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Thread: BMW E60 install and I-Bus retrofit....tricky

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    Question BMW E60 install and I-Bus retrofit....tricky

    Hi all, I am installing a carputer in my E60 and will post pics soon. I have a challenge in front of me and need some help.

    I cannot use the E60s MOST bus to control my carputer, as to the best of my knowledge there is no equivelant to Rolfs IBus adapter for the Most bus so what ive done so far is changed my steering wheel to an E46 M3 wheel with paddle shift etc. I can now use the buttons with my IBus adapter to control Roadrunner ( in theory) What I need help with is setting up an independant IBus network in my car, what parts do I need from an E46 to relay messages from my wheel to the Ibus adapter? I've tried connecting the wheel directly to the IBus adapter and powering it but the IBus software doesent detect any button presses so perhaps I need an E46 BCM to relay the IBus traffic? Or does anybody on here know how I would build a small circuit to do this task for me?

    Retrofitting IBus to a car that doesnt have it to control a carputer might be beneficial to a lot of people on here so any help would be great.
    Cheers.....

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    Surely some IBus heads out there can help me with this? Please...

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    I don't think you can do that but you can use a Fusion Brain module to interface with your steering wheel.

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    Thats it? Anything else I need to do?

    Cheers for replys.

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    I have an e60 BMW 530i and have been wanting to put a carputer in it. Post osme pics of your install, I would really like to see them! Do you have an Idrive? I have been thinking of trying to use the Idrive screen for my carputer project.

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    I have Idrive but the oem screen is rubbish. Ive replaced the screen with a CTF700-h screen, am awaiting an rgb+s to composite converter so I can reconnect the Idrive to my new screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craggy View Post
    I have Idrive but the oem screen is rubbish. Ive replaced the screen with a CTF700-h screen, am awaiting an rgb+s to composite converter so I can reconnect the Idrive to my new screen.
    where do you get a rgb+s converter? I would really like to replace that screen with a nice 7 or 8 inch touch screen that connects to a carputer. Do you know where I could get the info I need to start that project? Also, I heard we can not remove our factory CD drives as they have something to do with the way the idrive works.

    What e60 do you have?

    Here is a pic of mine



    The FJ already has a carputer in it.

    I have searched the web like crazy for info on replacing the idrive screen and did not come up with anything.

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    The factory headunit is part of the idrive computer and is the video interface so no, cannot be removed but i see no need for its removal anyway. I am going to use its auxilliary function for audio output from my carputer. I have no exterior pics at the min but heres some of the carputer.


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