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      11-21-2023, 05:21 PM   #1
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So, IF I buy a headunit from a scrap yard, how to I enable it to work on my car? Is it hard?
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      11-27-2023, 04:53 PM   #2
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99% of the time you need to code it to your car.
If you have a professional headunit; then get a prefoessional headunit to match it as close as possible.

I suggest getting Protool by BimmerGeeks. It's an Android app with no subscription and not VIN locked.

You default/factory code the radio module/headunit and it will read the car's VO (Vehicle Order) and apply the correct settings to the radio.

And I suggest joining their FB group since that's where their support is and the community support is great too.
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Legend!!! Well today I bit the bullet and just did it!!!! Bought a CIC, screen controller and centre trim….. the next few days should be fun 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Does your current car has CIC in it? If you are retrofitting iDrive then it's a different story. There are threads here on how to DIY retrofit iDrive. But it's completely different from just replacing the headunit with a new/used one.
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I have a CCC unit in at the mo…. Watched many videos and read through lots of stuff on here and by the grace of god by this time tomorrow I’ll have a new headunit
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Well, I'm not sure it's that simple of a swap, but hopefully it is.
Wish you luck and please post back so others can benefit from your adventure.
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Very simple swap! Took all of 45 mins including vin coding
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Nice, glad it was that simple. Thanks for commenting back on the result.
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Then as I celebrated the win of installing the head unit….. my timing chain snapped and wrote the car off😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤦🏻‍♂️ happy Christmas lolololol
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