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I just finished modernizing my 2006 650 with upgraded electronics. Replaced the CCC with a CIC, new screen, new iDrive controller, backup camera and MMI that provides CarPlay. Purchased the kit from BimmerTech. Very pleased with the end result. Makes the car feel almost new again.

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yes, I did the install myself.
Nice job. I did mine years ago and never regretted it.

FYI there is actually a different AC control panel for the CIC. Rather than MAX and Rest there are passenger and drivers buttons and it does work differently. I may have a spare if you're interested.

 

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Does the updated ventilation controller require coding to the vehicle or it is completely plug and play?
 

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Does the updated AC / ventilation controller require coding to the vehicle or it is completely plug and play?

Nice job. I did mine years ago and never regretted it.

FYI there is actually a different AC control panel for the CIC. Rather than MAX and Rest there are passenger and drivers buttons and it does work differently. I may have a spare if you're interested.
 

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This is a very long thread but somewhere in here ire the wiring changes.

 

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Yep! You have to tap a hot wire. I think I used the emergency flashers and run it to the ACC controls. Seems like there was anther change but I don't remember now. A quick search will get you a DIY to update to IHK2
 

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Yep! You have to tap a hot wire. I think I used the emergency flashers and run it to the ACC controls. Seems like there was anther change but I don't remember now. A quick search will get you a DIY to update to IHK2
I think I put in the extra +12v from a jumper from the same connector or another connector on the same panel, but yes there is also another change from one pin to another I think on the blue connector.
 

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Well, I did an CCC to andriod head unit upgrade not long ago to my 05 645ci and here is the result:

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you can tell even the bmw original screen has a better resolution, the total cost:

Headunit from Wakaa $339 and an AUX cable from amazon $8,


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the reason I did it was ever since I got my iphone11 a few years ago, my blue tooth stop working... and I really want to use carplay so I can use maps from my phone. Keep in mind, I have NO AUX to start with, so it's a 2 step process...The only imperfection is that the music coming from the new unit is through AUX, which is only L/R, the sound quality is not as rich as original BMW (FM/CD etc), which I can still use with no problem.

In case you wonder, I didn't buy a backup camera($20 extra but lots of work routing the wire) since mine is a convertible, who needs that while I can turn my head :)
 
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