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Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:28 pm
by BRDiagnostics
I can now offer Apple carplay as a retrofit for all BMW's with factory fitted NBT EVO iDrive 5 or 6 that don't have the ability to buy Carplay from the online store.

Cost is £250 and will require either travelling to me in Tyneside or a small remote coding session.

Please email me for more details: enquiries@brdiagnostics.co.uk

This is not available for cars with earlier versions of idrive or non-pro nav systems.

Thanks

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:30 pm
by beemer5711
Hi, I’m just trying to get my head around some of this, my car is a Jan build M140i with pro nav but I didn’t spec CarPlay and I’m regretting it a bit, so will this have NBT/NBT EVO (I don’t actually know what NBT is at the moment ha ha) I have been on the connected drive store it says Apple CarPlay is unavailable for my car. Does this seem right?
Cheers

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:40 pm
by Wibbles
Yes, you will need to have it retrofitted as well as a new Wi-Fi antenna

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:52 pm
by beemer5711
Thanks, what is NBT and NBT EVO? Also where have I gotten confused, I thought for CarPlay idrive 5 and pro nav was needed which I have?

Thanks again

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:48 pm
by Wibbles
NBT and NBT EVO are the idrive systems, they run different versions of firmware.

Basically you need to have the tile menu system as a prerequisite for carplay.

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:11 pm
by beemer5711
Is what you mean by tile? Image
(Not my picture)

If it’s any consolation my car has over the air map updates included until 2020.. I read somewhere that only EVO allows this?

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:17 pm
by Wibbles
Yes, that is ID5.

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:50 pm
by beemer5711
That’s what I have so do I still need a WiFi antenna? Or is it just coding?

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:56 pm
by Wibbles
beemer5711 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:50 pm
That’s what I have so do I still need a WiFi antenna? Or is it just coding?
Yes, you will need the antenna - they are included in the price of the retrofit.

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:00 pm
by beemer5711
Brill, cheers.

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:24 pm
by Wibbles
The price of this retrofit is now £199 including the antenna, which can supply and fit all in.

PM or email me.

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:18 pm
by chesterflaps
Wibbles wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:24 pm
The price of this retrofit is now £199 including the antenna, which can supply and fit all in.

PM or email me.

Hi.

I’ve asked this before but can’t find it anywhere. I have LCI2 118d with idrive 6 and business nav. I’d really like Apple CarPlay but it’s not available on the connected store. Please tell me you can help.

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:00 pm
by Wibbles
Pro Nav only I'm afraid, sorry.

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:21 pm
by chesterflaps
Wibbles wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Pro Nav only I'm afraid, sorry.
Ive just found the post where you said the following

Pro nav - iDrive 5 only.

I can supply an addon box that allows car play for around £380 but it is not a BMW retrofit, it is a third party module.

Could you give me a bit more info please? As in, is it a box that sits in my glove box etc?

Re: Now available - Apple CarPlay retrofit - ID5/6

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:50 am
by Wibbles
chesterflaps wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Wibbles wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Pro Nav only I'm afraid, sorry.
Ive just found the post where you said the following

Pro nav - iDrive 5 only.

I can supply an addon box that allows car play for around £380 but it is not a BMW retrofit, it is a third party module.

Could you give me a bit more info please? As in, is it a box that sits in my glove box etc?
I've done some testing with those boxes but in reality they are not that good and I wouldn't want to sell them as I would not be happy with one as a customer