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razor_ro 02-03-2011 12:29 PM

Navigation Update on New 2009+ iDrive
 
Hi all,

I have a 2009 BMW 335i xDrive Coupe with the new iDrive system.

I wanted to update my current navigation maps (2009) to the new 2011 maps.

BMW quoted me $650!!!!

Anyone know where i can get this cheaper or if this is price is negotiable?

Thanks,

Rolando
Ontario, Canada

slemmer 02-03-2011 01:47 PM

Check the torrant sites

razor_ro 02-03-2011 01:50 PM

ya i have but the new iDrive navigation requires activation codes... if only i knew someone at BMW :(

dulak 03-04-2011 10:43 AM

Bringing this thread back up. I have an 07 335i that I'd like to update the navi on. I've "obtained" the maps. I am going to burn the images onto a DVD. Question is whether I will have to go through the same rigamorale of entering activation codes, etc.

razor_ro 03-04-2011 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dulak (Post 1484829)
Bringing this thread back up. I have an 07 335i that I'd like to update the navi on. I've "obtained" the maps. I am going to burn the images onto a DVD. Question is whether I will have to go through the same rigamorale of entering activation codes, etc.

i am pretty sure you're in the clear bud,... it should be as easy as inserting DISC 1 and then shutting off your car for about 10 seconds, then starting it up and the process should start from there... i heard it can take upto 3hrs, so you might want to get an external battery charger... you can also google the instructions... good luck!

dulak 03-04-2011 12:45 PM

Oh nice! Ouch, that sucks about the 3 hrs installation process. Thanks alot for the info, much appreciated.

rchawla80 07-23-2011 09:59 PM

back up
 
Guys -

Quick question - how do I update my maps? I have a 2008 328i with 2009 maps. I just bought the 2011 maps. How do I update this? Can I not without the dealer?

Also - can I update the firmware?

Bimrz 08-04-2011 12:46 PM

Im in the same boat. Want to update my 06 Nav. Trying to figure out what the easiest and best way to do this is. I dont want any system issues and slowdowns with the Nav. Any suggestions? Thnks!

razor_ro 01-03-2012 07:58 PM

Guys, with the old navigation it should be as easy as mentioned in my last post above (google te instructions for more details)...

As for models with the new iDrive... Anyone have any info?

Thanks...

SamE30e 01-03-2012 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by razor_ro (Post 1478958)
ya i have but the new iDrive navigation requires activation codes... if only i knew someone at BMW :(

Even if you knew someone, the activation codes are generated through BMW Germany.

It'd be easy to do if you had the old style iDrive with 2 CD/DVD drives in the dash, as they don't require activation codes.

hook425 10-09-2012 08:38 PM

Dvd??
 
if it works with a data DVD, try ebay.. got mine for 30$... it's a 2011 and my car is a 2008.


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