I picked up my package from Patryk today which contained a pre-programmed CIC for my VIN. On hand I already had the new LCI style Climate Controls and the set of 3 North America DVDs.
I know that Nelson already has a thread on this retrofit, but I figured I'd go ahead and create another one specifically for a swap into an M5 and also provide some different pictures that Nelson did not publish in his excellent thread.
Here's the package from Patryk. It arrived in excellent condition, especially give the distance it traveled to get to me.
And here are all the goodies spread out on the table:
Next up was pulling the trim off:
A shot of the back of the CCC with all wires still attached:
After complete removal of old CCC components:
CCC vs. CIC backs. The orange connector on the CIC is not connected to anything once installed.
CIC cables test fitted on bench:
My old center trim before seperation:
Lower center trim seperated from upper. I broke all the tabs, but they are fortunately not used with the new upper center trim:
Next up was pulling the pins from the power connector from the old display. Here's the old connector:
After transferring to new connector:
Different angle showing the pin-outs:
Routing USB cable to glove box. I used the same hole that the OEM iPod adapter uses:
CIC with all wires connected just before being installed. Note that the cable to the old display and the power for the CCC cooling fan are not used with the CIC.
Old vs. new Climate Controls:
New Climate Controls installed along with center trim:
Finally a set of shots showing some M5 specific screens on the fancy new display:
Only issue right now is that I'm still using the old iDrive controller and no matter how slow I turn it, I'm taken from the top selection to the bottom selection and visa versa. I have not heard of this issue from others. Perhaps it is unique to '06 models or M5s, or just my particular car? Anyway, that just might be the excuse I need to go ahead and complete the swap by getting the new controller!