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Carplay installation tutorial on BMW 1 Series E82

Carplay installation tutorial on BMW 1 Series E82

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We will see here in pictures how Apple Carplay is installed on a BMW E82 series coupe which is the same as an E87, E88, E81.

Required hardware: a Phillips screwdriver

Installation time: 30-40 minutes

Inventory: Carplay module and wiring.
This includes the module, a wifi antenna, 2 LVDS (video) cables, the power cable, the sound cable, and a USB cable (do not plug it in if using the wireless device).


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Start by unclipping the plastic cover.

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First take out the air-conditioning control, the white and black connectors must be taken out.

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Remove the plastic cover.

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There are 2 screws to be unscrewed (the ones that hold the CIC car radio)


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To have more facility for the continuation, it is necessary to unclip (very simple) the plastic support of the gear lever (if it is a manual gearbox then pull on the leather part).

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In the same way, unclip the Idrive joystick.

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Once in hand, you can see the unique connector on the joystick. Disconnect it.

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And reconnect it to the provided plug.

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Plug the kit connector back into the joystick socket. The purpose is to make a by-pass (a bridge).


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At the car radio, identify the video jack on the car radio (it is pink).

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Unplug this plug and plug it into the female video jack of the kit.

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The pink plug (male) of the kit is to be plugged in instead of the unplugged one. (same, we make a by-pass for the video).

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Connect LCD-IN and LCD-OUT as follows.

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For the cable, no need to dismantle everything, just run the cable along.


chargement Carplay

You can now test by pressing the MENU key on the joystick for 2-3 seconds, we switch to the Carplay interface. (first start)

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The adjustment interface.

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Carplay displayed.

Module link: HERE