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Anyone buy the UNICHIP-TEC for carplay??

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:40 AM
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Anyone buy the UNICHIP-TEC for carplay??

just saw a video on YouTube installed on a 2014 mini—-


pretty expensive at 500- but the mini interface is just terrible-

I have a 2016 clubman with the 8.8xl screen

or

is it a pretty good chance the video is fake - can’t find anything on
google of user experiences....

thanks-
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Nbrennan490 View Post
just saw a video on YouTube installed on a 2014 mini—-

https://youtu.be/iD7DHoajRGI

pretty expensive at 500- but the mini interface is just terrible-

I have a 2016 clubman with the 8.8xl screen

or

is it a pretty good chance the video is fake - can’t find anything on
google of user experiences....

thanks-
It doesnt work
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:14 PM
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I'm waiting fro navtool its bit more expensive but its made in USA and even my dealer recommends it
 

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Old 07-14-2018, 02:34 PM
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Navtool

I was looking at Navtool today and they have a kit for the F series and it’s currently down to $499 if you apply the discount code for adding them on Facebook.
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:47 AM
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Bought the Navtool, will see what the outcome will be.
 
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:41 PM
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I have very similar one installed from Naviks from Brooklyn.
They sell/install the units. It has CarPlay + iPhone screen mirroring + front and rear camera and I'm using my stock ***** (2015 with media package).

Works pretty good but as it's not the OEM system, it has some limits and annoying things..
 
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:44 PM
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I have very similar one from NAVIKS from Brooklyn. Good guys.
They sell and install units. I have 2015 F56S with media package and got their CarPlay + iPhone mirroring + F/R camera. Works pretty good for aftermarket unit on the OEM hardware (Screen/iDrive ****) but it def. has its quirky things.
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:02 AM
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How did the Navtool come out? Any issues or does it work?
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:05 AM
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I still haven't received the Navtool device. Ive been going back and forth with them and just sent an email for a full refund. Terrible terrible customer service, they don't email about delays or missing info; blame it on the automated system.
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:04 AM
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I still haven't received the Navtool device. Ive been going back and forth with them and just sent an email for a full refund. Terrible terrible customer service, they don't email about delays or missing info; blame it on the automated system.
Try NAVIKS. It's pretty similar items and works decently well on my F56.
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:13 AM
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So after a month of waiting and countless excuses, I received an email today from NavTool stating and i quote "due to problems we have with fulfilment we have to cancel your order". The email after that was a full refund.
An entire month and this was the end result. Don't bother with them folks, I don't know what the story is but its not worth it.

I am going to continue with my original plan and get a replacement unit with CarPlay.

Regards
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:49 AM
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Wow, what a PITA! Hope you have better luck in the future hunt for a better option than the factory unit.
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by isugoo View Post
Try NAVIKS. It's pretty similar items and works decently well on my F56.
Thanks for the option but Im gonna stay away from these "plug and play" solutions for now.
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:10 AM
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Wow, what a PITA! Hope you have better luck in the future hunt for a better option than the factory unit.
I hope so as well.
 
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:01 AM
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CarPlay working

I finally have CarPlay in my 2016 F56. I got a plug and play box from ebay and had my brother install it. From what he told me it took hour and a half and it requires cutting a plastic cover if you have navigation like I did. If you have the 6” screen then you have the space for the extra cables and no cutting is needed. All the steering wheel buttons work except the voice and phone buttons since now I only have to say Hey Siri and it comes up without using the said button. We also had to set the tremble all the way up and bass to the middle to balance out the new audio source. Everything else works perfectly and without issues.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F253843656875
 
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