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      06-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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CIC Retrofit on Pre-LCI E90 with Standard Headunit

LOADING......

90% of new wiring has been laid...
Coding has be done...
Changed the Dashboard...

LOADING......
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      06-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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Sam, seriously!!!!

You need to do this on mine after my friend!
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      06-22-2013, 03:17 AM   #3
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Sam have you taken any pics during the installation ?
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      06-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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Guys
its all done. Few hick ups....
1- After market GPS antenna does not work or at least not in my case. I tried it as dealer could not find the GPS cable. I have shark fin already sitting at my place.
So I need to get OEM GPS cable.
2- Battery drain is immense. I had 3 amps and I could listen to music at moderate level for 30 minutes. With CIC / emulator, its draining 0.1 volt every second and so on till the CIC turns off.
Not sure if its the battery / emulator / CIC. Need to work on that.
3- I had manual AC in my car and I could not find BMW fascia for that. I have requested it to BMW UK to find out if they make one.
If not, then I may have to find somebody who can use CAD to design it and make a custom fascia.

Here is a teaser....(most scary photo)



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      06-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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Sam that indeed does look scary , thinks I will be sticking with my Garmin , you have my admiration for taking on that retrofit
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Holy schnozzle, you don't do things by half!!
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      06-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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Well done Sam. This bringing back memories of when I did my CIC retrofit. I actually foind removing the dashboard was easier than doing the wiring.
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      06-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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Wow man - impressive skills!
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      06-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #9
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Sam, I was just about to send you a PM (your PM box is full BTW).

I'm surprised that an aftermarket GPS cable didn't work for you. The BMW cable is nothing more than a standard RG-174 cable with Fakra Type C connectors. I was going to send you a link to a cable on eBay which is similar to the one I used on my wife's Audi.

Let me do some digging in ETK and see if I can find a part number for the cable.
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Wow very impressive!
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OK so I'm new to BMW's ... what's CIC?
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OK so I'm new to BMW's ... what's CIC?
Car Infotainment Computer, basically a hard disc based nav and music system.
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      06-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #13
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cheers dude!
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Damn, I wish I had the balls to do this!

You got skills mate!
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Thanks All of you who contributed into this.
Progress:
- CIC fully functional
- Aftermarket GPS antenna working
- Video in motion working

Next Stage:
- Bigger capacity AGM bettery installation
- Combox retrofitting
- $6FL retfrofitting (music directly from ipod / iphone)
- Office functions of combox enabled
- BMW applications (possibly)
- Video from iphone / ipod enabled (possibly)

One thing I must say, this is the best retrofit I have ever done, in terms of functionality and appearance.
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Well done mate; you do feel a sense of pride after completed this retrofit on a car without iDrive.

I need to get Ian (Alpina527) to upgrade my CIC unit software so I can have BMW Live and Connected Drive working following the installation of the Combox; 6FL and Bluetooth.
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Well done mate; you do feel a sense of pride after completed this retrofit on a car without iDrive.

I need to get Ian (Alpina527) to upgrade my CIC unit software so I can have BMW Live and Connected Drive working following the installation of the Combox; 6FL and Bluetooth.
I guess its a sense of satisfaction matey.

So have you retrofitted Combox?
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I guess its a sense of satisfaction matey.

So you retrofitted Combox?
Yes; I was fortunate to pick up a brand new Bluetooth retrokit and 6FL (USB/AUX) off Fleabay for less than 40 and then purchase the Combox here on the forum from Asfar.

I have a microphone for saloon car with both a black and grey covers (which you are welcome to) as I had to buy a compatible one for a convertible (which mounts onto the steering cowling/cover).
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Yes; I was fortunate to pick up a brand new Bluetooth retrokit and 6FL (USB/AUX) off Fleabay for less than 40 and then purchase the Combox here on the forum from Asfar.

I have a microphone for saloon car with both a black and grey covers (which you are welcome to) as I had to buy a compatible one for a convertible (which mounts onto the steering cowling/cover).
You are lucky to buy that kit for 40.
I bought BNIB so hopefully the mic will be included.
There is mic for E93 going on fleabay for about 34 including delivery.
Not sure if BNIB from the dealer is the same price.

Good to hear you experience as well. Good luck with combox and hopefully we'll catch up someday matey.
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Well done mate, I better get that lead done for you
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Well done mate, I better get that lead done for you
Please do so, I was going to send you a text, but then I thought...Wait.
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