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Old 05-09-2006, 01:35 PM
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Going to update NAV first time

Hello all,

I am a recent proud owner of a 2003 330XI with 20k miles on it I got the car with the factory nav & I am planning to update the software to V27 & update the maps DvD.

I have been reading posts here & doing research on how to update. Heres what I have when I read my software version on the display.

SW 4 - 1/12

This means I have version IV of the nav & the software is version 12 ? Now in order to get it to V27 do I need to upgrade to 13, 14 , 15..... & so on till I reach 27 or do I need to upgrade directly to V27 ?

IF anyone can break down the steps in small ordered points I will greatly appreciate, as the amount of info available is quite overwhelming !

Thanks to all in advance.
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Old 05-09-2006, 03:15 PM
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You can upgrade directly to V27 w/o going through the intermediate versions.

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Old 05-09-2006, 07:30 PM
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  1. Go to your vehicle and turn the ignition switch to the first position. Let the navigation system boot up and get into a normal operating mode.
  2. Leaving the system on (never turn the power off during these steps!!), go back and eject the navigation disk from your drive unit.
  3. Put in the V "XX" disk into your drive unit. Watch your screen and be patient. It will take a few minutes to do the upgrade. When it’s done it will eject the CD automatically.
  4. Put your navigation disk back in the drive and make sure everything is working properly.

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Old 05-09-2006, 09:54 PM
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Thanks so much UCrewX5. I just finished downloading the software, gona burn it & hope for the best that it works

Will post back what has happened !
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:31 PM
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Yay ! I got the software updated to V27 & somehow managed to get the perspective view to work (after about tinkering for 10 minutes with the menu button)

Now for the maps DvD to finish downloading, then I am all set ! I just realized that I have the 2002 map DvD, I am waaayy behind.
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