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:
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!