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      05-19-2009, 10:25 AM   #67
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      05-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #68
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      05-19-2009, 07:00 PM   #69
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Modules are now available:

TVinMOTION Control for 3-series (e9x)
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2320

Thanks to everyone for being patient.
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Modules are now avaialble:

TVinMOTION Control for 3-series (e9x)
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2320

Thanks to everyone for being patient.
Definitely ready to pull the trigger on a purchase. How long would this unit take to install though if I took it to a professional shop?
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how easy, difficult is the install?

DIY?
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      05-19-2009, 07:44 PM   #72
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Definitely ready to pull the trigger on a purchase. How long would this unit take to install though if I took it to a professional shop?
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how easy, difficult is the install?

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1 hour tops. This is definitely a DIY job.
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      05-19-2009, 07:46 PM   #73
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      05-19-2009, 07:53 PM   #74
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      05-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #75
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Not yet. Can't activate this feature if DVDs are not an option in the first place on MY08.

We're going a different route for the 2008 models and will report when closer to completion.
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      05-19-2009, 10:34 PM   #76
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Detailed function description (* = Factory Setting):

Function 1 - Module Mode ( 0=OFF / *1=ON )
When disabled (setting 0), the module becomes completely inactive and behaves as if it was not installed. This is useful if you need to take the car to the dealer or garage for inspection or repairs. The module can not even be seen by and does not interfere with the manufacturer's workshop tester.

InstallAIDô LED:
This module is equipped with our unique installation help and status indicator LED. The LED signals a correct installation and shows the status of the module in a clear and easy to understand way.

LED OFF Ignition OFF:
CAN bus and module are in low-power standby mode. This is normal.

Ignition ON:
Either power connection or CAN bus connection is interrupted. Troubleshooting: Check the two wire taps for 12V and ground as well as the CAN connectors. Also make sure the CAN polarity is correct.

LED permanently ON
- Ignition OFF: Should not happen! CAN bus and module should enter standby mode after max. 1 min. The LED MUST turn off at some point.
- Ignition ON: Module is connected to CAN and power, but does not receive the correct data. Recheck all connections thoroughly.

LED blinks
CAN Bus is active, the module is connected correctly and ready for use.


Programming
This module is equipped with our interactive setup feature to allow easy setting of the desired options.



All programming is done by using the blinker stalk (3) and the two green turn signal (indicator) arrows (1,2). Functions are indicated by the left arrow (1) and their settings are indicated by the right arrow (2). Navigation is done by pushing the stalk down (next function) or pushing it up (next setting). After selecting the last function or function setting, the setup automatically jumps back to the first function / lowest setting. Each time either a new function is selected or a function's setting is changed, the arrows will indicate the new status by first blinking the function (left arrow) and then the current setting (right arrow).

To enter programming mode, first make sure the key is not in the ignition lock. Tap the UNLOCK button on the remote fob, then push and hold the blinker stalk UP (only into the first position, not all the way!) until the left arrow blinks once to indicate function 1. Now let go of the stalk. From this point on you can navigate through the functions by pushing the stalk down and once the arrows are finished indicating the function and setting, change the setting by pushing it up. The new settings are active immediately.

To end programming mode, either wait for 30 sec. or insert the key into the ignition lock. End of programming mode is indicated by both arrows lighting up simultaneously for 1 second.

Examples: Function 1 (Module mode) is set to ON (setting 1): Left arrow blinks 1x to indicate function 1, then right arrow blinks once to indicate that this function is set to setting 1. In case the left arrow is finished blinking and the right arrow does not light up at all, the appropriate function is set to setting 0 / OFF and hence disabled.

Installation - Steps 1-3

1. IMPORTANT: Turn ignition off, and pull key from ignition lock before installing the module! Remove the trim by pulling out on the end (1) and the middle (2). Unclip the plugs from the START/STOP button and the button panel between the air vents.



2. Pull out the Climate Control panel and disconnect the plugs on it's back.



3. Remove cover plate from Multimedia unit keypad. Like all the other parts it is just snapped in place.



Installation - Steps 4-6
4. Remove the 4 screws shown in the picture. Then pull Multimedia unit out. Be careful not to scratch the gear shifter (use towel).



5. Unplug the large black plastic plug by squeezing the tabs (1) together while pulling outward (direction of the arrow).



6. Connect the module as shown by tapping the power and ground wires (thick red/green and thick brown wire), then cut the pair of twisted CAN BUS (orange/green and green) wires that goes to the pins directly next to the power wires (not the 2nd pair going to the little inserted plug). Connect the module harness between the CAN wires, orange/green and green from RADIO side connecting to wires in slots 10 and 2 respectively and orange/green and green from car wiring harness to 11 and 3. All wires are numbered in the picture. Connect all plugs, install module in back right corner pocket before sliding Multimedia unit back in.



Reinstall all covers and plugs. Installation is complete.
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6. Connect the module as shown by tapping the power and ground wires (thick red/green and thick brown wire), then cut the pair of twisted CAN BUS (orange/green and green) wires that goes to the pins directly next to the power wires (not the 2nd pair going to the little inserted plug). Connect the module harness between the CAN wires, orange/green and green from RADIO side connecting to wires in slots 10 and 2 respectively and orange/green and green from car wiring harness to 11 and 3. All wires are numbered in the picture. Connect all plugs, install module in back right corner pocket before sliding Multimedia unit back in.



Reinstall all covers and plugs. Installation is complete.
I know that the economy is not good to add cost to any new product to sell, but come on... taps and cutting OEM wires? The connectors to create a plug 'n play harness to the CIC with the power/ground and CAN connections already made are ready available: American International EWH-1010 harness: http://www.cardiscountstereos.com/ca...ct+%23=EWH1010 and Metra 71-9003: http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_s...l/71_9003.html

Kufatec has a harness that could be modified for this BMW application already made for VW (they share the same connector; 12V/ground and CAN wires junction made for accessories).

Just transfer the optic cables and the mini connectors to this new harness and that's it. I think that a typical BMW owner interested in this mod can pay up to ~ $50 (including the labor in creating the harness and with a nice profit) extra for a much better installation procedure with this device... and still keep the OEM wires unmolested and uncut...
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Modules are now available:

TVinMOTION Control for 3-series (e9x)
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2320

Thanks to everyone for being patient.
Will this work for MY09 135i? I have a buddy that will be all over this if it works.

I'm placing my order for my M right now.

Good work
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I know that the economy is not good to add cost to any new product to sell, but come on... taps and cutting OEM wires? The connectors to create a plug 'n play harness to the CIC with the power/ground and CAN connections already made are ready available:

Kufatec has a harness that could be modified for this BMW application already made for VW (they share the same connector; 12V/ground and CAN wires junction made for accessories).

Just transfer the optic cables and the mini connectors to this new harness and that's it. I think that a typical BMW owner interested in this mod can pay up to ~ $50 (including the labor in creating the harness and with a nice profit) extra for a much better installation procedure with this device... and still keep the OEM wires unmolested and uncut...
Being a gateway-based system, this is necessary. We can utilize a Plug and Play harness, but obviously - this will increase the cost of the system. If this is something people are actively searching for - there is a possibility of adding it in the near future as an available option.

Metra harness ends do not have the correct provisions. For those with simple DIY skills, I don't see the current solution as a problem.

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Will this work for MY09 135i? I have a buddy that will be all over this if it works.

I'm placing my order for my M right now.

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Yes - this will work for both applications.
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Yes - this will work for both applications.
Cool, i sent him the link. I just ordered mine like 5 minutes ago.

Thx again,
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      05-20-2009, 12:26 AM   #83
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Cool, i sent him the link. I just ordered mine like 5 minutes ago.

Thx again,
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Thanks for the order, we'll get this shipped out first thing tomorrow.
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      05-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #84
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I would be interested in a Plug n Play Harness. Right now thats the only thing holding me back from ordering.
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I would be interested in a Plug n Play Harness. Right now thats the only thing holding me back from ordering.
We'll look into this as an an option shortly.

In the meantime, all orders are shipping today, with 2 installs happening this week.
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Tom:

With this module, how does it work? If Iím using the NAV and watching a DVD movie will it interrupt the DVD movie and give you NAV voice commands and on screen directions with map display then flip back to the DVD movie?
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With this module, how does it work? If Iím using the NAV and watching a DVD movie will it interrupt the DVD movie and give you NAV voice commands and on screen directions with map display then flip back to the DVD movie?
The system will work exactly as it does when parked - Voice commands are still operable as well as the rest of the system without interruption.

Using the iDrive dial will allow you to navigate between various options freely.
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