07-31-2012, 11:40 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Mein Auto: Black Sapphire BMW Z4 3L
Hi! You have set yourself a major challenge!!! I did not think you can install the Idrive as a aftermarket solution as there is a lot of wiring that is not available to you in the car's main wiring loom. If you look at a car with the IDrive installed you will see that you do not have the correct panels to install the Idrive controller or to fit the CIC!!!
Originally Posted by Loganxxx
First of all, let me say congrats to this great and very usefull forum.
I just got myself a 2010 z4 3.5i with 8k km here in Brazil.
I didn't come with the Idrive.
I've got this kit from ebay:
BMW e89 Z4 CIC navigation HDD iDrive navi monitor
FULL UPGRADE SET PRECODED AND HARDWARE ACTIVATED.
So far so good.....
As i got the kit here, i cannot fit it in the dash board or could not find the places to plug the screen and the Idrive Joystick into the CIC.
Here are some pictures so you can see it.
I've asked the seller about it....and the frist follow up is that i have ti "adapt" the dash to fit the new CIC....Nothing was told about were to plug the screen and joystick.
The question is:
- Is really needed to adapt the CIC or he sended me the wrong piece?
- If this is the write CIC and i'm messing up the connections, is it worth to "adapt" the dash? (adapting means completely cut and glue the original dash from the inside....)
Well, that's my sad history so far....looking for a happy ending.
Obs: On the last picture, you can see that one of the brackets came out broken.
I hate to say this but you have set about something that cannot be done unless originally factory fitted!!!! sorry!!
Try and get your money back and buy a car with it already installed!!!!!!!
Does my bum look good in this !