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Old 08-10-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by davidr View Post
I'm not sure the BM53/54 differences apply to Z4/X3's - I may be wrong but my radio supports TMC fine. For example, if plan a route around the M25 or to Heathrow T1, I immediately see hold-ups and missing lanes and the Nav warns me of this, and reroutes if the delay warrants a new route. It may well be doing this automatically en-route (I haven't yet experienced this but wife claims it works ok) which makes this dynamic route option unnecessary anyway ?

Looking at realoem, the Z4/X3 CID (central info display) controller part (the CD/MD radio) numbers seem the same irrespective of what country you're in. I don't have a CD changer, I use an icelink plus system instead - this works fine with the radio. The radio only has single tuner though - as soon as I switch to Radio 2, (from CD, Icelink) the TMC icon goes from Green to Red as Classic FM is no longer available.

What I find really frustrating in the UK is the total lack of knowledege within the dealer community and BMW customer service in Bracknell of these features - big thanks to you guys at X3/5world - this really is the only place to get accurate info regarding these nav systems.

Sorry for resurrecting this old post, but it seems to be a very interesting point about the BM53 radio that might(!) support the TMC.

Since the last post in 2006, it seems that a lot water went under the bridge and the US now may have the TMC broadcast on various radiostations stateside.

I am wondering about the details of this particular hardware setup that has been used here - up to this point it has been accepted that the BM53 will support the Sirius and the ID3 tags and whatnot (in latest firmware) but will NOT support the TMC, and the BM54 will not support Sirius but will support the TMC.

From your post it is evident, that BM53 is supporting the TMC - can you elaborate on this a little bit more?

hoping that you remember the set up, as the chances that you still have the same car are slim to none... lol...

E53 X5 4.6iS
147K mi - Sold May 2013
Tireprints left in:
USA, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Russia

E53 X5 4.8iS built 2005-10-17
66200 mi - June 2012
96000 mi - June 2013
112000 mi - June 2014
OEM fire extinguisher
OE first aid kit
OE tow hitch
OE TV module
OE aspheric mirror
K&N air filter
black/white badges
rear camera
4-channel video recorder

Here is the list of things I have done to the X
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