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      05-14-2009, 08:13 PM   #67
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Raised by 80%!!!! Wow! What the hell...
So what exactly is the point of getting the new controller? I mean will it make that much of a difference to you? Isn't it the actual system that matters the most?
Personally like our Brushed aluminum Idrive knob...
I'm getting the new controller because I'm lazy...
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      05-15-2009, 07:25 AM   #68
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I'm getting the new controller because I'm lazy...
lolol I'm lazy too...
I'm eager to see and hear what your impressions and thoughts are. I might just end up doing it as well...
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The radio/nav module might be a different story, here's the connections of the MY09 unit:


So any progress? Any good news for us?
I know you've been working on a solution "project" for a while now. How's that going?
Lots of people are interested in this as you probably know...
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I think that the best thing is to wait until the HD screen and the CIC show up on eBay cheap and buy the rest of the parts new at the dealer (console, controller and the two harnesses/cables)... anyway, we have to wait until some coding also is available.

Something else: if the Google search feature (Info) is to be also enabled with this iDrive retrofit, the Assist TCU has to be the GSM version and not the CDMA version. This new TCU started being installed in BMW's since production 04/08.
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      05-24-2009, 10:05 AM   #71
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2009 M3 iDrive knob in a 2008 M3

I think I saw a thread about this but cant find it, I read that you could swap the iDrive control knob from an 09 to the 08 center console. of course it would need some cutting and trimming to make it fit.

my question is would the buttons around the knob work too?
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      05-24-2009, 10:19 AM   #72
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All the functions of the 09' knob work the only thing is the fitment with console. Either buy the new console or cut your exisiting one. But functions and knob both swap over
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I think I saw a thread about this but cant find it, I read that you could swap the iDrive control knob from an 09 to the 08 center console. of course it would need some cutting and trimming to make it fit.

my question is would the buttons around the knob work too?
There's no cutting and trimming, you need to get the 2009 console as well.

Moderators: please merge this thread to this one: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245353
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OK, may be somewhat "off-topic" (sorry for that), but I am still wondering why everybody is so obsessed with the iDrive knob when the voice recognition tool works so well!! I press on the wheel button, state my command, and here it is. No need to take my hand from the wheel, etc...
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      05-24-2009, 10:28 AM   #75
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Moderators: please merge this thread to this one: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245353
Wow, you're fast. Threads merged.


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      05-24-2009, 07:19 PM   #76
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Wow, you're fast. Threads merged.


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hahha cool...didnt know you could do that. I was looking for my thread and couldn't find it. I thought I didnt post it , I was confused to say the least.
But ya, i will cut mine. Im going to do this mod. It looks way better then the 08. The 08 iDrive is so plain IMO
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The 08 iDrive is so plain IMO
The same could be said of the whole M3 interior. But I like it ... no clutter. The thing I'd do is just change the knob, or put something like leather over it. I think the extra buttons are slightly overrated compared to clean lines of the '08. Of course, taking the whole of the '09 iDrive upgrade, the new iDrive is a step up. Just, IMHO. Peace .
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      05-27-2009, 01:38 AM   #78
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The same could be said of the whole M3 interior. But I like it ... no clutter. The thing I'd do is just change the knob, or put something like leather over it. I think the extra buttons are slightly overrated compared to clean lines of the '08. Of course, taking the whole of the '09 iDrive upgrade, the new iDrive is a step up. Just, IMHO. Peace .
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I asked my dealership and they said absolutely no way, no how they could swap it out...

Is this hearsay!? Why would they say that!?
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      05-28-2009, 12:22 PM   #80
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I asked my dealership and they said absolutely no way, no how they could swap it out...

Is this hearsay!? Why would they say that!?
As stated many times before... swapping the iDrive components have never been the issue, it is the programming to make it work correctly the real problem.
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I asked my dealership and they said absolutely no way, no how they could swap it out...

Is this hearsay!? Why would they say that!?
If everyone believed what their dealers claimed - these forums wouldn't exist.
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If everyone believed what their dealers claimed - these forums wouldn't exist.
+1
MY DEALER told me that I couldn't swap my non homelink mirror for a homelink mirror.

They said I would need:
-reprogramming (1 hour) = est $100
-a special cable = $65

I simply pulled the mirror from a 328 with homelink, and swapped with mine. Didnt need any programming or special cables.

SO FUCK WHAT THE DEALER SAYS!
they dont know shit!
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If everyone believed what their dealers claimed - these forums wouldn't exist.
Well we're still waiting on you...
No updates or teasers?
Something??????
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Well we're still waiting on you...
No updates or teasers?
Something??????
We're working on it, a new thread will be stated as installation begins.
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The console is available to order since last week, the cheapest price that I found is $275 from United BMW.

I should receive the new controller and console in a couple of weeks (there is none in stock in the USA) according to United.

There is nothing else to buy so far... it is plug 'n play to the existing connectors and no re-coding is required for the new controller to work with the iDrive version with the programmable shortcut buttons. It doesn't work with the first iDrive version in the 3-Series.

The rest of the retrofit parts are becoming more expensive since this month... the new HD screen price was raised by BMW in almost 80%, from around $1000 to some $1800 retail, plus a $500 core charge still.
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We're working on it, a new thread will be stated as installation begins.
Time frame?
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I've contacted at least 5 difference sources and can not find the center console in stock anywhere.. Not even Germany.
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I've contacted at least 5 difference sources and can not find the center console in stock anywhere.. Not even Germany.
PM me the part number and I'll get a locate on it.

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Time frame?
No ETA on projects that are in development, sorry.
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