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      01-30-2009, 12:25 AM   #67
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works on an 08 right?
i think i might just wanna come and take a look
yes sir.
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What happened with this?

If that assembly is still available, I'll take it.
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      02-16-2009, 10:57 AM   #69
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Is the idrive controller knob lit (under)?
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      02-16-2009, 11:15 AM   #70
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What I meant is that if it is retrofit, how come that all the light works as well?
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      02-20-2009, 06:19 PM   #71
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Hey longtran, are you sure it isn't just a software mismatch? Maybe the newer version "understands" the commands coming over the bus from the newer controller where the old one doesn't? May just be a software issue...
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      02-22-2009, 10:44 PM   #72
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if i have the 08 software coding will it work?
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if i have the 08 software coding will it work?
Who knows. It was just a thought....could still be a hardware limitation as LT originally proposed.
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Nice!!! Nothing is impossible through Long...!

Is there any way we can have the new navigation program software from the LCI models as well??
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Nice!!! Nothing is impossible through Long...!

Is there any way we can have the new navigation program software from the LCI models as well??
I believe that's a definite no. The new iDrive includes a new main system (the CIC) and a new high resolution display in addition to the updated controller. There are some guys on here working on trying a retrofit, though.
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I like the new LCI version control knob.

I was looking on line and noticed that a Pre-LCI knob had the Menu Button and the Voice Command Button. My 2007 only has the Menu Button. Did BMW release two versions in pre-LCI vehicles? I found this two-button one on BMW's official release video.

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I like the new LCI version control knob.

I was looking on line and noticed that a Pre-LCI knob had the Menu Button and the Voice Command Button. My 2007 only has the Menu Button. Did BMW release two versions in pre-LCI vehicles? I found this two-button one on BMW's official release video.

That's what mine has. I think the earlier builds had both buttons, later had only the menu button. Don't know why
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I have two as well. I think BMW figured out that passengers shouldn't get to muck with everything, only the driver should.
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I have two as well. I think BMW figured out that passengers shouldn't get to muck with everything, only the driver should.
They should have left both buttons. I have an E60 with the two buttons and use the Voice Command button regularly. On the E93, BMW swapped the phone and voice commnad button placement. I keeping hitting the damn phone button when I want a voice command.
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I have one menu button, will this new controller work with my old idrive?
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      03-04-2009, 04:30 PM   #81
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anybody still looking into this?
The new 2009 shifter trim (the new iDrive controller mount) still is not available for ordering from BMW as of today...
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      03-29-2009, 04:43 PM   #84
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Why is this still not available?? The knob has been available for a long time... Anyone knows where to get an aftermarket carbon fiber trim for the LCI idrive knob?

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Why is this still not available?? The knob has been available for a long time... Anyone knows where to get an aftermarket carbon fiber trim for the LCI idrive knob?

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I have asked the same question to 3 different dealers and nobody know the answer... the sucker is not available to order at all, even with a P/N.
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I have the part number for the controller but what is the P/N for the trim? I'll see if it can be got here in Germany.

I have a 10/06 production and what I'm reading is that the buttons will not work. Has any one developed a work around for it?
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I talked to Evan at Tischer and they will be offering the parts and says they should be available soon!
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I talked to Evan at Tischer and they will be offering the parts and says they should be available soon!
Soon = almost 3 months from your post

My order finally is being shipped today, after almost two months of order.
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