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      10-10-2016, 06:38 PM   #67
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I didn't understand that. My screen is base 6" screen with no navigation. Model: F30 2015. Could it be manufactured in 2014 and yet called 2015 model? Can I have this screen upgrade?
Also, There's another thread where someone managed to install F10's 10.2" screen. Can we leapfrog to that?
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1168747

Yes a 2015 are made from mid summer 2014 to beginning of summer 2015 so more then likely it would still work for you, and yes questions but to fit a 10.2'' you have to cut into the dash to make it fit so its not completely reverable also coding will be different entries since the display resolution will be different and most likely will need to be added to tho possible logs another way. basically 8.8 works clean and easy , 10.2'' may get messy!!!! lol
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      10-10-2016, 06:41 PM   #68
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Yes a 2015 are made from mid summer 2014 to beginning of summer 2015 so more then likely it would still work for you, and yes questions but to fit a 10.2'' you have to cut into the dash to make it fit so its not completely reverable also coding will be different entries since the display resolution will be different and most likely will need to be added to tho possible logs another way. basically 8.8 works clean and easy , 10.2'' may get messy!!!! lol
Thanks, I checked production date is 2014-07-09.
"more then likely it would still work"
Is there a chance it wont work?
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      10-10-2016, 06:42 PM   #69
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Ok I think I got to the bottom of this blue tinge.

It seems to be the angle you look at it from. A low down looking up seems blue but from my normal seating position seems normal
Try taking a photo of the screen with the flash on - you'll notice the display has a slightly blueish accent:

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The LCI model doesn't have this, plus it is noticeably lighter than the pre-LCI one. I guess they changed the manufacturer and/or technology, resulting in a different color representation that you can notice only when looking from specific angles.
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      10-10-2016, 07:19 PM   #70
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Thanks, I checked production date is 2014-07-09.
"more then likely it would still work"
Is there a chance it wont work?
No it will work , I just didn't know your production date month as there are a few exceptions thats the only reason I said more then likely, but your car is within the range of dates so you're good
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      10-10-2016, 07:48 PM   #71
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No it will work , I just didn't know your production date month as there are a few exceptions thats the only reason I said more then likely, but your car is within the range of dates so you're good
Thanks for the valuable info.

Now its all about finding the deal on screen.
I read about pre-LCI having blue tint and low brightness. And LCI not voltage compatible. Do you know if those are true?
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      10-10-2016, 10:21 PM   #72
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The main reason for me to upgrade to 8.8 is to enjoy the Apple TV ... i have bimmer-tech smartview HD ... but after looking at the display brightness little disappointed.

One more hint to you ... whats the resolution you have set ? are u using 8.8_1280 by xxx as said in this forum ? reason i am asking is .. after watching few videos i felt very disappointed with this resolution ... so as a try i used 10.25_1600x600 resolution and it feels way better.

trying to see if there is any temperature related FDL ... so brightness can be increased ... let me know if you come across any.
Is your car LCI? I've non-LCI F30 2015 6.5" no navigation. And I'm thinking of 10.25" screen instead. Any idea if it will work?
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      10-10-2016, 10:25 PM   #73
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The main reason for me to upgrade to 8.8 is to enjoy the Apple TV ... i have bimmer-tech smartview HD ... but after looking at the display brightness little disappointed.

One more hint to you ... whats the resolution you have set ? are u using 8.8_1280 by xxx as said in this forum ? reason i am asking is .. after watching few videos i felt very disappointed with this resolution ... so as a try i used 10.25_1600x600 resolution and it feels way better.

trying to see if there is any temperature related FDL ... so brightness can be increased ... let me know if you come across any.
Is your car LCI? I've non-LCI F30 2015 6.5" no navigation. And I'm thinking of 10.25" screen instead. Any idea if it will work?
Mine is also non lci ... but i am not sure if a 10.5 inch screen will fit in to 6.5 inch slot or not ... even if it fits I doubt the 6.5 inch voltage output can't drive the 10.5 inch screen
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Mine is also non lci ... but i am not sure if a 10.5 inch screen will fit in to 6.5 inch slot or not ... even if it fits I doubt the 6.5 inch voltage output can't drive the 10.5 inch screen
It fits after cutting/filing the screen plastic http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...1168747&page=6

Only question is compatibility. everyone on that thread is using HU_NBT.
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Yup ... it won't power on without coding under hu_nbt
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Yup ... it won't power on without coding under hu_nbt
You mentioned that you coded 10.25" for 8.8" screen. It sounds like HU_ENTRYNAV has support for it.
btw how much did you pay for 8.8 and where did you get it from?
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Yes 8.8 resolution looks terrible so i had to set it to10.25... i bought this from

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Is your car LCI? I've non-LCI F30 2015 6.5" no navigation. And I'm thinking of 10.25" screen instead. Any idea if it will work?
It will work if your willing to cut about 1+/- inch on either side of your dash board away where the screen goes, and possibly the back of the dash as I'm not sure the shape of the rear bezel of the 10.25 display . I would be 100% sure you want the extra 1.45" at the expense of potentially destroying the dash... just food for thought not saying its the worst idea. it is pretty cool
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It will work if your willing to cut about 1+/- inch on either side of your dash board away where the screen goes, and possibly the back of the dash as I'm not sure the shape of the rear bezel of the 10.25 display . I would be 100% sure you want the extra 1.45" at the expense of potentially destroying the dash... just food for thought not saying its the worst idea. it is pretty cool
Checkout http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=79
He managed to do it without cutting anything visible from dash.
Looks neat.

Are you sure this works for HU_ENTRYNAV? If it does I'll go that route.
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So today I got the coding done and everything works perfectly except they couldn't get dvd in motion to work. They said it's incompatible on my system. It's a major bummer....
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So today I got the coding done and everything works perfectly except they couldn't get dvd in motion to work. They said it's incompatible on my system. It's a major bummer....
Damn sorry to hear , maybe someone can chime in on how to enable or retrofit
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Checkout http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=79
He managed to do it without cutting anything visible from dash.
Looks neat.

Are you sure this works for HU_ENTRYNAV? If it does I'll go that route.
Yes. Entrynav can be coded to 8,8" and 10,25" CID (both use basically the same coding).
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Yes. Entrynav can be coded to 8,8" and 10,25" CID (both use basically the same coding).
Thanks for your input.
p.s. Does replacing screen void warranty? when they see 10.25" screen, they can easily tell that it doesnt belong to F30 and will that void warranty?
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Hello, can I fit screen from F20 on my F30? There is some difference in back housing, but will it fit physically?
Thank you

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Hello, can I fit screen from F20 on my F30? There is some difference in back housing, but will it fit physically?
Thank you

The F30 back is different and the f22 may not fit correctly since the f22s back stick out much further. If you have a f22 screen and want to trade back plates I have a f30 screen in my f22 and would like to trade the plates ! let me know
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Thanks for your input.
p.s. Does replacing screen void warranty? when they see 10.25" screen, they can easily tell that it doesnt belong to F30 and will that void warranty?
A 10.25" screen will almost certainly void the warranty, since it's not officially compatible with an F30. An 8.8" screen is officially compatible with professional nav, so it depends...

If you have an 8.8" screen, noone will probably notice anything and just think you have professional nav .

The only problem is if they update your car's software, which will revert any custom coding and the screen will be blank until coded again.
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So today I got the coding done and everything works perfectly except they couldn't get dvd in motion to work. They said it's incompatible on my system. It's a major bummer....
You can buy a Multimedia Interface (MMI) which has composite and/or HDMI inputs and connect anything you wish. If you google it, you'll find many options.
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You can buy a Multimedia Interface (MMI) which has composite and/or HDMI inputs and connect anything you wish. If you google it, you'll find many options.
Dope! I think bimmertech sells them. But more money....
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