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Old 07-23-2016, 04:55 AM
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Retrofit NBT EVO with CarPlay into an E39?

Hi folks,

I have a 2002 E39 M5 which I would like to do an NBT retrofit into.

I was planning to retrofit an NBT (hw 7/8 or 21/31) from an F10 into my E39, I have seen other people have done it using the iBus emulators and it seems to work well. I want to have the 10" screen in the existing location used by the old 16:9 wide screen satnav unit and the iDrive touch controller near the armrest.

Before I go ahead with this, I just wanted to check with any NBT wizards out there to see if it would be possible to install the latest NBT EVO with the touch-screen and Apple CarPlay support?

If I could get the right hardware and if there was an emulator/activator for it, would it work fully?
Maps, OBC, BT phone, BT music streaming, CarPlay all working?

I would also like to install an NTSC rear camera and hopefully have the dynamic lines if possible, would the new NBT EVO support this?

I have been reading quite a lot about the older NBT but I don't know very much about the newer EVO units. I keep hearing about FSC, VO, FA, etc and it's all black magic to me at the moment :-)

Thanks for any help,

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Old 07-23-2016, 09:46 AM
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Mein Auto: F30 320d xDrive -14
Adapter manufacturer has been quite busy lately and I have not get in contact with neo_anderson for last two weeks (holiday thing). I still suppose that i-bus cars are fully supported. I did convert id4 evo unit to id5 and installed it to an E87. Basically everything is working now, including CarPlay and Miracast. Miracast supports only DHCP free videos, which means you own videos in your phone.

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