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Old 03-19-2010, 06:34 AM
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eBay will be your best bet,

mk4 bmw, Vehicle Parts Accessories, Consumer Electronics items at low prices on eBay.co.uk

Cost wise, approx 350 - 400ish.
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ebay, search for "bmw mk4"
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Can you suggest any suppliers / indicate cost?

Thanks


Welcome from another 260 owner

Mk3s can I think be updated, although something sticks in my mind now, come to think about it about them being knobbled by BMW so MGR couldn't update them. (Wouldn't surprise me).

Anyway, MK IV is the way to go, as you see above. However, its not cheap.

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16:9 Screen, around 250-350, tape or CD versions are fine.
16:9 Video Unit. Around 200 ish for an Analogue to an outrageous 500 for a hybrid tuner!
MkIV Sat Nav - around the 300 mark.

Screen has to come out of a E46 3 Series and you'll need to get a hacksaw / dremel out to remove the two tabs on the side of the unit - ours is fixed in by the two top screws alone.

Video Unit and DVD can come out of a variety of cars, although I know the X5 and E46 are the main two. Be careful its the right one though, as the iDrive versions don't work! You need the earlier MkIV DVD system.

So its best part of a grand! And it still doesn't do full postcode lookups (although you can get, ahem, certain versions of the maps with them added).

But as far as the OEM look goes, you can't beat it and it is miles better than the Mk3.
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You need...
16:9 Screen, around 250-350, tape or CD versions are fine.
16:9 Video Unit. Around 200 ish for an Analogue to an outrageous 500 for a hybrid tuner!
MkIV Sat Nav - around the 300 mark.
NOTE:
The Mk4 happily drives a 4:3 screen, and a Video Unit (TV tuner) is entirely optional

So you can remove a Rover Mk3 and plug in a BMW Mk4 and that's all you need to do to upgrade to Mk4.
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Technically yes, but it looks rubbish.

But yes, you can do it in two steps if 1K is a big chunk to find at one time!


And that's not using the much more useful split screen view.
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I think the 4:3 screen looks better in some vehicles.

But how things look is a matter of personal opinion, ie: beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Technically yes, but it looks rubbish.

But yes, you can do it in two steps if 1K is a big chunk to find at one time!


And that's not using the much more useful split screen view.
Would you mind share "How?"... I too, have MK3 and would like to upgrade it, but all posts here say it's not possible.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Would you mind share "How?"... I too, have MK3 and would like to upgrade it, but all posts here say it's not possible.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Do you mean upgrade the version on the Mk3 or Upgrade the Mk3 to Mk4?

If its the latter, you just wait for the activity light on the unit to go out, disconnect the battery, remove the Mk3, replace it with the Mk4 & reconnect the battery!

However if you mean upgrading the firmware on the Mk3, I don't know as I never did this & as I said in one of my posts, the Mk2 & Mk3 units that MGR were supplied with I think had been crippled by BMW so that the firmware couldn't be upgraded.
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Do you mean upgrade the version on the Mk3 or Upgrade the Mk3 to Mk4?

If its the latter, you just wait for the activity light on the unit to go out, disconnect the battery, remove the Mk3, replace it with the Mk4 & reconnect the battery!

However if you mean upgrading the firmware on the Mk3, I don't know as I never did this & as I said in one of my posts, the Mk2 & Mk3 units that MGR were supplied with I think had been crippled by BMW so that the firmware couldn't be upgraded.
Thanks for the info.

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