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      03-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #47
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Drives: 2009 X5 35d
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Originally Posted by buckeyede06 View Post
holy crap do i agree. Why not right? I would pay for too
You can upgrade your 09 to support Apps. It just it won't be a "simple software update" though.

It would require at a minimum Combox which is the ECU that handles the Apps platform. If you have BMW Assist you would loose this, as BMW Assist accounts cannot be transferred over by 3rd parties. Only BMW can do this.

You also might need to upgrade your CCC to CIC and your CID (Display) .. and controller depending on what equipment you currently have. Its all doable and really rather simple. Some coding is required after the new hardware is installed.

This can't be done by dealers, you would need to take it to someone or do it yourself. There are plenty of vendors out there that offer this and there are a plenty of people that have done it (including me on a x5 ... a simple google search will be fruitful.