August 21, 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 dashboard and air conditioning panel carefully.

1.Disassemble dashboard and air conditioning panel carefully.

2.Unscrew and remove out NBT head unit.

2.Unscrew and remove out NBT head unit.

3.And disassemble the display.

3.And disassemble the display.

4.Take out 48pin harness power cable.

4.Take out 48pin harness power cable.

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

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

6.Convert with Smart Box kit 48pin harness cable.

6.Convert with Smart Box kit 48pin harness cable.

7.Then connect to Smart Box power cable.

8.Original LVDS cable connect with LVDS extension cable.

8.Original LVDS cable connect with LVDS extension cable.

8.Original LVDS cable connect with LVDS extension cable.

9.Then connect with Smart Box box LCD_IN.

9.Then connect with Smart Box box LCD_IN.

10.LCD_OUT connect with display.

10.LCD_OUT connect with display.

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

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

12.Wifi antenna.

12.Wifi antenna.

13.External microphone.

13.External microphone.

14.Connect all cables well, locate Smart Box box and fix.

14.Connect all cables well, locate Smart Box box and fix.

15.Assemble back the display.

15.Assemble back the display.

16.And assemble back the NBT head unit.

16.And assemble back the NBT head unit.

17.And assemble back air conditioning panels.

17.And assemble back air conditioning panels.

18.All job done.

18.All job done.


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