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Old 09-17-2010, 12:49 AM
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Retrofit help

Hello all i am new to the forum and new to bmw in general. I have a 523i F10 and i need help! Does anyone know which can be retrofitted and what would be the estimated cost:
1. HUD
2. Bird eye camera (or how its called!)
3. Bluetooth phone
4. TV and dvd video playback (i got the professional navigation system)
5. Comfort access.

Thank u all in advance!
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:32 AM
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Hello all i am new to the forum and new to bmw in general. I have a 523i F10 and i need help! Does anyone know which can be retrofitted and what would be the estimated cost:
1. HUD
2. Bird eye camera (or how its called!)
3. Bluetooth phone
4. TV and dvd video playback (i got the professional navigation system)
5. Comfort access.

Thank u all in advance!
I assume you mean a 528i.

Sadly, I don't think you can on many of these. And if you tried, the cost would so much that you could have had a 535i with these included on the car.

1) New dash, wiring, the HUD unit itself.... VERY COSTLY
2) All those camera (pretty inexpensive), but the installation and wiring all over the car... Not to mention being able to wire it into the iDrive system. I doubt it.
3) Probably the most feasible, though aftermarket.
4) Maybe there is someone you can determine if the feature can be "unlocked"
5) New door hardware with all the sensors, it working to your key, the electronics for it, ouch.


Besides Bluetooth, I don't really think things things are feasible (cost or practicality wise) to implement. But hey, what's it worth to you is the question. I would ask yourself, how much would you pay for each of the above.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:36 PM
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Hello all i am new to the forum and new to bmw in general. I have a 523i F10 and i need help! Does anyone know which can be retrofitted and what would be the estimated cost:
1. HUD
2. Bird eye camera (or how its called!)
3. Bluetooth phone
4. TV and dvd video playback (i got the professional navigation system)
5. Comfort access.

Thank u all in advance!
I think it would be more economical to trade in the car you have, before it depreciates too much, and order the car you want .... you would certainly get a better finish!
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:39 PM
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Hello all i am new to the forum and new to bmw in general. I have a 523i F10 and i need help! Does anyone know which can be retrofitted and what would be the estimated cost:
1. HUD
2. Bird eye camera (or how its called!)
3. Bluetooth phone
4. TV and dvd video playback (i got the professional navigation system)
5. Comfort access.

Thank u all in advance!
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I think it would be more economical to trade in the car you have, before it depreciates too much, and order the car you want .... you would certainly get a better finish!
^^^ What he said. Doing what you propose would be cost prohibitive.

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I assume you mean a 528i.
I think he's in Athens, Greece.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:51 PM
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Let's see, you bought a cheese pizza, then decided what you really wanted was a Pepperoni,mushroom,bell pepper, & olives pizza. You could go to the store buy each individually and add it to the pizza, which ends up costing more than if you would have just ordered it, not to mention it doesn't taste nearly as good because you added it after the fact and had to reheat the thing. Just eat the pizza you have and chalk it up to a lesson learned. Or if it really really bothers you, sell the car and get a new one with the options you want.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:44 AM
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Let's see, you bought a cheese pizza, then decided what you really wanted was a Pepperoni,mushroom,bell pepper, & olives pizza. You could go to the store buy each individually and add it to the pizza, which ends up costing more than if you would have just ordered it, not to mention it doesn't taste nearly as good because you added it after the fact and had to reheat the thing. Just eat the pizza you have and chalk it up to a lesson learned. Or if it really really bothers you, sell the car and get a new one with the options you want.
Rly helpful reply, thanks! I guess you are the funny one of the forum!

In Greece some cars (10-20) came preset and were the first ones that got in country. After that a new law was adding 40% tax on car prices for cars that cost more than 30k. So the car i bought at 70k would cost if ordered the same now more than 100k! So i bought the one closer to what i need. Thanks brandonw for answer.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:36 PM
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Hi BMWF10
I just read this post and thought of you!
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=433253

Perhaps you can sell your car in Greece and still order a new one from BMW Park Lane (LHD) and not be too out of pocket!
Should save you at least 20%
If not something to consider for your next car!
It would appear there are some advantages to the European Union :-)
Regardless enjoy your car!
http://www.bmwparklane.com/aboutus/
Cheers
Paul
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