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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 08-29-2015, 08:05 PM
kparsons22208 kparsons22208 is offline
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Mein Auto:
Navigation system

How come my navigation system continuously loads? I have the disk and have it in, but it just says loading forever
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:21 AM
marcozandrini marcozandrini is offline
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The system may need a reboot. Try this BMW approved procedure to reboot all electronic modules:
- disconnect the ground/earth/negative cable from the battery
- disconnect the positive cable from the battery
- short the 2 cables together for at least 10 minutes
- reconnect the positive cable to the battery
- reconnect the ground/earth/negative cable to the battery (sparking is ok)
- reset the clock

I've done this numerous times on my and friends! E46s. It will not damage anything.

If this doesn't work the disc reader may need to be cleaned. There are cleaning discs available on Amazon for under $10.
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