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      01-21-2014, 07:10 PM   #23
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Hello Everyone,

Here is my update... So I spent the entire day at the dealer and according to the tech the software was updated. As soon as I got home I checked if the iDrive CIC controller worked with the update and well it did not. All functions are there accept the scrolling, which I need for it to work.

My build date is 01/06 e90 325i, and I don't believe that its ever going to be possible to get this mod done.

In any case I am selling the following which is what I bought for the mod:
-iDrive controller CIC $115 shipped ($195 new at the dealer)
-Bracket for controller $15 shipped ($15 new at the dealer)
-Wood Trim Console for CIC controller $150 shipped
-Wood Trim Console for CIC controller w/ Ashtray $185 shipped
-Wood Ashtray trim $55 shipped

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      02-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #24
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I posted this in another thread but figured it was more appropriate here. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Need some advise.

1. I have a ccc without the 8 keys and is still the old firmware (brown screens). I installed a cic controller but it only lights up (no buttons work and no scrolling).

2. The dial seems very stiff. It does turn but seems like force prevention like in the old controller. Is this normal?

3. will the cic controller only work if I have the 8 button version and upgrade the ccc firmware? I read somewhere that the new controller only works with newer firmware and if the ccc is the newer one with 8 buttons.

I don't really want to spend money upgrading firmware if I still have to upgrade the hardware.



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      02-12-2014, 02:06 PM   #25
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re ccc without the 8 keys. I've seen posts where quite a few state they seem to have issues with 2006 or earlier vehicles (ones I guess that has the powered feedback) having no success trying later controller.

I saw one where he swapped pins around and left feedback disconnected, but I doubt it worked. I think you may well have the real issue. Although I've not seen it documented.

I think if you have the 8 configurable button head unit and CCC then a complete firmware update of the car (integration) should let you use later controller. Although I'd like to understand how that lets either old or new ones work.

If you have an earlier head unit I think its game over.

You should not have feedback with early one button (2007) or later 8 button (late 2008 on) controller. I thought only 2 button really early ones had any feedback. There's no mechanism for the later ones to have any resistance other than the springs inside which give constant feel.

Mask2 can be made to work with either but not both.
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      02-17-2014, 01:32 PM   #26
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Apologise if this is a stupid question. If I upgrade to a later 8 button ccc unit will it already have the newer grey screen and upgraded firmware and cut out the need for me to upgrade the software on my car? Or will I still need to upgrade the ccc firmware when it's plugged intoy car?
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CCC is old widescreen unit.

If its got 8 buttons the firmware should be on the grey menus. It doesn't necessarily mean it'll cope with the later controller and all non orig kit to the car has to be coded to get it to work.




MASK with later map view (late 2007 cars to circa aug 2008)



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you can make later controller above work with them all (as long as its not stupidly early and or with force feedback controller to my knowledge
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old "Brown" (2006 to mid 2007) and later "Silver" (late 2007 to 2009) colour schemes
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what differences or advantages does the new grey screen software have over the brown screen software?
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