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: iDrive Buggy

06-28-2012, 07:19 PM
My 2008 535i is the best driving car I've ever owned. However, the iDrive has been very buggy lately. It will turn off suddenly and restart. Usually, this happens once and then performs fine for the remainder of my trip. Tonight this happened a number of times. Additionally, when I use the nav system, it will not recognize the nav DVD about 50% of the time.

Anybody have any thoughts on a diagnosis and/or remedy?

It's frustrating. I'm out of the factory warranty but still in the CPO warranty and the extended service program. I know the iDrive is not covered under the CPO.

06-30-2012, 11:10 AM
No thoughts?? The frequency with which it restarts is increasing and is getting real annoying.

06-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Same thing just happened to my 545i had to replace CCC. Expensive and has to be programmed.

06-30-2012, 05:46 PM
How expensive is expensive?

06-30-2012, 06:43 PM
I think your car is totally different than mine but I did mine myself and it was almost a grand.

06-30-2012, 07:10 PM
That's expensive.