August 06, 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. Take out the dashboard and air conditioning panel.

1.Take out dashboard and air conditioning panel.

2. Remove out the CIC head unit.

2.Remove out CIC head unit.

3. Take out joystick at first.

3.Take out joystick at first.

4. Then take out the iDrive dashboard.

4.Then take out iDrive dashboard.

5. Finally, remove out the CIC head unit carefully.

5.Finally remove out CIC head unit carefully.

6. Connect with the CarPlay kit's iDrive adapter.

6.Conncet with CarPlay kit's iDrive adapter.

7. Then connect to SmartBox box power cable.

7.Then connect to SmartBox box power cable.

8. LVDS-OUT connect to original LVDS cable.

8.LVDS-OUT connect to original LVDS cable.

9. USB Cable.

9.USB Cable.

10. LVDS-IN connects to the LVDS port behind the Head Unit.

10.LVDS-IN connect to LVDS port behind head unit.

11. Connect AUX cable from AUDIO-OUT to armrest original AUX port.

11.Connect AUX cable from AUDIO-OUT (SmartBox power cable) to armrest original AUX port.

12. Microphone.

12.Microphone.

13. WiFi antenna.

13.WiFi antenna.

14. Aftermarket rear camera connection (Connect Rear RCA port and red power cable).

14.Aftermark rear camera connection (Connect Rear RCA port and red power cable).

15. According to installation diagram set up dip switch.

15.According installation diagram set up dip switch.

16. Disassemble glove box.

16.Disassemble glove box.

17. Connect cables well with the box, and locate a good position.

17.Connect cables well with the box, and locate at good position.

18. Assemble back CIC head unit.

18.Assemble back CIC head unit.

19. Then assemble back all control panels, job is done.

19.Then assemble back all control panels, job done.

20. Before the switch to CarPlay, select AUX front at first.

20.Before switch to CarPlay, select AUX front at first.

21. Finally enjoying wireless CarPlay on your Z4.

21.Finally enjoying wireless CarPlay on your Z4.


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