August 10, 2020 2 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for CIC head unit.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ BMW 1/3/5/7 Series X1 X3 X5 X6 Z4 Mini Cooper (CIC) 2008-Present - (CSBBM-3)

✅1 Series ( 2008.09-2014.03, Chassis: E81/E82/E87/E88, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅1 Series ( 2011.09-2013.03, Chassis: F20/F21, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅3 Series ( 2008.09-2013.10, Chassis: E90/E91/E92/E93, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅3 Series ( 2012.02-2012.11, Chassis: F30/F31/F34/F80, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅5 Series ( 2008.11-2010.05, Chassis: E60/E61, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅5 Series ( 2010.03-2012.09, Chassis: F07/F10 , Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅7 Series ( 2008.11-2013.07, Chassis: F01/F02/F03, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅MINI ( 2009.10-2013.04, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅X1 ( 2009.10-2015.06, Chassis: E84, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅X3 ( 2010.10-2013.04, Chassis: F25 , Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅X5 ( 2009.10-2013.06, Chassis: E70, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅X6 ( 2009.10-2014.08, Chassis: E71, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

✅Z4 ( 2009.04-Present, Chassis: E89, Head Unit: CIC) - (CSBBM-3)

And for other BMW CIC head unit models, please contact us. 

 

The detailed steps are as following:

1.Disassemble air conditioning panels.

1.Disassemble air conditioning panels.
2.Unscrew and take out CIC head unit.

2.Unscrew and take out CIC head unit.
3.Disassemble iDrive knob panel.

3.Disassemble iDrive knob panel.
4.Take out power cable 4Pin or 10Pin.

4.Take out power cable(4PIN or 10PIN).
5.Convert with Smart Box iDrive adapter.

5.Convert with Smart Box iDrive adapter.
6.Connect 4Pin or 10Pin, another not connect.

6.Connect 4Pin or 10Pin, another not connect.
7.Go through all cables to glove box.

7.Go through all cables to glove box.
8.Disassemble gear panel for AUX cable through.

8.Disassemble gear panel for AUX cable through.
9.Through AUX cable from original AUX input.

9.Through AUX cable from original AUX input.
10.And lay well iDrive adapter cables.

10.And lay well iDrive adapter cables.
11.Connect well Smart Box box power cable.11.Connect well Smart Box box power cable.
12.Assemble back iDrive knob panels.

12.Assemble back iDrive knob panels.
13.Microphone installation.

13.Microphone installation.
14.Smart Box box power cable.

14.Smart Box box power cable.
15.AUX cable connect with AUDIO-OUT.

15.AUX cable connect with AUDIO-OUT.
16.LCD-IN connect with CIC head unit.

16.LCD-IN connect with CIC head unit.
17.LCD-OUT connect with original LVDS cable.

17.LCD-OUT connect with original LVDS cable.
18.Microphone.

18.Microphone.
19.Connect and assemble back CIC head unit.

19.Connect and assemble back CIC head unit.
20.Assemble back air conditioning panels.

20.Assemble back air conditioning panels.

21.Locate Smart Box box in glove box.

21.Locate Smart Box box in glove box.


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