Installation manual for BMW 1 series E87 E88 E81 E82 Navigation GPS

Installation manual for BMW 1 series E87 E88 E81 E82 Navigation GPS

13th Nov 2019

Installation manual for BMW 1 series E87 E88 E81 E82 Navigation GPS

This is the installation guide for the aftermarket Android Navigation GPS for BMW 1 series E87 E88 E81 E82 (2006-2012). For BMW 1 series E81 E82 E87 E88 2006-2012, it has three versions:

(a)The car with CCC menu,choose [B261A]
(b)The car with CIC menu, choose [B271A]
(c)If the car without screen (with a storage box only), order [B251A]
It has an iDrive included in the package.


1. The android navigation from our website fits for BMW 1 series E81 E82 E87 E88 (2006-2012),the original car with CCC/CIC or without factory screen.

If the BMW E87 with a storage box, it can replace it directly. If it without the storage box (nor factory screen), it is also ok to install, but it need to make a permanent hole on the dashboard (fixing the android screen), there is a guide paper that telling you how to cut the dashboard.

2, After installation, it keep the original CD/radio head unit. thus it support all original functions: such as factory radio (FM), steering wheel controls, idrive(if any), parking sensors, factory vehicle display and so on.

it is easy to switch the menu between the original CCC/CIC menu and Android menu, the iDrive working in both original menu and android menu.

If your car without factory screen, it will no factory menu, but all your factory radio functions continue to work same as before.

3. The installation is plug and play, no cutting the wires, no modifications, no need to program your car when installation.

4, If your BMW E81 E82 E87 E88 with factory navigation system, when install our android screen, you also need to install the GPS antenna (can not use original GPS antenna or make a retrofit for the GPS antenna).

Installation steps:

1: Remove the trim panel    2, Remove the AC vents

remove the trim panel and AC vents from bmw 1 series

3: Remove the 2 screws in the front of factory monitor  
4: Remove the 2 screws on the back of factory monitor

remove the screws so that to take off the factory monitor

5,The 2 screws on the back of factory monitor showed as below photo  
6,Remove the factory monitor (turn to right and then pull up)

pull up the factory monitor after removed the screws

7,Remove the AC control panel   8,Disconnect 2 connections on the back of AC control panel

remove the AC control panel and disconnect two connections on the back

9: Remove 2 screws and take out the factory radio head unit  
10: Remove all cables on the back of factory radio head unit

remove the two screws and take out the factory radio and disconnect all harness on the back

11: Move two optical fiber cable from the factory harness 
12: Insert the 2 optical fiber cable to our power cable (female connector)

move two optical fiber from the factory harness and insert to our power cable

13, Connect our power cable (male) to factory harness 
14, Connect the power cable (female) to the factory radio  and connect all other
factory harness, then put it back and install the head unit

connect our power cable to factory harness and factory radio head unit

15, Run the powre cable, gps antenna,USB, RCA cable to the back of our android screen,
connect all of them, also connect the LVDS, and can power on the unit , to test if all cables
was well connected or not. 16, Install our android screen

connect the power cable and other cables and install the android screen to the car

To enhance the use experience, you can install a backup camera, when you back the car (switch the gear to " R " - reverse mode), the android screen can show the rear-view pictures automaticly. You can buy the backup camera from our shop and send it together with your order. Also you can install an Apple carplay dongle, the carplay dongle support both Apple Carplay and Android auto.