Zeeroi3
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:15 am

I was able to upgrade my screen. I have a 2018 i3S.

The innolux? screen may still be an option depending on when BMW cut over to the new electronics for the 2018 model year. My I3, although a 2018, was still sporting the NBT_ENTRYNAV version of the infotainment. Later on, it seems they switched over to ENTRYNAV2... My guess perhaps to support their updated Idrive version and carplay. That said, check your nav version, if you have ENTRYNAV, you should be good to go with upgrading to the larger screen which can be readily found on aliexpress for $400 USD. If you're on ENTRYNAV2, then you're SOL at the moment until someone figures out how to code the screen upgrade properly.

pzq
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:33 am

Interesting. I assume you upgraded your 5.5" inch screen to 10.25" Innolux screen (65509306743) in your 2018 i3, and it works. Did the programming include anything else than changing the display resolution and type ?

Do you know the production month of your i3 ?

Zeeroi3
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:08 am

My build is dated 02/2018.

The biggest key will be whether you have entrynav or entrynav2. If you have entrynav you’re good to upgrade. I followed this guide for the coding.. https://www.google.com/amp/s/electric.g ... e-diy/amp/



After doing the upgrade I kept wondering why BMW made the smaller screen so darn ugly with those bezels. I didn’t mind the size to be honest, I minded how ugly those thick plastic bezels looked 😁

pzq
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:06 am

OK, thanks. Have to check the entrynav version before ordering the screen.

pzq
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:02 am

Follow-up: Installed Chimei Innolux to early 2018 model with ENTRYNAV, and it works.

onliest
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:09 am

I have a bmw G30 with EntryNav2, I tried to run the 10.25 'monitor but to no avail, I tried many variants of the coding but I still have "No Signal" can anyone tell me what the coding for this set should be?
Here is the CID number: BMW LK CID 10.25 KYD 681051103

fsociety
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:38 pm

I just upgraded last night. Purchased it on AliExpress, coded it with bimmercode and was done in 10 min!

Such a huge difference, I have owned my i3 for about a month now and couldn’t stand the small screen. I couldn’t stand the huge bezels on the 6.5” it drove me insane lol

Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing but the wider screen allows it to be more useful with all the options on the idrive. This will be especially true once I install CarPlay.

Fisher99
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:42 pm

fsociety wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:38 pm
I just upgraded last night. Purchased it on AliExpress, coded it with bimmercode and was done in 10 min!

Such a huge difference, I have owned my i3 for about a month now and couldn’t stand the small screen. I couldn’t stand the huge bezels on the 6.5” it drove me insane lol

Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing but the wider screen allows it to be more useful with all the options on the idrive. This will be especially true once I install CarPlay.
Just curious: What method do you plan to use to install Carplay?
2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Engine, Capparis White/Frozen Black, 20" wheels,, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, TurboCord EVSE

fsociety
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:29 pm

Fisher99 wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:42 pm
fsociety wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:38 pm
I just upgraded last night. Purchased it on AliExpress, coded it with bimmercode and was done in 10 min!

Such a huge difference, I have owned my i3 for about a month now and couldn’t stand the small screen. I couldn’t stand the huge bezels on the 6.5” it drove me insane lol

Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing but the wider screen allows it to be more useful with all the options on the idrive. This will be especially true once I install CarPlay.
Just curious: What method do you plan to use to install Carplay?
Bought the interface module from eBay. I did the same to my 6 series with CIC. It’s wireless CarPlay which is awesome.

Fisher99
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Re: Have smaller 6" screen anyway to upgrade to 9" screen?

Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:38 pm

Is that a BMW interface module or aftermarket? Do you have a link you can post?
2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Engine, Capparis White/Frozen Black, 20" wheels,, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, TurboCord EVSE

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