E87 oem USB retrofit

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Re: E87 oem USB retrofit

Post by S44mvp » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:43 pm

Wibbles wrote:
S44mvp wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:46 am
Wibbles wrote:you'll need to change to a MULF2 Hi with BT and USB then add the HSD wire and USB socket & code to suit.

i can assist with the coding.

You could also just change the headiunit to a later unit with BT & USB built in but they will need coding with an ICOM interface, which I have.
Thanks mate, any idea where the best place to buy a mulf2 Hi would be? Once installed I’ll be dropping you a message for coding for sure


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Ebay unless you want to buy a new one, which will not be cheap.
Thought as much thanks mate


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Re: E87 oem USB retrofit

Post by S44mvp » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:44 pm

tom85 wrote:As well as getting the MULF2 HIGH your current head unit will likely need flashing to the latest software revision to support coding USB functionality

I had to do this on mine (2006 car) - software revision went from 6975013 to 9205946 - took about half an hour with WinKFP and I had a power supply hooked up to my car as I didn't want to risk failure if the battery got too low. Alternatively you could swap the head unit for a later lci model instead.
Thanks for that I’ll keep that in mind, hopefully it’s something wibbles will be able to code as well!


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Re: E87 oem USB retrofit

Post by S44mvp » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 pm

Another update my audio keeps skipping from the stereo, any source - have tried aux and radio, both doing the same. Could this be linked?


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Re: E87 oem USB retrofit

Post by Wibbles » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:54 pm

Get the later Alpine unit with the USB and BT built in, will be a better unit.
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