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Old 03-10-2013, 08:01 AM
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Question pre vs. post 9/10 build

I keep seeing references to pre or post 9/2010 builds. Even Tirerack separates the two. Can anyone tell me what the differences are, please? Looking at a pre 9/10 35i. Thanks.
(did a search and couldn't find anything)
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:20 AM
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The only difference I know of is a change in the COMBOX. Meaning after 9/10 you have BMW connect drive.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:36 AM
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From what I understand, the later models in 2009 are CIC Combox Equipped, meaning it has the hard drive where you can upload music and nav updates via the USB socket in the glove box. The early 2009 models do not have that capability or the USB in the glovebox. Nav Updates and music files are accomplished via CD.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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From what I understand, the later models in 2009 are CIC Combox Equipped, meaning it has the hard drive where you can upload music and nav updates via the USB socket in the glove box. The early 2009 models do not have that capability or the USB in the glovebox. Nav Updates and music files are accomplished via CD.
Not exatcly. All E89 with iDrive get a CIC no matter when they were built. The combox is an additional communication module which was later added only after 9/10. It enable functions like apps etc.

My 2009 E89 has a CIC, no Combox. Neither does my 2011 which was built in 5/2010.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:28 AM
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Thanks, all. Not sure why Tirerack separates the 2 ... ?tire pressure? (bad guess but it's all I got)
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:41 PM
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Nope, no reason for the tires to be any different.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:44 PM
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I have a June 2009 35i with the USB (and 6 disk player) in the glove box. I have not tried to upload any music or Nav updates to the hard drive. I just use my I phone with USB connector on the center console.
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