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      05-11-2018, 09:02 AM   #1
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Bimmertech ID4 to ID6...anyone done it?

Hey guys,

Just bought the retrofit from Bimmertech for my 2016 M235 to go from ID4 to ID6. Just curious if anyone else on here has done it. I'll lose Sirius and FM radio but I never use those so it's all good.

Excited to upgrade to the latest OS and get Carplay (waiting to see how they change it in ios 12)
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      05-20-2018, 09:38 AM   #2
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Very curious to see how this turns out.
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I'm curious too. Looking at the codemybimmer version instead but your experience will be helpful in making a decision.
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      05-20-2018, 01:03 PM   #4
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It won't work; the software and hardware are completely different between the two..

Only iDrive 5 can be coded to 6 lite..
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      05-20-2018, 08:07 PM   #5
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It won't work; the software and hardware are completely different between the two..

Only iDrive 5 can be coded to 6 lite..
They give you a euro spec radio and code it. It's not just software
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It won't work; the software and hardware are completely different between the two..

Only iDrive 5 can be coded to 6 lite..
They give you a euro spec radio and code it. It's not just software
I'm sorry, that will work, for some reason I thought you was just trying to code ID6. Nevemind..
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You can check the thread on F30post as several of our customers have provided feedback on our retrofit.

As an FYI, you won't lose FM radio or Sirius XM on our version since you would be receiving a US unit as opposed to an ECE one.
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      06-04-2018, 04:18 PM   #8
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You can check the thread on F30post as several of our customers have provided feedback on our retrofit.

As an FYI, you won't lose FM radio or Sirius XM on our version since you would be receiving a US unit as opposed to an ECE one.
Can you PM me the cost for me to do that?
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      06-13-2018, 08:34 AM   #9
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Would a retrofit like this allow access to functions such as the ambient lights in the newer cars ? ( should someone want to also retrofit those and be able to control them through iDrive )
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As an FYI, I've just ordered the ID6 retrofit from Steve and CodeMyBimmer and really looking forward to getting it installed. I'll either update this thread or start a fresh one with my thoughts once it's done.
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      09-05-2018, 02:07 PM   #11
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woah, what did I miss? My '15 m235 w/ nav ... can upgrade its iDrive?
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You might be SOL on a 2015. CodeMyBimmer offers an ID6 retrofit for 2016 M235's but not, apparently, for a 2015: https://www.codemybimmer.ca/shop/?v=3e8d115eb4b3

You may also want to look at this thread: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1361948

steve@codemybimmer may be able to clarify.

Bimmer-Tech also apparently offers some similar retrofits but they source from the EU so you would lose some NA functionality (eg. SiriusXM).
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woah, what did I miss? My '15 m235 w/ nav ... can upgrade its iDrive?
If your production date is March 2015 or later then yes. It would be the same as if you had a 2016 model because the F22 and F23 were actually the very production models to get ID4 NBT EVO.

If you can provide me with the last 7 digits of the VIN, I can confirm.
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woah, what did I miss? My '15 m235 w/ nav ... can upgrade its iDrive?
If your production date is March 2015 or later then yes. It would be the same as if you had a 2016 model because the F22 and F23 were actually the very production models to get ID4 NBT EVO.

If you can provide me with the last 7 digits of the VIN, I can confirm.
Hey Steve, my vin is V393449 and production date is showing as 3-24-15.. upgrade possible?
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Hey Steve, my vin is V393449 and production date is showing as 3-24-15.. upgrade possible?
Yep, your vehicle is running on ID4 NBT EVO so it is definitely possible to upgrade.
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Yep, your vehicle is running on ID4 NBT EVO so it is definitely possible to upgrade.
Excellent.. order inbound.
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Excellent.. order inbound.
Hey Steve, I went to place an order today and the discount code in your sig didn't work.. am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,
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Hey Steve, I went to place an order today and the discount code in your sig didn't work.. am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,
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Sent you a PM ben.

Thanks!
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woah, what did I miss? My '15 m235 w/ nav ... can upgrade its iDrive?
If your production date is March 2015 or later then yes. It would be the same as if you had a 2016 model because the F22 and F23 were actually the very production models to get ID4 NBT EVO.

If you can provide me with the last 7 digits of the VIN, I can confirm.
Hey Steve, my vin is V393449 and production date is showing as 3-24-15.. upgrade possible?
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woah, what did I miss? My '15 m235 w/ nav ... can upgrade its iDrive?
If your production date is March 2015 or later then yes. It would be the same as if you had a 2016 model because the F22 and F23 were actually the very production models to get ID4 NBT EVO.

If you can provide me with the last 7 digits of the VIN, I can confirm.
Hey Steve, my vin is V393449 and production date is showing as 3-24-15.. upgrade possible?
Yep, all F23s equipped with ID4 NBT EVO can upgrade even as early as November 2014. For F22 it is March 2015 onward only.

Your vehicle definitely is compatible. If you want to be sure, just check the map version and ensure that it says North America EVO.
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I have a 2016 F22 M235. After reading over many of the previous post and would really like to upgrade my system from ID4 EVO to ID6. My car also has the tech package. What do I need to do in terms of getting a quote and making sure I'm getting the right equipment.
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I have a 2016 F22 M235. After reading over many of the previous post and would really like to upgrade my system from ID4 EVO to ID6. My car also has the tech package. What do I need to do in terms of getting a quote and making sure I'm getting the right equipment.
Does this upgrade support the hi-def screen and full screen Apple car play?
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