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Forum: 6 Series 05-26-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By djcwardog
Thumbs up A year after...

I got started in doing the CIC retrofit, I can say that I learned quite a bit about my car and how it works. I have always been good with a wrench and car stereo installs, but nothing like what my 6...
Forum: 6 Series 05-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By djcwardog
Check RealOEM or similar to find the exploded...

Check RealOEM or similar to find the exploded diagram and parts list for your car. By checking your box, you can compare numbers and find out the generation of your box by part number, as one...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By djcwardog
Fsc

Guys,

If you get the BMW refurbished unit like I did, they expect that the car already had the same unit and that the dealer is swapping out your bad one for this refurbished one. I think they...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By djcwardog
Thumbs up Dension maybe?

I used a Dension Gateway 500 SBT. This model has its own bluetooth circuitry included. I thought it was great and only sold it off once I retrofitted a CIC and combox. After a quick search you'll...
Forum: 6 Series 02-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By djcwardog
Thumbs up 8 years later...

Reviving this thread which I found in a search regarding tramlining.

I do not have active steering, but I do have the 19" sport wheels as part of the OEM sport package. My car came to me with...
Forum: 6 Series 02-10-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By djcwardog
Thumbs up IPOD integration

I started with a Dension 500SBT in my 07 last year. It worked great, both with my OEM CCC and then with a CIC, as you describe, and the additional bluetooth streaming also was great. However, I...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 01-20-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By djcwardog
Center Console?

Interesting that BMW has you retrofitting the Aux In jack in the glovebox for both 5's and 6's. My E6x cars have all been 2007 or 2008 and they all had Aux In already. Your 2006 650i US market car...
Forum: 6 Series 12-30-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,440
Posted By djcwardog
Thumbs up Great news! Let me add from my several months of...

Great news! Let me add from my several months of enjoying that unit before doing the CIC retrofit - which also saw the Dension and played nice...

If your car has the OEM BT telephone, then...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Treat as a Combox Media

My combox is also a telematics version. Because BMW is unlikely to grant you access to the Assist network with a spoofed CIC and combox, many of us just ignore the two telematics antenna cables that...
Forum: 6 Series 12-30-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By djcwardog
Awesome! I think that the music storage...

Awesome! I think that the music storage partition on the internal HD is far smaller than the full capacity. It stores your nav maps, etc. on there too. Now for a Combox retrofit!
Forum: 6 Series 12-30-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By djcwardog
Could be many different causes for a poor idle. ...

Could be many different causes for a poor idle.

First thing to do: Hook up a scan tool, or use diagnostic tools like INPA or DIS with your coding cable to get more data and see if the car is...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 12-30-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By djcwardog
Thumbs up Yorgi, Awesome job in getting someone off on...

Yorgi,
Awesome job in getting someone off on the proper footing to delve into his car and begin to make it truly his.

Jooman81,
I can add that I have installed both OEM kits and the latest...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Why wait? With your combox in, even if your CIC...

Why wait? With your combox in, even if your CIC is below v41 (like mine), you will enjoy bluetooth music streaming and album art displayed when you plug in your I-whatever. Vortex's E90.SSD is a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Thumbs up Me too!

I moved my clear (not white) wire out of pin 2 into vacant pin 12 in the car's harness. I then moved the wire (which was not yellow) out of pin 4 and into now-vacant pin 2. I did nothing about the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Nice find!

Looks like, for a German car anyway, it is FBAS 1 for the TV, FBAS 2 for the DVD (changer?), and FBAS 3 for "Apple".

So, I would have FBAS 1 for NiVi and FBAS 3 for my cradle-less 6NF, not FBAS...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Synthesis of info to date

Ok, in the "I am a non observant dumbass" category, I believe that I judged "properly working" to mean that I restored the screen take-over by the NiVi when I pressed the dash button. I probably...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
NiVi?

Well, I had checked mine out in the garage after all the ComBox coding. While it truly worked fine after the CIC and before Combox, now it is the same - all indicia of normal function but no actual...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Photo of left rear in my 6er

Here's a shot taken after I removed the OEM IBOX HD Tuner box and shunted (closed) the MOST loop. It had been on the top of that stack. Done after CIC retrofit and now using the internal HD on my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Checked out your other thread!

Wow - now I am following you on this.

When I received my "new" (dealer exchange unit, actually) CIC, it was packed so that I had to plug in the small ribbon-wire from the control panel into the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Not being sure what else might have gotten...

Not being sure what else might have gotten modified, you should consider doing just a basic FA write to both CAS and LMA - adding your new #0909 and deleting out the actual value. Adding $6VA is...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 11-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By djcwardog
For US 6 series coupes the IBOC (HD Radio) box is...

For US 6 series coupes the IBOC (HD Radio) box is in trunk, left rear, behind the trim panel... Mine uses a metal bracket and 4 screws to secure it to my L7 amp and its bracket. If you did not have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
Lookin' Good! I think the blue one goes from...

Lookin' Good! I think the blue one goes from combox blue to the solo USB plug you will add in the console. The FBAS lead should be an easy install.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 48,180
Posted By djcwardog
That adapter looks very much like the one I got...

That adapter looks very much like the one I got (fast shipping) from a seller in Germany - who also soldered in an emulator as a "dongle" making mine a plug and play. Cost of an emulator plus this...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,841
Posted By djcwardog
Apple Composite AV Cable

I was trying to figure out what Vortex and others meant about what to use to connect i-devices to all that new wiring in the console - replicating a cradle... I think this is it (quoted directly...
Forum: 6 Series 10-28-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By djcwardog
Drzoom, I love my car as well. I found a...

Drzoom,

I love my car as well. I found a nice a pre-LCI Sport stick-shift car - from the SF Bay Area. Being a 2007, this was the third V8 stick shift E-series car (prior two were 550i: a 2007...
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