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      01-27-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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iDrive controller update/swap

just finished the idrive controller swap on my 07 328xi, here are some pics/guide

the old, getting started


out




new vs old, the camera really captures the wear on the old piece


swaped parts (once installed in the car, one can't tell the difference between the tray cover and new piece)


all done


everything works, no error codes, just have to get used to it now
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      01-27-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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how much? plug and play? what kind of functionality does this add?
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      01-27-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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+1 on what mrskinny said!!

and does all the buttons on the new idrive light up and function?
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how much? plug and play? what kind of functionality does this add?
how much? - pretty much up to you, the only thing i got from the dealer was the controller frame ($13), the idrive controller new - ebay 150 shipped, trim - seller on here 100 shipped

plug and play - yep

functionality - short cuts, way way faster way to nagivate the sections


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+1 on what mrskinny said!!

and does all the buttons on the new idrive light up and function?
i didn't pay much attention but i think all the buttons light up (will double check), i tested them and they all function
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      01-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #5
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That's pretty cool, probably one of the more functional diy upgrades I've seen.
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      01-28-2011, 03:44 PM   #6
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+1 on what mrskinny said!!

and does all the buttons on the new idrive light up and function?
All the buttons light up, it looks a lot better and the short cuts are best part.

This mod is a must, i'm pretty happy with the results since i did mine.

One more thing, mine didnt work at first because the car's sw was never updated, after the dealer reprogrammed to the latest one it worked as intended.
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Awesome, do you have the part numbers for everything you need?
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what is your build date?
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      02-02-2011, 01:42 PM   #9
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Shortcuts? You mean the NAV, Tel, CD/radio, etc?

You can hold the old iDrive controller in the direction of the menu you want for more than 2 seconds and it will jump to the screen you were previously on, when you exited that menu.

For example: If you're in the NAV section, pull the wheel toward you (for audio) and it will bring you to the last menu you were in when you left the audio section.
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      02-02-2011, 02:38 PM   #10
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what is your build date?
If you are asking me, it's a 2008 E90 build date 09/2007. One of the 1st 2008's built.
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question was directed to OP (sterz85).
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i'm interested as well, thanks.
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All the buttons light up, it looks a lot better and the short cuts are best part.

This mod is a must, i'm pretty happy with the results since i did mine.

One more thing, mine didnt work at first because the car's sw was never updated, after the dealer reprogrammed to the latest one it worked as intended.
Did it cost anything to have the dealer update the sw? Does it look like 2010 or 2011 iDrive sw? Just curious as I was thinking of updating my own..
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      02-02-2011, 05:20 PM   #14
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I assume the shortcut buttons work, but this will in no way update your DVD-based nav to the new CIC hard-drive based Nav.
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      02-02-2011, 05:48 PM   #15
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My build date is 07/2007 can I do this upgrade?
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I assume the shortcut buttons work, but this will in no way update your DVD-based nav to the new CIC hard-drive based Nav.
Can anybody can even imagine much less assume that the controller that is in the console shown in the photo can somehow remove the DVD hardware and install a hardrive in the unit in the dash while changing the resolution of the screen?

That would be some medical marijuana...
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      02-03-2011, 02:04 AM   #17
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Can anybody can even imagine much less assume that the controller that is in the console shown in the photo can somehow remove the DVD hardware and install a hardrive in the unit in the dash while changing the resolution of the screen?

That would be some medical marijuana...


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Definitely interested in doing this. I'm also thinking up upgrading the shifter while I have it open.
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Did it cost anything to have the dealer update the sw? Does it look like 2010 or 2011 iDrive sw? Just curious as I was thinking of updating my own..
The sw was updated for other unrelated issue so I didn't pay anything, i tried the controller in the car before the update and the buttons lit up but didn't work.
After the update the idrive will look the same as before but it will recognize the new controller and the buttons will work properly.
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      02-04-2011, 11:27 AM   #20
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Does this .make my 08 idrive look like the new ones on the screen too? or is this just the button and teist nob swap?
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Does this .make my 08 idrive look like the new ones on the screen too? or is this just the button and teist nob swap?
Dude, drop the joint...
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You couldn't make it up
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