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The more we use our phones, the quicker we drain the batteries. And with smartphone-centric infotainment options — like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless smartphone mirroring — all the rage in today's vehicles, a spell on the road doesn't always spell a break for our mobile devices.
This integrated wireless charger for BMW makes it easy to keep your phone's battery topped up. Just place your device on the wireless charging pad on the center console for a quick boost of power. The pad's soft, non-slip silicone surface keeps your phone from sliding around as you drive.
Wireless phone charging is a perfect match for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both BMW original and BimmerTech's CarPlay MMI Prime or Android Auto MMI Prime kits. With no wires needed — either for connecting your phone to your iDrive or keeping it charged — there's nothing to clutter up your interior.
As soon as you've reached your destination, grab your phone from the wireless charging tray and you're good to go, without having to tackle a mess of cables or worrying if your battery's got enough left to see you through the rest of your day.
This retrofit fits 2016 and later BMW 3 Series / 4 Series (F3x) LCI, and M3/M4 (F8x) with the M Sport Factory (S9MRA) option. The pad is designed to fit perfectly into the center console trim in these vehicles. Before purchasing, check that your car's trim matches the picture below:
If you have a pre-LCI vehicle with permanently accessible cupholders and an ashtray, it's still possible to retrofit this charger after replacing the center console trim piece. You will need to order a BMW original trim piece, which may be available second hand. The replacement piece required has part number: 51169323675. Please note that in some pre-LCI vehicles you may also be required to trim the inside of the center console trim with a dremel to accommodate the replacement cupholders. These cuts will not be visible after reassembling your interior.
Please note that your phone must support Qi wireless charging, available in Apple devices since the iPhone 8, as well as a range of Samsung and other Android devices. Consult your device manufacturer for more information.
Installing your wireless charger will take up to 30 minutes. You will need to remove the center console trim to fit the charging pad and run the wiring. All wiring includes plugs and sockets to fit your vehicle. To fit the wiring, it will be necessary to file a small area of trim, which will not be visible after reassembly.
The kit includes almost everything you need for successful installation:
You'll only need to grab a tube of quick-drying super glue (e.g. Krazy Glue).
To find out more about the installation, check out the video below:
You will receive detailed installation instructions within 72 hours after the purchased product is shipped. They are created and customized for each specific vehicle. If you have any additional questions, our technical support team is always ready to help.
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