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Old 06-14-2009, 04:57 PM
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Getting a software upgrade

I have a 08 335i built in 11/7.

I want to get the software upgrade, pirmarily to get rid of the GPS nag each time I start the car.

However the dealers aren't fond of doing the upgrade unless a specific problem occurs and it can be demonstrated.

If anyone has any "tips" on convincing the dealer to install the upgrade, I'd sure like to hear them.
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If you want to upgrade, I don't see why they are hesitant to upgrade for you. Do they have a reason for not wanting to do the upgrade for you?
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:14 PM
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it's up to you!...good luck!...
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:47 PM
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I'd love to hear any tips, too.

I think printing out the SIB to demonstrate that the issue is a known and documented issue is a start ...

Any other suggestions?
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sstupid question: GPS nag? you mean the warning screen that appears when you turn on the car? didn't realize bmw had a fix that would remove that, kash
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If you want to upgrade, I don't see why they are hesitant to upgrade for you. Do they have a reason for not wanting to do the upgrade for you?
From my experience, unless a problem is obvious to the SA or Tech, I think they need the BMW Field Engineer's OK to download a new PROGMAN version
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:13 PM
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The dealer gets charged for the software (and therefore you do) if it is not to fix something under warranty. You should have an iPod problem :-)

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My 1/08 build e93 got a software upgrade because the gong adjustment on the radio didn't work. You may be able to get a similar upgrade if yours doesn't work.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:39 AM
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My 1/08 build e93 got a software upgrade because the gong adjustment on the radio didn't work. You may be able to get a similar upgrade if yours doesn't work.
Do you have a SIB associated with that? I'm an iPhone problem might be the thing to complain about. Mine works, but the future ex-Mrs. FastTimes iPhone won't pair -- and no she wouldn't let me take it but fix it or I don't get any honey in the BMW and thats part of the BMW lifestyle.
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Do you have a SIB associated with that? I'm an iPhone problem might be the thing to complain about. Mine works, but the future ex-Mrs. FastTimes iPhone won't pair -- and no she wouldn't let me take it but fix it or I don't get any honey in the BMW and thats part of the BMW lifestyle.
No SIB that I know of. I just complained about it ay my service appointment, and they talked to the field engineer, who recommended trying a software upgrade.

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