Discussion in '1 Series' started by Alpha1up, Sep 11, 2019.
Do I have to install some software or does this require some specific hardware?
It depends what your car currently has. If you don’t have an Idrive system at all then you are going to need some significant extra hardware: new centre console, new dash, screen, idrive unit etc.... On top of this you will need it coding to the car and setting up, maybe a new GPS aerial. A huge job.
There are people that have done it, Google search will show, but it is a massive job.
If you already have the physical idrive then updating the software is relatively easy, you can even upgrade the screen.
To be honest if you don't currently have IDrive i.e. the screen etc. it would probably be almost worth chopping in your car against one with iDrive as it'll be a costly time consuming challenge...