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      01-16-2018, 04:32 PM   #23
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Yes, there is a cost for them. You supply the VIN & the codes come back.
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Yes, there is a cost for them. You supply the VIN & the codes come back.
How much are they?
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I take it there is a cost involved to get the fsc codes?
Donít expect any FSC for free...
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How much are they?
I generate any FSC to any vin... but for a reason I canít say more...
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      01-16-2018, 05:55 PM   #27
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Say no more 😉

Just so long as I know where to get it
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You have NBT EVO with ID5, therefore what you need for CarPlay is a wifi antenna and the FSC codes.
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?
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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.
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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.
That sounds good.

How did you obtain this special FSC code?

Was any manual work involved in the process or it was only about doing some extra coding?
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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.
That sounds good.

How did you obtain this special FSC code?

Was any manual work involved in the process or it was only about doing some extra coding?
There are people who can generate the FSC codes for a fee. Once you have the codes and files, it's as simple as putting them on a USB and connecting it in your glove box. They will give you all the instructions once they generate the files. PM me your email address and I can get you in touch with them.
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BMW are starting to make the Apple CarPlay a yearly subscription...

https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/bmw-c...based-pricing/

Cheeky bastards.

"Your airbags to work sir? Yes, that will be another £200 per year"
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BMW are starting to make the Apple CarPlay a yearly subscription...

https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/bmw-c...based-pricing/

Cheeky bastards.

"Your airbags to work sir? Yes, that will be another £200 per year"
Yes greedy becomes greedier. Next they will charge for blind spot detection and ABS for $10 a month. What a shame, last BMW for me.
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Yes greedy becomes greedier. Next they will charge for blind spot detection and ABS for $10 a month. What a shame, last BMW for me.
They are not as bad
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Yes greedy becomes greedier. Next they will charge for blind spot detection and ABS for $10 a month. What a shame, last BMW for me.
They are not as bad
Yet!
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The only way a subscription makes sense is if you get new functionality, like Orifice 365.

This is a shit move from BMW, clearly they want a steady cash flow, however they will just get a lesser cash flow as people just say no.
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The only way a subscription makes sense is if you get new functionality, like Orifice 365.

This is a shit move from BMW, clearly they want a steady cash flow, however they will just get a lesser cash flow as people just say no.
Agreed, BMW does not provide software updates on a regular basis (at least in the US) and I don't see any intent from them on changing this. Their CEO recently said that their goal is to maximize profits and this is a clear indication of that intent.
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BMW are starting to make the Apple CarPlay a yearly subscription...

https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/bmw-c...based-pricing/

Cheeky bastards.

"Your airbags to work sir? Yes, that will be another £200 per year"
Does anyone know how this 'subscription change' might affect cars that have had Apple CP retrofitted?

I spoke with Craig yesterday. Had a really good long conversation about getting this done and also fitting the Antenna and coding EBT. He definitely knows his stuff and sounds really knowledge.

Mulling it over but mostly likely will get it done very soon
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Does anyone know how this 'subscription change' might affect cars that have had Apple CP retrofitted?

I spoke with Craig yesterday. Had a really good long conversation about getting this done and also fitting the Antenna and coding EBT. He definitely knows his stuff and sounds really knowledge.

Mulling it over but mostly likely will get it done very soon
This is what I'm mulling over getting done, but car going in to dealers to sort out idrive issues 1st.
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This is what I'm mulling over getting done, but car going in to dealers to sort out idrive issues 1st.
What's up with your idrive?
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What's up with your idrive?
Seemed to cack itself, saved shortcuts disappeared, sat nav routes as well, connected drive disappeared and on line services gone too??. and now can't connect phone via bluetooth! noticed the radio went from DAB to FM between drives/use.

And 2 weeks to get it in with a courtesy car!....and it was only 3 weeks old
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Seemed to cack itself, saved shortcuts disappeared, sat nav routes as well, connected drive disappeared and on line services gone too??. and now can't connect phone via bluetooth! noticed the radio went from DAB to FM between drives/use.

And 2 weeks to get it in with a courtesy car!....and it was only 3 weeks old
Ouch, those latest EVOs are pain... I bet they will replace for new one.
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Seemed to cack itself, saved shortcuts disappeared, sat nav routes as well, connected drive disappeared and on line services gone too??. and now can't connect phone via bluetooth! noticed the radio went from DAB to FM between drives/use.

And 2 weeks to get it in with a courtesy car!....and it was only 3 weeks old
Not good!

Hope you get it all sorted. Lets hope they compensate you with a nice courtesy car!
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Ouch, those latest EVOs are pain... I bet they will replace for new one.
Supposedly takes a while to fix??

What are these EVOs everyone mentions?
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