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      06-02-2014, 12:05 PM   #1
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I want DAB

I've got an E92 LCI with CIC and really want DAB.

Researching various options I saw this and wondered if anyone had fitted one or has any experience of it. It appears quite good.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-OEM-Au...item3f1f0449f2
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      06-02-2014, 12:25 PM   #2
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I've fitted a few of these mate and work pretty well.The only thing is you need to fit an aerial to you're windscreen.It works completely through the CIC once fitted but also has a seperate remote for turning it on.Not that big of a job to fit either.
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      06-02-2014, 12:48 PM   #3
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Does this thing come up as DAB on the display, basically as good as OEM?

Also, does it work with the pro-headunit? I'd love to see a video of it in action.
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Ah, just seen that it's basically an FM modulator. Was hoping it'd be a bit more integrated than that.
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Yeah it comes up on the display with all the dab channels.It has can bus lines into the network so works through steering wheel controls etc.
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I've fitted a few of these mate and work pretty well.The only thing is you need to fit an aerial to you're windscreen.It works completely through the CIC once fitted but also has a seperate remote for turning it on.Not that big of a job to fit either.
Thanks - looks good to me then, particularly at the price. The BMW solution is twice the price and you have to have an extra control stuck somewhere. Is the CIC easy to remove? No need to answer that I'll do a search.
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I went the Pure 300di way, you get DAB and iPod intergration. I changed the external aerial to an internal windscreen one 12 months ago.

You do end up with an external controller/screen but it looks quite neat and works well. I've had mine for 2.5 years now and cannot complain, main use is iPod intergration, I get unlimited 3G on my phone, for me Spotify has pretty much rendered radios/CDs/MP3 obsolete.
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Personally, I find DAB reception very hit and miss. If my car didn't already have it, I wouldn't pay the expense to have it retrofitted.
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I've fitted a couple of the AutoDAB kits. They are basically the same as the 299 BMW kits, except the BMW kit comes with a seperate remote and the AutoDAB kit is controlled by your steering wheel controls. IMO this is better. It uses FM modulation and it works well with the CIC. However reception with the standard windscreen aerial is a bit hit and miss. You can use a better discreet aerial.

Note that this is not as good as OEM DAB - it comes up with station name (which has a bit of a lag on it) but it won't come up with further details such as tracking being played e.t.c.

For proper OEM style DAB on CIC, I'd recommend retrofitting a CIC with DAB or fitting the Kufatec Fistune for CIC. I've fitted these and they are good.

In my own car I had CIC only too and recently retrofitted a DAB CIC myself. This is the proper OEM way to do it, and involves changing and coding CIC, getting FSC enabling codes for the unit, running a new fakra wire from the front to the back, under the central brake light and fitting a new diversity antenna with a DAB fakra connector.
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Thanks - I know it won't be as good as OEM DAB but it's not really the quality I'm seeking but the extra stations that are not available on FM. I must admit I like the simplicity of the AutoDAB and the way it integrates with the existing controls.
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