I don't have much experience on mobile installation but was able to figure out the wiring. I watched the install YouTube video for that other, expensive brand that helped me figure out where to place the device and where to run the wires (pretty much the same box). My advice is to make sure that all connections are seated/connected properly. I had an issue with my idrive controller not working because the wires had no contact. Seller is great. Wang replied right away when I needed assistance. Great product and I'm a satisfied customer. Thank you!
Although I wish this came with an instruction manual, there are lots of youtube videos and I found one exactly installing on the same car as mine (2016 M4). After initial iPhone pairing, I did need to click on 'reset' to get carplay working. I have the NBT-EVO head unit, so this MMI box fits perfectly below it - no need to dismantle the glove box to mount it there. If you have the NBT only, you will need to take the glove box apart. Total install time was about 2 hrs.
I ordered the product after a little online research. Basically they are all the same and you could not beat the price point for this unit. What would make this unit over the top is a single piece of paper with a link to DIRECTIONS on how to install this unit. I watched the Youtube videos from other Sellers which made the install super easy and I found an online set of directions which helped significantly with the set-up of the unit after the install. These directions helped troubleshoot a couple of problems and now the unit works perfectly. It would be nice if the company I bought this from supplied this instead of making me search the internet for solutions.
Very fast shipping and very helpful seller! İ recommend Andream to everyone
I ordered on November 7th and got the item delivered on November 20th. I watched lots of tutorials on Youtube and Andream website just to understand how it works! (I’m a newbie 100% and have no skills at all). Took me 4 hours to install and get everything done. (MMI Carplay and reverse camera).
Few things that you might need to know:
- If your bmw does have original mic, you don’t need to install an external mic. (Mine does have one but it doesn’t work, and I had to install the extra mic).
- If iDrive works, you don’t need to install those idrive cables. I would recommend to put all cables together with the MMI box, reverse camera) to make sure it works, then organize it.
- The MMI box doesn’t fit behind the unit head, you can either put it in the glove box or under glove box. For me, I hide it behind the glove box (at the fuse box).
The hardest part for me is putting everything back together. The quadlock is way too big and it took me more than 30 min to put the head unit back in place.
If you need help, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Product shipped fast but customer service is useless still waiting on a reply 3 days now
Not sure why they shipped this can someone help?
Was a little bit of hassle to install but that was mostly due to the reverse camera and my lack of experience.
But it was well worth it the system is really impressive my highlights are the carplay and audio quality, siri reading and replying to my messages and the rear view camera is great.
Fully recommend this product!!
Very awesome addition to a old car (06 bmw e60) for very affordable price. Installation was very straight forward and backup camera very easy. I wish the music had cover art along with music but besides that 5/5 👍
It works as it should. Poor service when it comes to help or any form on contact. Install was not too tricky. roughly 1-2 hours max
Received the mail today. Got everything connected and made a few mistakes but now I have it connected correctly. It is a very good unit. Very simple menu and it works great. I had previously had a backup and front camera (after market) installed. I connected the cameras and now when you put the car in reverse you have a camera and will driving lines. The front camera is connected to the dvr. I have no complaints this had to be one time I bought something and it works with the car no modifications needed. I am very pleased. Andream great unit and thank you.
Just installed the 10.25" on my 2015 F30 328i (replaced the 6.5" OEM screen). Installation was very straight forward, I just follow along this YouTube video (https://youtu.be/cpwyYggmwcs). I was pleasantly surprise how easy it was to swap it out . I'm so happy with it that I'm buying the retrofit version for my wife's 2015 Mercedes ML350. One thing I did noticed was there is a half of second lag controlling the wireless CarPlay through the iDrive buttons and knobs, but its not a showstopper considering how affordable this unit is, not to mention it looks awesome. The silver trim around the screen matches perfectly with the interior silver trim also. It can't looked more OEM than that. Overall, highly recommend!
Works great, but if you are looking for wireless Android Auto you might need to enable a few things in your phone and car. For one, make sure your car is set to connect to AUX so you hear it, and connect your phone to the car as WELL as the MMI box via Bluetooth so your default microphone can work. Finally, I had to enable dual-channel networking for my Android device, otherwise when it'd connect to the car's WiFi to stream the video data, it'd use signal and stop using LTE. By enabling dual-channel acceleration it automatically selects and uses both/the best connection, so that fixes my problem!
Connection sometimes requires me disconnecting and reconnecting my phone to get the option to start Android Auto up, but 75% of the time it pops up when I go to do it for the first try. Love the new version's UI, with really nice widescreen. The integration with the standard controls work really well, too!
I haven't received the upgrade yet. However, its on its way. Very excited. Starting off the Andream team will contact you and make sure that you are getting the right item. So far I have Zero complaints. Very good customer service. I will upgrade this review once I have installed the upgrade. Again very excited and great price.
Took me only 5 days to deliver to the UK and about an hour to install on my Audi A5 2009 Non MMI.
Overall the installation was relatively easy and the CarPlay works perfectly without any lag or latency.
Would definitely recommend specially since I did not have to pay any tax or delivery charges to DHL.
I have installed on 2016 BMW 528i and works amazing. Super easy to install.