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      04-12-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Combox Media vs 6NR ConnectedDrive Retrofit

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I'm getting Combox Media Retrofit done on my 2012 320i through bimmerretrofit.

Now i came across bimmer-tech and they have these two options. Am i correct in assuming, if Combox is installed I'm able to activate ConnectedDrive by coding?

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Hi,

I'm getting Combox Media Retrofit done on my 2012 320i through bimmerretrofit.

Now i came across bimmer-tech and they have these two options. Am i correct in assuming, if Combox is installed I'm able to activate ConnectedDrive by coding?

Thank
No.

The $489.45 ConnectedDrive Retorfit requires Combox, and it adds 6NR BMW Apps. Unlike the Stock 6NR, which requires the 6NF Base Plate and has an FBAS Video Connection from the 6NF Base Plate to the back of the CIC, the ConnectedDrive Retorfit instead replaces the 6FL center armrest USB Aux-In Connector with a USB AV-In Connector from the Mini Cooper, and makes the FBAS Video Connection from it to the back of the CIC.

Since ISTA/P 2.43, 6NR BMW Apps also requires the optional $207.53 9C FSC Code Imported and Activated in the Head Unit.
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The $489.45 ConnectedDrive Retorfit requires Combox, and it adds 6NR BMW Apps. Unlike the Stock 6NR, which requires the 6NF Base Plate and has an FBAS Video Connection from the 6NF Base Plate to the back of the CIC, the ConnectedDrive Retorfit instead replaces the 6FL center armrest USB Aux-In Connector with a USB AV-In Connector from the Mini Cooper, and makes the FBAS Video Connection from it to the back of the CIC.

Since ISTA/P 2.43, 6NR BMW Apps also requires the optional $207.53 9C FSC Code Imported and Activated in the Head Unit.
Shawn, do you have diagram/photos to show how to ake this connection? Also, from where can I get the Mini Cooper USB AV-In connector?
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Additional Newbiw Q related to ComboMedia reprog

Hello,

After some long savings, finally managed to get a June-2012 F30 with low mileage, imported from Germany ...

Now, I would love to get introduced to the interesting world coding, but after reading all the different threats on this forum I'm somewhat lost.

The main option I would love to have enabled, is the Office functionality and if possible BT Audio Streaming.

The car is equipped with CUC, NAV Prof, Combo Media box(BN2010 BE B007),BT(S6NHA), Voice D, HUD, HK Audio, BMW Live, etc.
Again what is unfortunate missing are Office and Audio Streaming.
Trough a forum member already tried to enable the Office option in E-SYS. ,but this is only displays the Phone Address book.

Does anyone perhaps have a good doc or a workflow how to enable/re-program the existing Combo unit and get Office & if possible BT Audio streaming?
Much Appreciated Newbie M....
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Hello,

After some long savings, finally managed to get a June-2012 F30 with low mileage, imported from Germany ...

Now, I would love to get introduced to the interesting world coding, but after reading all the different threats on this forum I'm somewhat lost.

The main option I would love to have enabled, is the Office functionality and if possible BT Audio Streaming.

The car is equipped with CUC, NAV Prof, Combo Media box(BN2010 BE B007),BT(S6NHA), Voice D, HUD, HK Audio, BMW Live, etc.
Again what is unfortunate missing are Office and Audio Streaming.
Trough a forum member already tried to enable the Office option in E-SYS. ,but this is only displays the Phone Address book.

Does anyone perhaps have a good doc or a workflow how to enable/re-program the existing Combo unit and get Office & if possible BT Audio streaming?
Much Appreciated Newbie M....

What did the coder do to try to enable office?

Since you have 6NH, you should be able to change it to 6NK and VO code the HU_CIC and CMB_MEDIA and have all of the Office functions, BT streaming (A2DP), album art, etc.

I've done this on 2 F30's so far with excellent results.
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Shawn, do you have diagram/photos to show how to ake this connection? Also, from where can I get the Mini Cooper USB AV-In connector?
Sorry, but I don't. I never retrofitted the USB Port as I have no use for Video and iPod Out GUI. I just added the 9C FSC Code and coded 6NR for the Music Apps like Pandora.
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Error Processing XML data file for CAF

Hello Team,

Just got my cable trough the mail and followed the Coding steps.
After reading the CAFD files I got on one file a XML error (see below).
DSC [29] [VIN]
- CAFD_000009EF_000_019_001

cafed 000009ef-000_019_001 Felher:
NCD read from ECU "ECUIdLDSC_0x29" for CAF
"cafd_000009ef-000_019_001"failed! [C069]
Error processing XML data [1660] - SYSTEM ERROR

Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this error?
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Hello Team,

Just got my cable trough the mail and followed the Coding steps.
After reading the CAFD files I got on one file a XML error (see below).
DSC [29] [VIN]
- CAFD_000009EF_000_019_001

cafed 000009ef-000_019_001 Felher:
NCD read from ECU "ECUIdLDSC_0x29" for CAF
"cafd_000009ef-000_019_001"failed! [C069]
Error processing XML data [1660] - SYSTEM ERROR

Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this error?
Many Thanks,
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What versions of E-Sys and PSdZData are you using?

What is your current I-Step?

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What versions of E-Sys and PSdZData are you using?

What is your current I-Step?

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1403

Used E-sys version is V3.22.5 build 34057
Specified within E-sys Info PSdZData V4.6.0 - 20120328-1654
Copied/Used PSdZ data files are: V49.2
Current I-Step is: F020-12-11-502
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Used E-sys version is V3.22.5 build 34057
Specified within E-sys Info PSdZData V4.6.0 - 20120328-1654
Copied/Used PSdZ data files are: V49.2
Current I-Step is: F020-12-11-502
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F020-12-11-502 = ISTA/P 2.48.1, so E-Sys 3.22.5 and 49.2 PSdZData is fine for your car, so I am not sure what the issue is.

Is it only the DSC module where you get this error, or does error occur on other modules too?
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F020-12-11-502 = ISTA/P 2.48.1, so E-Sys 3.22.5 and 49.2 PSdZData is fine for your car, so I am not sure what the issue is.

Is it only the DSC module where you get this error, or does error occur on other modules too?
I only get this error with the DSC Module reading cafd_000009ef.caf.000_019_001 ...
Additional question, what is the DSC module purpose, as I don't know if I would need it from programming perspective?
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I only get this error with the DSC Module reading cafd_000009ef.caf.000_019_001 ...
Additional question, what is the DSC module purpose, as I don't know if I would need it from programming perspective?
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DSC = Dynamic Stability Control

I would try E-Sys 3.22.5 and 49.3 PSdZData.
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BMW Apps Retrofit (FA config ???)

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Sorry, but I don't. I never retrofitted the USB Port as I have no use for Video and iPod Out GUI. I just added the 9C FSC Code and coded 6NR for the Music Apps like Pandora.
Hello Shawnsheridan,
Besides the HW retrofit components & req. FSC code, what would be other requirements from coding side? In other words, how should the FA list look like to enable BMW Apps, Internet and BMW Live?
Tried to add 6NR to my FA list but this isn't displaying the BMW Apps menu.
Do see BMW Live and Internet in the Menu.
Appreciate you valuable input on this,
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Hello Shawnsheridan,
Besides the HW retrofit components & req. FSC code, what would be other requirements from coding side? In other words, how should the FA list look like to enable BMW Apps, Internet and BMW Live?
Tried to add 6NR to my FA list but this isn't displaying the BMW Apps menu.
Do see BMW Live and Internet in the Menu.
Appreciate you valuable input on this,
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The FA would have 6NR, 614, and 6AL. That said, I do not think anyone has got Internet over Bluetooth working on F30 with Telematics. And coding 6NR without FSC Code is an exercise in futility.

CONNECTED_DRIVE = aktiv - Replaces "BMW Assist" on the main iDrive menu, with "ConnectedDrive", with "BMW Assist" becoming a submenu item of "ConnectedDrive".

A4A_REMOTE_APPS = aktiv - Adds "Apps" under Main Menu = > Connected Drive with Sub Menu BMW Apps (Facebook, Twitter, Web Radio). If 6NR is in the VO, or enabling this with no valid 6NR FSC Code, it will override CONNECTED_DRIVE = aktiv setting and ConnectedDrive on Main Menu will revert back to BMW Assist.

ONLINE_BROWSER = xxxx - Adds "BMW Online" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist and where xxxx is:
  • nur_bmw_online_aktiv adds "BMW Online" under connectedDrive => BMW Assist.
  • nur_bmw_internet_aktiv adds "Internet" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist.
  • beide_aktiv adds "BMW Online" and "Internet" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist.
ONLINE_BROWSER_LIVE = aktiv - Replaces "BMW Online" with "BMW Live" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist.
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The FA would have 6NR, 614, and 6AL. That said, I do not think anyone has got Internet over Bluetooth working on F30 with Telematics. And coding 6NR without FSC Code is an exercise in futility.

CONNECTED_DRIVE = aktiv - Replaces "BMW Assist" on the main iDrive menu, with "ConnectedDrive", with "BMW Assist" becoming a submenu item of "ConnectedDrive".

A4A_REMOTE_APPS = aktiv - Adds "Apps" under Main Menu = > Connected Drive with Sub Menu BMW Apps (Facebook, Twitter, Web Radio). If 6NR is in the VO, or enabling this with no valid 6NR FSC Code, it will override CONNECTED_DRIVE = aktiv setting and ConnectedDrive on Main Menu will revert back to BMW Assist.

ONLINE_BROWSER = xxxx - Adds "BMW Online" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist and where xxxx is:
  • nur_bmw_online_aktiv adds "BMW Online" under connectedDrive => BMW Assist.
  • nur_bmw_internet_aktiv adds "Internet" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist.
  • beide_aktiv adds "BMW Online" and "Internet" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist.
ONLINE_BROWSER_LIVE = aktiv - Replaces "BMW Online" with "BMW Live" under ConnectedDrive => BMW Assist.

I think I've given up on the ConnectedDrive features on my F30; tried quite a few VO cobinations and still no luck. Made a lot of FDL changes on HU_CIC, enabled PAN, enabled DUN, enabled BT Data service etc and same result. I can never seem to get the Bluetooth Data Transfer profile to show up.

Maybe it's the combox we have since its media features were never meant to be enabled if you don't have BMW Assist.
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I think I've given up on the ConnectedDrive features on my F30; tried quite a few VO cobinations and still no luck. Made a lot of FDL changes on HU_CIC, enabled PAN, enabled DUN, enabled BT Data service etc and same result. I can never seem to get the Bluetooth Data Transfer profile to show up.

Maybe it's the combox we have since its media features were never meant to be enabled if you don't have BMW Assist.
Do you have 6NH Bluetooth and 609 Nav? Are you showing CMB_MEDIA in your SVT?
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Do you have 6NH Bluetooth and 609 Nav? Are you showing CMB_MEDIA in your SVT?
My car came factory with 609 and 6NH but the 6NH was changed to 6NK so that I can get office and extended bluetooth and yes I do have CMB_MEDIA on my SVT.

I added 6AL and 614 to the VO and coded CMB_MEDIA and HU_CIC and this added BMW Live and Internet as submenus under BMW Assist but without Bluetooth Data Transfer service, they can't be used. I've tried at least five different mobile phones with DUN and PAN and same thing.
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My car came factory with 609 and 6NH but the 6NH was changed to 6NK so that I can get office and extended bluetooth and yes I do have CMB_MEDIA on my SVT.

I added 6AL and 614 to the VO and coded CMB_MEDIA and HU_CIC and this added BMW Live and Internet as submenus under BMW Assist but without Bluetooth Data Transfer service, they can't be used. I've tried at least five different mobile phones with DUN and PAN and same thing.
Do you also have CMB_ECALL in SVT?
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Do you also have CMB_ECALL in SVT?
I'm almost postive that I don't have that but I can check again. Is that the telematics portion of the Combox?
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I'm almost postive that I don't have that but I can check again. Is that the telematics portion of the Combox?
Yes, it is.
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