Please watch a demonstration video of our CarPlay retrofit system installed in a 2013 BMW 3 series GT.
Designed to work with 2013-2016 BMW F30 3 Series. Your car must have ‘Connected Drive’ option visible on the main menu to be suitable for this kit.
Retains full original factory info/radio displays on car screen, as well as full integration with factory steering wheel and radio controls.
DIY installation is required, however detailed fitting instructions are included. Reversing camera shown is sold separately. This unit can also accept both front camera and 360 degree camera inputs (sold separately) – Full 1 year warranty against defects with UK based email support.
Key advantages of the Unique Auto Developments CarPlay kit include
• Full CarPlay/mirroring functionality for iPhone 5 or later and mirroring functionality for Android phones. (Android mirroring function currently doesn’t support Blackberry, Sumsung S8, Huawei 8.1 and Oneplus devices.)
• Use your favourite phone apps for GPS navigation and be notified of the live traffic information
• Allows handsfree calling and messaging
• Voice control via Siri
• Allows front/rear/360 camera input with integral guidance lines for the rear view
• Play music from your favourite phone apps. Music comes out from your BMW factory stereo system.
• Charge your phone at the same time
• Button control and steering wheel control
• We provide detailed installation instructions.
• One year warranty and lifetime email support.
It fits F30 3 and 4 Series fitted with either 6.5 or 8.8″ screen(2013 to 2016)
It fits both LHD and RHD vehicles.
Please check your car has the ‘ConnectedDrive’ option on main iDrive menu.
Installation steps overview
- Remove central air vent trim with trim tool, undo 2 x torx bolts securing climate control/radio panel, disconnect connectors below – remove.
- Undo 2 x torx bolts holding radio unit, pull out to reveal connections. Plug in our wiring (completely plug and play inline with factory connectors) stow interface box in space behind glovebox, route usb cable for phone. Refit.
Frequently asked questions
1. Will this kit fit my car?
This kit will fit all F30 3 Series BMWs produced 2013-2016 with ‘Connected Drive’ option present in main menu.
2. Will I have to change my original car screen or make wiring modifications?
This kit allows you to retain the factory fitted display screen in your car, and all wiring is plug and play, so no cutting wires etc.
4. Is this compatible with Android smartphones?
Yes, this unit supports mirroring of all apps to the car screen, however sound must be connected separately to 3.5mm AUX
5. Will sound come out of my car stereo?
Yes, this unit will allow music playback, and all sounds to be emitted through the car speakers, simply switch the original BMW radio to ‘AUX’ mode for playback.
6. Will it work with Left hand drive vehicles?
Yes, our kit is compatible with worldwide models.
Please note – an Apple iPhone is required for CarPlay functionality.