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tom @ eas's Avatar ▀▄ eas - smartTV module installation on MY09 M3 (CIC iDrive)
tom @ eas
05-19-2009
BMW upgraded their iDrive systems in 2009 (CIC) which allows for DVDs to be played using the in-dash DVD system. Unfortunately, we are greeted with a "video is only available when parked" message and and blank screen.

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By StatenEye 535i on 08-28-2009, 07:41 AM
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i am getting it!
Do get is, PM Tom hes a nice guy and ships fast. Make sure you have the new iDrive though 2009 CIC version.
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By Guess on 08-28-2009, 09:45 AM
Ordered. Thanks!
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By StatenEye 535i on 08-28-2009, 11:01 AM
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Ordered. Thanks!
A few things to note.

Disconnect the battery and pull the gear stick out this way you can slide the cd/radiodeck out.

splice your wires nad be very sure to follow my diagram, and install the module.

Put everything back in the dash before you reconnect the battery!!!

Then reconnect and test.
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By spydey95 on 08-30-2009, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by medeiro View Post
A few things to note.

Disconnect the battery and pull the gear stick out this way you can slide the cd/radiodeck out.

splice your wires nad be very sure to follow my diagram, and install the module.

Put everything back in the dash before you reconnect the battery!!!

Then reconnect and test.
This may be a dumb question, but how do I put my auto tranny 3 onto drive when the ignition is off so the radio can come off?
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By StatenEye 535i on 08-30-2009, 07:47 PM
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This may be a dumb question, but how do I put my auto tranny 3 onto drive when the ignition is off so the radio can come off?
You dont.

Leave it in park and press the button on the stick and pull the stick out. It comes straight off. Be careful not to hit you roof when it come out. DO NOT START THE CAR.
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By fraizzo on 08-31-2009, 05:41 AM
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I'm italian and i have a E91 Restyling with only dvd player, the module works ???
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By StatenEye 535i on 08-31-2009, 06:21 AM
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I'm italian and i have a E91 Restyling with only dvd player, the module works ???
Parli in'italiano, io capisco. quale anno Ŕ tuoi BMW, 2009?
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By fraizzo on 08-31-2009, 08:24 AM
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Parli in'italiano, io capisco. quale anno Ŕ tuoi BMW, 2009?
Si 2009, comprata 2 mesi fa
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By StatenEye 535i on 08-31-2009, 09:21 AM
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Si 2009, comprata 2 mesi fa
bene, Averla hai provata a (come se dice in'italiano "Play DVD") nel tua iDrive mentre guidare? Io penso 2009 EURO BMW avere questa finzione mentre guidare, se no allora si, il tvinmotion lavorerÓ con tuoi macchina.

capisco l'italiano un po'ma Ŕ il difficile per me leggere uno scrive.
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By fraizzo on 08-31-2009, 09:23 AM
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bene, Averla hai provata a (come se dice in'italiano "Play DVD") nel tua iDrive mentre guidare? Io penso 2009 EURO BMW avere questa finzione mentre guidare, se no allora si, il tvinmotion lavorerÓ con tuoi macchina.

capisco l'italiano un po'ma Ŕ il difficulf per me leggere uno scrive.
Riesco a vedere il dvd ma poi si blocca quando supero i 5km orari...
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By StatenEye 535i on 08-31-2009, 12:55 PM
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Riesco a vedere il dvd ma poi si blocca quando supero i 5km orari...

Ohh haha, si prendi tvinmotion da Tom @ EAS, lui e buono. E il tvinmotion e un buon acquisto. Per lo meno mi piace...
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By fraizzo on 08-31-2009, 02:09 PM
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the shipping cost to italy are very expensive, do you know someone in europe that have the module?
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By tom @ eas on 08-31-2009, 02:36 PM
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the shipping cost to italy are very expensive, do you know someone in europe that have the module?
USPS is a much less expensive option, PM me your address and I'll get you a shipping quote.
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By Dr_Jeff21 on 09-17-2009, 04:23 PM
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So I got the the TVinMotion from EAS. Don't get me wrong, the product is incredible. I love that you can do split screen with a nav map on one side and the movie on the other. Very cool...

...but I warn fellow do-it-yourselfers that the installation is not as easy as some of the other posts claim. I've never taken apart my dash before, so was understandable extremely careful and probably overly gentle along the way. The diagrams and especially the pics in this thread were really helpful, but my main complaint is that the wire connectors (the clear/red ones) they give you are crap. Be prepared to use your own... if any tension is applied to the wire, it slips out, and there's no way to tighten it. I took the console in and out about 5 times before I finally just got some other wire connectors.

Once you finally get everything hooked up and get it to stay that way, the thing works well.

Tom, is there a way to turn it off?? ...or is it already not visible to the factory diagnostics when its turned on? otherwise, there'd be no reason to ever turn it off. I don't want to get in trouble with the warranty people...

I'll try to post some pics...
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By tom @ eas on 09-17-2009, 06:19 PM
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Programming Mode:

To enter programming mode, first make sure the key is not in the ignition lock. Tap the UNLOCK button on the remote fob, then push and hold the blinker stalk UP (only into the first position, not all the way!) until the left arrow blinks once to indicate function 1.

Now let go of the stalk. From this point on you can navigate through the functions by pushing the stalk down and once the arrows are finished indicating the function and setting, change the setting by pushing it up. The new settings are active immediately.

To end programming mode, either wait for 30 sec. or insert the key into the ignition lock. End of programming mode is indicated by both arrows lighting up simultaneously for 1 second.

Examples:
Function 1 (Module mode) is set to ON (setting 1): Left arrow blinks once to indicate function 1, then right arrow blinks once to indicate that this function is set to setting 1.

In case the left arrow is finished blinking and the right arrow does not light up at all, the appropriate function is set to setting 0/OFF and hence disabled.
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By Dr_Jeff21 on 09-17-2009, 06:26 PM
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...but is it necessary to disable it for it to be unrecognizable to the dealership? I'd rather just leave it on all the time.
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By tom @ eas on 09-17-2009, 06:48 PM
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...but is it necessary to disable it for it to be unrecognizable to the dealership? I'd rather just leave it on all the time.
It depends on what is being done at the dealership. If you are simply having the oil changed, there's no reason to turn it off.

Otherwise, turning the module on or off only takes a few seconds.
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By elmerro734 on 10-09-2009, 11:35 AM
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which wires...who's wires

once you have the product in hand the confusion goes away because it comes with a wire harness and wiring parts (not pictured in the product picture). however, please use tom's description and wiring numbers/location. i hooked it up using medeiro's simple explanation and it would not program. so upon further review the 'can' bus wiring was backwards so i swapped it and viola---it works beautifully.
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By Cptn Mo 703 on 11-20-2009, 03:22 PM
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Mine just came in today... im going to try to do it this weekend hopefully! but question...what is the USB wire for?
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By tom @ eas on 11-20-2009, 05:02 PM
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Mine just came in today... im going to try to do it this weekend hopefully! but question...what is the USB wire for?
The mini USB port is for updates if bug fixes or additional features are added. These can be updated by the end user via laptop.
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By Cptn Mo 703 on 11-23-2009, 12:28 PM
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The mini USB port is for updates if bug fixes or additional features are added. These can be updated by the end user via laptop.
Just installed it last night! works perfect! the install was pretty easy too. I know the picture looks confusing but once you have all the wires in front of you its pretty easy to figure it out.
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This module works on 7 Series Bmw year 2009????
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