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      07-14-2011, 08:50 AM   #1
zkhi
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Drives: 2011 323i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario

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Lets Talk Bimmian

I have a 2011 e90 without idrive. I want to change the HU and found tons of conversations or posts on the Bimmian product. Link posted here.

http://www.bimmian.com/90/GPS/

This product looks really nice and I want to make the change. Here are my concerns and answered questions:

1. Do the steering wheel controls work: Yes confirmed by Bimmian

2. Do I need to install additional cables, from what I have read it looks like I only need to add the GPS antenna and the blue tooth micro phone "somewhere"

3. DIY install looks simple enough, there are some posts outlining the steps.

4. Does the BMW assist work: Here is where I get abit nervous. I have had the car for a year, never used BMW Assist. From my understanding, they can't do for you is they cannot track where you are, they cannot get a signal when you airbags deploy or they cannot provide directions (I don't think I would use them for directions as I would have a GPS)

Thoughts folks, I need advice on whether I should move forward. The deck looks nice, and for $1000.00 it sounds like a good deal.

Looking for advise, options, anything?