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      05-24-2020, 09:34 AM   #265
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I see people are upgrading their iDrive screens. My car has factory iDrive, the screen works fine but is crazed/scratched. Does anyone have a good original screen to sell?
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      05-28-2020, 06:10 AM   #266
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I see people are upgrading their iDrive screens. My car has factory iDrive, the screen works fine but is crazed/scratched. Does anyone have a good original screen to sell?
Check this one out (not mine), fantastic price at the moment... EDIT original auction ended without any bids, relisted here... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-2013...4383.l4275.c10 This is a VERY good price if you get it for the starting bid!!
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      05-30-2020, 04:09 AM   #267
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I see people are upgrading their iDrive screens. My car has factory iDrive, the screen works fine but is crazed/scratched. Does anyone have a good original screen to sell?
Iíve got one. Let me know if you want to buy from me.
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      06-01-2020, 05:10 PM   #268
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I am about to make a custom DIY. Waiting to get my car serviced for this summer and will be ordering an E87 or E71 android unit that sell cheaper. I can't justify paying double or more for an E89 unit which is essentially the same. Will be also ordering top dashboard cover and drill holes in order to mount it. It will definitely look more like an F-Series screen. I hate the OEM flip design and I hate more the android e89 design, that has no point to be put so low into the "frame" since there is no flip mechanism.

I'll keep you guys posted when I get everything measured and ordered.
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      06-04-2020, 10:49 AM   #269
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I am about to make a custom DIY. Waiting to get my car serviced for this summer and will be ordering an E87 or E71 android unit that sell cheaper. I can't justify paying double or more for an E89 unit which is essentially the same. Will be also ordering top dashboard cover and drill holes in order to mount it. It will definitely look more like an F-Series screen. I hate the OEM flip design and I hate more the android e89 design, that has no point to be put so low into the "frame" since there is no flip mechanism.

I'll keep you guys posted when I get everything measured and ordered.
Sounds like a good project.
One point though, the reason why it is so low is because the centre vents are high and thus to give a decent screen size and not to obstruct your vision out of the windscreen then that is why it was mounted like that.
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      06-04-2020, 11:20 PM   #270
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Sounds like a good project.
One point though, the reason why it is so low is because the centre vents are high and thus to give a decent screen size and not to obstruct your vision out of the windscreen then that is why it was mounted like that.
The android one sits way deeper than OEM.

I'll consider your input though, since vision is already an issue sometimes.
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      06-05-2020, 05:19 AM   #271
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The android one sits way deeper than OEM.

I'll consider your input though, since vision is already an issue sometimes.
I'm very much interested in this project to see how you are going to mount it.
I don't quite see how you mean "The android one sits way deeper than OEM" as they sit roughly in the exact same location, so how are you going to make fitting an e87 or e71 screen fit any better when the screens used are the same 10.25" size. You are physically restricted as to how low you can put it due to the vents and then vision out of the windscreen.
I appreciate the cost issue and agree with you on that as I also think the e89 version is way over priced, but I can't see you gaining anything (other than cost and a lot of work on your part) by substituting the e89 with a e87 screen (same size screen, same software etc)

At the end of the day I could simply be wrong, so, as I say, I'm very interested in see what you intend to come up with
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      06-05-2020, 01:48 PM   #272
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I'm very much interested in this project to see how you are going to mount it.
I don't quite see how you mean "The android one sits way deeper than OEM" as they sit roughly in the exact same location, so how are you going to make fitting an e87 or e71 screen fit any better when the screens used are the same 10.25" size. You are physically restricted as to how low you can put it due to the vents and then vision out of the windscreen.
I appreciate the cost issue and agree with you on that as I also think the e89 version is way over priced, but I can't see you gaining anything (other than cost and a lot of work on your part) by substituting the e89 with a e87 screen (same size screen, same software etc)

At the end of the day I could simply be wrong, so, as I say, I'm very interested in see what you intend to come up with

To be honest it's not only about the cost, it's more about the personal achievement/project. Soon.
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      07-21-2020, 02:01 PM   #273
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This would be nice. When I was looking on eBay for random stuff for my car I saw something like this but it was over 1k.
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      08-18-2020, 05:48 PM   #274
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Does anyone else have this issue when I start the car up it shows the screen it says no signal then I have to wait about a minute or two until it kind of lights up and and then it comes to life, but only after i touch the screen. Any idea oh wise ones?
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      08-28-2020, 03:13 AM   #275
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Does anyone else have this issue when I start the car up it shows the screen it says no signal then I have to wait about a minute or two until it kind of lights up and and then it comes to life, but only after i touch the screen. Any idea oh wise ones?
In the settings menu, have you checked the option of "BMW Original car video display" as in the screenshot attached? If this is checked then you should not get the "No signal" screen.
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Hoping for a bit of guidance. Looking to purchase this unit, per previous suggestion in this thread: https://hifimax.net/android-bmw-z4-e...idrive-carplay

Question is which hardware to choose. Given the almost negligible price difference, the Qualcomm-android 10 4G+64G(8 core)+4G/WiFi-1920x720p seems to be the obvious choice, but unfortunately doesn't come with Carplay. Am I going to regret not having Carplay? What are you actually getting out of it?
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      09-02-2020, 01:33 AM   #277
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Hoping for a bit of guidance. Looking to purchase this unit, per previous suggestion in this thread: https://hifimax.net/android-bmw-z4-e...idrive-carplay

Question is which hardware to choose. Given the almost negligible price difference, the Qualcomm-android 10 4G+64G(8 core)+4G/WiFi-1920x720p seems to be the obvious choice, but unfortunately doesn't come with Carplay. Am I going to regret not having Carplay? What are you actually getting out of it?
All versions can have CarPlay, but it's whether it is built in or not that is the question!
You can buy the USB dongle for these that come in wired only and wireless/wired versions, and these will work on any of the Android screens.
If you're not bothered where you buy from then you can find these on AliExpress with Android 10 and built in CarPlay, but check the advert to see if it is the built in version or they are just supplying a USB dongle instead!!

As for whether it is worth it or not, well my personal opinion is that it is worth it. It brings the Z4 up to date with modern features that your phone has. Although I'm running a Samsung phone so I get Android Auto, these little dongles run that as well in just the same way.
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      09-22-2020, 09:19 AM   #278
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In the settings menu, have you checked the option of "BMW Original car video display" as in the screenshot attached? If this is checked then you should not get the "No signal" screen.
Will check, thanks Dave!
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Will check, thanks Dave!
Worked like a Charm!
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