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      02-04-2011, 12:50 PM   #23
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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




i didn't pay much attention but i think all the buttons light up (will double check), i tested them and they all function
You have the ebay link for the controller? No luck when I checked....
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      02-05-2011, 05:29 PM   #25
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You have the ebay link for the controller? No luck when I checked....
it was just an individual seller, not a store or anything

just keep an eye out and see if anything comes up
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Hey OP

Did your lci idrive knob come with that rubber outline?


Here's a pic of my new lci idrive knob with my new lci center console trim and you see that gap along where the trim meets the lci idrive ??? I'm guessing the vendor forgot to give me that rubber idrive outline thing or do I have to order it ??


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Did your lci idrive knob come with that rubber outline?


Here's a pic of my new lci idrive knob with my new lci center console trim and you see that gap along where the trim meets the lci idrive ??? I'm guessing the vendor forgot to give me that rubber idrive outline thing or do I have to order it ??


You are missing the controller trim bracket P/N 51169170917.
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^ thanks !!! I just ordered it!! Geez I ordered the new lci center console trim and the new lci I drive knob and the dealership can't even include this $7 dollar trim bracket??? Sadddddd
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just finished the idrive controller swap on my 07 328xi, here are some pics/guide

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


everything works, no error codes, just have to get used to it now
OP, I have a 2007 335I, and recently my i drive controller has been malfunctioning. Mine looks like the one in the picture above, on the right, but it has a menu button, and a second one with a sketched shouting face. I bought one used and I want to do a swap this weekend. How easy is it to do, and do you have any tips, for installation? Also, how long did it take you and how difficult was it? thanks. If you can post install instructions, I'd be truly grateful.
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can anybody post the part numbers for this retrofit? trim, controller, etc.
please? I also have a 2007 335i
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      07-30-2011, 12:38 AM   #32
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i'm still new to the forum and the pm option it's not available yet
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OP, I have a 2007 335I, and recently my i drive controller has been malfunctioning. Mine looks like the one in the picture above, on the right, but it has a menu button, and a second one with a sketched shouting face. I bought one used and I want to do a swap this weekend. - 3 things you'll need 1) the controller, 2) controller bracket, 3) new trim piece since the controller won't fit in the old cutout

How easy is it to do, and do you have any tips, for installation? - follow the link i posted, pretty straight forward

Also, how long did it take you and how difficult was it? - about 30 min

If you can post install instructions, I'd be truly grateful. - http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277690
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I have a production date of 09/06, Can I retrofit my car ?
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Thanks, I just got my I drive controller swapped out, and avoided the dealership rape. This thread was very useful.
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This looks awesome!
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i have an 07 335 i will love some info for this, post the part numbers trim, controller, etc
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I have a production date of 09/06, Can I retrofit my car ?
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Bump. Does anyone know if I can retrofit my controller ? My production Date is 09/06
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^I think this retrofit only works for 07 and 08, not sure about 09's, not 100% though..


i have an 08 and did the swap and it works flawlessly and looks awesome!!



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How did you illuminate your controller ?
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^I think this retrofit only works for 07 and 08, not sure about 09's, not 100% though..


i have an 08 and did the swap and it works flawlessly and looks awesome!!



got a diy for that shift knob? how do you like it?
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...417142&page=21


click the link on post #444..........


i love the DCT retro fit, the interior looks so much more classy/expensive with the DCT shifter and base plate, definetly one of my favorite mods
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