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Carplay installation tutorial on BMW F30 330

Carplay installation tutorial on BMW F30 330

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We will see here in pictures how Apple Carplay is installed on a BMW F30 330.

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).

STEP 1: REMOVING THE CAR RADIO

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Pull the wand towards you, it's solid so there's no risk of breakage!

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Now you have to unscrew the air-conditioning control that "hides" the radio.

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Simple torx screws.

BMW carplay F30 F31

Remove the cover to see the 2 remaining screws. Removes easily.

BMW carplay F30 F31

BMW carplay F30 F31

Once the air-conditioning front panel has been removed, you can finally see the car radio held in place by 4 T20 torx screws.

STEP 2: REMOVING THE SCREEN

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The screen is held in place by 2 Torx screws (red arrows). To take the screen out, it's very simple, just pull it up.

STEP 3: CONNECTION

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

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carplay bmw f30 f31

 and plug in the radio's power bypass again.

 

STEP 4: TEST

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

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The menu appears, 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.

Our module: Apple Carplay for BMW HERE