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      04-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Where is the microphone in 118i ?

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I'm wondering if anyone can give me a clue on where I can find the microphone (for bluetooth handfree) in the car. I've checked the auto-roof switch cluster but did not find any slot or empty socket for a microphone, and there's no cut-out on the trim or cover.

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      04-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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I think its in the steering wheel. At least, thats what I heard
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It's in the roof by the A pillar.
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There are two small square vent-like receivers near the two front sun visors.
Just speak normally while sitting in either of the front seats, the perception is great! Love this function.
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There are two small square vent-like receivers near the two front sun visors.
Just speak normally while sitting in either of the front seats, the perception is great! Love this function.
Thanks! I just found the cut-out there and guess it should be the place for the microphone. Unfortunately, my car does not have the bluetooth option pre-installed so I assume there's nothing inside.

I am going to order the microphone plus necessary wiring, bluetooth antenna, and the Combox from a local dealer to retrofit the bluetooth system.

The next step I'd like to try is opening the sun visors cluster and checking out its internal structure.
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      04-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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One more question:

Does anyone know how to remove the cover of the sun visors cluster?
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In my 116i M Sport, there seems to be only one microphone, located on the driver side.
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Thanks, Ovekvam. After some research work on realoem.com, it looks like the microphone is located next to the driver side handle, above the left ear of the driver ( left-wheel model). But I haven't found the cut-out yet, maybe it's not installed at all.
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      06-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #10
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Yes, that is where it is on mine. Between the handle and the sun visor mount. It looks like a small plastic housing with holes in it.
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