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      10-14-2016, 04:51 AM   #1
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iDrive screen upgrade

Hey guy,

I have a 2013 F30 NBT with ‘small screen’. I see that there are 8.8” and 10.2” monitors and wanted to do an upgrade. Here’s my concerns:

1) 8.8” is the official SatNav screen hence no modification (cutting dash) needed?
2) What addition hardware do I need to buy other than the screen? iDrive control or I can still use the existing one?
3) What additional functions are for using a bigger screen other than looking nicer?
4) I have bimmer-tech smartview so I always use google map when needed. I don’t need the BMW SatNav.

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      10-14-2016, 06:46 AM   #2
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1) No, 8.8" fits perfectly.
2) No additional HW needed. You only need to code your car, so an OBD2 cable/adapter.
3) Splitscreen is a good example.
4) Sure, same here ;-).

See this thread for more info.

EDIT: I see you have NBT - do you have 6.5" with nav? We have done this with 6.5" no nav 2014+ (with HU_ENTRYNAV), read through the thread - there was someone with a similar config as you have, but I'm not sure if he posted the results.

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      10-14-2016, 12:56 PM   #3
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I'm not aware of any NBT (nav Professional) with small screen.

2013 can also not be Entrynav as this was introduced from 2014 on.

So I rather guess you have HU Entry which can't be coded for 8,8" screen.
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      10-14-2016, 08:21 PM   #4
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TePee is right, you can't have NBT without a 8.8" screen. If your car is 2013, it's probably HU_ENTRY which cannot be coded to a larger screen.
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TePee is right, you can't have NBT without a 8.8" screen. If your car is 2013, it's probably HU_ENTRY which cannot be coded to a larger screen.
Yeah this ^^^
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      10-15-2016, 01:12 AM   #6
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I think mine is a 6.5" entry level without sat nav. So that's not possible?
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      10-15-2016, 04:26 AM   #7
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I think mine is a 6.5" entry level without sat nav. So that's not possible?
If your car was made after 07/2014 (therefore has HU_ENTRYNAV), you can swap the screen for a larger one.
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If your car was made after 07/2014 (therefore has HU_ENTRYNAV), you can swap the screen for a larger one.
so what are my options for pre 07/2014?
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I have the NBT pro nav, pretty good bit of kit but it needs updating..
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If your car was made after 07/2014 (therefore has HU_ENTRYNAV), you can swap the screen for a larger one.
so what are my options for pre 07/2014?
If no nav pro, either

1) Retrofit HU and bigger screen

2) Some knockoff Android Unit.
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