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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-26-2017, 02:28 AM
elendil elendil is offline
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Did I fry my navigation system using INPA?

Hi,

Diagnosing a different problem, I seem to have bricked my navigation system MK III. In INPA there was an option to seemingly switch between monochrome and colour display, and while it was already in colour mode the cat got curious...

Result was that the navigation system now reports "Software required" (in german) when powering on and doesn't go beyond that.

Help me, guys!
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:47 AM
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Shouldnt be too difficult, but what do I know.
Google BMW mk iii software update: https://www.google.es/search?q=bmw+n...&client=safari
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:45 AM
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I did the same thing with my MK III nav system when I got INPA. To fix it you need to make a software CD then reinstall. Good time to update to the latest revision and you can change the splash screen if you do a little research.

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Old 03-27-2017, 02:51 AM
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I can't seem to get it to do anything. I've burned a V23 and a V25 over and over and the CD unit flashes six times and then ejects it without doing anything. Maybe this is because it cannot read the disk, because it's the wrong disk, or something else. It's a bit difficult for me to find out. I've used multiple media and burners to no avail.

Did you simply burn V23 or V25 to a disk and then put it in the drive? Any special procedures? I'm turning the ignition key to position 1 as instructed and am then attempting to load the CD, but it keeps ejecting it. The "Software laden erfordering!" message pops up as soon as the door is opened and stays on no matter what happens.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:48 AM
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I'm beginning to think the drive is too worn to read the CDs. I had one burned on a good old plexter drive at 1x, but still no luck. Is there any way to load firmware onto the nav unit that is not through the CD?
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