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      05-14-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Bluetooth microphone location

Hi all,

Proud owner of a '10 F10 530d, and loving the switch from the '06 M5. I miss the power and loud noise, but appreciate the comfort and smoothness of the F10 much more

I'm having a small issue with hands-free calls. According to the called party there's a _lot_ of background noise (wind), and I'm hard to hear.

I've been looking at the headliner and have noticed two rosters, one right above the drivers seat and one right above the passengers seat. When shining a light in the roster above the drivers seat it looks empty, whereas the roster above the passengers seat is filled up.

I'm not sure where the microphones are located, but my best guess is there. Can anyone confirm that the roster above the drivers seat is actually supposed to be empty, or is it filled up just like the one above the passengers seat in your car?

Thanks in advance for looking up when you're in the car ;-)
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      05-14-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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Make sure your air vents are not blowing upwards towards the sunroof. It will affect the mics ability to pickup your voice.
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      05-15-2011, 05:02 AM   #3
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Make sure your air vents are not blowing upwards towards the sunroof. It will affect the mics ability to pickup your voice.
Was one of the first things I've checked. Didn't make a difference though.

Reason I'm asking for the microphone location is because I think my drivers seat microphone got loose somehow and is hanging loose somewhere in the headliner. Before I take it to the dealer I'd love to hear how the small roster above the drivers seat looks like in other board members' car.
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      05-16-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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Well, problem solved. Went to the dealer to have the mic checked out. Turns out the mic located above the drivers seat was loose and hanging somewhere in the headliner. Mechanic clicked it back in place, and now the phone quality is superb!
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      05-16-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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Excellent!
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      05-16-2011, 04:36 PM   #6
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I've got exactly the same issue. Will check this out
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      05-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #7
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For info there are actually two microphones. One in each side. As well as being able to pickup speech from your passenger, the two mic's work together to cancel out the background noise.
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