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Carplay installation tutorial on BMW X5 F15

Carplay installation tutorial on BMW X5 F15

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We will see here in pictures how Apple Carplay is installed on a BMW X5 F15 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 wand towards you, it's solid so there's no risk of breakage!

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Disconnect the connectors at the "warning" button and the START STOP button.

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

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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 4 torx T20 screws.


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

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


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

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and connect the radio's power bypass again.


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 Screen.

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view of the Android Auto on the BMW X5 F15

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view of the Apple Carplay on the BMW X5 F15

Our module: Apple Carplay for BMW HERE

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