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      09-22-2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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Idrive Hack - anything

Hi guys,


I am a newbie here, so please be gentle.

I was wondering whether their was any cool hacks for the Idrive, not sure what maybe some of you could let me know if you know of anything. Obviously I know of the normal stuff like rear view camera and using the screen as a dvd player, but is their anything else?

With the assistance of your phone for a connection via bluetooth surely their must be some cool stuff you can do with it.

look forward to hearing from you guys.

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      09-22-2009, 05:11 AM   #2
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      09-22-2009, 05:35 AM   #3
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Mine now works as a microwave as well.
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      09-22-2009, 05:55 AM   #4
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Mine now works as a microwave as well.
I didn't bother with the microwave conversion. I went with the gas cooker conversion.
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      09-22-2009, 06:09 AM   #5
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I bet you have an iPhone?

And no, no hacks, no way of making it anything other than a pointless, ugly, clunky piece of junk!

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      09-22-2009, 06:18 AM   #6
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rear view camera?
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      09-22-2009, 07:19 AM   #7
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Mine now works as a microwave as well.
How do you get it to "ping"?
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      09-22-2009, 07:23 AM   #8
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Being old school, I reprogrammed my ECU into being an Aga. I don't have i drive but I can now cook nice roasts in the car.
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      09-22-2009, 08:39 AM   #9
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      09-22-2009, 08:50 AM   #10
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And no, no hacks, no way of making it anything other than a pointless, ugly, clunky piece of junk!

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take it you have a ''Flat chested'' dash..?!
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      09-22-2009, 10:05 AM   #11
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      09-22-2009, 12:14 PM   #12
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How do you get it to "ping"?
Wait until the timer is about to expire then engage reverse and back up to a wall. Simples.
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      09-22-2009, 01:29 PM   #13
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Yes there is a hack type thing you can do. Can't remember off the top of my head what you do but I remember is only works on Gen 1 i-Drives because on the of things you need to do is select "Up and left" at the same time.
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Found it: http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/iDrive+hidden+menus

You can also buy a BMW gadget that goes under your stearing column and connects to your iDrive. You can use it to connect all sorts of USB/Video/Audio inputs and control it all from the iDrive.
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I hacked my Idrive to make me tea and toast in the morning!! Works a treat.
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You can open up an extra menu in the idrive, it's not very exciting though, just shows some service related codes, there's a link on how too, over on one of the US forums.
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Being old school, I reprogrammed my ECU into being an Aga. I don't have i drive but I can now cook nice roasts in the car.

I've had a few roasts in my car
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I've had a few roasts in my car
You promissed you'd never tell. I feel so used now.
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