BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Coding / ConnectedDrive / Audio-Video / Electronics / Bluetooth / I-Drive & Nav
 
BPM Sport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-14-2011, 11:31 AM   #45
330iTiAg
First Lieutenant
330iTiAg's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
375
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Columbia, MD

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via Yahoo to 330iTiAg
Have you tried:
  1. Bimmerworld (bimmerworld.com) in Dublin, VA
  2. BMW Excluservice (bmwexcluservice.com) in Rockville, MD
  3. Fairfax Service Center (fairfaxservicecenter.com) in Fairfax, VA
  4. Martin's Auto Service (danmartinsautoservice.com) in Gaithersburg, MD
  5. At Speed Motorsports (atspeedmotorsports.com) in Hanover, MD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrys@BimmerTech View Post
Unfortunately I have not found a trusted shop in the Washington area which could host a group buy.
If you have any suggestions please let me know.
__________________
2011.5 M3 Coupe: Space Gray, 4MY, ZCP, ZCV, ZP2, 494, 5AC, 655, and 752

Mods: Full Venture Shield protection kit, RPi scoops, Euro fog light switch, LUX V4, clear reflectors, OEM black chrome grilles and side gills, black hood vents, IND F10 M5 shift knob and boot
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2011, 03:48 PM   #46
abugiacomo
First Lieutenant
Lebanon
7
Rep
370
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 (997.2) c2s
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: vienna va

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330iTiAg View Post
Have you tried:
  1. Bimmerworld (bimmerworld.com) in Dublin, VA
  2. BMW Excluservice (bmwexcluservice.com) in Rockville, MD
  3. Fairfax Service Center (fairfaxservicecenter.com) in Fairfax, VA
  4. Martin's Auto Service (danmartinsautoservice.com) in Gaithersburg, MD
  5. At Speed Motorsports (atspeedmotorsports.com) in Hanover, MD
i know of at least two others that would be interested in the 6nr retrofit in the dc-area (my brother and i)...

of the shops listed above, i've heard/read the best reviews on fairfax service center...
__________________
2011 (e90) m3 <- 2009 (e90) m3 <- 2010 (b8) s4 <- 1997 (e36) m3 sedan <- 2006 (987) cayman s <- 2005 (e46) m3 <- 2003 (986) boxster s <- 2001 (e46) 330ci...all sold ...
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #47
Patrys@BimmerTech
Lieutenant Colonel
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
Poland
87
Rep
1,609
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by abugiacomo View Post
i know of at least two others that would be interested in the 6nr retrofit in the dc-area (my brother and i)...

of the shops listed above, i've heard/read the best reviews on fairfax service center...
Do you guys know anyone there?
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.

Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #48
abugiacomo
First Lieutenant
Lebanon
7
Rep
370
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 (997.2) c2s
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: vienna va

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrys@BimmerTech View Post
Do you guys know anyone there?
i don't actually know him, but the owner's name is reese sherbaf...
__________________
2011 (e90) m3 <- 2009 (e90) m3 <- 2010 (b8) s4 <- 1997 (e36) m3 sedan <- 2006 (987) cayman s <- 2005 (e46) m3 <- 2003 (986) boxster s <- 2001 (e46) 330ci...all sold ...
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 08:01 PM   #49
mdrobc13
Lieutenant Colonel
mdrobc13's Avatar
United_States
42
Rep
1,622
Posts

 
Drives: Made in Bavaria
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: On a base somewhere near or afar!

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2012 BMW 550i  [5.00]
Send a message via MSN to mdrobc13 Send a message via Yahoo to mdrobc13
Quote:
Originally Posted by abugiacomo View Post
i don't actually know him, but the owner's name is reese sherbaf...
Guys I have been to Fairfax Service Center and met Reese. He did the Dinan Sport suspension on my M3 (when I had it..LOL). Good shop and he gave me an e46 Dinan S2 M3 as a loaner for the day or so they had my car (no extra charge) so thumbs up there!

However guys I am not sure if Reese or anybody else in the DC area are going to touch your cars with that type of a retrofit. I did my own and it was relatively simple (see my posts) using Patyk's instructions and help but I doubt very seriously you're gonna get any independant shop and definately NOT a dealer to do it since it involves the unlicensed/un-approved swap out of OEM BWM parts into your cars to support a function for which the model (as produced off the production line in Munich) was not designed!

I ended up doing mine here in San Antonio, Texas myself as everyone I talked to kinda inferred that the legal liabilities of the swap/retrofit made it likely they woudl touch it EVEN with me giving them parts and instructions! I got strange looks and laughs when I even gingerly treaded around the topic from my Service Rep here in Tx. Few independant shops barely wanted to touch the new e92 electronics let alone the iDrive just because of the complexity and BMW tester/computer needed to fix the things!

So yes it does work...I know 1st hand...and loved it after I did it and thought the car should have originally came that way yes! Is an easy upgrade and it took me less than an 1hr to reverse it fully when I sold the car in April and I recommend the upgrade if you're up to doing it yourself..yes absolutely! But I would NOT hold my breathe on getting a DC/VA/MD shop to do it in that area!

EAS is working on something (a comercialized version/kit) I think but haven't heard much from them was months ago!

Good luck...
__________________
'14 F06 650xi Gran Coupe (Carbon Black)- Mine #1
'10 e70 X5M (Sapphire Black Mettalic) - Mine #2
'12 F10 550i (Dinan modded) - Gone
'10 e71 X6 35iDrive SAV (Space Gray) - Gone
'08 e92 M3 coupe (Sparkling Graphite) -Gone

Last edited by mdrobc13; 07-21-2011 at 08:07 PM.
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2011, 11:24 AM   #50
gobrigavitch
Private First Class
6
Rep
198
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E90 M3 JZB
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Prince Albert, SK

iTrader: (0)

I want to get this in the near future. I understand I need the latest software to get it done. I had my car in at the dealer and asked for the DCT software update as I didn't think it was done. They said the car already had the latest software. I found out how to look up the software version. I believe I have B3.41.E0. Is that the latest software version? Will this allow me to get fully functioning BMW Apps and BMW Live with the Combox retrofit?

Last edited by gobrigavitch; 07-24-2011 at 04:57 PM.
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #51
Lepse38
Private
Lepse38's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
63
Posts

 
Drives: '12 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bucks County, PA

iTrader: (0)

Where in New Jersey is the shop?
__________________
'12 E92 M3
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2011, 09:14 PM   #52
nelson29
Second Lieutenant
5
Rep
290
Posts

 
Drives: 2005 E60
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando, FL

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lepse38 View Post
Where in New Jersey is the shop?
Kearny, NJ
__________________
Dynaudio Esotar2 110,430,650,1200s
Arc PS8/Brax MX4s/Ixos/Straightwire
Appreciate 0
      08-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #53
Patrys@BimmerTech
Lieutenant Colonel
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
Poland
87
Rep
1,609
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

iTrader: (7)

We are very happy to announce that our Combox retrofit is now available in the PnP version.

No more moving pins from the TCU and MULF connectors!
No more stretching the wiring to install the Combox!
No more alternative solutions that do not fully work!

Our PnP harness will make the Combox installation simple and effortless.

The BimmerTech Combox PnP harness is available in a few versions depending on the car spec.

You can buy it only with our Combox retrofit package.


__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.

Appreciate 0
      08-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #54
besiktas
Ultimate Driver for the Ultimate Driving Machine
United_States
31
Rep
1,016
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M3 E92
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (0)

how much does this retrofit would cost? i have a 2010 M3. thanks
__________________

BMW M3 E92 - Silverstone II
BPM Sport Stage II Tune + Test Pipes, GTS DCT Tune
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2011, 03:20 AM   #55
Patrys@BimmerTech
Lieutenant Colonel
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
Poland
87
Rep
1,609
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by besiktas View Post
how much does this retrofit would cost? i have a 2010 M3. thanks
As always please send us your VIN at info@bimmer-tech.net and I will get back to you with a quote.
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.

Appreciate 0
      10-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #56
stevem12t2
New Member
stevem12t2's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
8
Posts

 
Drives: 11 535i xdrive msport
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Scarborough, ME

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to stevem12t2 Send a message via MSN to stevem12t2 Send a message via Yahoo to stevem12t2 Send a message via Skype™ to stevem12t2
6nr Retrofit A Success W/ Help Of Bimmertech!!!

Hello Everyone! I am proud to say that with the help of the guys at BimmerTech info@bimmer-tech.net, we have successfully retrofit my 2011 F10 (Late Sep 2011 Build) with the full 6NR integration.

I do NOT have an iPhone. I am using an iPod Touch 4th Gen 64GB. The device is jailbroken to allow for Cydia in order to purchase the 4.99 app iBluever with On Demand. The Blackberry Torch 9800 that I have uses PDANET enabling the Bluetooth DUN, turning off Bluetooth on the iPod and using iBluever to connect to the Blackberry using its own Bluetooth communication. When not in a Wi-Fi zone, iBluever takes over and automatically jumps on the 3G enabled Blackberry for internet connectivity. The blackberry will say Modem Enabled at the top and be fully tethered to the iPod without pressing any buttons on either device. Once they are paired and On Demand is enabled in iBluever the rest is automatic. The connection also drops if the iPod senses or reaches a Wi-Fi area automatically. The apps below (that even require internet connectivity such as Pandora) never skip a beat during the switch over form Wi-Fi to 3G from the Berry and back to Wi-Fi.

Turning off the car the iPod is paused on whatever it is playing then getting out of the car and taking the blackberry with me the Bluetooth connection will eventually drop from the iPod, then returning to the car BT is auto-connected and iBluever On Demand brings up the 3G connection to the iPod once again. Then starting the car the iPod resumes right where it left off.

I also have this Blackberry connected to the car for Audio and Phone capabilities. A call pauses the iPod and hanging up resumes as you would expect. Also the Blackberry can handle the Bluetooth DUN connection to the iPod and the car at the same time for different services of course. The services for the Car from the Blackberry are Audio Sync, email messages, phonebook, calls etc. while the Bluetooth DUN connection enables for simply modem capabilities for the iPod. Therefore both Bluetooth devices can be connected to the Berry at the same time.

For those of you that want the flexibility of having the Full Office integration into the car, the Blackberry is the way to go here. It also allows for running your SlackerRadio, iHeartRadio, YouTube videos, Nobex radio and so on via Bluetooth audio. The iPod then handles the BMW Apps, web radio, music collections, video collections, and full iDrive compatible Pandora streaming without having to plug in and out your iPhone constantly when getting in and out of the car every day. Simply leave the iPod connected. Take your Berry and go, then return again for some more!!!
  1. A quick email to Patryk with the VIN allowed him to generate a quote and provide me with the information needed to perform this retrofit.
  2. I made a visit to the dealer for a software update (ALTHOUGH THE GUYS AT BIMMERTECH CAN NOW DO THIS REMOTELY AS WELL) as my current CIC software was as build in mid September 2010. An upgrade request to March 2011 was requested as it was believed to be that the basic iPod integration of my car would be fixed. (If playing an iPod playlist, turning off the car, leaving, returning to the car, the playlist continued on the last song played however looking at the list of music yielded improper results for track names and list. A jog over to "Current Playlist" brought the proper info over but was a bug. I explained that a CIC software update to March 2011 software would fix the problem). The issue remained but the software was now in accordance for the retrofit
  3. Patryk Promptly sent the required usb module, cabling and instructions.
  4. I completed the install from the information he provided and was a snap. Took about 3 hours of my time to install because i was very cautious, spent time cleaning and interest got me curious at several things on the way.
  5. Patryk remotely coded the vehicle enabling the 6NR integration in no time at all, disabled the NAV warning screen every time starting the car, and coding the side mirrors to fold upon a 2-3 second hold of the lock button. A simple hold of the lock button just locks the doors and if desired a hold will fold up the mirrors and unfold the moment the car is unlocked. In my case by grabbing for the handle the car unlocks and mirrors unfold with the keyless option.

Launching the BMW remote app (Free from Apple iTunes Store) will allow in ConnectedDrive to display Facebook, Twitter, Web Radio, and Calendar (Default calendar on iPod/iPhone will be displayed here. Not all Calendars on the device).

Launching Pandora from the iPod/iPhone will display the Pandora App in the same ConnectedDrive menu. Thumb up/down songs, set favorites, browse your stations etc.

From the ConnectedDrive menu you can also choose a much more user friendly view of the device called BMW Plugin. Plugin has some very nice features such as a quick playlist shuffle, use of your genius mixes, playlists, podcasts, and so on. A very nice feature is simply holding down the iDrive knob on any song playing in the current playback to show options for Artist, and best of all starting a new Genius mix from that song. Simply find a song for your mood and then hold down the iDrive knob and select start genius and you've got a new playlist of tunes similar to that one...

If you want to play video, goto CD external devices and find your cradled iPod icon (With Patryks retrofit NO CRADLE IS REQUIRED>>>ALL of these functions are enabled from the USB/Video jack that was replaced from the old USB/Aux module) select the video from the dropdown and find your content... podcasts, music videos, downloaded movies, or TV shows, etc.

Patryk, I can't thank you enough for making all of this happen, especially since a Retrofit is said to be not possible from BMW for Cars produced prior to march for the F10 and April for the X6.

Again no serious equipment is needed to be installed for those vehicles from Mid-September 2010 and onward. The Combox, CIC and all needed parts are their if you have the required options. If not Patryk can get you there as well.
__________________
2011 535i xdrive msport
Space Gray / Oyster
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2011, 02:52 PM   #57
cmk227
Major
cmk227's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
1,333
Posts

 
Drives: Goal: ED on 2015 M6GC
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Irving, TX & Northern England

iTrader: (2)

__________________

14 Lexus GX460 & 14 Lexus ES300H
14 BMW 528d Touring Estate - UK
Previous M's: 11 BMW M3 JZB ZCP 6MT, 02 BMW M3 Conv 6MT & 02 BMW M3 Coupe 6MT
Appreciate 0
      03-08-2012, 05:22 AM   #58
Volta
Registered
Volta's Avatar
0
Rep
4
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Midland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nirvanayoda View Post
That makes 2 of us. Now we just need 2 more.
I'm in Midland and can make it to Austin NP. I. May need a windshield repair by time I get there too lol...I guess we just need one more person?
Appreciate 0
      03-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #59
cmk227
Major
cmk227's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
1,333
Posts

 
Drives: Goal: ED on 2015 M6GC
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Irving, TX & Northern England

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Volta View Post
I'm in Midland and can make it to Austin NP. I. May need a windshield repair by time I get there too lol...I guess we just need one more person?

Count me in. I will forward to a couple of friends and see if they also have interest.
__________________

14 Lexus GX460 & 14 Lexus ES300H
14 BMW 528d Touring Estate - UK
Previous M's: 11 BMW M3 JZB ZCP 6MT, 02 BMW M3 Conv 6MT & 02 BMW M3 Coupe 6MT
Appreciate 0
      03-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #60
MrGroup
Enlisted Member
United_States
2
Rep
49
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3 6MT
Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Antonio

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmk227 View Post
Count me in. I will forward to a couple of friends and see if they also have interest.
I would be interested in driving up to Austin and getting the full retrofit done. Can someone PM me the tentative details?
Appreciate 0
      03-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #61
Volta
Registered
Volta's Avatar
0
Rep
4
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Midland

iTrader: (0)

Still waiting on details here also, I believe all I'll need is the coding since my car has the iPod usb/ aux in the armrest, bluetooth phone, and the com box in the trunk.

I wonder, are they able to enable other features... like rolling "up" windows with lock button
Appreciate 0
      03-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #62
dbhajek
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 335
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Antonio TX

iTrader: (1)

How do you guess think this would affect warranty?

Thanks
Appreciate 0
      03-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #63
cmk227
Major
cmk227's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
1,333
Posts

 
Drives: Goal: ED on 2015 M6GC
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Irving, TX & Northern England

iTrader: (2)

For everyone that is interested in doing the service in texas I will he forwarding an e-mail to those guys and seeing if we can get a group discount.

Live in Dallas so we can all try and meet up at the shop one weekend and get it done.
__________________

14 Lexus GX460 & 14 Lexus ES300H
14 BMW 528d Touring Estate - UK
Previous M's: 11 BMW M3 JZB ZCP 6MT, 02 BMW M3 Conv 6MT & 02 BMW M3 Coupe 6MT
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2012, 03:07 AM   #64
Rabia
El Que Contagia El Genero
United_States
4
Rep
32
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 650i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: KS

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 650i  [0.00]
I have an E90 M3 fully loaded please pm me with price quote.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #65
Patrys@BimmerTech
Lieutenant Colonel
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
Poland
87
Rep
1,609
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

iTrader: (7)

To receive more information and pricing please send us your VIN at info@bimmer-tech.net

Thanks!
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.

Appreciate 0
      04-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #66
ILSMKU
BMW FTW
ILSMKU's Avatar
No_Country
37
Rep
1,924
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: ///OC

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
Has anyone with an 2011 purchased this plug and play solution yet? Any reviews?
__________________
///2013 AW 6MT E92 ZCP M3/// Black 359M Wheels/BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Spoiler and Mirror Caps/Arkym AeroSport Front Lip/Turner 15MM Spacers/LUX 8 LED Halo/IND Gloss Black Grills, Gills and M3 Emblem/30% 3M Tint/BMW Interior LED/MusicCar Subwoofer Enclosure/JL Audio 12" W6 Sub and XD600:1 Amp/Euro Sunglasses Tray/Ceramic Coated Megan Racing Exhaust/AFe Dry Air Filter/RPI Intake Scoops/Euro MDM/Feature Coded.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST