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      01-18-2018, 10:46 AM   #45
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Hope you get it all sorted. Lets hope they compensate you with a nice courtesy car!
Hopefully, supposed to like for like courtesy, depends what they've got in. I'll double check what's available before going in! don't want a 2AT
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I'm just wondering about the WiFi antenna as I didn't order EBT originally.

Done some coding a while ago and I was able to enable WiFi in my car, I just couldn't connect to it because it kept asking about a password.

Does that mean that I have the antenna already and I would only need to do some 'standard' coding and getting this special FSC code?
I am interested in having EBT and Carplay coded.

Is there any way of knowing whether the car already has the WIFI antenna from factory?

My car has Navigation Pro on NBTEvo and idrive 6.
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I have a 2018 430i GC ordered it without EBT. I did this retrofit and it worked without having to install the WiFi antenna. I assume my car had the antenna to begin with.
Mine currently has no antenna, and it works!

The problem is that if the phone moves away from the vicinity of the HU then it can become laggy when scrolling on the CarPlay menu or it can sometimes become jittery during music playback.

Unsure if you encountered anything like this, but the antenna will solve it!

My antenna is going in on Sunday
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I am interested in having EBT and Carplay coded.

Is there any way of knowing whether the car already has the WIFI antenna from factory?

My car has Navigation Pro on NBTEvo and idrive 6.
Only way to tell for certain would be to check the back of the HU
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      01-19-2018, 07:01 PM   #49
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So does that involve removing the head unit from the dash to plug the antenna into the rear?
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I have a 2018 430i GC ordered it without EBT. I did this retrofit and it worked without having to install the WiFi antenna. I assume my car had the antenna to begin with.
Mine currently has no antenna, and it works!

The problem is that if the phone moves away from the vicinity of the HU then it can become laggy when scrolling on the CarPlay menu or it can sometimes become jittery during music playback.

Unsure if you encountered anything like this, but the antenna will solve it!

My antenna is going in on Sunday
Yes I do encounter this, I thought it was to do with the phone. Where did you get the antenna from and what's the installation procedure?
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Yes I do encounter this, I thought it was to do with the phone. Where did you get the antenna from and what's the installation procedure?
Antenna is from BMW - part number is in one of my previous posts if you need it - they are under £20 from the dealers!

It plugs into the HU, but itís on the back of it so you have to remove the HU to get to it sadly.

I can take pictures on Sunday if you want? Craig (Wibbles) will be doing the work.
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So does that involve removing the head unit from the dash to plug the antenna into the rear?
Yes, sounds worse than it is!
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Yes I do encounter this, I thought it was to do with the phone. Where did you get the antenna from and what's the installation procedure?
Antenna is from BMW - part number is in one of my previous posts if you need it - they are under £20 from the dealers!

It plugs into the HU, but itís on the back of it so you have to remove the HU to get to it sadly.

I can take pictures on Sunday if you want? Craig (Wibbles) will be doing the work.
Yes that would be helpful.
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Antenna is from BMW - part number is in one of my previous posts if you need it - they are under £20 from the dealers!

It plugs into the HU, but it’s on the back of it so you have to remove the HU to get to it sadly.

I can take pictures on Sunday if you want? Craig (Wibbles) will be doing the work.
Pictures would be really helpful thanks

I used to have no issues with a bit of DIY Car Stereo installation (back in the days of my trusty Escort XR3i) and would often help out for friends but I am a bit more cautious of screwing my warranty now.

Also be interested to see if this solves the issues you are having too.
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Have one EVO ID5/6 to install today together with WiFi and CarPlay, big job for car as started his LEDs headlights yesterday...
He will post photos on FB, so keep eyes open
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Wibbles saves the day again lol! was in contact a few times when I was on babybmw heís a top bloke and Iíll be watching this as Iím interested in doing this on mine
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Wibbles saves the day again lol! was in contact a few times when I was on babybmw heís a top bloke and Iíll be watching this as Iím interested in doing this on mine
Yeh Craig is a great guy - he's not on the forums much these days, but there is no doubt the guy really knows his stuff!

I will report back with regards to the antenna - its going in at 8am tomo!
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Yeh Craig is a great guy - he's not on the forums much these days, but there is no doubt the guy really knows his stuff!

I will report back with regards to the antenna - its going in at 8am tomo!
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Yes I do encounter this, I thought it was to do with the phone. Where did you get the antenna from and what's the installation procedure?
Antenna is from BMW - part number is in one of my previous posts if you need it - they are under £20 from the dealers!

It plugs into the HU, but it’s on the back of it so you have to remove the HU to get to it sadly.

I can take pictures on Sunday if you want? Craig (Wibbles) will be doing the work.
Any updates on this? Did you install it? Did it solve your problem? Pictures of the process?
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I have NBT PRO & have had EBT coded, is it possible to get CARPLAY on my unit?
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I have NBT PRO & have had EBT coded, is it possible to get CARPLAY on my unit?
NBT EVO only sadly.
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Any updates on this? Did you install it? Did it solve your problem? Pictures of the process?
No pics in the end, but yes this solved the problems. Perfect connection every time with the WiFi antenna!
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Hi guys Iíve added a picture here
If I remove head unit (seems easy enough) and plug WiFi antenna in which Iím assuming is number 8. Hopefully the antenna plug is same colour where have u guys been mounting the antenna to
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I assume this won't work on a April 2016 F36?

I think I have ID4. Never quite know how to check.
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I assume this won't work on a April 2016 F36?

I think I have ID4. Never quite know how to check.
Not 100% sure think it only work on the nbt evo with Idrive 6
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Not 100% sure think it only work on the nbt evo with Idrive 6
Works with NBT EVO ID5 or ID6
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