For BMW with NBT iDrive (ID4 / ID5)
Car Model : BMW F20 116i, 2011 model
We use 2 different units, for BMW F20.
2011 (CIC High) - F20H_GNP
2012- 2018 (NBT ID4/ID5) - F20_INDAP
Used parts: F20H_GNP
Operation video from previous installation - on BMW F20 116i
Wired CarPlay / Wired Android auto
USB3.0 extension port installed inside arm rest console
Why & How ?
Both CarPlay & Android Auto grants NAV with latest map, via Google / Apple Map and Waze.
Not to mention that media players like Spotify / iTunes / Audible / and those Digital Radio / podcast apps.
As BMW never granted it for their cars till 2018, that puts lots of BMW F body with NBT ID4 / EVO ID5
missed out CarPlay / Android auto upgrade, and probably won't be granted in the future either.
With our integration product,
All of those can be integrated into the existing audio setup, without any change nor removal.
CarPlay & Android Auto will be installed as form of an 'external device' that attaches to the headunit.
It is an aftermarket product hence doesn't work exactly same as the factory fitted ones in current BMWs.
Having said that, it will only play sound via AUX (external media input) and won't do fade in / out.
Nor sync with voice command function button on the steering wheel.
However It still uses the same audio screen, control knob & button pad, and provided full function of
CarPlay / Android Auto.
Without costing existing functions / features in the car to go obsolete.
Both CarPlay & Android Auto will work
with control pad and dial knob.
Press and hold of MENU button
will switch the display mode between
CarPlay / Android auto and iDrive.
We install dedicated USB input for the CarPlay / Android Auto.
As the original one in the vehicle is for Mercedes' original Media interface and the whole USB function will go obsolete.
Like in photo, USB3.0 extension with flush mount port will be installed
and connecting your phone will not only initate CarPlay / Android auto
but also charges the phone as well.
Apple CarPlay -
Supports the latest
iPhone & iOS
Android Auto -
Used Samsung S10+
CarPlay / Android auto Module : Contains CarPlay / Android Auto License and dedicated chipset
Video Interface Module : Transfers the image generated from Module box, to audio screen of the car.
Certain products of ours have both modules merged into one.
Cable loom : Literally those cable / connectors needed for installation.
They will connected between those 2 and also audio headunit in the vehicle.
USB Extension Cable: Used for creation of Female USB input (flush mount) on desired location.
External Mic* : Used for Voice command via siri or Google Assistant.
If you are using Wireless CarPlay, certain devices will use this Mic for phone call also.
Also, certian device of our unit will not need external mic at all,
as It will 'wake up' the original Mic for voice command.