Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

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Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by silas greenback » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:47 pm

Hi All, thanks for reading

I have a 2014 116i with combox in the boot and basic headunit (no nav, no media streaming), i have already performed an alpine upgrade the the car, (check my other posts)

I would like to add media playback via iphone, over cable or bluetooth so i can listen to apple music on the go, also being able to skip tracks and so on from the steering wheel controls

I understand this is possible to add via coding, but not sure where to start...

I did get a copy of esys of ebay and a cable a year back, but ive never really done anything with it

Any suggestions or guides?

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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by topuphere666 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:48 pm

Would it be easier to get a 'y' cable from BMW? It'll plug into the USB and aux port giving you control via the wheel


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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by silas greenback » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:01 pm

Hi thanks,

I thought the y cable was only for the old < iphone 4 with the large 21pin connector on the bottom, not the lightning? I also thought when used it just allows you to charge your phone via usb, but not control it?

I have an iphone 6 so i could just use a line out lead from the headphone port to the audio in on the car, but thats a bit shonky!

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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by topuphere666 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:13 pm

You can get it with lightening port. I used it with an iPhone 5s a few years back.

I'm almost certain the music could be controlled through the wheel - might be worth asking the dealer.

I find EBT to be of poor quality on my car so just use an iPhone cable.


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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by silas greenback » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:59 pm

Thanks, Its not really the EBT in needed the upgrade for, its the media streaming... Without EBT you don't get media streaming even via USB (at least not on my car)

Thanks for taking the time!

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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by Wibbles » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:58 pm

I can remotely code EBT for you to allow a cabled connection to your phone & Music streaming over Bluetooth.

Email me at: Enquiries@BRDiagnostics.co.uk for a price.
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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by silas greenback » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:28 pm

Thanks Wibbles,

I figured it out in the end, well, when i say I figured it out i mean, I found a helpful guide that told me how to do it!

for anyone else wondering...

http://chrisbryson.me.uk/enable-enhance ... es-f20f21/

Fantastic guide!

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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by thelastgoonie » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:37 pm

I'd be interested on the remote code to have this enabled.

What would you need to allow this to happen ?

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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by silas greenback » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:30 pm

erm, i did mine myself but Wibbles is offering the service, email him at Enquiries@BRDiagnostics.co.uk for a price.

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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by stevei » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:29 pm

I have BT music streaming from my phone and can control the playback via the HU.
What extra would EBT give me?
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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by silas greenback » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:08 pm

We have a very similar cars, i have a 116i 64 plate with base radio,

I think you might already have EBT, I enabled mine as I wanted to stream apple music via the lightening lead to the USB,

The standard car can only play USB flash drive from the USB, it can detect the phone via bluetooth or USB but not stream anything

I don't use it to stream via Bluetooth, i did so so i could steam via USB

have you checked you vin to see all of the options fitted to your car?

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Re: Enhanced bluetooth for 2014 F20

Post by stevei » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:15 pm

Yeh I have and no mention of EBT.
Checking the vin decoder and it says I just have the 6NH option which is just the basic hands free and usb
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