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      08-01-2020, 09:31 AM   #45
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I am in the process of retrofitting cic and logic 7 to a non nav car. Do i just take the whole harness from one car to the other? Are the aftermarket navigations any better?
For L7 retrofit you can use a complete harness but you don't need it. Getting the front left and right speaker wires out of the dash is not easy. The passenger side wiring gets mixed up in the fusebox wiring. You really only need the L7 plug with rear door and center speaker wiring. The rest can be spliced together. With that said, since the rear deck and front seats are out for speaker replacement, you can easily use the new L7 wiring for those. Rear door, center and sub wiring all travel the same path under the drivers seat to the console.
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For L7 retrofit you can use a complete harness but you don't need it. Getting the front left and right speaker wires out of the dash is not easy. The passenger side wiring gets mixed up in the fusebox wiring. You really only need the L7 plug with rear door and center speaker wiring. The rest can be spliced together. With that said, since the rear deck and front seats are out for speaker replacement, you can easily use the new L7 wiring for those. Rear door, center and sub wiring all travel the same path under the drivers seat to the console.
i cannot agree with all these statemens because i've dissasembled few e9x harnesses and did some installs
audio harnes is separate from main harness
all audio wiring is going out from headunit down to the tunnel and then by the left side goind to door.
and passenger wiring coming out from the tunnel and crossing it between gearbox stick and dashboard and goes to passenger door near seat
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i cannot agree with all these statemens because i've dissasembled few e9x harnesses and did some installs
audio harnes is separate from main harness
all audio wiring is going out from headunit down to the tunnel and then by the left side goind to door.
and passenger wiring coming out from the tunnel and crossing it between gearbox stick and dashboard and goes to passenger door near seat
Just to clarify, my statements were in reference to removing L7 from a donor car and adding that to car that already has an amp and speaker wiring in the trunk. Your statements are accurate for a retrofit where only the head unit powered the speakers and there was not an amp with wiring in the trunk.
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Hi nick.
I just bought an 2008 E60 non navigation (6.3 screen).
Can I buy your CIC retrofit and get navigation in it?
Some folks were telling me that I canít use your retrofit because my car originally didnít come with navigation.
I m ready to purchase your retrofit if this would make my car a CIC with navigation.
In case I first need to convert my non navigation car to navigation, is there anything you can recommend?
Thank you so much.
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      03-25-2021, 07:35 AM   #49
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Hi nick.
I just bought an 2008 E60 non navigation (6.3 screen).
Can I buy your CIC retrofit and get navigation in it?
Some folks were telling me that I can’t use your retrofit because my car originally didn’t come with navigation.
I m ready to purchase your retrofit if this would make my car a CIC with navigation.
In case I first need to convert my non navigation car to navigation, is there anything you can recommend?
Thank you so much.
As someone who has retrofitted CIC to a non nav E60 chassis; only some parts will work:

-The CIC itself will work(if its reprogrammed with the E60 software) and you will need the E60 faceplate(buttons)
-You will need the dash trim(plastic surround for the radio and HVAC controls) and the lower panel that deletes the cubby
-You will need the CIC 8.8 screen (E90 and E60 are the same)
-the video cable and glovebox USB cables will interchange and the USB glovebox plug is the same
-CIC controller is the same should you choose to swap to it
-Also you will need a GPS antenna cable(ebay works) and coding+FSC codes to get it operational
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Looking for a retrofit in NYC

Been trying to look for a CIC retrofit in NYC for a bit now. I can install myself, but living in the city can make that hard at times, and the coding afterwards could be tricky as well. Any help here would be great!

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