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      07-12-2016, 03:08 PM   #67
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this is too cool...I may do this as soon as my 230i arrives stateside!
Make sure the 230i doesn't use the new voltage like what the LCI 3 series does. If so then you can only get the new screens.
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      07-12-2016, 03:20 PM   #68
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Make sure the 230i doesn't use the new voltage like what the LCI 3 series does. If so then you can only get the new screens.
yes, thanks. I saw that. I'll do more research later on as I start to have to live with the smaller screen.
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      07-13-2016, 02:57 PM   #69
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According to my research you are out of luck by one month. NA builds 7/15 and later.
The previous post said it was 2014, so now i'm confused.

my car is a 2015. I'll post an image of what the display looks like later today.

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      07-14-2016, 07:00 AM   #70
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According to my research you are out of luck by one month. NA builds 7/15 and later.
The previous post said it was 2014, so now i'm confused.

my car is a 2015. I'll post an image of what the display looks like later today.
Oh wait. My mistake. You should be fine. Yes it is 7/14 and later.
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      08-04-2016, 11:36 AM   #71
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Retrofit 8.8 display + nav

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Yeah I use the split screen for sport display when I'm not on it , but there are a few more options I think its everything except navigation, I will look at it and update

After talking to the guy who coded my car I am going to add a touch Idrive controller and might look into adding Nav as 07/14 build and on have the same NBT headunit needed for nav , The nav is software based so it should be possible after adding an OEM GPS antenna that should be plug and play but we'll see since its only speculation but the touch controller is 100% possible
So, to be clear, with a later build 2-series (eg, 2016 m235 with original 6.5 display), swapping for the 8.8" display, idrive controller with nav option, a GPS antenna cable, and appropriate coding will give working navigation?No head unit swap?
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      08-23-2016, 10:47 PM   #72
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Thanks Anderw, this swap worked like a charm! I have a 2015 m235 without the tech package, and swapped my 6.5" display for the F30's 8.8". Here's a video of me activating it for the first time:


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      08-26-2016, 01:06 AM   #73
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Thanks Anderw, this swap worked like a charm! I have a 2015 m235 without the tech package, and swapped my 6.5" display for the F30's 8.8". Here's a video of me activating it for the first time:


Woo congrats !
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      09-29-2016, 01:48 AM   #74
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Does anyone know what is required to also retrofit the touch idrive knob?

I'm thinking additional coding will be necessary but are the idrive parts compatible?
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      10-06-2016, 01:44 PM   #75
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In case anyone is looking for a screen, one of the guys in the F30 section has one for sale at 210 delivered!

Pro Nav 8.8 screen 9292248 http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1311292
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      10-09-2016, 02:31 PM   #76
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I've decided to sell my F2x 8.8" screen. Will be posting an ad later today or pm me. $350 shipped to lower 48.
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      10-10-2016, 07:31 PM   #77
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3/14 is ROW. NA spec is 7/14. F3x or F2x. It's even easier to tell. If your 6.5" display has the red stripes in the imagery you've got hu_entrynav. If it is the beige font almost CIC look you have hu_entry and the wide screen won't work.
My F30 2015 has production date of 07/2014. And I'm in dilemna if its HU_ENTRYNAV or ENTRY. Can you elaborate what you mean by red stripes vs beige stripes? Which stripes on screen?
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      10-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #78
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My F30 2015 has production date of 07/2014. And I'm in dilemna if its HU_ENTRYNAV or ENTRY. Can you elaborate what you mean by red stripes vs beige stripes? Which stripes on screen?
See this post, if your screen looks like the first one then you're good to go.

http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=57
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      10-12-2016, 12:01 AM   #79
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I've decided to sell my F2x 8.8" screen. Will be posting an ad later today or pm me. $350 shipped to lower 48.
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      10-24-2016, 06:02 PM   #80
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Can anyone guide me on how to unplug the video cable at the back of the screen?

There is not much slack on the wire, so I am having a hard time getting back there to pull the cable out. Also not sure which direction to pull so I don't break anything.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
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      10-26-2016, 11:12 PM   #81
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Can anyone guide me on how to unplug the video cable at the back of the screen?

There is not much slack on the wire, so I am having a hard time getting back there to pull the cable out. Also not sure which direction to pull so I don't break anything.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
I just did this today in my 2016 228i and had the same problem, as long as you can press the tab and pull it out a little you can get a small flat head and twist it to force the connector out.
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      10-28-2016, 01:04 AM   #82
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I just did this today in my 2016 228i and had the same problem, as long as you can press the tab and pull it out a little you can get a small flat head and twist it to force the connector out.
Thanks, worked like a charm!

Also for those who get the 'No Signal' message after plugging in the new screen, you just have to make sure the connection is pushed all the way in.
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      10-30-2016, 04:04 PM   #83
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I have a 2016 m235i..can anyone point me to a link of a monitor that is compatible.

Thanks!
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      11-02-2016, 09:28 AM   #84
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Confirming that this mod works for the m240i

Upgraded to a 8.8 LCI screen

Location of coding was different than instructed however... for anyone attempting it use search bar in esys to find it
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      11-02-2016, 09:39 AM   #85
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Confirming that this mod works for the m240i

Upgraded to a 8.8 LCI screen

Location of coding was different than instructed however... for anyone attempting it use search bar in esys to find it
So what screen did you need to make this work...ie out of what year (and later) car? thanks!
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      11-02-2016, 11:08 AM   #86
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So what screen did you need to make this work...ie out of what year (and later) car? thanks!
Part # is 9348461, LCI screeen for f20/21/22

I purchased it new from (what I believe was) a official BMW part re-sale distributor on eBay based in Germany. Although it was quite expensive it was the only CID I was confident would work.

I think non-LCI screens would have worked (seen another guy successfully use them) but I wasn't really down for the the blue tint screen "issue".

On a side note, for future reference to anyone considering the mod on new f22 line, removing the power plug from the original 6.5' CID is definitely a pain. I recommend using a Flat screwdriver. And for those who are scared to brick the car with the necessary esys coding, its really not that hard. Just follow the various guides provided on this forum. In any case, PM if you have some questions or need some help!

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Confirming that this mod works for the m240i

Upgraded to a 8.8 LCI screen

Location of coding was different than instructed however... for anyone attempting it use search bar in esys to find it
Good to know! Thanks for confirming
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      11-23-2016, 10:32 AM   #88
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Great info in this thread.

If you retrofit the upgraded iDrive controller that usually goes along with the larger screen, does that work?

Does it require any additional coding over and above what's discussed here to make the screen function?
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