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Hello all,
I just picked up a Z4 2009 E89.
It came without the i-drive system and no phone option on the professional radio.

Does anyone know or can someone please provide me with a link describing the process as what I would need to;
1) Add the phone option / module to the current radio
2) Would this require reprogramming
3) Could I get the phone buttons on my steering wheel to work with it?

Also,
Can I just add an i drive unit from a scrapped Z4?
What would that require in terms of parts, reprogramming and who (BMW Dealer?) would be capable of doing it?

Thanking you in advance,
siod
 

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what you are asking to do is no small task. if there isn't Idrive in it already. I added the Dice unit to my 08 E86. That gave me Bluetooth Streaming and handsfree to my car while still keeping the look factory and using steering wheel controls.

Adding a screen and all that will be a task
 

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BMW sound systems, particularly in Z4s are almost impossible to upgrade / swap out sound systems without spending major dollars. I inquired about this with an older e89 I had and only one shop in all the DFW area would consider it. The cost to just upgrade the sound was going to be about $4K. Adding an idrive and a nav screen isn't going to be possible. The only hope would be some ultra high end sound shop doing some custom setup with the appropriate cost.

I also added a DICE unit to an older e86, but I was never satisfied with it.
 

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