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Hello,

I have a 2013 F10 LCI that has the small screen business navigation, also known as CHAMP2. I’m planning retrofitting the rear view camera, but it seems that my current navigation unit lacks some video module needed do display then image of the rear view camera. The retrofit documentation states that the Navi should have either TV function or DAB support, and my unit has neither . I know that upgrading to NBT would be better, but not for me as the car has the combo box unit also, and doing the NBT retrofit would mean modifying the installation and I just don’t want to do this. Also I would lose the ability to send navigation destinations via the My BMW app directly to the car.

So, what I thought is the following: replacing my current CHAMP2 unit with another one that has either the TV function or the DAB support. With the help of realoem I have identified the following part that would be exchangeable for my car:

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So, I have searched a unit with the code 65129317872 on eBay. I have found several but it seems they were installed on a F20 or F30. I have several questions, maybe someone knows the answer:

1. The new unit needs to be flashed in order to have the VIN changed? ( I would probably go to a specialist)

2. One the unit is installed and flash on my car, it will behave like it was installed from the factory on a 5 series? I’m concerned about what picture will appear when I change the driving mode. Currently it displays a sedan 5 series F10. If I take a unit that was on a 1 series, it will display a hatchback F20, even after the unit was flashed?

Thank you in advance!
 

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If you are lucky, you can just install a replacement CHAMP2 Head Unit, Inject CAFD, and VO Code it without having to flash it, and then activate the FSC Codes. Your biggest issue is the FSC Codes. Ideally you would use your OEM FSC Codes for Navigation Application, Navigation Enabler, Voice Recognition, Media Player, etc. If Donor CHAMP2 Head Unit contains FSC Codes with a newer Creation Date than your VIN Matching FSC Codes, you will NOT be able to use yours, meaning you would need to use an Emulator / Activation module and the Donor FSC Codes.
 

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Hi, Shawn,

Quick update: I have ordered today a CHAMP2 unit from a 2012 F10 ( mine is 2013) that should allow me to retrofit the reverse camera, so I guess I should be good with replacing its FSC codes with mine. I noticed you can find online OEM FSC repair kits based on your VIN. I guess I`ll order one.

Since this will be my first time coding with e-sys, I will post here what I will do, the exact steps for CAFD injection, VO coding and applying the FSC codes, to get a confirmation. I don`t want to mess anything :D

Thank you!
 

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Hi, Shawn,

Quick update: I have ordered today a CHAMP2 unit from a 2012 F10 ( mine is 2013) that should allow me to retrofit the reverse camera, so I guess I should be good with replacing its FSC codes with mine. I noticed you can find online OEM FSC repair kits based on your VIN. I guess I`ll order one.

Since this will be my first time coding with e-sys, I will post here what I will do, the exact steps for CAFD injection, VO coding and applying the FSC codes, to get a confirmation. I don`t want to mess anything :D

Thank you!
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