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Carplay installation tutorial on BMW X6 F16

Carplay installation tutorial on BMW X6 F16

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We will see here in pictures how to install Apple Carplay on a BMW X6 F16 with NBT system

Required equipment: a T20 torx 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 auxiliary cable, and a USB cable (no need to plug it if you use the device wirelessly).


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First, pull the stick towards you, it is solid so there is no risk of breaking!

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Next, disconnect the connectors at the "warning" button and the START STOP button.

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Now, it is necessary to unscrew the air conditioning control which "hides" the car radio: 2 Torx screws.

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Now remove the ventilation control (easily).

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Once the front of the air conditioning removed, we can finally see the car radio maintained by 4 screws torx T20.


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The screen is maintained by 2 Torx screws (red arrows). To remove the screen, it is very simple, pull it up.

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Pull the LVDS (video) cable out of the pink connector.


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Pull the LVDS (video) cable out of the purple connector.

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Connect the purple plug coming from the screen here (LVDS 2 connector) and the plug going into LVDS1 goes directly to the screen instead of the original video cable.

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Remove the power plug from the car radio (Quadlock).

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Don't forget to put the fiber optic cable back into the Carplay's power socket (the bypass), because without this, there will be no sound!

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and finally connect the power bypass of the car radio.


Finally, press the BACK button for 3 seconds on your iDRIVE wheel.

The menu will appear, select what you want to use: Apple Carplay, Android Auto or Mirror Screen.

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view of Android Auto on the BMW X6 F16

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Apple Carplay view on the BMW X6 F16

Our module: Apple Carplay for your BMW X6 : HERE

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