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Old 05-13-2017, 11:47 AM
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Today, I put the bike rack on. Last week the car was on a ski trip to Mammoth (with a few days in Death Valley for good measure) and now it is ready to haul our Mtn. Bikes around CO.

It still doesn't know its replacement is on a ship and it's still living outside.

That's what I did to my car today.

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I put new NGK plugs in my 2012 BMW 328i. 44,600 miles and in very good condition.
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I finished the install of my Bavsound Stage One speakers. The install was not easy, but I am quite pleased with the results!
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Did you double check the gap?
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swapped the m sport steering wheel with an m performance v2 steering wheel. also swapped the steering wheel trim for the see through fork design. wheel offers much nicer feel and performs lovely.


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Old 05-14-2017, 07:31 AM
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swapped the m sport steering wheel with an m performance v2 steering wheel. also swapped the steering wheel trim for the see through fork design. wheel offers much nicer feel and performs lovely.

Sick!
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Washed him with all my love

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added screen mirroring via coding so I can have waze on the big idrive screen and wife and kid can watch kodi/movies/YouTube on our trips!

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My unicorn got ordered today! WOT WOT!
that's awesome, hope it's a quick turn around for you!
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:37 PM
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added screen mirroring via coding so I can have waze on the big idrive screen and wife and kid can watch kodi/movies/YouTube on our trips!
Don't tease, how did you code your idrive to do that? I know bimmwetech has a solution, but I thought it was more than coding...It's great news for the community, if coding is all that's required for phone mirroring.

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Old 05-16-2017, 03:43 PM
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I have the Bimmer Tech mirror system and it required a hard wire installation with the box so that the phone could connect to the Box through screen mirroring. The Aux port is used for mirror box.

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I did it over the weekend but I added a Naviks rearview camera interface and rear camera with wireless transmitters.

Naviks F30 Rear Camera Interface $299: http://naviks.com/i-24075405-2012-20...tegory:1136682

The camera was from Amazon $24: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used a wireless transmitter because I was lazy and didn't want to run cable from the back to the Naviks interface $16: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Overall it was fairly straight forward install, similar to other vendor kit installs. The only thing that caused me trouble was power to the rear wireless transmitter. Ended up having to connect it to the outlet in the trunk as the reverse light didn't provide enough power. That wasn't terrible, just popped it off and wire tapped it into the wires behind the plug and then ran the wires to the camera under the liners. The rear camera looks pretty good, don't know if I could tell any difference with a more expensive one, unless this one doesn't last long The trunk unlocking mechanism works fine with it. I did notice a static like picture twice in 4 days by setting it to reverse and adjusting my steering wheel right away with the wireless that I would be sure if I hardwired the camera it wouldn't be an issue. I0t lasted maybe 5 seconds at most.

The Naviks instructions were pretty good when it came to the removal of the display and optical wire and hooking up their plug and play harness. Their directions lacked how to hook up the FAKRA cables. You need take your original FAKRA cable and connect it to the "LCD In" location on the interface box and Back to the head unit. You then need to run the new longer FAKRA from the "LCD out" to the display. Their is also a "rear detection" wire and "rear camera" power which I used the rear camera power to hook up the wireless transmitter. The rear detection was not needed, not sure what model it is needed on, but could be confusing for someone down the road. Link to their install video below:

Naviks Install Video:

The picture looks good and the dynamic parking lines move and look great and accurate so far even without PDC. I only opted for the rear camera but could have added a front camera on this interface as well. They also have another interface that includes hookups for a smartphone mirror as well for an extra $100.
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Don't tease, how did you code your idrive to do that? I know bimmwetech has a solution, but I thought it was more than coding...It's great news for the community, if coding is all that's required for phone mirroring.
yeah the bimmertech works too but that's pretty costly and the install has you taking your dash panels apart which is fine but thankfully, yes, there was another option for me that just involved a few minutes of coding via ENET. coding just activates what is a standard feature on 5/6/7 series vehicles. didn't know the f30 had the capability hidden away until today as I don't see folks talk much about it. nice because it's a clean interface and integrated nicely into iDrive. here are some screenshots.



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I swapped out the black single slat kidney grills for carbon fiber double slat.

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I think I like it but need a carbon fiber front splitter now to balance out the look and other exterior cf components with a carbon fiber rear diffuser. gotta figure it out but looks good as a whole, for now.
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yeah the bimmertech works too but that's pretty costly and the install has you taking your dash panels apart which is fine but thankfully, yes, there was another option for me that just involved a few minutes of coding via ENET. coding just activates what is a standard feature on 5/6/7 series vehicles. didn't know the f30 had the capability hidden away until today as I don't see folks talk much about it. nice because it's a clean interface and integrated nicely into iDrive. here are some screenshots.



pretty cool!! i guess this option is only available for cars with navigation? do you have the new idrive (6 i think)?
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yeah the bimmertech works too but that's pretty costly and the install has you taking your dash panels apart which is fine but thankfully, yes, there was another option for me that just involved a few minutes of coding via ENET. coding just activates what is a standard feature on 5/6/7 series vehicles. didn't know the f30 had the capability hidden away until today as I don't see folks talk much about it. nice because it's a clean interface and integrated nicely into iDrive. here are some screenshots.



This is fantastic! Can you please share the link for the coding procedure? If you don't feel comfortable posting here, you can also PM me.

Also as someone else asked, is your IDrive 5 or 6?
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nice job - what products do you recommend?
Nothing too exotic, Mostly Mequires products. I probably do everything wrong according to the detailing gurus here so I won't even try to answer with any authority , but yes it does look pretty good. The water line out to my garage that I use to wash cars is softened water so that makes it easier. My truck is 5 years old and the windows still have faint water spots from the dealer washing it when it was new.
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This is fantastic! Can you please share the link for the coding procedure? If you don't feel comfortable posting here, you can also PM me.

Also as someone else asked, is your IDrive 5 or 6?
And if possible, do you have any pics of it actually mirroring a phone screen?
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