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Decoding your BMW's VIN with a free online VIN decoder like decoder.bvzine.com is easy, but there's a lot more that goes into understanding your vehicle. That seemingly random string of numbers printed on your BMW’s dash or on the driver’s side door jamb is more important than you think. Each of the 17 digits actually tells you something specific about your car, from when and where it was built to its feature-set. You can even use it on certain motor vehicle registries to find out whether the car is considered a salvage (repaired after a major wreck) or is listed…
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At BimmerTech, “Do It Yourself” doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Though we offer the world’s largest selection of BMW upgrade and retrofit kits for those who enjoy and take pride in DIY Bimmer add-ons (or who want to sidestep high dealer prices), we are proud to support our worldwide enthusiasts with superior service and support. If you haven’t yet browsed our kits — like our rear-view cameras or SiriusXM Satellite Radio — or installed one of our Navigation or Park Assist retrofits, then here’s a quick overview of some of the awesome customer service perks you can expect from…
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If you get that sinking feeling every time BMW comes out with a new feature or upgrade and wish you had waited just a little longer to purchase your baby, it’s time to throw those regrets out the window. Adding modern features, like a rear view camera, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, or an iDrive Touch controller is easy with a BimmerTech retrofit kit. If you have a few do-it-yourself skills and a free Saturday afternoon, your ultimate driving machine could soon be sporting a sweet, new makeover. But what does refreshing your BMW involve? Let’s go behind the scenes of an…
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Technology moves quickly; every year there comes a wave of new phones and laptops packing the latest features, and dropping features that used to be commonplace. Keeping a car — which could still be in production a decade after launch — up-to-date with the shifting tech landscape doesn’t come easy. To make sure your vehicle doesn’t slip behind everything else you’re using, BMW regularly releases new software updates, improving multimedia support and compatibility with a wide range of popular mobile devices. Photo: BMW The big questions are: what’s up with these updates? How do you find out about them? What…
Saturday, 13 December 2014 12:04

Behind the Scenes on How To Install a BMW Retrofit Kit

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Many BMW owners love the fact that they can add some of the latest navigation, audio, camera, Bluetooth, and Internet technologies to their BMW cars with an easy retrofit kit from BimmerTech. No longer are they limited to only factory-installed features. With some basic skills and tools, they can now do most of the aftermarket upgrades themselves — and BimmerTech is here to help. So, what does it take to do a Do It Yourself (DIY) BMW retrofit? That’s one of our most frequently asked questions, so we thought we’d take a minute and answer it here. First off, every…
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This is your lucky day if you own a 2010 or later BMW and have been wondering just how great SiriusXM Satellite Radio would sound in your car. Answer: awesome. But that’s not all. BimmerTech can get you the original satellite radio retrofit kit for half as much as dealers charge; you can have it up and running in less than 30 minutes without having to leave your car at a dealer for hours or overnight; and you will qualify for up to a year's trial subscription to SiriusXM, free! How to get SiriusXM car radio So what's the catch?…
Thursday, 07 March 2019 00:00

How To Choose the Best Rear View Camera Retrofit for Your BMW Featured

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Since May 2018, all new cars sold in the US and Canada have been required to come with a backup camera. And for good reason: park assist cameras can make parking considerably quicker and easier, while protecting those around you and preventing your vehicle from being damaged. Still not sure if you should get a rear-view camera? Here are 5 Reasons to Get a Backup Camera for your BMW. Many pre-2018 beamer cars, however, didn’t come fitted with a rear view camera, meaning their owners are unfortunately missing out on what is now a standard feature. If that’s the position…
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