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Carplay installation tutorial on BMW 1 Series E87

Carplay installation tutorial on BMW 1 Series E87

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In this tutorial we will see how to install Apple Carplay on a BMW E87 with a CIC version.

Required equipment: a cross-headed 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 sound cable, and a USB cable (you don't have to connect it if you use the device wireless).


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We will start by unclipping the plastic cover.

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In a second step, take out the air-conditioning control, you have to take out the black and white connectors.

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Then remove the plastic cover.

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There are 2 screws to unscrew (those which maintain 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 gearshift (if it is a manual box then pull on the leather part).

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Unclip the Idrive joystick as well.

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Once in hand, you can see the single connector on the joystick. Unplug it.

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And plug it back into the provided socket. There are deception devices, you can't go wrong.

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Plug the kit connector back into the joystick socket. The purpose is simply to make a bypass.


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At the car radio station, identify the video socket of the station (it is pink).

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

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The pink plug (male) of the kit is to be connected in place of the disconnected plug. (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 disassemble everything, just run the cable along the crossbar.


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Now you can test the Carplay by pressing the MENU button on the joystick for 2-3 seconds, it will switch to the Carplay interface. (first start)

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The setting interface.

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We have chosen Apple Carplay for Iphones, but you can also run Android Auto for those who have an Android smartphone.

Module link: HERE