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      07-22-2010, 10:33 AM   #969
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Did you do the install yourself?

Tom, any update on your retrofit? I'd like to know if your retrofit will enable HD radio on cars that did not have it before and when it might be available and of course cost. I would like the HD radio feature, which will not work with Patryk's euro CIC units. Any chance you can tell me which US part unit I would need swapped (if it is at all even possible) that would enable it?

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Did you do the install yourself?

Tom, any update on your retrofit? I'd like to know if your retrofit will enable HD radio on cars that did not have it before and when it might be available and of course cost. I would like the HD radio feature, which will not work with Patryk's euro CIC units. Any chance you can tell me which US part unit I would need swapped (if it is at all even possible) that would enable it?
You need to get an USA CIC to have HD Radio. There is no HD Radio retrofit for CIC -actually, there has been no HD Radio retrofit ever.
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You need to get an USA CIC to have HD Radio. There is no HD Radio retrofit for CIC -actually, there has been no HD Radio retrofit ever.
But really all you need to do with the CCC's is install the IBOC tuner. I have one sitting around I've been meaning to put in, but I have to find an extra MOST cable
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      07-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #972
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You need to get an USA CIC to have HD Radio. There is no HD Radio retrofit for CIC -actually, there has been no HD Radio retrofit ever.
So it sounds like yes, I would get HD Radio if I install a US CIC into my currently CCC equipped car without HD radio?

Sweet.
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So it sounds like yes, I would get HD Radio if I install a US CIC into my currently CCC equipped car without HD radio?

Sweet.

If you want to have the CIC and the HD Radio you need to buy the CIC retrofit kit from me without the CIC head unit and source the US spec head unit somewhere else.
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      07-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #974
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But really all you need to do with the CCC's is install the IBOC tuner. I have one sitting around I've been meaning to put in, but I have to find an extra MOST cable
I meant an OEM HD Radio retrofit, like Sirius and even 6FL outside the USA, and the CIC...
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So it sounds like yes, I would get HD Radio if I install a US CIC into my currently CCC equipped car without HD radio?

Sweet.
Yes, you will have HD Radio built in in the USA CIC.
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I meant an OEM HD Radio retrofit, like Sirius and even 6FL outside the USA, and the CIC...
Gotcha....doesn't make much sense why they didn't offer it.
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- Assist team added my account email address to their "Send to Car" CIC database; issue was that my email address was in the CCC database (MY2008) so no messages were sent to my GSM TCU as this feature is not offered for the CCC iDrive. My local dealer service shop foreman contacted Assist with the issue and they took care of it. Too many times we complain in these forums about poor or even mediocre dealer and BMW service, but this time they went above and beyond what they are contractually bound to do for a customer. And for that I say thank you very much to both Ft. Lauderdale Imports and BMW Assist.

- this confirms that as long as there is a GSM TCU in the vehicle it has the software enabled to receive Google messages, connect to BMW Search Online services and even to send the vehicle location to another email address (part of the Convenience Plan) regardless of model year.
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- Assist team added my account email address to their "Send to Car" CIC database; issue was that my email address was in the CCC database (MY2008) so no messages were sent to my GSM TCU as this feature is not offered for the CCC iDrive. My local dealer service shop foreman contacted Assist with the issue and they took care of it. Too many times we complain in these forums about poor or even mediocre dealer and BMW service, but this time they went above and beyond what they are contractually bound to do for a customer. And for that I say thank you very much to both Ft. Lauderdale Imports and BMW Assist.

- this confirms that as long as there is a GSM TCU in the vehicle it has the software enabled to receive Google messages, connect to BMW Search Online services and even to send the vehicle location to another email address (part of the Convenience Plan) regardless of model year.
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      07-24-2010, 11:19 AM   #979
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2 Quick questions, has anyone had any errors in the service status menu after doing this retrofit?

I did the retrofit but afterwards it had a few strange screens in this menu?

Also is there a specific module required for independant ventilation, its greyed out in the menu although its kind of hard to see in the pics

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      07-25-2010, 09:14 AM   #981
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It looks to me like your CIC is not fully coded for your Vehicle Order, so it is showing screens with missing messages just because it is trying to display modules status that are not in your car.

Your climate control has to be automatic and dual controls for that screen to work, but also you need to click on each one of those boxes to activate those functions.
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      07-25-2010, 02:34 PM   #982
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I believe that my CIC is coded correctly, but I, too, have one of those blank fields on the vehicle info status. Weird. I don't think I'm missing anything though...everything that shows up seems to work fine. Even my old-style TPMS (without sensors) works correctly, even though that system was never meant to work in the CIC.
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      07-25-2010, 02:46 PM   #983
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There mus be at least an area coding issue as I don't have that "exhaust inspection" check up...
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      07-25-2010, 05:08 PM   #984
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For those of you doing this retrofit, do you plan on swapping back to the original unit whenever you take your car in for service?
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For those of you doing this retrofit, do you plan on swapping back to the original unit whenever you take your car in for service?
I already did that once...
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      07-29-2010, 10:24 AM   #986
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I remember when everyone first inquired into this and there was little to no solution. Now look at us. Together our community is really good at fixing stuff like this.

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anyone else did a 2010 cic unit upgrade? my march 07 build car has external sirius and external hd radio units.

when i got the 2010 cic unit installed... there is one more ant connection that i didn't have the wire for... Im guessing this is for the built in sirius unit. we were able to code the 2010 cic to use my ext sirius tuner but the 2010 extra features like pause and stuff disappeared.

also i was able to completely remove my ext hd radio unit and had the internal hd radio tuner activated. but we have a strange problem with the am radio.. i dont get any chs. just static as if the ant is not connected at all..

I'm sure all this will be figured out soon.

im sure i can just start to use the internal built in sirius tuner and get the 2010 features by running the sirus ant cable from the existing unit to the back of the cic.

any way i can find that cable?
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I'm so confused with this thread. Can anyone make a step-by-step with PN#s for a DIY in a single post?
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anyone else did a 2010 cic unit upgrade? my march 07 build car has external sirius and external hd radio units.

when i got the 2010 cic unit installed... there is one more ant connection that i didn't have the wire for... Im guessing this is for the built in sirius unit. we were able to code the 2010 cic to use my ext sirius tuner but the 2010 extra features like pause and stuff disappeared.

also i was able to completely remove my ext hd radio unit and had the internal hd radio tuner activated. but we have a strange problem with the am radio.. i dont get any chs. just static as if the ant is not connected at all..

I'm sure all this will be figured out soon.

im sure i can just start to use the internal built in sirius tuner and get the 2010 features by running the sirus ant cable from the existing unit to the back of the cic.

any way i can find that cable?
I think that you will need to replace your sharkfin antenna for a MY2010 FM/AM/Sirius combo sharkfin antenna. And probably you would need to take a look at the antenna amplifier as well, it could be possible that it changed from MY2007 to MY2010.
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Correct. I have no need for additional MODE or AM/FM buttons - the presets are more useful.
The Euro version's 7 and 8 buttons are just labeled as so.. but they do not function as touch/shortcut bottons. actually they do not even have the touch circuitry.. they function as same as the us units do..
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