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      04-27-2016, 08:19 PM   #23
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This is great! Thanks for trying this and sharing your experience.

If I'd known it was possible, I would have seriously considered ordering my car without Nav and just doing the screen upgrade.

One thought, move or re-create this thread in the DYI section versus the Photo and Video sub-forum so people can find it when they're looking for DYI info.
I was going to post it there but I honestly thought it would get more traffic and help more people here , Also its kinda A picture thread ! LOl
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I was going to post it there but I honestly thought it would get more traffic and help more people here , Also its kinda A picture thread ! LOl
You were right about not giving up on the mod ... but LOL my arse. You're wrong about where this string should go. Please read my rant about this here.

This is most appropriate in the Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics subforum here. It should be moved, and I've reported the thread to be moved to the mods.

(I mean, jeez: this is five days old and I'm just now seeing it .. )

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This is great! Thanks for trying this and sharing your experience.

If I'd known it was possible, I would have seriously considered ordering my car without Nav and just doing the screen upgrade.

One thought, move or re-create this thread in the DYI section versus the Photo and Video sub-forum so people can find it when they're looking for DYI info.
Done!
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I predict a small spike in F30 nav screen prices on eBay lol.
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You were right about not giving up on the mod ... but LOL my arse. You're wrong about where this string should go. Please read my rant about this here.

This is most appropriate in the Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics subforum here. It should be moved, and I've reported the thread to be moved to the mods.

(I mean, jeez: this is five days old and I'm just now seeing it .. )

Please don't make up your own rules. You're not the center of the universe.
LOLS

Theres no rules here on the 2 series forum!!!! (just kidding)
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I predict a small spike in F30 nav screen prices on eBay lol.
hahahah I was kinda thinking that too
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      04-28-2016, 09:22 PM   #29
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I was going to post it there but I honestly thought it would get more traffic and help more people here , Also its kinda A picture thread ! LOl
You were right about not giving up on the mod ... but LOL my arse. You're wrong about where this string should go. Please read my rant about this here.

This is most appropriate in the Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics subforum here. It should be moved, and I've reported the thread to be moved to the mods.

(I mean, jeez: this is five days old and I'm just now seeing it .. )

Please don't make up your own rules. You're not the center of the universe.
Lol, you've never been to Tigernet.com where pretty much all topics about all sports are posted under Football.
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      04-29-2016, 01:12 AM   #30
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I was going to post it there but I honestly thought it would get more traffic and help more people here , Also its kinda A picture thread ! LOl
You were right about not giving up on the mod ... but LOL my arse. You're wrong about where this string should go. Please read my rant about this here.

This is most appropriate in the Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics subforum here. It should be moved, and I've reported the thread to be moved to the mods.

(I mean, jeez: this is five days old and I'm just now seeing it .. )

Please don't make up your own rules. You're not the center of the universe.
Lol, you've never been to Tigernet.com where pretty much all topics about all sports are posted under Football.
Thank god I haven't!
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Thank god I haven't!
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wow can't believe this got stickyed ! If someone reads this thread (even if this is years from now) and has questions or wants some more detail etc... don't hesitate to message me or post to me on here I'll do my best to help

Touch I-drive Controller retro fit coming within a couple weeks if anyone is interested I can add it to this thread or make a new one let me know!

with part numbers and install/coding process
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      04-29-2016, 09:12 AM   #33
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wow can't believe this got stickyed
This is a great discovery and thanks for taking the chance. If known can you share the build date of your car and the part number of your head unit. I have a 4/14 build non nav 228 and am contemplating this hack but I'm a bit uncertain as you mention 3/14 and 7/14 as relevant build dates.

I'd add the touch Idrive here as a logical extension of the original idea as well as a titled thread.
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wow can't believe this got stickyed ! If someone reads this thread (even if this is years from now) and has questions or wants some more detail etc... don't hesitate to message me or post to me on here I'll do my best to help

Touch I-drive Controller retro fit coming within a couple weeks if anyone is interested I can add it to this thread or make a new one let me know!

with part numbers and install/coding process
I'd add a new thread regarding that, since the subject line doesn't mention it. Just FYI.
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Ive been getting a ton of PMs! Im sorry if I you don't get a PM immediately I end up being on here at weird times but I will PM everyone back! I get lots of wheel fitment questions and stuff and when I answer on the app it sometimes sends but doesn't go through! Bare with me! :thumpsup:
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I'd add a new thread regarding that, since the subject line doesn't mention it. Just FYI.
Will do ! i actually had a S ton of coding done and I have some more DIY stuff that could be helpful to some I just haven't had time to take pictures properly explain working on some cool stuff and more then happy to help others that are interested
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wow can't believe this got stickyed ! If someone reads this thread (even if this is years from now) and has questions or wants some more detail etc... don't hesitate to message me or post to me on here I'll do my best to help

Touch I-drive Controller retro fit coming within a couple weeks if anyone is interested I can add it to this thread or make a new one let me know!

with part numbers and install/coding process
Congrats on the sticky! My wallet hates you though.
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This is freakin amazing. Probably going to go ahead and just purchase the F30 screen in preparation of doing this. Any way to get you to elaborate on the coding process a little so I know exactly what I need to do?

You rule!!!
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This is freakin amazing. Probably going to go ahead and just purchase the F30 screen in preparation of doing this. Any way to get you to elaborate on the coding process a little so I know exactly what I need to do?

You rule!!!
YOU RULE!!! lol Thanks


The coding is way easier then it seems you just have to get into the module that controls the screen itself and just change the last part of the entry to read

HU_NBT > 3000 HMI > DISPLAY_SIZE_RESOLUTION = 8.8_1280x480
HU_NBT > 3001 EXBOX > DISPLAY_VARIANTE = breites_display

the bold parts are what actually gets changed

if you need some more help or any other questions let me know!
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Can't find a screen on eBay that doesn't cost like $800
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Can't find a screen on eBay that doesn't cost like $800
$400-500 seems to be the average , I can send you a link if interested
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Can't find a screen on eBay that doesn't cost like $800
$400-500 seems to be the average , I can send you a link if interested
Haha, I was exaggerating. However, as predicted you caused a spike in price lol. I want the $220 that you paid lol.
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Haha, I was exaggerating. However, as predicted you caused a spike in price lol. I want the $220 that you paid lol.
I know right lol I have seen some pretty cheap ones in the $300 range , also the 10'' x5 screen seems to be extremely cheap for what your getting (under $250) there is someone who installed one in a f30 but had to hack up the dash board so that the ends fit in correctly , maybe one day I'd give that a try but id like a cleaner alternative on how to modify the surrounding dash
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Wow! That's good to know that you can have the screen upgraded to the 8.8" however there is no NAV due to the head unit right? I'm in Canada and I just placed an order of the M235i with the dealer and our packages here are bundled differently here. I wanted the backup camera and the package includes the 8.8" nav and all the other goodies so all in all it was an expensive backup-camera addition! ($4500) but it includes the glass-sunroof as a bonus, comfort access which I wanted and the park distance/front & rear. I also ordered the Executive package which I primarily wanted the Universal Remote Control but paid $2500 for the other features which I'm not sure I'll use but that's irrelevant. Not sure if possible to install then aftermarket head unit with NAV & upgrade the screen. Would possibly save more money...
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