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      06-08-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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The $420 iDrive Retrofit Build Log

Huge thanks to Booster4075 for his amazing DIY that just turned 10 years old. I would have never attempted this without his DIY.

"iDrive retrofits are hard and are thousands of $$$$" = False

E9X cars can now be found in junkyards which means cheap parts.

My price list:
CCC(Defective) and CID: $61
Replacment CCC: $130
Knob: $45
Center Console Trim: $40 (Worn, will replace)
Dash: $61
AC Trim: $5
Cooling Hose: Came with CCC
CID Harness: Came with CID
CID Display Cable: Came with CID
Head Unit Trim: $30
Screws: $5
20g Wire: $7 (Should have just cut some wire from junkyard car for free)
Crimp Connectors: $7
OEM wire with pins: $25 (Should have just cut some wire from junkyard car for free)
Coding: FREE
25 pack of DVD-R to burn the 2015 map pack on: $4 (PM me for iso)

Total cost:
$420

If the junkyard car had all of the bits I needed it would have been sub $250 easily

Optional Extras:
Sat Radio Box: $40 (I didn't buy this, but is a direct plugin with coding)
eBay Bluetooth box: $140 (Already had from pro radio)



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If I had all of the parts when I started the DIY it would have taken a full Saturday. It really wasn't that hard to do any of the DIY. As long as you take your time and work neatly.
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Huge thanks to Booster4075 for his amazing DIY that just turned 10 years old. I would have never attempted this without his DIY.

"iDrive retrofits are hard and are thousands of $$$$" = False

E9X cars can now be found in junkyards which means cheap parts.

My price list:
CCC(Defective) and CID: $61
Replacment CCC: $130
Knob: $45
Center Console Trim: $40 (Worn, will replace)
Dash: $61
AC Trim: $5
Cooling Hose: Came with CCC
CID Harness: Came with CID
CID Display Cable: Came with CID
Head Unit Trim: $30
Screws: $5
20g Wire: $7 (Should have just cut some wire from junkyard car for free)
Crimp Connectors: $7
OEM wire with pins: $25 (Should have just cut some wire from junkyard car for free)
Coding: FREE
25 pack of DVD-R to burn the 2015 map pack on: $4 (PM me for iso)

Total cost:
$420

If the junkyard car had all of the bits I needed it would have been sub $250 easily

Optional Extras:
Sat Radio Box: $40 (I didn't buy this, but is a direct plugin with coding)
eBay Bluetooth box: $140 (Already had from pro radio)



Pics:














If I had all of the parts when I started the DIY it would have taken a full Saturday. It really wasn't that hard to do any of the DIY. As long as you take your time and work neatly.
I take nothing away from all your hard work you put into this but why didn't just put in the CIC system?
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I take nothing away from all your hard work you put into this but why didn't just put in the CIC system?
CIC would have been an extra $700. I am very happy with the CCC with the eBay Bluetooth box. In a few years I plan on doing a CIC with sat radio and combox.
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I take nothing away from all your hard work you put into this but why didn't just put in the CIC system?
CIC would have been an extra $700. I am very happy with the CCC with the eBay Bluetooth box. In a few years I plan on doing a CIC with sat radio and combox.
Ehhh not that expensive now man. Gotta shop around. Couple members have posted getting the CIC very cheap now.
I understand though.

Side note: US CIC systems have SAT tuner within. A Separate SAT module isn't needed.
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Ehhh not that expensive now man. Gotta shop around. Couple members have posted getting the CIC very cheap now.
I understand though.

Side note: US CIC systems have SAT tuner within. A Separate SAT module isn't needed.
I can get a used cic system for around $500. Then I need the center console trim, adaptors, cables, ect to install it.

I didn't know the cic had sat built in.
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Brooooo I did my CIC retrofit for like 250 lmao. eBay ftw.
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Brooooo I did my CIC retrofit for like 250 lmao. eBay ftw.
I just bought a CIC for $85 and the display for $108. V2 of this is coming soon.
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@NickCo43 [/quote]

I just bought a CIC for $85 and the display for $108. V2 of this is coming soon.[/quote]

If you see another deal like this PM me! Seriously.
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I just bought a CIC for $85 and the display for $108. V2 of this is coming soon.
I can't wait to see how yours ends up!
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I can't wait to see how yours ends up!
I dropped $60 on the display cable which I am not too happy about.
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