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      08-07-2016, 03:25 AM   #1
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DIY - NBT Retrofit - E92

DIY - NBT retrofit - E92

Posting this DIY to help peeps who may considering doing this upgrade

First up, I cant take credit for these following install. All credit goes to Melbourne based E90 forum member Vtl (Vince aka BMW Yoda)
Top guy who not only does awesome work but also gives up most of his weekends to help peeps with their installs...

Vtl did all the work on this retrofit, I simply took the pictures and documented this DIV

Backstory
My car is a 2008 E92 with a the original CCC unit
One of guys on the forum (Cashy) pulled together a group buy and a pile of information on the NBT retrofit process and the parts needed

The total cost of the upgrade including install was around $3000
TBH its an expensive upgrade and really only worth doing if you want to modernise your CCC system.
If you have CIC already, then this upgrade is probably not necessary

What parts you need will depend on your cars year and model
Do your research and check the part numbers before you buy (realoem.com is a helpful reference)

These are the parts needed for my 2008 E92

1. NBT retrofit kit
Include NBT head unit, LED screen and retrofit wiring harness (pre-coded to cars VIN)

2. CIC front panel
Covers NBT DVD slot. Includes volume knob and radio buttons

3. CIC console trim
Front console trim with hole cut for CIC controller. Check the shape of the hole in the photo below

4. CIC controller
CIC Multi function button Idrive controller

5. CIC controller bracket
Plastic bracket that holds the controller in place and allows it to be fastened to the console trim

6. CIC controller trim
Silver trim that fits neatly around controller to hid gap (optional)

7. Aux/USB cable
Cable and socket that runs from the center console to the NBT head unit

8. Blue tooth antenna
In dash blue tooth antenna. Your old blue tooth module wont work after NBT install, so you need this

9. Reversing camera
Replacement trunk handle with camera (optional)

There are other items that you may require, depending on your car and the NBT options you chose (eg ceramic touch controller)

These are simply the items needed for my upgrade
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Step 1 - Removing CIC system
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With the CCC system out of the vehicle the next stage is to replace the CCC backlit screen with the NBT LCD screen.

Think of it like pulling apart a TV, replacing the LED screen and putting the TV back together again

In this next section, we walk through the steps for disassembling the CCC screen and the NBT screens, then how you use parts from both the CCC and NBT units, to build a new display screen, that will fit back perfectly into the dashboard

CCC Screen Disassembly
Now to disassemble the CCC screen
We basically want to keep the shell so the new screen will fit back into the dashboard like the original screen
To hold the new LED screen in place we also need to keep the internal structural plates
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NBT Screen Disassembly
Now to disassemble the NBT screen
We basically want to keep the new LCD screen and electronics, so we can put it inside the old CCC shell
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Now its time to put the NBT screen into the CCC shell
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Install

Final step, wiring everything up and fitting it into the dash
It was pretty late in the day, so I did not get lots of pics of this stage
Is basically a reverse of the removal stage and if you following the wiring instructions provided by your supplier, it should be pretty simple
One word of caution, the colour of the the plugs do not always match, so don't be concerned if the plug is green and the socket is blue
Also remember to reconnect and test everything before installing everything in the dash
It is much easier to switch plugs around before you install everything and have to pull it out again
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Thanks for taking the time to write this up and share with the community!

I didn't realise how fortunate we are on here with all the diy guides, I was searching for some simple guides on my other car a vw passat and could not find anything!

It looks really good im very keen to install mine when all my bits arrive
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HI mate thanks very much for the guide makes it look simple.

did you get dab with your install and how to you go about getting it to work antenna wise?
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HI mate thanks very much for the guide makes it look simple.

did you get dab with your install and how to you go about getting it to work antenna wise?
Not sure I can help with this, we simply hooked up the supplied harness and wiring... PM Vtl he is a genius and may be able to help

http://www.e90post.com/forums/member.php?u=272938
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Nice work.

Getting Nbt install next month on my e60.

Missing 2 cables, display cable & Bluetooth antenna.

Not in the pic but i have the touch module.
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