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Carplay installation tutorial BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer F46

Carplay installation tutorial BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer F46

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Here we will see in pictures how to install Apple Carplay on a BMW Gran Tourer F46.

Required equipment: a T20 torx screwdriver.

Installation time: 30-40 minutes

Inventory: Carplay module and wiring.
So we count the module, a wifi antenna, 2 LVDS (video) cables, the power cable, the auxiliary cable, and a USB cable (no need to connect it if you use the device wirelessly).

STEP 1: DISASSEMBLE THE SCREEN

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We start by removing the cover under the CD player. You have to put a spatula or a thin object and to make lever on it.

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Simply pull it out towards you.

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There are now 2 Torx T20 screws to remove.

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Pull it towards you.

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Then, we take care of removing all the plastic crosspiece.

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It is very solid and well fixed, you can leverage it without any worries.

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Last part before the connections, there are 4 screws to remove: 2 that fix the screen, and 2 that fix the station. Remove them. 

STEP 2: CONNECTION

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Remove the LVDS (video) plug from its connector.

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This purple plug goes into the LVDS IN part module.

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Then connect the turquoise LVDS OUT connector of the KIT in place of the original one.

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And finally, simply unplug the power plug (called QUADLOCK) and plug in the KIT's power plug instead. It's a simple BY-PASS.

STEP 3: TEST

Press the MENU button for 3 seconds on your BMW F46 iDRIVE wheel.

The menu will appear, select what you want to use: Apple Carplay, Android Auto or Mirror Screen.

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We chose Apple Carplay which will launch by default (without the previous menu), to choose Android Auto for example, go to the BMW application.

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Our module: Apple Carplay for BMW HERE

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If you don't have an original camera, you can also install one. The result is just perfect, it is a handle camera, like the original one, visible HERE.

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