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      03-17-2010, 05:13 AM   #23
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As per my earlier post DB, it's only just happened on mine
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=363068




Cheers M3F, did you fit it yourself?
Yeah, comes with instructions but it is all quite easy - just pop the radio out, unplug the connector and then this unit piggy backs in line. All plug and play - no wires to cut
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      03-17-2010, 05:14 AM   #24
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Yeah, comes with instructions but it is all quite easy - just pop the radio out, unplug the connector and then this unit piggy backs in line. All plug and play - no wires to cut

Hmmm
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      03-17-2010, 05:48 AM   #25
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As per my earlier post DB, it's only just happened on mine
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=363068
I was sure mine didn't used to do it, i've not had an update ever on the car, so maybe its a date related bug? I'll try it with DVD and see if that works, but i think that is related to having the handbrake on?

Very handy to use the online stuff whilst moving - for free! Thanks BMW no TVinmotion boxes required!


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Is that Rolfe Harris, do you like two little boys DB ?
Rolfe Harris? I take it you're just kidding, or you've never seen Bo' Selecta! ?
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      03-17-2010, 06:25 AM   #26
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I was sure mine didn't used to do it, i've not had an update ever on the car, so maybe its a date related bug? I'll try it with DVD and see if that works, but i think that is related to having the handbrake on?

Very handy to use the online stuff whilst moving - for free! Thanks BMW no TVinmotion boxes required!
I can't watch DVD's while driving, only go online. I have had software updates though, so maybe it was then


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Rolfe Harris? I take it you're just kidding, or you've never seen Bo' Selecta! ?
Only kiddin
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      03-17-2010, 06:28 AM   #27
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I can't watch DVD's while driving, only go online. I have had software updates though, so maybe it was then
Mines never has an update, so I can't think why its changed, In fact its never going to get one either if I can help it!

Everything works just fine and I don't want BMW fiddling around with it unless its a critical issue.
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      06-03-2010, 01:35 PM   #28
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Oh man, we need more details on this, i've bought a Combox off ebay but dont have any details on how to install it or what additional bits I need
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      06-03-2010, 03:27 PM   #29
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so instead of asking our managers if we can WFH (work from home) it will now be WFC (working from car) !

looks good though, moving f/w all the time
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      06-03-2010, 03:53 PM   #30
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Anneka,

Will a new E90 M3 come with these features or just the E92/E93 versions?
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      06-04-2010, 08:52 AM   #31
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the new com box looks really good.

when i ordered my car the idrive / connected drive technology was a big factor for me (apart from the rwd and n54 engine!) and i find it very useful. definately a big leap for the "onboard computer"

interestingly after it had the belt butler replaced (late last year) it has been allowing me to use bmw online or watch dvds whilst driving, and also there is a function where the car reads the news to you (awful voice!)

interesting stuff, but quite often nobody knows how to use it when you ask!

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      06-09-2010, 12:51 PM   #32
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Its not looking good on the COMBOX retrofit just now.
Looked at the connectors/sockets and the only same ones are the optical block. The COMBOX has sockets same as the new CIC:

(COMBOX on the bottom)



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      06-10-2010, 02:56 AM   #33
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So are you saying it should fit CIC cars?

What is it we have to replace with the new Com box?
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      06-11-2010, 01:25 PM   #34
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It should fit cars with the CIC but possible a new wiring harness might be required???

We need Technic on the case
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      06-11-2010, 11:56 PM   #35
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oh! I want this.

I just ordered my coupe with 609 and 6FL.

What is 633: Telematics?
What is 620: Voice control?

Are these British options? I've never seen them before.


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      06-12-2010, 03:54 AM   #36
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Looks good, does this mean my E91 coming end of this month will have this?

Also, if yes, can I delete the Craig David option?
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      06-12-2010, 04:55 AM   #37
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I've got an E90 coming in a few weeks. Anyone know if I'll have this?

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It should fit cars with the CIC but possible a new wiring harness might be required???

We need Technic on the case
You are looking at two different modules in that photo:

- the top module is Telephone/Telematics Control Unit (TCU)
- the bottom module is the MULF (Hi or Low)

The TCU is the GSM Telematics unit that handles ConnectedDrive/BMW Search communications, Bluetooth phone calls and Assist calls. The new Bluetooth Audio feature is there.

The MULF handles Bluetooth when there is no TCU installed. The MULF High handles the USB/6FL/6NF as well and the MULF Low just the Bluetooth.

Never read the name COMBOX referring to either the TCU or the MULF. Must be an UK thing...
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      06-12-2010, 09:59 AM   #39
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I've got an E90 coming in a few weeks. Anyone know if I'll have this?

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If it is MY2011 with iDrive, 6FL and Assist, yes.
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      06-12-2010, 12:32 PM   #40
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If it is MY2011 with iDrive, 6FL and Assist, yes.
OP states this is for E92/E93. Has anyone had a MY2011 E90 recently and can confirm you get Album Art etc???

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OP states this is for E92/E93. Has anyone had a MY2011 E90 recently and can confirm you get Album Art etc???

thanks
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Yes, that's what the OEM document says. I will be very surprised that the E90 is not included in that upgrade as all 3-Series use the same exact iDrive and 6FL modules and software.
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      06-22-2010, 01:12 PM   #42
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Its not looking good on the COMBOX retrofit just now.
Looked at the connectors/sockets and the only same ones are the optical block. The COMBOX has sockets same as the new CIC:

(COMBOX on the bottom)



Can you take a photo upper plate of Combox with BMW part number? I'd like to order it.
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      08-07-2010, 09:19 AM   #43
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So can it be done?
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      08-10-2010, 03:26 PM   #44
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The question to any of the UK guys is... did the ComBox replace the TCU as well or it only replaced the "old" MULF?
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