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Old 06-07-2020, 04:09 PM
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Retrofit Apple CarPlay to a 2013 328i

Is it possible to retrofit Apple CarPlay to 2013 328i, pls help me out.
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Is it possible to retrofit Apple CarPlay to 2013 328i, pls help me out.
thx.

Sure. I did it using the BimmerTech CarPlay Wireless MMI Kit.
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Very simple installation... not.


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haha, looks messy.
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Old 06-09-2020, 04:45 PM
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haha, looks messy.

Ok, in truth, I made it much more difficult than needed. There’s no need at all to remove the trim around the console and I think you can install without removing the glovebox; I just couldn’t figure out where to fit it, but now I have.

So in that case, you really just pull the radio and the screen. Not too bad at all. I just pulled the other trim to clean everything up while I had things apart. It was sparking clean when finished.


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Check for the Carlink kit - alibaba.com. I got mine there and shipped from China - didn't take long. Big thread over on bimmerpost.com about the retrofit. But you'll spend under $300 for the MMI box and associated cables...

https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...7bcd2fc2dy4gnl
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Ok, in truth, I made it much more difficult than needed. There’s no need at all to remove the trim around the console and I think you can install without removing the glovebox; I just couldn’t figure out where to fit it, but now I have.

So in that case, you really just pull the radio and the screen. Not too bad at all. I just pulled the other trim to clean everything up while I had things apart. It was sparking clean when finished.



How bad was install? I am not overly handy. Will I need special tools? TIA


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Old 06-27-2020, 08:12 AM
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Check for the Carlink kit - alibaba.com. I got mine there and shipped from China - didn't take long. Big thread over on bimmerpost.com about the retrofit. But you'll spend under $300 for the MMI box and associated cables...

https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...7bcd2fc2dy4gnl


Is this the same as bummer-tech autoplay MMI?


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