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Old 04-20-2009, 07:05 PM
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Hi I'm hoping someone can help me here, I'm looking to get a new 2010 535xi (mainly a 2010 because of the new NAV) and I was wondering if someone with the new Nav on a 3-serrirs can tell me can you send Google GPS coordinates through Google MyInfo to the car. I like to hike trails and sometimes all I have is a GPS location for the trail start. There is no way to enter this directly from the car so I would have to use Google to send it ahead of time. But I'm not sure how the car will treat an email with only a GPS coordinate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is a sample to use
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ta...***39;31.75%22N
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:22 AM
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i don't have my car yet, but I just sent it gps coordinates. seemed to go ok through google's end. will let you know once i get the car (sorry, still 11 days away . . . .) kash
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:40 PM
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Hi I'm hoping someone can help me here, I'm looking to get a new 2010 535xi (mainly a 2010 because of the new NAV) and I was wondering if someone with the new Nav on a 3-serrirs can tell me can you send Google GPS coordinates through Google MyInfo to the car. I like to hike trails and sometimes all I have is a GPS location for the trail start. There is no way to enter this directly from the car so I would have to use Google to send it ahead of time. But I'm not sure how the car will treat an email with only a GPS coordinate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is a sample to use
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ta...***39;31.75%22N
I can't get your link to work. But I put in 34.218,-117.56 (you have to use decimal) into Google Maps and it sent to my car just fine. (09 E93)

In the MyInfo message, it has the coords where a business name would normally be.

Excellent idea, I might use that myself! Good alternative to the '.3 miles past the third dead tree' type instructions!
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I can't get your link to work. But I put in 34.218,-117.56 (you have to use decimal) into Google Maps and it sent to my car just fine. (09 E93)

In the MyInfo message, it has the coords where a business name would normally be.

Excellent idea, I might use that myself! Good alternative to the '.3 miles past the third dead tree' type instructions!
How do you know what BMW Assist Account name to use?
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How do you know what BMW Assist Account name to use?
It should be the email address you used when setting up BMW Assist at the time of delivery.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:13 PM
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Sweet!!!

And when they got to the car I assume it had no issue routing to the GPS cords. Also since this is rather confusing MyInfo is free on 09+ for the first 4 years correct?

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It should be the email address you used when setting up BMW Assist at the time of delivery.
So - if I am doing ED that won't be until I get to Europe?
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So - if I am doing ED that won't be until I get to Europe?
I'm guessing you won't set up BMW Assist until your car is re-delivered back in the USA.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:33 PM
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And when they got to the car I assume it had no issue routing to the GPS cords. Also since this is rather confusing MyInfo is free on 09+ for the first 4 years correct?

Thanks
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My Info is part of BMW Assist. I believe it is standard on the 5 series. It is a stand alone option on the 3 series and also part of the Premium Package. BMW Assist includes the first 4 years of service.
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I'm guessing you won't set up BMW Assist until your car is re-delivered back in the USA.
That's a bummer - would have liked to have sent my car some stuff while it was in Germany waiting - like little Hello messages etc
Little teasers so it knows what is in store for it.
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My Info is part of BMW Assist. I believe it is standard on the 5 series. It is a stand alone option on the 3 series and also part of the Premium Package. BMW Assist includes the first 4 years of service.
Oh - it is free for 4 yrs now?
When I got my 2006 330 it was only free for the 1st year!
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:23 PM
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And when they got to the car I assume it had no issue routing to the GPS cords. Also since this is rather confusing MyInfo is free on 09+ for the first 4 years correct?

Thanks
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Yes I checked that it had a route. Though I picked a spot on a road. Dunno what it would do if you had something in the middle of a forest.

I think the BMWAssist/MyInfo is free for 4 years, might be just one, not sure. Comes with Premium package. I use MyInfo messages from Google a lot. Will probably renew it if I still have the car at expiration.
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yups.. u can send it using the email address. I use it a lot.
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