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      01-25-2009, 03:05 AM   #1
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LCI iDrive control knob in pre LCI

Check it out, a member contacted me and ask me if this was possible. I have already tested the knob out and yes it works on pre LCI. Each button works perfectly. So I decided to go ahead and got the pieces together. Of course the LCI is so new that the trim was not available. To my surprise the control unit itself was available. So i ordered the knob and custom fitted the knob onto the trim. I went and got the closest matching leather to the M3 uses to wrap the trim. Install will follow as soon as I get that member to my place.

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DAMN!!!!!!!

this will be a "must mod" on my list
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      01-25-2009, 03:17 AM   #3
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whoa. thats pretty cool. when i get an E90 i will prolly do that.
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looks good....

what leather trim did you use? where did you source it from ?
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looks good....

what leather trim did you use? where did you source it from ?
I just took the M3 leather trim in and found a close match.
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Check it out, a member contacted me and ask me if this was possible. I have already tested the knob out and yes it works on pre LCI. Each button works perfectly. So I decided to go ahead and got the pieces together. Of course the LCI is so new that the trim was not available. To my surprise the control unit itself was available. So i ordered the knob and custom fitted the knob onto the trim. I went and got the closest matching leather to the M3 uses to wrap the trim. Install will follow as soon as I get that member to my place.

sorry for the blury pics.
Thanks of proving that the controller works... mine was ordered last week to test just that.
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Holy ****! how is the feel of this knob and its clickiness compared to the original? Which do you like better
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Hey....you finished it.

Ok..I will come over and get it installed ASAP.













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Thanks of proving that the controller works... mine was ordered last week to test just that.


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Holy ****! how is the feel of this knob and its clickiness compared to the original? Which do you like better
i like the lci knob better.



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wait so the buttons work as shortcuts? If thats the case Im all over it. Im confused.You just plug it in to the factory plug and all the shortcut buttons actually work? please tell me thats the case and if so how much is the control unit? Order me one..lol I need this mod.
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wait so the buttons work as shortcuts? If thats the case Im all over it. Im confused.You just plug it in to the factory plug and all the shortcut buttons actually work? please tell me thats the case and if so how much is the control unit? Order me one..lol I need this mod.
yes, it will allow you to do the shortcuts. its plug and play. but the trim have to be custom. I am still waiting for the LCI trim to be available.
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yes, it will allow you to do the shortcuts. its plug and play. but the trim have to be custom. I am still waiting for the LCI trim to be available.
wow! Im really surprised it works perfectly. Im 100% down for this. How do you modify the trim? do you just cut with a dremmel or something. Can I ask how much the part goes for. Im really glad because I think this looks ten times better than what I currently have. your the man for figuring this out.
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wow! Im really surprised it works perfectly. Im 100% down for this. How do you modify the trim? do you just cut with a dremmel or something. Can I ask how much the part goes for. Im really glad because I think this looks ten times better than what I currently have. your the man for figuring this out.
the unit is $225. i just trim until it fits. fill in the gaps and wrap it with black leather. plus you have to make custom brackets to hold the unit.
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the unit is $225. i just trim until it fits. fill in the gaps and wrap it with black leather. plus you have to make custom brackets to hold the unit.
Thats all...225! Im ordering one and Ill probably wait for the trim to be available and wrap it with the carbon fiber wrap that I still have left. thanks for the info...I cant wait to get it.
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long can you post the part number please...thanks in advance.
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I want one of those knobs, but I can wait until the LCI center piece becomes available. Along with the other LCI pieces that I want.
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Ill send you mine. put some leather on it too...
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long can you post the part number please...thanks in advance.
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thanks a bunch.
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