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: What gives with my car model year?

07-28-2010, 07:09 AM
It's supposed to be a 2004...
however, I found a motorola V90 that my wife used to own, and I tried to put it in the phone cradle in the center console, but it was too big to fit.
Aslo, I appearently have a NAVI01 unit in the truck.

here's the VIN: WBAGL63444DP68664

is it an 04?


07-28-2010, 08:33 AM
google vin decoder and pick one it will tell you everything you want to know:thumbup:

07-28-2010, 09:24 AM
Yep, VIN is for a 2004.

wonder why everything is so weird on it.

07-28-2010, 10:24 AM
It looks like 09/2003 manufacture date to me.

07-28-2010, 10:29 AM
It looks like 09/2003 manufacture date to me.
where did you see that?

07-28-2010, 10:34 AM
On vin decoder.

07-28-2010, 10:38 AM
yeah... I see that now. Thanks.

07-28-2010, 10:44 AM
Youre welcome hopefully that will help you determine the right BTUM to use. =o)

07-28-2010, 10:48 AM
so this was the first 04 then?

07-28-2010, 10:52 AM
it probably was but they just didnt include the new phone system most likely (depends on where it was in the assembly line lol)

07-28-2010, 10:54 AM
nor the DVD-based nav.

07-28-2010, 11:02 AM
correct because i think the DVD one didnt come till 2005/2006 unless it was ordered with the car.

07-28-2010, 11:16 AM
it's odd though. b/c the Part numbers printed on the NAV drive are for a NAVI02 (65.90- 6 942 166-01), but when I had the DVD's ordered from the BMW dealer (after they checked to make sure that they ordered the right ones) they don't work.
The faceplate is from a NAVI01.
This car is bugging the crap outta me...
at least nothing has been essential.

07-28-2010, 11:18 AM
I have an 03 with the DVD

07-28-2010, 11:27 AM
65 90 6 947 829

Production discontinued--> it showed this as your navigation seerial number.

Can be replaced by the part in the next line
'03, March ***8212; '05, March 1 1.623 kg / 3.578 lb
65 90 6 961 859

07-28-2010, 11:30 AM
65 90 0 398 542
<--- this is the DVD 2005 serial number maybe this will help.

07-28-2010, 11:51 AM
I apologize for the ignorance, but what does that mean?

here's a pic of my nav unit

and here is what the dealer gave me:

original thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472193

07-28-2010, 11:58 AM
The problem is you have DVD Maps but you have a CD Navigation so it wont work (it has to say DVD on your Navigation unit to play those DVD's). They gave you the wrong ones.. d=0(

07-28-2010, 12:01 PM
65 83 9 197 611 <----You would need one of theses DVD sytems to play that DVD Map
65 83 0 413 509

07-28-2010, 12:03 PM
so the part number is wrong? all my research shows that is a NAVI02 p/n.
Like was posted in the other thread, the label may have been replaced, but whoever did that did a stellar job, as it is on there with no bubbles or pulling like I would expect from a non-factory replacement.
There is a gentleman on here that offered to send me a cd to test it out.... I guess I'll wait for that.

But those DVD's would be the right ones if I had a NAVI02?

07-28-2010, 12:27 PM
yeah correct just have to see when you get the other cd's.

11-19-2010, 09:16 PM
The problem is you have DVD Maps but you have a CD Navigation so it wont work (it has to say DVD on your Navigation unit to play those DVD's). Seriously?

The 65.90-6 942 166-01 is a DVD GPS Navigator (NOT a CD unit) used in different models including the BMW 7-Series
You may view pictures here and see that "DVD" is on the front (second pic.)