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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
Arcade.Eyes
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Post by Arcade.Eyes » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 pm

AnubisZed wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Arcade.Eyes wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Can you retrofit an newer professional stereo into a 2010 car? My professional radio is far from it and has nothing going for it
You can, but two quick questions first;
Do you have bluetooth?
Do you have a USB socket (with an AUX port next to it) in the centre console?

If you answer no to both of those then yes it's possible and relatively straight forward.
It should cost you in the region of £350, and you'll need to do a bit of coding with a laptop.
Alas I'm on my tablet at the moment but I'll post a link for you with all the info you need if you're interested.
I do not have Bluetooth or usb socket. Interested to hear more

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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:15 pm

Arcade.Eyes wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 pm
AnubisZed wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Arcade.Eyes wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Can you retrofit an newer professional stereo into a 2010 car? My professional radio is far from it and has nothing going for it
You can, but two quick questions first;
Do you have bluetooth?
Do you have a USB socket (with an AUX port next to it) in the centre console?

If you answer no to both of those then yes it's possible and relatively straight forward.
It should cost you in the region of £350, and you'll need to do a bit of coding with a laptop.
Alas I'm on my tablet at the moment but I'll post a link for you with all the info you need if you're interested.
I do not have Bluetooth or usb socket. Interested to hear more
OK then here you go the full parts list and install instructions including the coding required...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b18u0025vmc51 ... .docx?dl=0

Some (possible most) of the links for eBay may no longer work, but that is why I've included photos for refference.
Hope that helps.
Dave
2011, 23i, Grey with Red leather.... relatively basic (getting less and less basic with every new retrofit)!
8)

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Post by Arcade.Eyes » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:12 pm

AnubisZed wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Arcade.Eyes wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 pm
AnubisZed wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:29 pm


You can, but two quick questions first;
Do you have bluetooth?
Do you have a USB socket (with an AUX port next to it) in the centre console?

If you answer no to both of those then yes it's possible and relatively straight forward.
It should cost you in the region of £350, and you'll need to do a bit of coding with a laptop.
Alas I'm on my tablet at the moment but I'll post a link for you with all the info you need if you're interested.
I do not have Bluetooth or usb socket. Interested to hear more
OK then here you go the full parts list and install instructions including the coding required...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b18u0025vmc51 ... .docx?dl=0

Some (possible most) of the links for eBay may no longer work, but that is why I've included photos for refference.
Hope that helps.
Amazing work. Thanks is very much. Will just have to see how brave I'm going to be but usb, Bluetooth and dab seem like a worthwhile investment

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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:11 pm

Arcade.Eyes wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:12 pm
AnubisZed wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Arcade.Eyes wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 pm
I do not have Bluetooth or usb socket. Interested to hear more
OK then here you go the full parts list and install instructions including the coding required...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b18u0025vmc51 ... .docx?dl=0

Some (possible most) of the links for eBay may no longer work, but that is why I've included photos for refference.
Hope that helps.
Amazing work. Thanks is very much. Will just have to see how brave I'm going to be but usb, Bluetooth and dab seem like a worthwhile investment
It's all there except any info on DAB.......
For the DAB side it all is the same just the addition of a DAB screen antenna. Go for a quality one, you could try the OEM route here, but personally it's not worth it, just stick one to the inside of the windscreen.
Now finding a DAB head unit my be a little more difficult to find though, but there is one on eBay at the moment.
Dave
2011, 23i, Grey with Red leather.... relatively basic (getting less and less basic with every new retrofit)!
8)

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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Here you go the only DAB head unit on eBay....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E90-E91- ... 2208707670
Dave
2011, 23i, Grey with Red leather.... relatively basic (getting less and less basic with every new retrofit)!
8)

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Post by Dr-Jon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm

I thought DAB was standard on all models after 2014
2010 2.3 Auto with paddles in black with koral red leather and Sat Nav, heated seats, and steering wheel. stubby aerial

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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:25 pm

And this would do for the antenna...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eightwood-Fa ... rk:45:pf:0
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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:30 pm

Dr-Jon wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
I thought DAB was standard on all models after 2014
It may be, the O/P has stated that he does have DAB so it may well be :thumbsup:
Dave
2011, 23i, Grey with Red leather.... relatively basic (getting less and less basic with every new retrofit)!
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