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      05-30-2020, 09:52 AM   #6

Drives: BMWs with 3L I6 engines
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ

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Originally Posted by DavesZed View Post
Same thing I'm about to do to mine. I already have the Android screen.... oh mine is an e89 Z4, but it's the same components... but I want the onboard functionality of the iDrive system.
I have considered fitting the combox and bluetooth but as I don't have ICOM to program it (I'm told you can't set it up with NCSExpert etc!!) I've decided that as I have Bluetooth capability built into the Android screen I can dispense with that. I would get the emulator just so I can have the back-up of the iDrive nav.
If you get carplay or android you probably won't need a backup camera emulator. My carplay has a backup camera input and switches the screen to backup camera when reverse is selected. It even has the dynamic lines that move when the steering wheel is turned. And the backup camera image is full screen rather than a smaller box.