thanks fellas , so just to be clear
if i will do high cluster
Assuming you don't already have the high BC, this is what it would take to upgrade the 530:
wiring 61 12 0 306 722
cable ties 61 13 1 367 599 x20
coolant level switch 61 31 8 360 876
instrument cluster 62 10 6 942 197
The total parts cost for the above is about $600, and you will require an hour of labor at the dealer for coding.
Vaheh at Crevier BMW was able to make the harness available for order in the U.S.
and get MID with B/C button i dont NEED any manipulation to get "BC" button on MID to work ?
Is it correct ?
Correct, you don't "have to" replace the MID (main reason for retrofit is to also retrofit navigation, hence no need for MID),
but if you want to control the functions from there, you will need to get one with the "BC" button. I'm sure a lot of people who upgraded to nav will have those available.
Otherwise, yes, the cluster (IKE) is the main component here. The LCM also plays a part, but replacement will not be necessary due to the recoding.
The MID is strictly an input and display device that doesn't do any processing.
Last edited by champaign777; 11-28-2012 at 02:42 PM.