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post #1 of 11 Old Jun 6th, 2006, 1:38 pm Thread Starter
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How to tell what kind of comm system?

I am trying to determine what kind of comm system I have on my 2002 K1200LTE.

I am not sure if it is a BC1 or BC2?

The comm system has a single cd, CB/FRS toggle switch, Aux, Cell Port, Vox dial and volume dial. Not sure what other information is needed to determine the comm system.
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post #2 of 11 Old Jun 6th, 2006, 1:58 pm
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The BC1/2 were on the early LT's with the cassette. I'm not sure if you would have a BC3 of a VOICE but it's not a BC1/2.

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Your unit is referred to as the BMW Comm System aka BC3 built by J&M motorcycle audio. In my opinion it is the best unit....especially if you are using CB radio.


These were standard on the LTE's

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What Ron said.

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Ok, thanks for the info.

I am having issues trying to get the cell phone port to work. The caller hears much buzzing and humming when using that port. It appears to be an interference between the BC3 and the cell phone. The close I place the cell phone to the BC3, the more noise the caller hears.

Have you heard anything about this?
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I think a lot depends on the brand of cell phone from what I have read. I do know that most people have better luck trying to keep the phone outside the odiments box and possibly in a tank bag. Most cell phone cords are just a cable with 2 male 3/32 plugs on them. These can be made any length. If my memory is correct the BMW cord is about 17 inches long and could stand to be longer. I think a visit to radio shack could fix you up there.

One other thing, be sure the cable is fully seated in the phone and the BC3 and see if wiggling the plugs makes a difference.

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Thanks for the advice. I have tried RIM, Sony Ericsson, LG and Samsung. LG seemed to work the best. All of them created noise inside the oddments box.

Do you recall any other handset manufactures I could try? I may try Nokia next.
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My only experience was with Motorola and I had it outside the box. It worked great. I am not a cell phone person, but maybe some of the others with experience will jump in and help.

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Ok, thanks for the info.

I am having issues trying to get the cell phone port to work. The caller hears much buzzing and humming when using that port. It appears to be an interference between the BC3 and the cell phone. The close I place the cell phone to the BC3, the more noise the caller hears.

Have you heard anything about this?
You and I have the same Com system; BC3 made by J&M. I talked to John Lazeroni of J&M about this problem and he suggested to get a longer cord and clip the phone to my jacket. I use a Motorola V581 and it works pretty well that way. I found an extension cord at Radio Shack. It reaches back to the passenger and Pauline can place a call when I hand her the phone. No noise in the headset or on TX when we make calls that way. IHTH

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Finally, someone has experienced the same issue.

I am going to try the Motorola V220 this evening. How are you routing the cable? Did you purchase the cable from BMW or did you make one from Radio Shack?

I wonder if anyone has a BlueTooth adapter that can connect into the Cell Port.
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No luck on the Motorola V220. I should also mention I am using Cingular Wireless, which is a GSM network, quad band, 850,900,1800 and 1900 Mhz. The best I found so far is the LG CG300. It creates no noise inside the box. A big issue with the LG is does not support auto-answer or any voice commands.

I spoke to J & M today, they are coming out with a Blue Tooth adapter in the next 60 to 90 days. This will change everything.
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