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DIY update to idrive retrofit
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Published by dylim
07-15-2012
DIY update to idrive retrofit

Is a DIY update to booster's idrive retrofit valuable? I'm several years late to the game but would like to contribute back to the community if it's valuable. Most of the stuff is online, and credit is due to the community (see end for credit list).

Short summary is that I can fill in all the gaps of the guide, including:
  1. part numbers
  2. how to make your own Y connectors so that you do not need to cut or splice any original wires - just connect!
  3. how to find out the wiring diagrams for your car (mine is 328xi MY 11/07, which should be the same for all recent e90s)
  4. how to take the car apart (and back together) properly and easily - air bags, radio, wire routing, trim, tools to get etc
  5. MOST how to

I'm actually not entirely done retrofitting CCC with 6FL, BT, XM, and do have a list of outstanding questions to figure out though:
  1. usb footwell inlay foam: one part or two? 51-47-9-125-333 is correct, but my dealer says there is no 51-47-9-125-335 (I do see it online tho). Also not sure where it would go, and how to route the 6FL wires coming out of the usb hub. Since I'm still waiting for 333 to arrive, I can't really play with it to figure out.
  2. is there a 1-2in gap between your windshield | foam | rubber seal (textured) | end of dash?
  3. MOST is a ring. But where exactly is the input? BMW's official retrofit guides contradict, implying opposite directions (Bottom left vs top right IIRC). Is there a way to check without powering the car on and looking at the CCC's MOST ends?

Credits go to these people for directly and indirectly helping me (in no particular order):
Booster4075, lazd, technic, patryk, ralphwarren, Thumperx, smoov8124, M-steep, GTiceman, dasammy, coolamber

I am sure I missed someone on the list, but in general this forum has been very open and helpful. Thanks everyone!

Dah-Yoh
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By XYR03 on 08-15-2012, 11:39 AM
have you completed your retrofit?
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By dylim on 08-21-2012, 05:27 PM
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have you completed your retrofit?
Yes, everything is done!! As mentioned, so many people have been incredibly helpful when I was doing the retrofit, so if you have any questions just ask, would love to help.
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By Joe- on 08-21-2012, 06:45 PM
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So do you have the DIY?
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By dylim on 08-21-2012, 08:12 PM
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So do you have the DIY?
You mean the update to the original DIY? No, I haven't updated it yet, since there seems to be a general lack of interest. Are you planning to do the retrofit? If so maybe I should start working on the update
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By Joe- on 08-21-2012, 08:35 PM
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Yeah, I really need a full part load out for Non Idrive to iDrive and CCC
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By tcw on 08-21-2012, 10:16 PM
Want to do a how to and part numbers needed for Combox retrofit and 6NR retrofit?
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By dylim on 08-22-2012, 01:57 AM
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Want to do a how to and part numbers needed for Combox retrofit and 6NR retrofit?
I'd love to, but I've only done the CCC and related retrofits, so need to wait until I can find a cheap CIC retrofit
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By dylim on 08-22-2012, 01:57 AM
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Yeah, I really need a full part load out for Non Idrive to iDrive and CCC
Ok, I'll start on that tomorrow!
Last edited by dylim; 08-22-2012 at 11:56 PM.
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By N&J335i on 08-22-2012, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dylim
Is a DIY update to booster's idrive retrofit valuable? I'm several years late to the game but would like to contribute back to the community if it's valuable. Most of the stuff is online, and credit is due to the community (see end for credit list).

Short summary is that I can fill in all the gaps of the guide, including:
  1. part numbers
  2. how to make your own Y connectors so that you do not need to cut or splice any original wires - just connect!
  3. how to find out the wiring diagrams for your car (mine is 328xi MY 11/07, which should be the same for all recent e90s)
  4. how to take the car apart (and back together) properly and easily - air bags, radio, wire routing, trim, tools to get etc
  5. MOST how to

I'm actually not entirely done retrofitting CCC with 6FL, BT, XM, and do have a list of outstanding questions to figure out though:
  1. usb footwell inlay foam: one part or two? 51-47-9-125-333 is correct, but my dealer says there is no 51-47-9-125-335 (I do see it online tho). Also not sure where it would go, and how to route the 6FL wires coming out of the usb hub. Since I'm still waiting for 333 to arrive, I can't really play with it to figure out.
  2. is there a 1-2in gap between your windshield | foam | rubber seal (textured) | end of dash?
  3. MOST is a ring. But where exactly is the input? BMW's official retrofit guides contradict, implying opposite directions (Bottom left vs top right IIRC). Is there a way to check without powering the car on and looking at the CCC's MOST ends?

Credits go to these people for directly and indirectly helping me (in no particular order):
Booster4075, lazd, technic, patryk, ralphwarren, Thumperx, smoov8124, M-steep, GTiceman, dasammy, coolamber

I am sure I missed someone on the list, but in general this forum has been very open and helpful. Thanks everyone!

Dah-Yoh
Hope to see it soon..
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By dylim on 08-22-2012, 11:53 PM
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Ok, let's start with the following. These are updates to booster's excellent guide. I'm going to edit this post as I write more:

[Misc tips]

M1. When removing the key holder bracket, just push out the springs:


M2. When removing the air bag, make sure the tool you inserted is about vertical, as otherwise you will miss the release:


M3. When removing the center AC trim, pop out the DTC etc button housing before attempting to remove the connectors from it.

[CCC retrofit]

C1. Pins with wires: 61130005197 (female) 61130005198 (male). You need these to make the Y connector that would tap into pin 37 of connector x14272 at the JBE. (see C2 for more info). If you are happy with spicing wires, ignore C1 - C3. If you'd rather not cut any original wires, read on

C2. housing for the C1 pins: 61136931929 (H1) 61138377072 (H2). These are the three pin version of the housing, you can get the two pin version. The Y connector you want to make looks like this:



You probably get the idea, but here is a overly complex description of what's going on. Originally, a female pin occupies position 37 of x14272 (call this F37). You have an additional female pin coming from your CID, pin 1 (call this F1), wanting to occupy the same pin. So you unplug F37 from the x14272 housing, and plug both F1 and F37 into your housing (H1). Plug two male pins (with their wires) in the other housing (H2), and connect the two housings together. Now splice the wires from the male pins together with a wire that has a female pin. So, mission accomplished - one female pin becomes two

C3. pins without wires - 61138364833 61138364834. These are for tapping into the main radio connector in order to connect the idrive controller. I didn't find ones with wires, so you might need to go to radioshack and get 22 gauge stranded wires and attach the wires. I also didn't find suitable housing for these wires, so you have to shield it properly yourself. Similar to above, you want to make two Y connectors that connect pin 3 of x10387 to pin 11 of x13812, and pin 4 of x10387 to pin 9 of x13812. The connector would look like:


C4. CCC bezel 51459120979

C5. AC bezel 64116966407/64116956736... depending on color.

C6. CID harness (not the housing, this is the harness that the contacts connect to, and this harness slots into the housing; you can do without the housing) x13822 61131383736

[BT retrofit]
B1. Antenna 84506928461
B2. Mic 84316938762

[6FL/USB retrofit]

[CCC, BT, 6FL retrofit coding]
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By saquibmiah on 01-03-2014, 09:41 PM
hiya does any one know how to code the idrive system (ccc). i retrofitted the ccc to my 2008 e93. so far i added 609 620 6UH and removed 663. i default back to factory setting on the cappl module. is there anything i missing. also the cd player is not regoniseing any audio cds i don't know if i need to add or edit anything in any of the modules. one last problem i,m have is my front PDC is not doing and beeps i can see in the i drive but no sound only on the front PDC. Back PDC is fine making beeps working ok. please help as i am really stuck pulling out all my hair lol. thanks in advance
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