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Installing the IMI-1000 retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto kit into BMW NBT/HU_ENTRY/HU_ENTRYNAV

A more detailed guide is available in Pdf format from us by email, but here is an overview of the connections required when installing the IMI-1000 into any BMW with NBT/HU_ENTRY/HU_ENTRYNAV as well as some late model CIC with 6 pin LVDS (mainly found in the F30). The purpose of this guide is to show you how simple installation of the IMI-1000 is, the same principle applies to all of our kits for all vehicle models. Please email us for the full installation manual showing panel removal and instructions on which screws need removing to access the head unit.

STEP 1: Remove head unit

Example F20 Head unit removal:

Remove the vent assembly, this pulls off towards you as it is held in by push in clips at the top and bottom
Remove these 4 T20 torx screws
Pull the AC control panel off, it will be clipped in at the bottom – be careful not to break the clips.

***F3x head unit removal guidance can be found in the IMI-1000 NBT installation manual***

Remove the head unit, guidance can be found in our installation manual which shows how to access the head unit.

STEP 2: REMOVE DISPLAY and CONNECT IMI-1000 “LVDS OUT” CONNECTOR DIRECTLY TO DISPLAY

Remove the BMW display connector and connect the IMI-1000 “LVDS OUT” connector directly to the display

STEP 3: DISCONNECT BMW 48 pin CONNECTOR FROM HEAD UNIT, TRANSFER “MOST BUS” FIBRE OPTIC LINE TO IMI-1000 48 pin CONNECTOR and CONNECT IMI-1000 48 PIN CONNECTOR TO HEAD UNIT

IMPORTANT : Do not forget to transfer for MOST BUS FIBRE OPTIC LINE, or you will not have any audio when you power up

***IMPORTANT – DO NOT FORGET TO TRANSFER THE MOST FIBRE OPTIC CONNECT FROM THE ORIGINAL BMW QUADLOCK TO THE NEW QUADLOCK (ENSURE POSITION AND ORIENTATION MATCH THE ORIGINAL)***

STEP 4 : CONNECT IMI-1000 “LVDS IN” CONNECTOR TO THE ORGINAL DISPLAY CONNECTOR

Connect the original BMW display connector (removed from display) to the IMI-1000 “LVDS OUT” connector

STEP 5: CONNECT IMI-1000

Follow our detailed installation manual and connect the IMI-1000 (2019 IMI-1000 model pictured)

STEP 6: CHECK DIP SWITCHES MATCH YOUR DISPLAY SIZE

Check the switch position identification on the label on the IMI-1000 and select the appropriate switch combination. Your label may show different settings to the ones above, always follow the settings on your sticker.

STEP 7 : MOUNT IMI-1000 and ENJOY!

Mounting is usually best performed by placing the IMI-1000 above or below the glovebox (above the kick panel out of sight)

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WATCH THE DEMO (Android Auto) VIDEO

More detailed information is avaiable in our installation pdf manual, which will be provided when you purchase the IMI-1000