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Vehicle Display Systems

The basic design philosophy of the Intravee is that it should use whatever display capabilities are available on a particular vehicle to the fullest extent possible.

The intention is to be able to support the full range of BMW vehicle display options from the single line display bar on the E46 Business RDS radio to the multiple field display of the BMW professional navigation video screen.

For supporting the different systems the Intravee has several User Interface (UI) modes, these are :

Outlined below is a list of various BMW head units and a brief description of the status of support and the User Interface setting for the Intravee.

BMW E46 - 3 series 1998-2006

BMW E39 - 5 series 1997-2003, BMW E38 - 7 series 1995-2001 and BMW E53 - X5 2000-2006

BMW E83 - X3 2004 On and BMW E85 - Z4 2003 On

BMW E52 - Z8 2000 - 2003

BMW Mini R50, R52 and R53 2001-2006

Range Rover MK III 2003-2004

Rover 75 and MG-ZT 2001-2005
BMW E46 - 3 series 1998-2006
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Professional Navigation with 16x9 wide screen monitor.  Available with Tape, CD or MD.
E46 Professional Navigation Wide Screen 16x9 Monitor
Tape, Part Number 65-52-6 911 006 
Tape, Alpine, Part Number 65-52-6 923 869
Tape, Part Number 65.52-6 923 871 (2005)
CD, Alpine, Part Number 65.52-6 934 410 (June 2004) 
CD, Alpine, Part Number 65.52-6 971 855 (2006)

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version.

Professional Navigation with RHD 4x3 monitor.

E46 Professional Navigation 4x3 RHD Monitor

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version.

Professional Navigation with LHD 4x3 monitor.

E46 Professional Navigation 4x3 LHD Monitor

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the  Navigation computer type and software version.

Radio (Business) Navigation retrofit.  Installed in addition to Business head unit under A/C controls.

E46 Radio (Business) Navigation Retrofit

Untested, depending on business head unit, may be able to use either UI2 or limited support UI3.

Radio (Business) Navigation with No TP button. Newer system with integrated radio.
E46 Radio (Business) Navigation without TP button
Part Number 6512 6976899-01 (September 2005)

Limited support, UI3.

Radio (Business) Navigation.  Older system with radio tuner in the boot.

E46 Radio (Business) Navigation

Limited support, UI3.

Business MD
E46 Business MD

Untested, should be UI2.

Professional CD
E46 Professional CD

Untested, probably UI4.

Business CD with MODE button
E46 Business CD with MODE button
Alpine, Model CD53, Part Number 65. 12-6 916 241 (July 2001)
Alpine, Model CD53, Part Number 65. 12-6 915 711 (Sep 2001)
Alpine, Model CD53, Part Number 65. 12-6 919 072 (Dec 2001-Jun 2002)
Alpine, Model CD53, Part Number 65. 12-6 921 963 (July 2002-Jan 2003)
Alpine, Model CD53, Part Number 65. 12-6 927 902 (Feb 2003-Aug 2003)
Alpine, Model CD53, Part Number 65. 12-6 941 505 (Jan 2004)
Philips(?), Part Number 6512 6932430-01 (Nov 2003-Dec 2003)
Philips(?), Part Number 6512 6939660-01 (Mar 2004-Nov 2005)
VDO(?), Part Number 6512 6976885-01 (Sep 2005) MP3 Capable

UI2 support.

Business CD with CD Button
E46 Business CD with CD button
Blaupunkt, Part Number 6512-6 909 883
Blaupunkt, Part Number 6512-6 909 882
Blaupunkt, Part Number 6512-6 902 661

UI2 support, but with double key press issue.

Business CD with CD button and No Clock Button
E46 Business CD with CD button
Part Number 6512-6 921 963
Blaupunkt, Part Number 6512-8 371 342
Blaupunkt, Part Number 6512-8 368 248
UI2 support, but with double key press issue.
Professional Tape
E46 Professional Tape

Untested, probably UI4

Business Tape with MODE button and Soft keys
Business Tape with MODE button and Soft keys
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 900 402 (July 2001)
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 915 709
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 928 762-01
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 935 629
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 943 427

UI2 support.

Business Tape with MODE button
 E46 Business Tape with MODE button
Philips, Part Number 65.12-8 383 149 (Oct 1998-Nov 1998)

UI2 support, but with double key press issue.

Business Tape with MODE button and Clock
 E46 Business Tape with MODE button
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 902 659 (Feb 2000 - Feb 2001)

Ui2 support, but with double key press issue.

Business Tape with CD button
E46 Business Tape
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 902 659
Alpine, Model C43, Part Number 65.12-6 902 716

Untested, but maybe no text display capability. If text capable UI2 but maybe with double key press issue.

Business Tape with CD button and no Clock Button 
E46 Business Tape
Alpine, Model C43, Part Number 65.12-8 368 250

Untested, but maybe no text display capability. If text capable UI2 but maybe with double key press issue.

Tape Reverse
E46 Tape Reverse
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 902 657 (Oct 1999-Feb 2000)
Philips, Part Number 65.12-6 902 629 (June 2001)

Untested, but maybe no text display capability. If text capable UI2 but maybe with double key press issue

BMW E39 - 5 series 1997-2003,  BMW E38 - 7 series 1995-2001 and BMW E53 - X5 2000-2006

There are many variations of E39, E38 and E53 business head units.  There are three basic families of display, Navigation, MID (Multi-Information-Display) and IRIS (Integrated Radio Information System).  The business head unit is made up of two parts, a drive mechanism, which may be Tape, CD or MiniDisc, and a lower section which provides display capability and some control.  The lower section may be a MID or IRIS, the MID is always a separate part, the IRIS may be separate or integrated.  The MID uses UI4 to display information, the IRIS component may not be capable of displaying text from an external device.  The selction shown below may not cover all variations, but shows the basic components.

In addition to the head unit there are two types of instrument cluster, High OBC and Low OBC.  The high OBC is capable of displaying text, the Low OBS is not.

Navigation Displays
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
E39 Professional Navigation with 16x9 wide screen monitor.

E39 Professional Navigation with 16x9 widescreen monitor

 

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version. May require Analogue to Digital converter.  See Digital DSP.

X5 Professional Navigation with 16x9 wide screen monitor.

X5 Professional Navigation with 16x9 widescreen monitor

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation Coputer type and software version. May require Analogue to Digital converter.  See Digital DSP.

E38 and E39 Professioanl Navigation with LHD 4x3 monitor. 

E38 and E39 Professional Navigation with LHD 4x3 monitor

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version. May require Analogue to Digital converter.  See Digital DSP.

E38 and E39 Professional Navigation with RHD 4x3 monitor.

E38 and E39 Professional Navigation with LHD 4x3 monitor

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version. May require Analogue to Digital converter.  See Digital DSP.

E38 and E39 Professional Navigation with RHD 4x3 monitor, Japanese version.

E38 and E39 Professional Navigation with RHD 4x monitor, Japanese version

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version. May require Analogue to Digital converter.  See Digital DSP.

X5 Professional Navigation with LHD 4x3 monitor.

X5 Professional Navigation with LHD 4x3 monitor

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version. May require Analogue to Digital converter.  See Digital DSP.

X5 Professional Navigation with RHD 4x3 monitor.

X5 Professional Navigation with LHD 4x3 monitor

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and software version. May require Analogue to Digital converter.  See Digital DSP.

MID Display modules
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Basic MID with BC (Board Computer) button for High OBC

E39 Basic MID

UI4 support. 

Basic MID with no BC (Board Computer button) for Low OBC, Pre Match 1997

E39 Basic MID

UI4 Support

MID With Telephone support and BC (Board Computer) button for High OBC
E39 MID with Telephone support
Part Number 65.82-8 352 408.9

 UI4 support

MID With Telephone support and no BC (Board Computer) button for Low OBC, post March 1997

E39 MID With Telephone support and no BC button

 UI4 support

MID With DSP and BC (Board Computer) button for High OBC

E39 MID With DSP

UI4 support, may require Analogue to Digital converter. See Digital DSP.

MID With DSP and No BC (Board Computer) button for Low OBC

E39 MID With DSP

UI4 support, may require Analogue to Digital converter. See Digital DSP.

MID With DSP, Telephone support and BC (Board Cmputer) button for High OBC
MID With DSP and Telephone support
Part Number 65.80-6 914 594

UI4 support, may require Analogue to Digital converter. See Digital DSP.

MID With DSP, Telephone support and no BC (Board Cmputer) button for Low OBC
MID With DSP and Telephone support

UI4 support, may require Anoalog to Digital converter. See Digital DSP.

IRIS Business Head Units
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Tape Reverse

E39 Tape Reverse

Untested, but maybe no text display capability. 

RDS Tape Reverse

E39 RDS Tape Reverse

Untested, but maybe no text display capability.

Business Tape
E39 Business Tape
Becker, Part Number 65.12-8 377 005 (August 1998) 

Untested, but maybe no text display capability.

Business Tape C53

E39 Business Tape

Untested, but maybe no text display capability.

Business Tape with Tone Controls

E39 Business Tape with Tone Controls

Untested, but maybe no text display capability.

Instrument Clusters
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Low OBC

E39 Low OBC

No Text capability. 

 High OBC

E39 High OBC

Text capability, but curently not supported.

BMW E83 - X3 2004 On and BMW E85 - Z4 2003 On
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
X3 Professional Navigation
X3 Professional Navigation

UI 6 support. See note on Navigation computer and software version.

Z4 Professional Navigation
Z4 Professional Navigation
CD Radio, Philips(?) Part Number 6512 6939666-01 (June 2004)
CD Radio, Philips(?) Part Number 6512 6987176-02 (Dec 2005) MP3 capable

UI6 support. See note on Navigation computer and software version.

Radio (Business) Navigation

Z4 and X3 Radio (Business) Navigation

Untested, should be limited support with UI3.

Business CD 
Z4 and X3 Business CD
Part Number 6512 9138428-01 
Part Number 6512 9138430-01
Part Number 6512 6927830-01 (April 2003)

Untested, should be UI2. 

BMW E52 - Z8 2000-2003
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Radio (Business) Navigation 

Z8 Radio (Business) Navigation

Untested, may be limited support with UI3.

BMW Mini R50, R52 and R53 2001-2006
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Profesional Navigation

Mini Professional Navigation

 

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer and software version.

'Boost' MD
Mini 'Boost' MD

Untested, but should be UI2.

'Boost' CD (new)
Mini 'Boost' CD (new)
Part Number 6512 4154934-01 (June 2005)

Untested, but should be UI2.

'Boost' CD (old)
Alpine, Model CD53
Mini 'Boost' CD (old)

Untested, but should be UI2.

 'Boost' Tape

Mini 'Boost' Tape

 

Untested, but should be UI2.

'Wave' RDS Tape
Mini 'Wave' RDS Tape
Part Number 6512 6921593-01 (October 2002) 

Untested, but pobably no text display capability.

Range Rover MK III 2003-2004
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Profesional Navigation 

Range Rover Professional Navigation

Support for UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer and software version

Note, 2004 Range Rovers can have an 8 pin CD Changer audio connector which requires an addapter to convert to the standard 6 pin connector.

Rover 75 and MG-ZT 2001-2005
Head Unit Support Information  and UI mode
Highline Navigation

Rover 75 Highline Navigation

Untested, should be UI5 or UI6 depending on the Navigation computer type and and software version.

Double Key Press Issue 

On some older BMW head units displaying text requires a press of any button to clear the text.  This makes using the Intravee quite difficult as an additional key press is required, which clears the text from the display, before further navigation through the menus or control is possible.  Also, if text scrolling is implemented, it is almost impossible to perform an action as each scroll of the display resets the requirement to press a key.

Navigation System Details

The UI mode required for the Professional Navigation system is not dependent on the type of monitor but the type of Navigation Computer and software version that it is running.

 

UI mode 5 is required for Mk I, Mk II navigation computers and Mk III navigation computers running software version 3-1/31 (sometimes refered to as version 17.1) or lower.  The software version is displayed in the top right corner of the settings menu.

 

UI mode 6 is required for Mk III navigation computers running software version 3-1/40 (sometimes refered to as version 18) or higher and MK IV (DVD based) navigation computers.

 

UI mode 6 can support 'enhanced features' if the software version is 4/1-40 (sometimes refered to as version 24) or higher.

 

Navigation Computer Type Support Information  and UI mode
MK I & MK II CD based map
MK II Navigation Computer
 
Mk I and Mk II computers look identical from the front.  From the back the Mk I has four flat pin plugs in a square configuration, Mk II has two rectangular plugs, one blue one purple or yellow.
Mk I rear
Rear of MK I Navigation Computer
Mk II rear
Rear of MK II Navigation Computer 
Mk I Part Numbers: 
65-90-8-175-128
65-90-8-375-128

Mk II Part Numbers :
65-90-6-908-309
65-90-6-908-311
65-90-6-908-312
65-90-6-908-313
65-90-8-364-421
65-90-8-368-226
65-90-8-375-128
65-90-8-378-168
65-90-8-385-439
65-90-8-464-421

UI 5 for all software versions.

MK III CD based map
MK III Navigation Computer 
Back of Mk III
Rear of MK III Navigation Computer
Part Numbers : 
65-90-4 106 227
65-90-6 908 529
65-90-6 908 530
65-90-6 915 035 (April 2001)
65-90-6 915 036 (May 2003)
65-90-6 920 758 (March 2002)
65-90-6 920 759
65-90-6 924 829
65-90-6 922 720
There is also a special version of the Mk III for Mk I replacement called the Mk III SZ, Part Number 65-90-0-028-275
Back of Mk III SZ
Rear of MK III SZ Navigation Computer

UI 5 for software version 3-1/31 or lower, UI 6 for software version 3-1/40 or higher.

MK IV CD or DVD based map
MK IV Navigation Computer
Part Numbers :
65.90-9 154 052
65.90-6 920 182
65.90-6 942 166
65 90 9 133 177 (June 2007)
65.90-6 969 263
65.90-6 983 311
65.90-6 983 312
65.90-6 971 353
65.90-6 957 604
65.90-6 951 629
65.90-6 920 713
65.90-6 920 714
65.90-6 972 752
65.90-6 971 809
65.90-6 942 908-03 (July 2004) 04942908
65.90-6 942 910
65.90-6 942 911
65.90-6 948 983

UI6 for all software versions, 'enhanced features' available with software version 4-1/40 or higher.

 

Boardmonitor Radio Type Support Information  and UI mode
BM54
BM54 Boardmonitor Radio
Becker, Part Number 65 12 6 919 078 (July 2002) 
Becker, Part Number 65 12 6 934 091 (May 2003 - Jul 2004)
Becker, Part Number 65 12 6 934 649 (Dec 2003)
Becker, Part Number 65 12 6 976 963 (December 2005), MP3 ID3 display
Backer, Part Number 65 12 6 976 964
 
BM53
BM53 Boardmonitor Radio
Becker, Part Number 65 12 6 927 910 
Becker, Part Number 65 12 6 922 512
 
BM24
BM24 Boardmonitor Radio
Becker, Part Number 65.12-6 907 130 (June 2000-January 2001)
 
C43
C43 Boardmonitor Radio
Alpine, Part Number 65 10-6 902 718
 
C23
C23 Boardmonitor Radio
Alpine, Part Number 65 12-8 379 535
 
Philips Radio
Philips Boardmonitor Radio
Part Number 65.12-8 352 864
 
Philips Business Radio
Philips Business Boardmonitor Radio
Part Number 65.12-8 363 142 (July 1997)
Part Number 65.12-8 376 192 (December 1997)
Part Number 65.12-8 382 363 (March 1998)
 
 
Display appearence with OEM CD Changer Support Information  and UI mode
Mk I, Mk II and Mk III with 3-1/31 software or lower
V17.1 or Lower

Use UI 5

Mk I, Mk II and Mk III with 3-1/31 software or lower and Old Radio

Old Radio with V17.1 or Lower

Use UI 5
Mk III with 3-1/40 software or higher and Mk IV, BM24 or early BM54

V18 or higher, BM24 or Early BM54

Display is 'CDC' followed by the CD number and track number.

Use UI 6

Mk III with 3-1/40 software or higher and Mk IV, late BM54, old CDC

V18 or higher, Late BM54, Old CDC

Display is 'TR' followed by the track number, CD number is displayed in small text to the right.

Use UI 6

Mk III with 3-1/40 software or higher and Mk IV, late BM54, new CDC

V18 or higher, Late BM54, New CDC

Display is 'TR' followed by the folder number and track number, CD number is displayed in small text to the right.

Use UI 6

Mk III with 3-1/40 software or higher and Mk IV, Old Radio

V18 and Old Radio

Use UI 6 but with the 'Old Radio' option set, requires the use of the rtold consol command.

 

Digital DSP

 

E39, E38 and X5's with DSP may be either Digital or Analogue.  Digital DSP systems accept a digital input from the CD Changer, Analogue DSP systems accept an analogue input from the CD Changer in the same way as none DSP systems.

 

The exact configurations that determin the use of Digital or Analog DSP are not well defined.  Generally cars built before September 2002 have 'Digital' DSP, cars built after September 2002 have Analogue DSP.  However with the X5 it is reported that the DSP with the MID is always Digital and DSP with Nav is always Analogue.  It is also reported that all E39s with DSP and Nav are always Digital.  Further, it is reported that it may be possible change the DSP type by recoding the vehicle, i.e. change a Digital DSP system to Analogue or vica versa. 

 

If the vehicle is already fitted with a CD Changer then it is easy to determine which system is in use by looking at the connections to the CD Changer : if the connection is a small coaxial wire then Digital DSP is in use, if the connection is a 6 pin block connector then Analogue DSP is in use.

 

As the Intravee provides an Analogue signal, for systems with Digital DSP the output must be converted to a Digital input to the DSP amplifier using an A->D converter.

 

The Intravee is shipped set to UI6, you should only need to change the UI mode if you do not have a Nav system running with either a Mk III Nav computer running software 3-1/40 or higher or a Mk IV Nav computer.  Check the software version of your nav computer by entering the settings menu, the version number is displayed in the top right corner in the form n-1/nn, the first number is the hardware type (1, 2, 3 or 4), the number after 1/ is the software revision.  If in any doubt, contact us before changing the UI mode.

Using a PC

First, connect your PC to the Intravee,

In the consol window of the downloader tool type :

setuiX

followed by hitting the Return key, where X is the UI number you want to set, for example setui6 will set the UI mode to 6.  Then type :

reboot

followed by hitting the return key.

The Intravee will reboot in the sepcified UI mode.

Without using a PC

If you can not connect a PC to the Intravee then the UI can be set from the head unit using a special key press sequence.

First, select the Intravee as the source using the MODE key on your head unit.  Next, with a gap of 1 second between key presses, do the following:

Turn the radio off
Turn the radio on
Press the Prev button < on the head unit
Press the Next button > on the head unit
Turn the radio off
Turn the radio on

You should have about 1 second between each button press, if it does not work then change your timeing a bit and try again.

When in UI selection mode the track number will flash between 1 and the UI number.  Sometimes the display will say CD Check, in which case turn the radio off and on again.

To change the UI use the < and > buttons, when done press the SCAN button (or the Clock button on Nav) to set the selection.  On the Mini, Z4 and X3 you need to enter the 'Sel' menu and select the 'SCAN' option as these head units have no physical 'SCAN' key.

The Intravee should reboot, the new UI should be set.

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