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      08-11-2010, 07:50 AM   #45
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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?
Eventually both; ULF-SBX (option 644), ULF-SBX-High(option 6FL) and TCU(option 633/option 639). The next batch of cars to make the switch will be September; E90/E91 included, but not all features may be active by then.
It's quite a hazy area for us at the moment, even with the currently adapted E92/E93 some of the Combox features haven't been successful with particular phones. I'm planning to do some investigations when the September build cars are delivered to determine which phones integrate best, as it is with the first batch of Combox inc cars the office, video two-cable support feature and Internet via mobile phone features haven't yet been integrated, these are expected in Sept, but annoyingly there's no telling yet if all of the features will work successfully with specific phones.
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      08-11-2010, 08:12 AM   #46
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      08-20-2010, 02:54 PM   #47
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Bloody hell that is all very technical and confusing! Will I have the COMBOX in my new Z4? It has 6NF, 644, 6FL, 7HP, 609, 620.
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      08-21-2010, 10:34 PM   #48
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Combox Code

The Combox code is now showing up on the detailed order as "6VC Combox Controller" 6Fl also shows up as the Ipod, but will no longer reguire the y adapter to work.

German factories will include this with September production cars, Spartansburg will start with October.
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      08-26-2010, 04:51 PM   #49
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I have a december 2009 e93, with 6fl and all other bluetooth and voice options, will combox be available as software update?

Also, most useful thing would be to get email and have it read (like the online news stuff) and to be able to send emails as voice to text or as WAV attachment.

Did not see this in list of things it will do, but would consider the above really useful, in my case more useful than art from music albums or missed calls.
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I just placed an order for a 328i xDrive and it lists 6VC Combox Controller, 6FL ipod and USB Adapter and 639 BMW Assist with Bluetooth. I'm not getting Navigation in this car. What will Combox do for me? Bluetooth music streaming? I'm certainly not getting album art...
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      08-31-2010, 08:02 AM   #51
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I just placed an order for a 328i xDrive and it lists 6VC Combox Controller, 6FL ipod and USB Adapter and 639 BMW Assist with Bluetooth. I'm not getting Navigation in this car. What will Combox do for me? Bluetooth music streaming? I'm certainly not getting album art...
I thought the 6VC only comes with Nav. I'd be interested to know if i'm going to have 6VC in my F10.
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I just placed an order for a 328i xDrive and it lists 6VC Combox Controller, 6FL ipod and USB Adapter and 639 BMW Assist with Bluetooth. I'm not getting Navigation in this car. What will Combox do for me? Bluetooth music streaming? I'm certainly not getting album art...
Unless the keeping of the option codes is just a formality, then 6VC = 639 = 6FL if in fact the modules are combined into this "ComBox" single module.

If they are not combined then the 6VC ComBox is the MULF-Hi replacement (6FL) and the 639 is the current TCU with Bluetooth Audio (AD2P) enabled.

What you are getting with the ComBox is the capability of playing your iPod thru its own Apple USB cable without DRM restrictions and with full tag display -no need to use the OEM iPod cable as before.
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      09-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #53
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Well the codes I have listed are directly off of the Vehicle Inquiry sheet printed off by the dealer. Since the 6FL is part of the Value Package and the 639 is part of the Premium package I'm not sure what people who order a non-premium would get. The new 6VC code is listed along with the other stand-alone options and not part of either package.
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Well the codes I have listed are directly off of the Vehicle Inquiry sheet printed off by the dealer. Since the 6FL is part of the Value Package and the 639 is part of the Premium package I'm not sure what people who order a non-premium would get. The new 6VC code is listed along with the other stand-alone options and not part of either package.
What that means is just that option 6VC will be included by default if 6FL is included in the order sheet.
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      09-02-2010, 02:10 PM   #55
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Wish someone would work out the wiring for this, got a COMBOX just sitting
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      09-03-2010, 03:46 AM   #56
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Hi all,

I'm new here but I was wondering about the new combox and retro fitting.

Anneka @ Sytner said:

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*Not all features will work in conjunction with all mobile phone devices, please ask your sales executive for full details. Combox will be integrated at no extra cost to vehicles that meet the specification requirements and that are built post March 2010.
Are you sure about this info?

Thanks for your replies.
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Wish someone would work out the wiring for this, got a COMBOX just sitting
What about you asking your local dealer for the OEM document describing this module and the schematics? If you ask nicely they could just print it out for you...

That's what I do but as you can see we in the USA do not have this ComBox here yet.
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What about you asking your local dealer for the OEM document describing this module and the schematics? If you ask nicely they could just print it out for you...

That's what I do but as you can see we in the USA do not have this ComBox here yet.
I'm sure Anneka would have access to that, if so would be much appreciated if it could be passed on
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I just placed an order for a 328i xDrive and it lists 6VC Combox Controller, 6FL ipod and USB Adapter and 639 BMW Assist with Bluetooth. I'm not getting Navigation in this car. What will Combox do for me? Bluetooth music streaming? I'm certainly not getting album art...
To correct my post above, it has been confirmed that 6VC = 6FL = 639 = 6NF from now on.

What the Combox will do in the case of no iDrive but with 639? Other than the new features already discussed (Bluetooth Audio), it will give you a 2-channel Bluetooth connectivity, i.e., two phones can be connected by Bluetooth at the same time. This applies to the iDrive as well.

In other words, one phone can be connected for music and the other phone can be connected for phone calls thru Bluetooth. Both phones can be connected as well for phone calls, but only one phone features and phonebook will be displayed and functional in the OEM HU while the other phone will only respond to incoming calls thru the OEM HU.

I always wondered why nobody came up with a two -or even a three- channel Bluetooth system in any car yet...
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I was reading sales bulletin for the Rolls Royce Ghost. The 2011 models which will be built 1st October 2010 onwards will have the Combox feature added to them.

It states "The Combox replaces the previous communications control unit hardware and provides a more efficient system for managing multimedia and communication requirements in the car."
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Any further updates and what is and isn't available on a new e90/1/2/3 ordered now with a likely build in November? prof nav,6fl and 6nf

Available info on the net is very patchy
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Just taken delivery of my E91 and it came with this. I went for the media package with prof nav. V.good though not many phones fully integrate with the Office functions.
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any e90's been delivered withthis yet?
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Bump. Can anyone get the part number??
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      10-08-2010, 03:54 PM   #65
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To correct my post above, it has been confirmed that 6VC = 6FL = 639 = 6NF from now on.
This is somewhat comforting. I have a MY2011 E92 328i on its way that completed production on 9/28. On my VIR, I have options 639, 6FL, and 609 listed, but not 6VC.
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