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Old 05-24-2019, 12:58 PM
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CIC Entry to NBT Evo Retrofit

Hey Everyone!

I have embarked on a project to upgrade the infotainment system in my 2012 BMW 3-Series F30 from its current CIC Entry system to the latest generation NBT EVO

This is the first time I have ever attempted such a project, but I was inspired by so many others on this forum and other forums that I felt I should give it a try.

I have a few questions that I hope someone could help me with?

1) I am thinking of going down the route of recoding the NBT EVO with my VIN and using FSC instead of using an Emulator. If I were to go down this route, can I plug the Quadlock connection from the CIC Entry directly into the new NBT EVO?

2) Following on from Question 1, I also have the Touch Controller and Touch ECU. I understand that this required 2 connections, whereas the existing Controller currently only has 1 cable going to it. I have read that you can use a Y-Splitter cable, is that true? Or going back to Question 1, do I need an adapter to provide 2 cables (one for the controller, the other for the touch ecu?)

See photos of my current CIC Entry Unit on top of the new NBT EVO unit that I purchased from eBay.
On the back of the NBT EVO unit that I have purchased, there are connections for DAB

3) The NBT EVO unit has two connections for DAB, I was under the impression on the NBT EVO that GPS and DAB were inbuilt and didnt require connectors? Is that true? If so, what are the connectors for?

4) I have read that I can use the existing Video Cable from the old display/HU to connect the new NBT EVO to the new 8.8" CCID display that came with it. The plug fits perfectly into the 8.8 display, but doesnt fit the NBT EVO unit. I read somewhere that if you turned the cable upside down and cut the plastic guides, it would fit and work - is that true?

Appreciate all help and advice in advanced!


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