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      05-22-2015, 06:00 AM   #1
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Hi guys,
I want to install my old F30 Business idrive (version that support BT, USB and navi) on my friend F20. He has Hu_Entry, no Navi
Screens are not the same, how about if he keeps his one ? retrofit just HU and Controller
For activation module, do you think the one for CIC will work for Business version ?
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      05-22-2015, 06:58 AM   #2
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Hi guys,
I want to install my old F30 Business idrive (version that support BT, USB and navi) on my friend F20. He has Hu_Entry, no Navi
Screens are not the same, how about if he keeps his one ? retrofit just HU and Controller
For activation module, do you think the one for CIC will work for Business version ?
Ive personally never known anyone to go from ENTRY to Business but the process should be the same. Anyway the emulator should work on Business CHAMP2 or HU_ENTRYNAV (Replaces CHAMP2). As for the screens if hes upgrading Id just take the business screen! Just check about the type of cable of required or just use the one that came with the business nav.

He will need the GPS antenna but wont get EBT as he needs the combox.
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      05-22-2015, 07:02 AM   #3
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Yes the activation module will work (CAN-bus filter). The screen cable will work with your HU. YOu will need to check if he has BT, GPS antenna, microphone1. You will need code it to enable the features.
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      05-22-2015, 07:13 AM   #4
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excellent, good news
He has BT supporting just phone ( microphone OK & antenna OK), and USB.
I think he needs just GPS antenna as kitster says, for video cable we will try the one I had and the one he already has...
For the screen, it is not the same ref. on realoem, but I think it is due to the hull format, it is not the same..
No problem for coding
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      05-22-2015, 02:02 PM   #5
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I'm back,
So idrive business navi installed, all works great. Navi worked for some minutes, signal was poor - normal, no antenna installed (blue connector)
Radio is OK, I haven't connected the AM white connector, as there is no port in business navi version..
For USB, is doesn't not works.. I reversed the connector to 180'.. Nothing
An idea ?
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I'm back,
So idrive business navi installed, all works great. Navi worked for some minutes, signal was poor - normal, no antenna installed (blue connector)
Radio is OK, I haven't connected the AM white connector, as there is no port in business navi version..
For USB, is doesn't not works.. I reversed the connector to 180'.. Nothing
An idea ?
Usb or aux not working at all?
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      05-22-2015, 04:59 PM   #7
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I haven't tried aux, just USB 0deg 180deg 90deg 270deg.... Nothing
I think HU Business nav is the same standard that HU NBT.
When I made retrofit HU business navi to NBT, USB worked directly.. I hadn't to do anything (while in HU entry to NBT, I understood that they must change USB cable)
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I haven't tried aux, just USB 0deg 180deg 90deg 270deg.... Nothing
I think HU Business nav is the same standard that HU NBT.
When I made retrofit HU business navi to NBT, USB worked directly.. I hadn't to do anything (while in HU entry to NBT, I understood that they must change USB cable)
You need to shave the locking pins on that white HSD cable and rotate it 180 degrees and also rotate the connector on the USB port 180 degrees in the armrest as well.

That worked on two of my friends who went from HU_ENTRY to HU_NBT.
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Thank you guys,
I find several kinds of activation module: for NBT, CIC, and even for CIC there are those for E9x/E6x, others for E7x or F2x/F3x..
What is difference between these ? I understand the role but not really how it works..
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Noone to help about this activation module please ?
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