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: 1st problem with the car, please help

12-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Turned on my 2 day old coupe and noticed my idrive screen was completely orange, solid color, no picture on the display at all, 5 minutes later the screen shut off but the radio was working.

is there a reset i can do? and ideas?

12-14-2011, 06:35 PM
I don't know of a reset. My 09 650 did that two or three times in three years. It seemed to take a few minutes to reset. I noticed that it did it when I jumped in turned on the ignition and put it in drive all at about the same time. Radio worked, but I couldn't turn it up or down or change the screen. About 3-5 minutes later, it reset.

I drove mine today and I had a directional arrow on the heads up for some odd reason. Not sure what that was about.

12-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Turn on the car. Hold in the radio volume knob for 25 seconds.

12-15-2011, 04:04 AM
I experienced exactly what you described about 1 month after taking delivery of my 7 Seiies. Turning the car off and leaving it parked for a few hours apparently "fixed" it. This occured 8 months ago and hasn't happened again since...I'm guessing that the computer had to reboot and resync connections with applications.

12-15-2011, 07:13 AM
Yep, happened to my wife yesterday in her 2011 535i for the first time. She pressed the "radio" button on the console and it fixed it within 2 seconds back to normal. Hasn't happened again.

12-15-2011, 07:15 AM
I am experiencing the same issue. I have an appointment with BMW today. I believe they are going to exchange the CIC unit. Will post later the solution

12-16-2011, 08:05 AM

The problem fixed itself after a few hours. Hope it does not reoccur.