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      09-12-2021, 11:25 AM   #1
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Advice on replacing iDrive screen

Hi all,

My new-to-me 2016 228i with the 8.8" screen is starting to bubble around the bottom right corner. The car has been in Florida its whole life and has had no tint, but it seems a little odd to me that the screen would bubble this soon.

Because of this, I've been on the hunt for a gently used screen off eBay. (a new one of these is 3k!) I've seen some threads about replacing the screen but I'm not so sure about the compatibility of screens from different model years and if any coding would be involved when swapping the units.

Any pointers is much appreciated.

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Go to www.realoem.com and enter the last 7 characters of the car's vehicle identification number. Hit enter and bookmark the page. Scroll down to audio/nav and get the part number for the screen in your car. Also, click on the part # (it's a link) and see what other years and models used the same screen. Replacing the screen should not be difficult. I think it's held in place with 2 screws.
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      09-13-2021, 12:21 PM   #3
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Hi all,

My new-to-me 2016 228i with the 8.8" screen is starting to bubble around the bottom right corner. The car has been in Florida its whole life and has had no tint, but it seems a little odd to me that the screen would bubble this soon.

Because of this, I've been on the hunt for a gently used screen off eBay. (a new one of these is 3k!) I've seen some threads about replacing the screen but I'm not so sure about the compatibility of screens from different model years and if any coding would be involved when swapping the units.

Any pointers is much appreciated.

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Screen is not codeable so if you're going to get the same as you have now, you just plug&play. Easiest way is to take it out, check the part number, hit the Ebay and purchase used one.
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      09-14-2021, 07:03 AM   #4
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Hi.

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it seems a little odd to me that the screen would bubble this soon.
Actually I saw this a bit when I was shopping used 2 Series. My impression was that it was more common with cars that had not been garaged. I wondered if the more frequent and more dramatic change in temps/humidity for cars that spent the night on the street or more frequent direct sun made delamination more likely but that was just a casual impression. I passed on a 228i THP that among other issues had one of the worst delaminated screens I saw. It looked like spider webs across the screen and the screen was just unreadable. As you have found out, the dealer option is beaucoup dollars. Used options rarely showed up on eBay when I was watching. The option I considered was from BimmerTech. The 230i I bought didn't need a replacement screen so I haven't tried them but

https://www.bimmer-tech.net/blog/ite...-idrive-screen

https://www.bimmer-tech.net/category...mw-vividscreen

is what I bookmarked.

Good luck.
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      09-16-2021, 04:36 PM   #5
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Actually I saw this a bit when I was shopping used 2 Series. My impression was that it was more common with cars that had not been garaged. I wondered if the more frequent and more dramatic change in temps/humidity for cars that spent the night on the street or more frequent direct sun made delamination more likely but that was just a casual impression. I passed on a 228i THP that among other issues had one of the worst delaminated screens I saw. It looked like spider webs across the screen and the screen was just unreadable. As you have found out, the dealer option is beaucoup dollars. Used options rarely showed up on eBay when I was watching. The option I considered was from BimmerTech. The 230i I bought didn't need a replacement screen so I haven't tried them but

https://www.bimmer-tech.net/blog/ite...-idrive-screen

https://www.bimmer-tech.net/category...mw-vividscreen

is what I bookmarked.

Good luck.
I've seen the BimmerTech screens in passing but they don't seem to carry any for the F22s. Pretty unfortunate.
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