August 14, 2020 2 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for BMW NBT head unit.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ BMW 1/2/3/4/5/7 Series X1 X3 X4 X5 X6 Mini Cooper i3/i8 (NBT) 2012-Present - (CSBBM-2)

✅1 Series ( 2013.03-2015.03, Chassis: F20/F21, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅2 Series ( 2013.11-2015.03, Chassis: F22, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅3 Series ( 2012.11-2015.07, Chassis: F30/F31, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅4 Series ( 2013.07-2015.07, Chassis: F32/F33/F36, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅5 Series ( 2012.09-Present, Chassis: F07/F10/F11/F18, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅7 Series ( 2012.07-2015.06, Chassis: F01, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅i3 ( 2014.08-2017.07, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅i8 ( 2014.08-2017.07, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅MINI ( 2013.04-2016.03, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅X1 ( 2012.07-2015.06, Chassis: F48 , Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅X3 ( 2013.04-2016.03, Chassis: F25 , Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅X4 ( 2014.04-2016.03, Chassis: F26, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅X5 ( 2014.08-2016.07, Chassis: F15, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

✅X6 ( 2014.08-2016.07, Chassis: F16, Head Unit: NBT) - (CSBBM-2)

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

 

The detailed steps are as following:

1.Disassemble air conditioning dashboard.

1.Disassemble air conditioning dashboard.

2.Unscrew and remove out NBT head unit.

2.Unscrew and remove out NBT head unit.

3.Disassemble display carefully.

3.Disassemble display carefully.

4.Unplug LVDS cable from display.

4.Unplug LVDS cable from display.

5.Convert 48pin harness power cable.

5.Convert 48pin harness power cable.

6.Don't forget transfer fiber optic cable if have.

6.Don't forget transfer fiber optic cable if have.

7.Then connect to Smart Box power cable.

7.Then connect to Smart Box power cable.

8.According installation diagram setting dip switch.

8.According installation diagram setting dip switch.

9.Connect original LVDS cable to NBT head unit.

9.Connect original LVDS cable to NBT head unit.

10.Then connect with LCDS extension cable.

10.Then connect with LCDS extension cable.

11.LCD_OUT connect with display.

11.LCD_OUT connect with display.

12.AUX cable connect from AUDIO-IN to AUDIO-OUT.

12.AUX cable connect from AUDIO-IN to AUDIO-OUT.

13.USB cable for wired connection.

13.USB cable for wired connection.

14.External mic for voice controls.

14.External mic for voice controls.

15.Test all functions before assemble back audio.

15.Test all functions before assemble back audio.

16.Assemble back the display.

16.Assemble back the display.

17.Installation well for the microphone.

17.Installation well for the microphone.

18.Assemble back NBT head unit.

18.Assemble back NBT head unit.

19.Connect all cables with Smart Box device.

19.Connect all cables with Smart Box device.

20.Locate Smart Box box under NBT head unit or glove box.

20.Locate Smart Box box under NBT head unit or glove box.

21.Assemble back air conditioning panels, all job done.

21.Assemble back air conditioning panels, all job done.


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