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Old 01-23-2019, 02:02 AM
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Are BMW headunits convertible to Mini by coding

Hi Miniacs,

I am going through the upgrade of my simple boring Visual Boost (thanks god it is boosted) to a NBT EVO High with Carplay support. I have seen in an eBay listing that the seller claims that a HU is for both Minis and BMWs. I asked the question and he said that they are compatible, you just need to code for one or other brand.

Does anyone here know if this is true? Can I just pick the latest BMW ID5 or ID6 HU and just code to Mini? That would be awesome, as there is plenty of options of BMW and less for Mini.

I will dig on my own as well, but should any of you guys have experience or knowledge on this I will appreciate.

Regards from Catalonia!

Joan.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:23 AM
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Yes, I had a BMW ID5/6 headunit coded to work with my F56. It fits and works flawlessly. Be careful about the GPS port though. Most newer BWM units don't have the blue GPS port and you'd need an ATM emulator.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:26 AM
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Yes, I had a BMW ID5/6 headunit coded to work with my F56. It fits and works flawlessly. Be careful about the GPS port though. Most newer BWM units don't have the blue GPS port and you'd need an ATM emulator.
How about a picture of it installed and any other info?
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:31 AM
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Some hardware pictures.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:33 AM
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That is awesome. Probably a budget buster for my needs, but I still want it!
 
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Originally Posted by Minnie.the.Moocher View Post
That is awesome. Probably a budget buster for my needs, but I still want it!
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...y-project.html

There's a very good breakdown in this thread.

It wasn't cheap by any means but I feel like it completes my Mini. The Carplay integration with iDrive is just really nicely done.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:27 PM
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Hi, where did you send the unit to get the coding done? Or was it done remotely?
Looks like you used an ATM emulator, which did you get?

I have an id6 BMW nbt2 evo that I would like mini firmware installed, so just getting as much info necessary if I’m gonna do it myself or not.
 
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Hi, where did you send the unit to get the coding done? Or was it done remotely?
I have an id6 BMW nbt2 evo that I would like mini firmware installed.
I bought it from an ebay seller in Bulgaria who was able to flash and code it before shipping. It was plug and play.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:36 PM
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I bought it from an ebay seller in Bulgaria who was able to flash and code it before shipping. It was plug and play.
Ah ok, guess I’m gonna have to do it myself.
 
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I bought it from an ebay seller in Bulgaria who was able to flash and code it before shipping. It was plug and play.
nice work. Any details of the ebay seller please?
 
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