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F10 NBT Retrofit
30-07-2019, 10:57 PM
Post: #1
F10 NBT Retrofit
Finally, I'm done with NBT retrofit to my Pre LCI F10. The same as F30.
As the previous post gone, I'm writing again but no pictures.
Lots of study from overseas forum. Thanks for people sharing.
Also thanks Steve from CodemyBimmer in Canada for coding.

My car, made in 2013, equipped with 6.5" small screen with HU_Champ, base stereo. No need to change or upgrade ZGW module.

Here is what I found:
Hardware:
NBT screen
NBT HU
APIX cable for NBT HU and screen
GPS antenna and cable
iDrive Controller. I don't get bothered by hand writing function. If like, then additional module needs to be in place along with iDrive controller.
if you have Combox in the boot, extras:
USB cable, BT antenna cable, microphone cable, Aux cable.
Software:
ENET cable
Esys with Launcher Pro (Only if you want to code yourself)
FSC code and Southern Africa 2019-1 NEXT map.

1. Take out original screen, HU. Then put new one in. Replace old APIX cable between HU and screen. (30 min)
2. Open trim around gear lever. There's one screw holding. Replace new iDrvie controller. If you have Combox, it's a good time to reach USB port. Pop it out from under and take out the existing USB cable and Aux cable. Put new cable in as the old one route to Combox in boot. If you want to reuse the old cable, it's huge work to take out trim. (I did it and for nothing.) Route the USB and Aux cable through gear lever area towards HU. (30 min)
3. If you have Combox, go to boot, take out trim on the left side where Combox stays. disconnect BT, USB, GPS connector, leave others as it was. (30 min)
4. If you have Combox, take out mic out from roof liner. Reroute the wire towards HU through A pillar towards HU. Insert pin to quadlock. I haven't done it, but it's not difficult. (1.5 hours)
5. As RADIO ON not supported by NBT, bridge +12V power line to RADIO ON port on Pin 13. This will power Diversity Antenna Module in the shark fin. Otherwise FM signal too weak. This is not done yet as I'm waiting for Mic cable coming. Disconnect battery before doing it and insulate properly afterwards. (20 min)
6. Put new BT antenna cable, USB cable, FM cable, main quadlock cable, APIX cable, GPS antenna cable into NBT HU. I route my GPS antenna to the central speaker area. It has great signal. Reassemble everything.
7. Connect ENET cable to OBD port for programming. If you want to DIY, add 609 in ECU and Kombi. If you have Combox, disable BT, USB functions, allows Kombi to other module signal get combined box Combox and send to NBT HU. It's too difficult to get Launcher Pro, so I asked help from Steve in Canada.
8. Obtain FSC code and Map data. Put into a 8GB FAT32 USB memory stick. Load it into NBT.
Then everything is done. You can enjoy the new system.

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18-08-2019, 07:38 AM
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RE: F10 NBT Retrofit
Thanks for the detailed instructions. I am sure they will come in very handy when I try this.
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18-08-2019, 08:11 AM
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RE: F10 NBT Retrofit
This will definetly aid me when I decide to do mine.

You should add the pics, from the other thread, here so that it's all consolidated in one thread.

Ty

Current: F10 520D M Sport
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
Ex: E92 325i M LCI
Ex: E90 323i Exclusive LCI
Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI
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18-08-2019, 06:15 PM (This post was last modified: 18-08-2019 06:18 PM by vjx.)
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RE: F10 NBT Retrofit
If anyone looking for NBT retrofit, I'm glad to help.
BMW moves towards NBT Evo in the past years, NBT Evo retrofit will get more and more popular. I must say BMW iDrive is the best OEM system I've used in past years.

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18-08-2019, 07:27 PM
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F10 NBT Retrofit
Awesome work and great DIY you posted.

Well done
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18-08-2019, 08:04 PM
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RE: F10 NBT Retrofit
Awesome stuff

smile bounce smile bounce smile bounce

I agree - iDrive is alot more intuitive, especially in its latest forms.

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22-08-2019, 08:30 PM
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F10 NBT Retrofit
Wow! Excellent work there!
What does the complete kit cost?
Desperately need an upgrade to the base system in my F25.

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23-08-2019, 09:19 AM
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RE: F10 NBT Retrofit
NBT HU, 10.2 inch screen, iDrive controller, USB cable, video cable between HU and screen, coding, 2019 NEXT map. Around R14k, DIY. Better to source parts from local scrap yard if you can. Avoid buying CIC as the system is too old.
If you have 2013 and forward model, retrofit is easier. Otherwise ZGW module might need to change.
Also be careful of some old NBT, as time goes, 200GB harddrive might start failing. It's a fully encrypt HD and automotive grade Toshiba drive. Not easy to repair.

NBT evo is around R23k. Hence it's good to buy the feature together with car.

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