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Old 06-14-2009, 08:11 PM
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The steps a dealer takes to recode a monochrome nav to color were written up on this forum about 2 or 3 years ago by a German guy. You could do a search here to find these steps and tell your dealer what to do. US dealers won't do it so we used Jochens nav coder to do mine and it worked great. Brian-BMW did it for me.
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Recoding monochrome to color nav. Read this thread. Read posts by appy. This is where the history starts and later Jochen developed his great software.

http://www.xoutpost.com/electronics/...rome-mkiv.html
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Wow!!! That's simply amazing. Thank you very much especially to Jochen for the expert advice and the rest of the members that have contributed. I hope this coding will solve my troubles, as the dealer could not help in this matter. So, I guess I'll have to order the i-bus interface and register Navcoder to do the trick. By the way, what would I benefit for encoding the navi system to the car with the BMW dealer's GT-1 after I code the mk4 from mono to color?
Dealer GT1 makes the entry into the car's option list (stored in the instrument cluster) to say that the car officially has nav.
This then in turn controls the messages that the cluster sends out on the databus

So the car coding is still required, although there is a 80% chance you will have no functional difference on the X3.
I am not sure, as very few people have retrofitted nav to the X3.


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@ KiwiJochen: The GR stands for Greece by the way - Thank you very much for offering to visit you.
Ahhh... the ISO639-1 2-Digit code for Greece is EL, hence the confusion :-)
I know, as I have started a language file for NavCoder in Greek (NavCoderEL.lng)
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:37 AM
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I have to say I'm very impressed by the expertise in this forum.
Thank you so much guys. I think I'll try the safe way to persuade my dealer to due the coding to color using the info on the thread provided, although I will order the interface and Navcoder for future playtime :-) I enjoy these things!!

@KiwiJochen: Yes, you're right. There is some confusion with GR. If you want any help with the Greek language file for NavCoder I'm very willing to help you to pay back the advice.

More news to come soon...!! (I hope good news)
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I have to say I'm very impressed by the expertise in this forum.
Thank you so much guys. I think I'll try the safe way to persuade my dealer to due the coding to color using the info on the thread provided, although I will order the interface and Navcoder for future playtime :-) I enjoy these things!!

@KiwiJochen: Yes, you're right. There is some confusion with GR. If you want any help with the Greek language file for NavCoder I'm very willing to help you to pay back the advice.
HI, good luck with the dealer - be aware that dealers have often no experience with such recoding, as they hardly ever do any retrofits, and probably never need to recode Mono to Colour.
Some dealers struggle to use GT1 for anything other than their standard oilchange sevrice !!

I'm always happy to have volunteers translate for me - Greek is an interesting language.
NavCoder supports UniCode so it should display fine if the fonts exist on the user's machine - does your PC run in Greek with Greek fonts?
Download NavCoder and have a look - a Greek lng language file has been started, I have used Google Language Tools to translate some items, but of course it is nowhere near complete.
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I'll have a look at the language file and let you know if I find something strange by PM.
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because i made the instalation on my x3 few months ago and i had no problems with this bmw dealer on leof irakleioy
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@ kostasbmw - You have pm from me.
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While trying to find an i-bus connection on my X3, I have found this plug (in the center armrest) which looks like the one to connect the resler's interface, please see attached pic. It seems though that it is being used and plugged to the aux input connection on center armrest (I think). Any ideas if this is the right connection?
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That's not ibus, looks like an audio line for maybe telephone
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