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Old 03-26-2009, 11:58 AM
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Setting a via point in SatNav?

Hi guys,

I took delivery of my brand new 3.0d a couple of days ago and have been delighted with it!
It was a step down from my beloved 4.4i but the fuel consumption, looks and features far outweigh any regrets.

One thing I cannot figure out how to do (I really hope that I can!!) is setting a via point as part of a destination in the sat nav.
Eg. I want to go from my home address to the airport but via my friends house to pick him up. Even a $/100 portable sat nav unit gives that feature!
Please someone tell me I can do this?
Thanks guys
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:50 PM
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A brand new car will have a brand new owner's manual.
Tried that?
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:50 AM
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What a clever reply - Of course I've tried the manual!
Which is why, in the absence of a solution, I'm asking the question on here.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:34 PM
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Trouble is, most people on this board have the Mk3 or Mk4 nav system in their car, and not the newer iDrive nav in the 2nd generation X5.

I have plenty of info on the older cars, but less on the iDrive nav, so I cannot help directly. Sorry.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:45 PM
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OK KiwiJochen,
Thanks anyway.
Seems to me that it cant be done. However, with the subscription to the BMW connected drive option included I hope that I'll be able to choose and pick my exact route from a google map site directly to the car.
Which will work very well.
Just got to wait for the sub to come thru now.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:00 AM
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I bet it's there - it has been present in BMW navs for the last 10 years, I doubt they'd remove it.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:19 AM
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I dont follow you???
A goto via option was never in the older MK4 satnav? My previous X5 was a 4.4i and it never had the option to goto a point via another!
Or am I being completly stupid here??!?
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:03 AM
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Ah, sorry, mixing up nav systems with another model :-)

What I used to do was to enter my desired route using all "via" locations before I left home, ie: enter them one by one as destinations.
And then along the journey just select them as "recent destinations", which was a quick and easy way to plan and then implement the journey

Sorry if I confused you.
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