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Old 11-19-2015, 05:29 PM
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Navigation screen functions

Does anyone know where I can find the list of features that are operated by the BMW navigation monitor? My navigation drive unit is damaged so I've never seen what functions are controlled by the monitor. Any help would be appreciated. I am deciding on either repairing the drive unit or installing an aftermarket dvd screen with gps etc. thanks
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:35 PM
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is this what you need?

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Old 11-19-2015, 08:03 PM
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Thank you. I guess what I'm asking for is what do you use your nav screen for besides gps and audio functions? I cannot control my instrument panel functions like trip settings, cellular phone and stuff like that I figure it's because my nav is broken and that's why I can't use these features. Hope this helps to understand what I'm looking for..
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:10 PM
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Have you checked e38.org for the nav manual?
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:26 PM
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That might work great idea.
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Press the MENU button and that should give the screen to select which component or area you want. Use the right knob to move the cursor...then press the right knob to select. If you want the OBC...then scroll to and select on board CPU:

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Thanks Silver. It looks like these are definitely functions that if eliminated by an aftermarket stereo will be inaccessible? What functions does the on-board computer offer? And what does Aux ventilation do? My nav has always been broken so I've never seen this screen before.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:54 AM
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Thanks Silver. It looks like these are definitely functions that if eliminated by an aftermarket stereo will be inaccessible? What functions does the on-board computer offer? And what does Aux ventilation do? My nav has always been broken so I've never seen this screen before.
The aux venting gives 2 programmable timed events that will turn on hvac blower to help reduce built up heat in the interior plus one immediate venting program. All will run up to 30 minutes.

The High OBC (off the top of my head) includes 2 MPG averages/MPH average/range/destination/arrival time/limit/stopwatch/clock/date/hour memo. The manual explains all of these functions if they aren't clear.

The info below explains the timed venting features...which is the summertime version of the REST feature:

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Old 11-29-2015, 06:29 PM
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The aux venting gives 2 programmable timed events that will turn on hvac blower to help reduce built up heat in the interior plus one immediate venting program. All will run up to 30 minutes.



The High OBC (off the top of my head) includes 2 MPG averages/MPH average/range/destination/arrival time/limit/stopwatch/clock/date/hour memo. The manual explains all of these functions if they aren't clear.



The info below explains the timed venting features...which is the summertime version of the REST feature:




Thank you. I've decided to repair the factory system first instead of bypassing it for an aftermarket system. I may in a year or so install an aftermarket stereo in the glove box or something so I can add subs and etc.
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Does anyone know where I can find the list of features that are operated by the BMW navigation monitor? My navigation drive unit is damaged so I've never seen what functions are controlled by the monitor. Any help would be appreciated. I am deciding on either repairing the drive unit or installing an aftermarket dvd screen with gps etc. thanks
Finding a new monitor first made 16 years ago may be harder than you think. Lots of people have a problem with the factory installed DVD based system. The only solution I have found for my 2001 is a Satellite based Garmin far cheaper than fixing the BMW system.
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