August 01, 2020 2 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for 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 panels carefully.

1. Disassemble air conditioning panels carefully - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

2. Unscrew NBT display screen.

2. Unscrew NBT display screen - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

3. Unscrew and take out the NBT head unit.

3. Unscrew and take out NBT head unit - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

4. Disassemble glove box.

4. Disassemble glove box - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

5. Through Smart Box cables to the glove box.

5. Through SmartBox cables to glove box - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

6. Take out display, and unplug LVDS cable.

6. Take out display, and unplug LVDS cable - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

7. Connect original LVDS cable to LCD_IN.

7. Connect original LVDS cable to LCD_IN - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

8. Connect display screen to LCD_OUT.

8. Connect display screen to LCD_OUT - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

9. Convert with 48PIN harness (Don‘t forget transfer fiber optic cable if have).

9. Convert with 48PIN harness - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

10. Microphone installation.

10. Microphone installation - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

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

11. Connect AUX cable from AUDIO-IN to AUDIO-OUT - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

12. LCD_IN (Connect from original LVDS cable).

12. LCD_IN - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

13. LCD_OUT (Connect from the display screen).

13. LCD_OUT - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

14. Smart Box power cable.

14. SmartBox power cable - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

15. Microphone port connect.

15. Microphone port connect - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

16. External USB cable.

16. External USB cable - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

17. Setup the dip switch according to the installation diagram.

17. Setup dip switch according installation diagram - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

18. Assemble back NBT head unit.

18. Assemble back NBT head unit - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

19. Assemble back display screen and all panels.

19. Assemble back display screen and all panels - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

20. Put the Smart Box box under the glove box and locate it at a good position.

20. Put SmartBox box under glove box and locate at good position - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

21. Assemble back glove box.

21. Assemble back glove box - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box

22. All jobs are done.

22. All job done - Step by Step BMW X3 F25 X4 F26 NBT Wireless CarPlay Installation - CarPlay Smart Box


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