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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:24 PM
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Navi Daylight/Night mode

Hey Guys -

So I just got my X5d and I would think that the navi would go from daylight mode to night mode automatically...it doesn't seem that way? Can you someone confirm or let me know how to to turn on the automatic switch from night to day and vice versa, please?

Also, when you fill up your tank, do you add anything to your fuel to help the vehicle?

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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No, the Navi screen does not change to night mode automatically. In fact, there's no night mode the way you expect it to be.
In other vehicles (hey, even in my Garmin Nuvi!), a night mode would change the map to dark colors, and labels are light, which reduces glare significantly.
Not in the X5. The only way to recude glare is from settings by changing brightness of the whole screen.
Even that is not enough. The blue sky and ground of the Google map on the Navi screen are still too bright.
That's why I usually drive with something else on the screen, such as music list or radio stations list.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:54 PM
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No, the Navi screen does not change to night mode automatically. In fact, there's no night mode the way you expect it to be.
In other vehicles (hey, even in my Garmin Nuvi!), a night mode would change the map to dark colors, and labels are light, which reduces glare significantly.
Not in the X5. The only way to recude glare is from settings by changing brightness of the whole screen.
Even that is not enough. The blue sky and ground of the Google map on the Navi screen are still too bright.
That's why I usually drive with something else on the screen, such as music list or radio stations list.
This is not totally correct. (Meaning, it could certainly vary based upon year and navigation system, but it works on my system!) I have a 2010 X5, 35d and I can switch the Navigation screen between Day/Night modes. (It doesn't do it automatically.) Here's the language as to how to do it from my Owner's Manual:

The map appears on the Control Display.
1. Open "Options"
2. "Settings"
3. Set the optimum map view.
- "Day/night mode": Select according to lighting conditions and make adjustments. This setting is disregarded when the traffic info map is activated. (Note: It's a checkbox that you check for night mode, un-check for day mode.)

To get around the automatic aspects, since it's just a checkbox, I setup the setting on one of my 6 Programmable Memory Buttons. That way, I just punch one button and it switches me from day to night or night to day.

I recently drove a 2011 528i that did automatically shift back and forth and I was hoping after a recent visit to the BMW shop for programming updates on another item/install that once I had all of my SW up-to-date, maybe I'd get it as a new feature in the X5, but no luck!
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:08 PM
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Hey Guys -

Also, when you fill up your tank, do you add anything to your fuel to help the vehicle?

Thanks.
Do a little searching on the forum...I've only been out here a couple of months, but have seen one or 2 references along the lines of "to add or not too add, that is the question". I think the consensus was not to add and I believe your Owner's Manual specifically says not to add anything.

That's not to say some additives aren't used in the diesel, especially this time of year in winter climates. As a matter of fact, if you run a biodiesel blend (or that's all your service stations supplies, see a recent thread on bio-diesel: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=491077, you are likely to have additives for cold weather.)
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:50 PM
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Sorry, it isn't automatic.

I set it as one of my programmable buttons
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:51 PM
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Sorry, it isn't automatic.

I set it as one of my programmable buttons
Same here, after advice in a thread a couple days ago.

It's still the same in a '12

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:26 PM
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Yep, one of the buttons.
I just wish we had 10 or 12 buttons instead of 6!
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:49 AM
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Not sure how I missed the Night mode. Thanks everyone for pointing it out!
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:48 AM
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If you run petrol, don't add anything. If you have a diesel, peeing in the tank adds valuable urea. Plus you meet the most interesting folks at truck stops that way.

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Old 01-11-2012, 12:23 PM
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Yep, one of the buttons.
I just wish we had 10 or 12 buttons instead of 6!
I agree. I want at least 10 of them
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:02 PM
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Cool tip re: programming it on one of the buttons.

I too was annoyed by "it" not automatically changing, so I simply left it as is and put up with it. But after reading this...I've wondered why I didn't think of the programmable buttons. :-S

Thanks guys for the tip.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:22 PM
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I noticed this too after picking up the car the other day. My 2008 Infiniti automatically switched day/night mode if the headlights were turned on, switching from day sky (gray buildings and clouds) to a night sky (with stars in the sky, and buildings/roads in blue and darker grey), looked a 100 times better than the BMW navigation screen, not to mention ALL the functions on the iDrive/Screen are just completely horrible compared to other cars Ive been in. The nav screen/functionality is just completed horrendous in my opinion on BMW, what a waste.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:49 PM
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I've been using the programmable button also to change between day and night modes. Lame.

Has anyone had luck toggling day and night with voice command? I've tried, but don't know all the voice commands.

I can issue a voice command to see "messages", and even "go home". But I can't do the same to make that bright map go dim at night when I am driving. Weird.

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:58 PM
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If you run petrol, don't add anything. If you have a diesel, peeing in the tank adds valuable urea. Plus you meet the most interesting folks at truck stops that way.

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Yes, but the diesel in the tank is very cold. And deep.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:33 PM
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I've been using the programmable button also to change between day and night modes. Lame.
Yup.

They should have 3 setting choices: (1) Day, (2) Night, and (3) Auto.

A GPS system knows where you are, so it should also be able to compute when the sun rises and sets, as Garmins do.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:50 PM
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I had x3 as a loaner and its CIC switched day/night modes automatically. Go figure why a supposedly more upscale... or at least pricier X5 with the same navi unit can't do it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:27 PM
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Go figure why a supposedly more upscale... or at least pricier X5 with the same navi unit can't do it.
Update/redesign cycle timing. The X3 just went through a major redesign, while the X5 is near the end of a design cycle. When a model gets near the end of a cycle, they stop spending money on it 'cause there isn't enough time left to get a payback on the cost of implementing the improvement.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:34 PM
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Again, it's the same CIC unit, I don't see addit costs worth any ROI calculations.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:21 PM
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I have a 2011 X5 50i and the NAV switches automatically from day to night..
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:24 PM
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I have a 2011 X5 50i and the NAV switches automatically from day to night..
I have 11 5.0 as well can you let me know what version of CIC and maps do you have ?
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:28 PM
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Car is no longer in my possession, got a new 50i to replace my older one...
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