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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:03 PM
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Upgrade iDrive Controller from 2008 to 2010

Hi All, I have a 2008 x5 and I wanted to upgrade my iDrive Controller, to the newer looking one. I think it's 2010 and newer it has all the functions on the controller. I did some google searches and found that people have successfully done it, with no problem just plug and play.
Has anyone here done it or heard of someone that has on a x5 please let me know thanks.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:05 AM
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Wow that would be sweet. I have an 07. Any updates?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:10 AM
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I'm gonna try it this weekend I'm pretty sure it will work I'll keep u posted
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:15 AM
KULEGOS PL KULEGOS PL is offline
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Let us know, I have 08' too and love to upgrate navi.
from 07 to 09 navi and rear camera garbage
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:19 AM
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I'm only doing the controller if u wanna upgrade the whole thing u need a whole new cic system it's like $2500 u can find it on eBay or bummer tech the dealer won't sell it
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:21 AM
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:59 PM
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Can I get a little more info on what you are updating. I dont have nav on my unit but the idrive is Fugly!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:09 PM
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Can I get a little more info on what you are updating. I dont have nav on my unit but the idrive is Fugly!
Hes upgrading the IDRIVE controller knob. The knob does not update the software UI on your idrive.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:20 PM
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He's right^^^
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:42 PM
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Oh I see. What is the benefit of the update other than looks? Is it possible to update the GUI also?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:45 PM
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U can use all the new shortcut buttons on the new idrive Controller
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:45 PM
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What is the GUI
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:49 PM
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What is the GUI

Graphic user interface
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:05 PM
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Graphic user interface
For that u need to replace everything it's about$2500
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:29 PM
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Replacing the controller will not work on the x5.

It requires a coding change to allow the new controller to work with the CCC idrive

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:31 PM
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Replacing the controller will not work on the x5.

It requires a coding change to allow the new controller to work with the CCC idrive
Are u positive? Because people have said its just plug and play
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:39 PM
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Are u positive? Because people have said its just plug and play
Yes. Tried and tested.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 PM
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So how did u do the coding and how much was it
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:41 PM
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Yes. Tried and tested.
So how did u do the coding and how much was it
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:48 PM
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I replaced the entire ccc system to CIC, and updated the tcu to combox.

Talk to Patryk at Bimmertech if you want coding.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:56 PM
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Thx
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