Do magic with an E38/E39/E46/E53-ish BMW, Raspberry Pi 3, and Node.js 9.x.
I dev way faster than I document.
This README is 12+ months out of date and needs to be completely rewritten, to include things like:
- NBT retrofit support (HW 07)
- Currently power on/off and steering wheel controls are working, very early WIP
- iDrive controller to Kodi support
- Supports K-CAN and K-CAN2 iDrive controllers
- E38/E39/E53 MFL > NBT support
- tvservice/vcgencmd HDMI screen control or HDMI-CEC screen control
- Custom afterrun timer for accessory relays via Pi GPIO
- SO MUCH OTHER STUFF
- For snippets, check out my Instagram
I'll get to it... eventually
- First and foremost, this project can and might hurt you.
- If you rely on the auto lights, and they cut out at night, you might die.
- If you are trapped in the vehicle, and the app locks up the GM and the door locks don't work, you might die.
- If you drive into a body of water and need to roll down the window to release the pressure, and the app locks up the GM and the windows don't work, you might die.
- If the app develops some bug/level of sentience .. it's worth knowing that it can talk to/hear from the airbag computer. If they deploy randomly.. you guessed it, you might die.
- If it breaks/hurts/kills you/your car/your something else/etc... not my fault.
- Harsh disclaimer but it is what it is.
- See MIT license.
- I routinely break master. Like, 100% un-functional.
- I make no assertations that I am a professional. I'm just doing this for fun and to learn a little Node.js.
- It's probably best to use this project as a reference versus fork it.
Currently being developed using a US-spec 2000 E39 540i, a US-spec 2002 E39 M5, two Raspberry Pi 3s running Raspbian stretch, Rolf Resler IBUS/KBUS adapters, NBT HW 07, PiCAN2 dual-channel CANBUS hats, a HDMI screen, NodeJS 9.x, and more.
About 90% of it is done in a way I don't really like, but I have so little time to work on this... =/
It acts as, more or less.. plug-in custom firmware for the BMW modules.
- BMW bus interface:
- Module emulation:
- CDC (trunk-mounted CD changer - useful to repurpose as aux input)
- MID (Multi-information display)
- BMBT (Bordmonitor/On-board monitor)
- DSPC (DSP controller)
- Standing lights auto on/off, essentially as DRLs
- Low beam auto on/off, based on locale and sun position (latitude/longitude are set in config.json)
- Rear fog LED in gauge cluster acts as auto-lights status light (since my car doesn't actually have a rear fog)
- It only shows when fogs or low-beams are on =/
- "Comfort" turn signal emulation, a la newer BMWs
- 3-flash comfort turn is a joke, this does 5-flash
- HDMI CEC control to power on/off HDMI display on ignition change
- Kodi API integration
- Steering wheel controls work with Kodi
- Key on/off starts/stops Kodi playback
- Song titles scroll in IKE cluster
- Custom display in gauge cluster (IKE) with system load, coolant temp in deg C, and time (from OS, not from car)
- Welcome message in gauge cluster (IKE) on key on/app start
- Current vehicle status
- Vehicle speed
- Engine RPM
- Engine status (running/not running)
- Country coding/units (parsing is terrible, I do it all wrong, don't look..)
- Coolant/exterior temperatures
- VIN (last 7)
- Doors/hood/trunk opened/closed
- Windows up/down
- Central locking
- Handbrake status
- In reverse gear or not
- Ignition position
- OBC data:
- Aux heat/vent timer 1+2
- Average speed
- Consumption 1+2
- Distance remaining
- Range to empty
- Speed limit
- Control vehicle modules:
- DSP amp/equalizer
- GM (windows/doors/locks)
- IKE (gauge cluster)
- LCM (light module)
- OBC data set/reset
- Control other things:
- HDMI CEC on/off
- GPIO outputs (for Sainsmart relays)
- Time/date sync from OS to car
- Auto-unlock doors when key is turned from run to accessory
- Parsing/decoding of IO status from LCM and GM
- WebSocket UI/dynamic table for displaying decoded data in WebUI, with 2-way communication for sending data as well
- What I'm about 97% certain is the single largest documented collection of BMW IBUS commands, under /ref
- .. and a lot of other stuff, I'm probably forgetting.
Future plans/ideas/to do list:
I'll add more to this once I'm out of the dirty-dev weeds, which might be never