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      08-22-2021, 05:19 AM   #1
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E93 Andream MMI - OEM Microphone?

Hi All,

I tried searching the forum but couldn't find a definitive answer.

This week I installed the Andream MMI unit in my E93 with CIC and got everything working apart from the microphone.

I know that the OEM microphone I have is installed in the steering column rather than the roof of the car like the E90/91/92.

Can anyone confirm if the OEM one can be easily linked? From the instructions it looks like I have to put part of the kit I received between the microphone and the OEM wire for it to work, but I'm not 100% on this.

I am currently running the MMI without the microphone as I wanted to check before taking apart the column!

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      08-25-2021, 02:42 PM   #2
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Same boat. Installing a Road Top MMI and backup camera in an e93. I am using the after market mic included because I'm not brave enough to rip apart the steering column with the airbag under there. I want to see a DIY or instructions first before I risk monkeying around with that steering column. Also, out of curiosity, how are you wiring the backup camera? Using the reverse light and chassis for ground or using the 12v and Ground wires from the harness that came with the Andream?
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Same boat. Installing a Road Top MMI and backup camera in an e93. I am using the after market mic included because I'm not brave enough to rip apart the steering column with the airbag under there. I want to see a DIY or instructions first before I risk monkeying around with that steering column. Also, out of curiosity, how are you wiring the backup camera? Using the reverse light and chassis for ground or using the 12v and Ground wires from the harness that came with the Andream?
Hopefully someone else can shine some light on this for us! Next time I've got a spare day, I may give it a go.

I didn't the reversing camera so can't help you with that I'm afraid!
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Same boat. Installing a Road Top MMI and backup camera in an e93. I am using the after market mic included because I'm not brave enough to rip apart the steering column with the airbag under there. I want to see a DIY or instructions first before I risk monkeying around with that steering column. Also, out of curiosity, how are you wiring the backup camera? Using the reverse light and chassis for ground or using the 12v and Ground wires from the harness that came with the Andream?
Manage to get it sorted?
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      09-06-2021, 07:28 PM   #5
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Tapping into the steering column microphone is straight forward. You can use trim removal tools to separate the top and bottom parts of the shell carefully to not cause any cosmetic damage. It will get tight as there is not a lot of room to work with and the factory microphone harness is taut, but it is nothing crazy difficult. Just make sure you run the wire so that it does not interfere with the steering shaft when you drive.
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Morning,
I've done a full install video on this very subject, although for my E89 it is the same position for the microphone as the E93 (top of the steering column).
Here's the video, if you jump to 20:39 I run through how to remove the panels and how to connect up the wire....


Hope that helps.... in fact the whole video may be of use to some of you thinking about fitting one of these, well except for removing the other panels etc but that's covered in many other YouTube videos.
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Morning,
I've done a full install video on this very subject, although for my E89 it is the same position for the microphone as the E93 (top of the steering column).
Here's the video, if you jump to 20:39 I run through how to remove the panels and how to connect up the wire....


Hope that helps.... in fact the whole video may be of use to some of you thinking about fitting one of these, well except for removing the other panels etc but that's covered in many other YouTube videos.
Thanks Dave! That is exactly what I was looking for, will definitely be doing this soon!
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Same boat. Installing a Road Top MMI and backup camera in an e93. I am using the after market mic included because I'm not brave enough to rip apart the steering column with the airbag under there. I want to see a DIY or instructions first before I risk monkeying around with that steering column. Also, out of curiosity, how are you wiring the backup camera? Using the reverse light and chassis for ground or using the 12v and Ground wires from the harness that came with the Andream?
Manage to get it sorted?
The backup camera wiring worked well, I'm glad I decided to avoid using the tail light for 12v and chassis for ground (never a good idea). I just went ahead and used the aftermarket mic for now and it has worked well. I think I'm going to attempt to wire up the OEM mic instead this weekend so 8'll follow up with how that went now that someone has confirmed it is possible.
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Where are you guys stashing the actual MMI box? I watched a video where they were able to stash it above the CIC unit and right behind the HVAC controls, but I can't get mine to slide in deep enough.
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Where are you guys stashing the actual MMI box? I watched a video where they were able to stash it above the CIC unit and right behind the HVAC controls, but I can't get mine to slide in deep enough.
I think I managed to get mine in the fair right corner with the wiring along the bottom and into the bottom left corner.

Been a while, but managed to get some of it behind the HVAC
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Just got mine installed in my e93. Used the mic from Andream. Put the box under the glovebox. Hoping to try the reverse camera next weekend. Was there enough wiring supplied or did you have to buy more?
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