July 31, 2020 2 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for EVO 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 (EVO) 2016-Present - (CSBBM-1).

✅1 Series ( 2016.07-Present, Chassis: F20/F21, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅2 Series ( 2016.07-Present, Chassis: F22, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅3 Series ( 2016.07-Present, Chassis: F30/F31, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅4 Series ( 2016.07-Present, Chassis: F32/F33/F36, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅5 Series ( 2016.10-Present, Chassis: G30/G31/G38, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅7 Series ( 2016.07-Present, Chassis: G11/G12/G13, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅MINI ( 2016.07-Present, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅X1 ( 2017.03-Present, Chassis: F48/F49, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅X3 ( 2017.11-Present, Chassis: F25/G01, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅X4 ( 2016.03-Present, Chassis: F26, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅X5 ( 2016.07-Present, Chassis: F15, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

✅X6 ( 2016.07-Present, Chassis: F16, Head Unit: EVO) - (CSBBM-1)

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



The detailed steps are as follows:

1. Disassemble dashboard and take out EVO head unit.

1. Disassemble dashboard and take out EVO head unit - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

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

2. Convert with 48PIN harness power cable - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

3. Then connect with SmartBox box power cable.

3. Then connect with SmartBox box power cable - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

4. LCD_IN connects to the LVDS port behind EVO Head Unit.

4. LCD_IN connect to LVDS port behind EVO HU - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

5. Original LVDS cable connects to LCD_OUT.

5. Original LVDS cable connect to LCD_OUT - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

6. WiFi antenna.

6. WiFi antenna - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

7. USB cable for wired connection and future updates.

7. USB cable for wired connection and future update - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

8. External microphone for voice control.

8. External microphone for voice control - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

9. USB – AUX adapter connects the original USB port.

9. USB – AUX adapter connect original USB port - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

10. Then connect to AUDIO-OUT by AUX cable.

10. Then connect to AUDIO-OUT by AUX cable - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

11. Setting the dip switch according to the installation diagram.

11. Setting the dip switch according the installation diagram - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

12. Turn on of WiFi, pairing with Bluetooth.

12. Turn on of WiFi, pairing with Bluetooth - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

13. Test all CarPlay functions and OEM system before assemble back.

13. Test all CarPlay functions and OEM system before assemble back - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smar

14. Disassemble the iDrive adapter for the AUX cable layout.

14. Disassemble iDrive adapter for AUX cable layout - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

15. Disassemble the above dashboard to put Head Unit back.

15. Disassemble above dashboard to put HU back - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

16. Assemble back Head Unit, and locate the SmartBox box at a good position.

16. Assemble back HU, and locate SmartBox box at good position - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Bo

17. Assemble back dashboard and iDrive panel.

17. Assemble back dashboard and iDrive panel - Step by Step Retrofit JoyeAuto wireless CarPlay on BMW 528Li G38 EVO Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box


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