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      02-14-2020, 02:54 PM   #23
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This is cool, no coding what needed? Did you test the seat heater functions? I see you have ventilated seats on the screen, so would a car without that function not show on the screen?
Magbarn is correct, no coding needed to make it work, although if you get technical about it, it will cause an error to show up in ISTA or at the dealer because there is a code to change for if you have the 4-zone climate panel, but that doesnít affect functionality at all.

If you only have heated seats, it changes the layout to make the seat heater buttons more in the middle, vs how the ventilated and heated buttons are side by side. You can see how it looks with just the heated seats here. Those pics are from when I tested it on my X3, but it looks the same now that itís in my G30.
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Would this work without heat heaters or ventilation?
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Roxxor, does the idrive recognize the cd/dvd player in your new ac unit?
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For the longest time I thought all G30s came with this HVAC controller... I believe this comes with one of the basic packages, if not standard in Canada. My 540 has this and isn't listed as an optional equipment or equipment under any packages.

Can probably find these on Canadian auction sites as well.
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You do realize the touch HVAC controls are prone to horizontal lines developing on them overtime? This is a fairly common complaint with this touch panel and BMW hasn't done anything to remedy the problem other than to replace the panel with another defective new touch panel under warranty.

This one mod, proceed with caution and know what you are getting yourself into. The standard LED non touch HVAC display panel is far more reliable.
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Roxxor, does the idrive recognize the cd/dvd player in your new ac unit?
So the control panel doesnít have anything to do with the actual cd drive. Since I have a 2020, it did not come with a CD player. Since the panel set I bought came from a car that did, I just swapped over the top half of the controls from my panel so I didnít have the cd opening sitting there for no reason. Havenít had any issues with it.
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For the longest time I thought all G30s came with this HVAC controller... I believe this comes with one of the basic packages, if not standard in Canada. My 540 has this and isn't listed as an optional equipment or equipment under any packages.

Can probably find these on Canadian auction sites as well.
Good to know for those looking for them. My understanding was you only got the touch panel controls if you have the 4-Zone climate control.
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Good to know for those looking for them. My understanding was you only got the touch panel controls if you have the 4-Zone climate control.
That is correct......you got this touchpad if you have 4-zone climate control. It's not an option on the BMW site I don't think.....but some have added it in via their dealer. I know when I built my M550I it was not an option. I do love the touchscreen in my M5 now. I actually think it's the nicest touchscreen A/C heat controls of any BMW as the 7 series also has this same touchscreen.....not sure if it's a little bigger or not. It may indeed be the exact same unit. The 8 series/X5 and X7 went back to hitting buttons to do all that and that setup just looks cheaper in my opinion there.
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That is correct......you got this touchpad if you have 4-zone climate control. It's not an option on the BMW site I don't think.....but some have added it in via their dealer. I know when I built my M550I it was not an option. I do love the touchscreen in my M5 now. I actually think it's the nicest touchscreen A/C heat controls of any BMW as the 7 series also has this same touchscreen.....not sure if it's a little bigger or not. It may indeed be the exact same unit. The 8 series/X5 and X7 went back to hitting buttons to do all that and that setup just looks cheaper in my opinion there.
Just to add as data point for those looking for used parts... I do not have comfort seats or 4-zone climate control on my 540, but I still have this touchpad.

I saw a 530 at the dealership that looks pretty stripped out, that car has this touchpad as well. I'm in Canada.
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That is correct......you got this touchpad if you have 4-zone climate control. It's not an option on the BMW site I don't think.....but some have added it in via their dealer. I know when I built my M550I it was not an option. I do love the touchscreen in my M5 now. I actually think it's the nicest touchscreen A/C heat controls of any BMW as the 7 series also has this same touchscreen.....not sure if it's a little bigger or not. It may indeed be the exact same unit. The 8 series/X5 and X7 went back to hitting buttons to do all that and that setup just looks cheaper in my opinion there.
Just to add as data point for those looking for used parts... I do not have comfort seats or 4-zone climate control on my 540, but I still have this touchpad.

I saw a 530 at the dealership that looks pretty stripped out, that car has this touchpad as well. I'm in Canada.
The touchpad is nice but like I said earlier is very prone to develop unsightly horizontal lines across the display.
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Can anyone post install videos or instructions of some sort. I saw this post and got motivated and bought one on eBay too. Hoping one of you guys can help with a quick write up, thanks.
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Can anyone post install videos or instructions of some sort. I saw this post and got motivated and bought one on eBay too. Hoping one of you guys can help with a quick write up, thanks.
Here you go the instructions for removing and re-installing the ac panel, provided by NewTIS.info
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