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Old 10-20-2009, 10:11 AM
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GPS Antenna

The GPS system in my 2000 740il is out of wack always saying that I am out of the map limits. The dealer checked it out and told me I needed to replace the antenna and it costs $450.00 for a new antenna. I found an antenna on ebay for $20.00 does any one have information on how to replace the antenna? I would like to try and do it myself to save some money.

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Old 10-23-2009, 01:56 PM
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my car has the same problem, saying i'm out of the maps limits. so maybe i need to replace my antenna? i know you need to remove some of the interior trim along with the headliner.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:37 PM
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That sounds like a big job.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:01 PM
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it can be if you dont know where to pull the trim pieces apart, knowing where the clips are helps. also that headliner can be a pain. the main problem you will encounter will likely be manouvering it out and back into the car. even with the large door openings.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:49 AM
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I read on this forum that to reset the GPS system I would have to disconnect the battery. Well, that is a good idea because I had to get a booster to start my car the other day because the battery was down and all of a sudden the GPS start working.

Thank you for all your help guys. This forum is very helpful
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:14 AM
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can anyone help i need to know how to replace my gps antenna for my 740i 2000
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:59 AM
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disconecting the battery did not work. what is next anymoe ideas thanks
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