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What are the basically functions of the I-BUS App?

  • Rebuild the complete on-board computer
  • Switch on/off aux heating/ventilation
  • Some coding and comfort functions
  • Visualize PDC and show distances
  • Coming-/Leaving home*
  • Control DSP
  • Control CD changer

  • *To use this function the radio has to be connected to the consumer shutdown cable (Verbraucherabschaltung). Unfortunately this function isn't working with all vehicles.
    List of all functions (except E46, E83, E85)

    State v2.0.2

    • App languages: German, English, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Greek, Dutch
    • Automatic setting of clock and date at each start
    • Display/reset BC data
    • PDC visualization in 5 steps with color change + display distance
    • PDC image selection (BMW E38, E39(Sedan, Touring), E46(Sedan, Touring, Coupé), E53 and Range Rover L332) Displays speed, rpm, mileage, coolant temperature, oil temperature, tank contents and on-board voltage.
    • Display GPS information (address, speed, altitude or compass direction)
    • Position heating/standing ventilation on/off
    • set/activate timers 1 and 2
    • Fold/Unfold mirrors
    • Various layouts for different screen resolutions
    • settings can be saved
    • Tip flashing (2 - 7x adjustable)
    • Turning light via fog lamps daytime running light via fog lamp, parking light and/or ambient light from ignition stage 1 or 2
    • Automatic locking after xx km/h
    • Automatic unlocking with ignition level 0 and/or handbrake applied
    • Automatic screen change to PDC and back
    • Switching to recirculation with reverse gear engaged
    • App starts automatically on every startup
    • App connects automatically to the interface if connected
    • Change between Low and High BC screen possible
    • Display of vehicle information
    • Automatic mirror down moving with reverse gear engaged (mirror travel time adjustable)
    • Coding of LCM, PDC and DSP
    • VIN online check to activate all App functions (required once)
    • Individual welcome message when starting the app, also with gong or arrows
    • "Panic" button for immediate reset of all US codes
    • graphic for displaying which doors are currently open (E39 Limousine/Touring)
    • Display of BC values in the station wagon (speed, coolant temperature, oil temperature or voltage)Display of BC values in the station wagon (speed, coolant temperature, oil temperature or voltage)
    • Update function (automatic check at startup + manual in drawer)
    • hood, tailgate and sunroof open is shown
    • driver's mirror automatics
    • Automatic mirror folding in/out during radio start/ignition
    • light control with storable sequence (6 memories)
    • Sequence from memory 1 can be played by pressing the headlight flasher or the vehicle image twice
    • Sequence from memory 1 can be played back by pressing the headlight flasher or the vehicle image twice
    • . DSP control (license required) with memory selection, equalizer, room/reverb and balance, faders and treble, depth adjustment
    • Coming-/Leaving Home (radio must be connected to load switch-off), light sequence can be stored via light controls (memory 2-6)
    • Change of languages in the app
    • Change of displayed units in the app
    • Optional OBD screen for displaying data from the "Deep OBD" app
    • Display PDC distance in station wagon
    • Daily mileage function with reset
    • coolant and oil temperature can be displayed in color
    • Show multiple GPS data simultaneously
    • Display when motor is at operating temperature
    • Power display via GPS
    • Filling bars for different displays
    • text size adjustable
    • Colors can be changed via themes
    • many individual adaptations for onboard computers
    • OEM Prog function to adjust the displayed data in the combi
    • Expert mode for displaying the I-Bus telegrams and power calculation
    • Expert mode for displaying the I-Bus telegrams and power calculation
    • MID emulation for querying the on-board computer data and programming the parking ventilation/heating
    • Notification with app icon in the status bar when the app is connected to the interface
    • Notification with app icon in the status bar when the app is connected to the interface Displays music broadcasts as popup and/or IKE, radio frequency and current title in the media player for PX3/PX5 models, track title and artist from Poweramp and Spotify, station and title from ZOU-DAB+ App
    • App is opened when the PDC is active and then closed again
    • Control media/caller volume (tablet/smartphone only) and tracks in the current player using the steering wheel buttons
    • Control media/caller volume (tablet/smartphone only) and tracks in the current player using the steering wheel buttons
    • .
    • Display oil temperature via eCombi module or Deep OBD (M52TU/M54/S54 only) in on-board computer
    • Select times, when Coming/Leaving Home is active
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed BFD can be activated via rear fog lamp and indicator if it is coded in the station wagon
    • Display oil level
    • OEM code function closed, vehicle locking
    • Display current title on BC screen
    • Steering wheel button control
    • Splitscreen mode
    • Customizable widget
    • Automatic start of a self-selected app
    • OEM CD changer control (can be connected via AV-IN, CD changer via buttons 1-6)
    • enhanced vehicle information: Service, Check Control, Lights
    • automatic playback during automatic app start of Poweramp or Spotify
    • start light memory 1-6 with buttons 1-6 (only if CD changer is not playing)
    • OEM Memo function for beeps every hour
    • Program parking heater and times at Low BC
    • Set clock and date via MID emulate at High and Low BC

    List of all functions (E46, E83, E85)

    State v2.0.2

    • App languages: German, English, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Greek, Dutch
    • Automatic setting of clock and date at each start
    • Display/reset BC data
    • PDC visualization in 5 steps with color change + display distance
    • PDC image selection (BMW E38, E39(Sedan, Touring), E46(Sedan, Touring, Coupé), E53 and Range Rover L332) Displays speed, rpm, mileage, coolant temperature, oil temperature, tank contents and on-board voltage.
    • Display GPS information (address, speed, altitude or compass direction)
    • Various layouts for different screen resolutions
    • settings can be saved
    • Tip flashing (2 - 7x adjustable)
    • daytime running light via fog lamp, parking light and/or ambient light from ignition stage 1 or 2
    • Automatic locking after xx km/h
    • Automatic unlocking with ignition level 0 and/or handbrake applied
    • Automatic screen change to PDC and back
    • Switching to recirculation with reverse gear engaged
    • App starts automatically on every startup
    • App connects automatically to the interface if connected
    • Change between Low and High BC screen possible
    • Display of vehicle information
    • Coding of LSZ, PDC and DSP
    • VIN online check to activate all App functions (required once)
    • "Panic" button for immediate reset of all US codes
    • graphic for displaying which doors are currently open (E39 Limousine/Touring)
    • Display of BC values in the station wagon (speed, coolant temperature, oil temperature or voltage)Display of BC values in the station wagon (speed, coolant temperature, oil temperature or voltage)
    • Update function (automatic check at startup + manual in drawer)
    • hood, tailgate and sunroof open is shown
    • light control with storable sequence (6 memories)
    • Sequence from memory 1 can be played by pressing the headlight flasher or the vehicle image twice
    • Sequence from memory 1 can be played back by pressing the headlight flasher or the vehicle image twice
    • .
    • Coming-/Leaving Home (radio must be connected to load switch-off), light sequence can be stored via light controls (memory 2-6)
    • Change of languages in the app
    • Change of displayed units in the app
    • Optional OBD screen for displaying data from the "Deep OBD" app
    • Daily mileage function with reset
    • coolant and oil temperature can be displayed in color
    • Show multiple GPS data simultaneously
    • Display when motor is at operating temperature
    • Power display via GPS
    • Filling bars for different displays
    • text size adjustable
    • Colors can be changed via themes
    • many individual adaptations for onboard computers Expert mode for displaying the I-Bus telegrams and power calculation
    • Expert mode for displaying the I-Bus telegrams and power calculation
    • Notification with app icon in the status bar when the app is connected to the interface
    • Notification with app icon in the status bar when the app is connected to the interface Displays music broadcasts as popup and/or IKE, radio frequency and current title in the media player for PX3/PX5 models, track title and artist from Poweramp and Spotify, station and title from ZOU-DAB+ App
    • App is opened when the PDC is active and then closed again
    • Control media/caller volume (tablet/smartphone only) and tracks in the current player using the steering wheel buttons
    • Control media/caller volume (tablet/smartphone only) and tracks in the current player using the steering wheel buttons
    • .
    • Display oil temperature only eCombi module or Deep OBD (M52TU/M54/S54 only) in on-board computer
    • Select times, when Coming/Leaving Home is active
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed
    • Window can be closed at adjustable speed BFD can be activated via rear fog lamp and indicator if it is coded in the station wagon
    • OEM code function closed, vehicle locking
    • Fold/Unfold mirrors
    • Automatic mirror down moving with reverse gear engaged (mirror travel time adjustable)
    • driver's mirror automatics
    • Automatic mirror folding in/out during radio start/ignition
    • Display current title on BC screen
    • Steering wheel button control
    • Splitscreen mode
    • Customizable widget
    • Automatic start of a self-selected app
    • OEM CD changer control (can be connected via AV-IN, CD changer via buttons 1-6)
    • enhanced vehicle information: Service, Lights
    • automatic playback during automatic app start of Poweramp or Spotify
    • start light memory 1-6 with buttons 1-6 (only if CD changer is not playing)
    • OEM Memo function for beeps every hour

Which functions doesn't have the app with low/no OBC?

  • No display of AVG speed, consumptions and range
  • No reset of AVG speed and consumptions
  • Show values in Instrument cluster (f.e. oil temperature, volume, welcome message..)

What do I need to get the app working?

What are the functions of the demo version?

  • Connect the app to the Resler interface
  • Show engine speed, car speed, mileage and coolant temperature
  • Show VIN and service informations
  • Show image for opened doors
  • Show GPS informations
  • No coding and comfort functions

How can I unlock the app?

  1. Buy an I-BUS App license
  2. Enter the VIN o your vehicle at purchase
  3. Connect android device with the internet and with the interface to the car
  4. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner or in navigation menu and then on unlock
  5. Click the unlock button and enjoy the full application :)

What is the VIN?

  • The VIN is the vehicle identification number
  • You will find it for example in your car registration
  • For unlocking process only the last 7 digits of the VIN are required

Are the app functions depending on car equipment or construction year?

  • To show range, consumptions and AVG speed an high OBC is required
  • The coding funtions are limited on LCM 2
  • On vehicles with construction year fewer than 98 the IKE can make some trouble
  • Also you'll need PDC to show PDC graphics and aux heating to control aux heating etc.

Which BMW models are already supported?

  • BMW 3er E46 (1998-2007)
  • BMW 5er E39 (1995-2004)
  • BMW 7er E38 (1994-2001)
  • BMW X3 E83 (2004-2010)
  • BMW X5 E53 (1999-2006)
  • BMW Z4 E85 E86 (2002-2008)
  • BMW New Mini One and Cooper R50 (2001-2006)
  • BMW New Mini Convertible R52 (2005-2008)
  • BMW New Mini Cooper S R53 (2001-2006)
  • BMW Range Rover L30 (1999-2003)
  • BMW Rover 75 R40 (1999-2005)
  • BMW MG ZT X10 / ZT-T X11 (2001-2005)
  • BMW Rolls Royce Phantom RR1 (2003-..)

How can I use Coming/Leaving home with I-BUS App?

  • The radio have to be connected to wire of consumer shutdown. Installation guide
  • The radio is then turning on if you unlock the car and shuts down after locking the car

Why the oil temperature isn't working?

  • not E46, E83, E85: Probably the thermal oil level sensor is defective which means that no indication is possible.
  • E46, E83, E85: Displaying of oil temperatur is only possible with Deep OBD app or eKombi module

Why does my instrument cluster stop showing indicators with active indicators and stop clicking?

  • This problem occurs with some instrument clusters (CY ~98). To work around this please do the following:
    1. Disable the "Mileage request" option under "IKE settings" in the App settings.
    2. switch off ignition completely and disconnect vehicle battery.
    3. Reconnect the battery after a short waiting time.
    4. Now start the app and everything should work again.

Why is the fuel level not displayed?

  • Not all instrument clusters with construction year before 2000 output the fuel level on the I-Bus.

Why doesn't the app switch to the PDC screen automatically even though the switch is active?

  • On some models the reverse signal is not sent over the I-Bus. Unfortunately, an automatic change is not possible.

In reverse mode I only see an exclamation mark and no PDC screen.

  • The device switches to the screen of the reverse camera in reverse gear by default. If no reverse camera is installed, only an exclamation mark appears. How to deactivate this screen can be found here.