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Old 11-14-2013, 11:47 AM
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Change radio to euro stations

Just purchased a US spec 2014 328d through military sales in Germany. I want to listen to AFN(military radio station) which is on a european frequency. Did a little research and didn't find much. Anyone know how to change/reprogram the idrive to pickup euro stations?

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Old 11-14-2013, 01:03 PM
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Have you checked around guys stationed with you? What about the dealer, does he have any suggestions?

My last overseas station was in Iceland and the AFN radio station was in our frequency. But, that was way back in '71 to '73. Actually, the last o/s station was in Ankara Turkey, '75 to '77. However, we did not have tv, radio or newspapers in English.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:43 AM
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Have you checked around guys stationed with you? What about the dealer, does he have any suggestions?

My last overseas station was in Iceland and the AFN radio station was in our frequency. But, that was way back in '71 to '73. Actually, the last o/s station was in Ankara Turkey, '75 to '77. However, we did not have tv, radio or newspapers in English.
The dealer I got it from is more of an authorized reseller. They were going to try and ask the shop, but they were unsure.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:13 AM
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The dealer I got it from is more of an authorized reseller. They were going to try and ask the shop, but they were unsure.
Sure, Military Sales. But, can't you go to a local BMW dealer? They might be a bit more familiar than Military Sales. Just a thought.

I have been at Linsey AS back in the 70's on TDY. I'm sure I wouldn't recognized the area
anymore.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:24 AM
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Sure, Military Sales. But, can't you go to a local BMW dealer? They might be a bit more familiar than Military Sales. Just a thought.

I have been at Linsey AS back in the 70's on TDY. I'm sure I wouldn't recognized the area
anymore.
I will have to try it out. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:26 AM
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Update here - I was able to get my radio changed over.

Dealership couldn't do a thing for me, but I bought a cord and software and was able to "Code" the change into the idrive. Not only did I get the radio station I want, but I got a few other features changed.

If anyone needs to change their radio over so they can get EU stations feel free to PM me and we will see what we can do to help!
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