 pin
connector to one end of the ULF module, and the cream/purple
Bluetooth antenna wire to the other end of the ULF
module. The BMW style connectors have a locking lever which is used to lock the connector in place. In order to properly make a connection you will need to gently move the locking lever to the side by pressing down on the small release tab which holds the lever in place and gently moving the lever over to the side. When closing the lever it will gently draw the connector into place and lock the module to the connector.
Range Rovers come with the telephone bracket already installed in the bottom left section of the compartment. If you prefer to locate the module in another location which fits it can be perfectly acceptable as well. To access the proper mounting location you will need to remove the plastic compartment covers at the base. Once done simply line up the holes on the bracket with the Bluetooth module. Depending on how you position the module only two of the mounting holes may line up which is perfectly fine.
Ensure the plastic components can all be connected properly again before installing the final mounting screws.
Connect the provided Bluetooth
antenna wire from the Bluetooth module to the Bluetooth antenna and
mount in either the factory mounting location directly on top of the navigation computer as shown in the image or in any location you prefer. Some customers mount the bluetooth antenna as high up as possible in the cabin for best reception
Range Rovers either WITH telephone prewiring or WITHOUT are both equipped with the microphone wiring in the overhead console, although In the Non Prewired Range Rover, you will need to connect the Bluetooth
microphone wiring together to the microphone prewiring under the
Microphone is installed in the overhead console , where your overhead
sun-roof switches are located. It's easier to just pry
the lights out with you bare hands, and then pop out the mic cover with
your bare hands. Or if your Range Rover does not have the Factory installed Garage Remote, you can pop out the blank panel as shown below.
The Microphone Plug is the three wire plug with two black and one yellow. It is also the only plug which fits the microphone properly in the overhead console. The microphone cover simply pops out if gently pressing from the inside.
You MUST mount the microphone with the
arrow pointed towards the front of the car. Just line up the
arrow and snap the microphone into the trim piece and snap back in place ensuring the arrow on the microphone faces the windsheild as the BMW microphones are directional and noise cancelling. Image below is not a RR (but a BMW 3 Series), but microphone is the same, and it clearly shows the arrow.
UPDATE: Only In Range Rover NOT prewired for telephone there are two options for connecting the microphone wiring. The Bimmernav Bluetooth kit will ship using the direct wiring method where you can run the microphone wiring by tucking the wire into the roof headliner from the back to the front. We have found this is the simplest method as some have reported it is hard to find the microphone connection in the center console under the
cupholder/ashtray. See link
for details on running the microphone up the headliner .
In the Range Rover WITH telephone prewiring your kit will come standard with the Bluetooth eject box, which can support the BMW Telephone Specific Snap in Adaptors. Snap in adapters are available for the latest phones and provide charging of your phone and routing of the antenna to the roof antenna (if roof mounted telephone antenna is installed). Snap in adapters for new smart phones such as Android or Iphones require a special eject box so please contact us when ordering if you are planning on installing the snap in adapter for a smart phone.
OR Alternatively if you can easily find the microphone connector under the center console and prefer to use the microphone wiring in the car, you will need to simply swap over the wires as detailed in the above link and connect to the plug under the center console. In order to use this method simply open the center console storing compartment
and pull the ashtray/cupholder upwards from the back. You
connect the bluetooth microphone wiring to this connector. See link
for simple details on extending the microphone wiring from the rear
compartment to center console.
If your Telephone prewired Range Rover does not already have the
Siemens BIT II phone, or the partitioned center console trim piece, you must replace the solid trim piece with the phone version trim piece in the arm rest. Trim piece
available at your local Rover dealer.
If your Range Rover was
previously equipped with a Range Rover factory phone system it will look like the image below and you will simply remove the old phone cradle and replace with the Provided Bluetooth Eject Box
Once the trim piece is installed you can simply snap in the eject box into place for the finished look. Land Rover Part number for the replacement trim piece is FJB000130PVA, stowage box upper with telephone
To install the Bluetooth eject box simply lift the middle cover of the center console and remove the 4 screws to reveal the telephone wiring plug. Using the 18 pin adapter which will come as part of your bluetooth kit make the proper connections between the eject box wiring and the telephone prewiring.
***PLEASE NOTE: The 18 pin adapter which is provided with your kit for Range Rovers WITH Telephone prewiring will be required in order for the eject box to work properly. Please do not connect the Bluetooth eject box directly to the car wiring without using the provided eject box adapter!
Optional Steps. Only In Range Rover NOT prewired for telephone. In some Range Rovers without telephone prewiring your car will not be equipped with the telephone voice control button. This button is not required but very nice to have as it allows you to activate voice control of telephone and navigation from the steering wheel using this button. It also allows you to send and end telephone calls without using the telephone button on the radio or navigation display.
Addition of Steering wheel voice recognition control button.
In the Range Rover without the telephone
"speak" button, the button can be
added simply by swapping out the Multi Functional steering wheel
button cluster. This cluster is available as a single part as
your Bluetooth kit is installed pair your phone to the system using the
pairing instructions in the below User manual. The process is
quite simple. Press and hold the pairing button with the
off. While holding the button turn the ignition on and left
the button after 3 seconds. Your instrument cluster should
the words "Bluetooth pairing. Once in pairing mode use the
to discover the system and enter the pass key found on your Bluetooth
Manual for the BMW Bluetooth System
Pairing procedure and operational videos