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Old 10-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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Cool Navigation display recently went out!

Well this sucks! Apparently the navi LCD just went out because I can still play the radio/cd player but it automatically powers off every five minutes and I have to turn it back on.

I found out the Navigation unit is in the trunk and no lights are on it. I guess this means the unit is bad? I've searched on Ebay and the prices are 400 bucks. Anyone find the Navi unit any cheaper?

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:52 PM
sealbeach740 sealbeach740 is offline
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Definately sounds like your Nav unit is toast.
I don't know the seller, but it looks like others have had pleasant experiences when buying from him, and the price is fantastic for a MKIV!
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/1107205

Of course, if you want to go a less expensive way, you should be able to find a MKII for much less, and a MKIII for just a little more.
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2003 540iS. MKIV, 16x9, PDC, CWP, TV tuner, backup camera with 'on demand' switch, paddle shifters, windows/sunroof close via remote, iPod video & audio.

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:05 PM
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From the posts around here, it's seems the smartest way to go is MKIV. Thanks for the link. I'm starting a little savings fund right now to get a new unit!
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:56 AM
chrisn7 chrisn7 is offline
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Mk4 is the way to go-DVD based instead of CD, also later software up to v31 release, allowing splitscreen and perspective viewing. Also 7 digit post (zip) code input
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:20 AM
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This is a long shot but try cleaning the navigation disk. a dirty disk can cause some strange things.

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:20 PM
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do you have the 4:3 or widescreen? If you have the 4:3 you can get a cheap 4:3 tv tuner and just hook it up.

You'll get everything except the navigation ( all menus) and your stereo won't shut off after 2 minutes. That will give you more time to search for a nav unit.

If you already have a tv tuner, just unplug the blue plug from the nav unit and plug it into the tv tuner.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:54 AM
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Hello everybody am new to this fourms. I had the same problem last week. Checked nav drive smelled like smoke burning wires, thats after i got my window tintted. So i found a place in sacramento this guy soled the navi screen 16.9 and drive mk3 for $250 pluged them in working grreat..........
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:41 PM
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You got a MKIII & a 16x9 installed for only $250?
Now that's a smokin' (pun) deal!!
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2003 540iS. MKIV, 16x9, PDC, CWP, TV tuner, backup camera with 'on demand' switch, paddle shifters, windows/sunroof close via remote, iPod video & audio.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:39 AM
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Yep but anyway i have an extra navi display that i am selling if there is any one interested.....
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