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Carplay installation tutorial on BMW F20 with NBT system

Carplay installation tutorial on BMW F20 with NBT system

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We will see here in pictures how Apple Carplay is installed on a BMW 1 series F20 with NBT system.

Required hardware: a T20 torx 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 auxiliary cable, and a USB cable (no need to plug it in if using the wireless device).


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Pull the ventilation grill to the sides, no screws.

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Now you have to unscrew the air-conditioning control that "hides" the car radio: 2 Torx screws.

module climatisation bmw f20

Now remove the ventilation control (easily).

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Once the air-conditioning front panel has been removed, you can finally see the car radio held in place by 2 T20 torx screws.

démonter autoradio bmw f20

You can now remove the car radio from its housing.


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The screen is held by 2 Torx screws (red arrows).

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To take the screen out, it's very simple, just pull it up.

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Remove the LVDS (video) cable from the purple connector.


débrancher câble vidéo bmw f20

Connect the LVDS cable to the display and to the module as follows.

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Connect the purple screen connector (LVDS 2 connector) here.

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Remove the power plug from the radio.

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Take the fiber optic cable (if you have it) out of your original socket and put it back into the Carplay's power socket (the by-pass).

branchement carplay bmw f20

and finally connect the power bypass of the car radio.


Press the BACK button for 3 seconds on your iDRIVE wheel.

The menu appears, select what you want to use : Apple Carplay, Android Auto or Mirror Link.

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Here we have chosen the Apple Carplay on the BMW 1 Series F20.

Our module: Apple Carplay for BMW HERE

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