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Old 01-31-2012, 03:31 PM
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I think, these codes are generated using an algorithm and he's not buying somewhere. I wish, I would know how to do it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:17 PM
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can i get a copy of the disc i will pay $10
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Regarding FSC codes

Was told that FSC codes come from the BMW Server.
It would be cool, if some smart folks here figure out
the logic behind these codes.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:22 PM
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can i get a copy of the disc i will pay $10
The price form your local dealer should be around $7.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:33 PM
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Was told that FSC codes come from the BMW Server.
It would be cool, if some smart folks here figure out
the logic behind these codes.
My dealer's cost on the FSC Code is $185 for them to buy it from BMW, which they in turn sell for $229. I think it is a safe bet that those selling it for less than the dealer's cost of $185 are somehow generating the code themselves rather than buying it from BMW.

Now, it would be nice if the same could be done for the 6NR ConnectedDrive (BMW Apps) FSC Code, which runs around $650.
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My dealer's cost on the FSC Code is $185 for them to buy it from BMW, which they in turn sell for $229. I think it is a safe bet that those selling it for less than the dealer's cost of $185 are somehow generating the code themselves rather than buying it from BMW.

Now, it would be nice if the same could be done for the 6NR ConnectedDrive (BMW Apps) FSC Code, which runs around $650 .
That would be the complete 6NR retrofit, and even that is about 50% markup.

The 6NR FSC are about $250, or the same factory price.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:21 PM
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That would be the complete 6NR retrofit, and even that is about 50% markup.

The 6NR FSC are about $250, or the same factory price.
I was actually advised by a "retrofitter" that his cost on just the FSC code was $650, and the 6NR hardware and coding was several hundred $ more on top of that. Thanks for clarifying the much lower cost.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:54 AM
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I was actually advised by a "retrofitter" that his cost on just the FSC code was $650, and the 6NR hardware and coding was several hundred $ more on top of that. Thanks for clarifying the much lower cost.
Of course, aftermarket vendors will set their own price.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:33 AM
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I took the part number from thes post to the to the dealer and they laughed at me. Three days later they couldn't believe I got all 6 cd's (2011 and 2012) for $7.

Now I need to find the best/cheapest way to get the FSC codes. The whole idea of wiring money to Russia for codes does not appeal to me??

Anyone get the FSC codes cheaply any other way?
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:40 AM
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I took the part number from thes post to the to the dealer and they laughed at me. Three days later they couldn't believe I got all 6 cd's (2011 and 2012) for $7.

Now I need to find the best/cheapest way to get the FSC codes. The whole idea of wiring money to Russia for codes does not appeal to me??

Anyone get the FSC codes cheaply any other way?
There are four options listed in this thread. You need to read the posts.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:00 PM
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Is there any reason a dealer would not sell you just the discs for ~$7? I mean, if the dealer tells me "we dont sell the discs alone, only with an install" or "we dont sell the discs alone, only with a $300 FSC code" do I just assume he is full of sh-t?

Also, it seems obtaining the dvds for <$10 isnt the issue, its the FSC code. While it looks like there are several options for that too, does obtaining a FSC code from a non-dealer void any kind of warranty when I bring my car in and someone notices I updated the software?

Thanks in advance, I just bought my beemer and am a total noob. Also I refuse to say bimmer
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:50 PM
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Since the cd's are cheap from the dealer, it's worth a shot. You can download them but why bother when they only cost $7. I see the places people bought the FSC codes (in this thread) but I'm hoping there are additional places (within the USA would be nice) that other people who haven't already posted may have used??
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How do I tell if I need the CIC or CCC or whatever version of the dvds? (confused a little..)
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Ok sorry, answering my own question here.. CCC is the <2008 version of iDrive with the smaller screen, and CIC is the newer 2009+ iDrive with the hdd and larger screen --- is that accurate?

If so, then I need the CIC discs
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:45 PM
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Ok sorry, answering my own question here.. CCC is the <2008 version of iDrive with the smaller screen, and CIC is the newer 2009+ iDrive with the hdd and larger screen --- is that accurate?

If so, then I need the CIC discs
That's it in a nutshell, but if you want more specifics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDrive
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:04 AM
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That's it in a nutshell, but if you want more specifics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDrive
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Sergei on GPS Underground is another option. I personally have no experience with him, nor any feedback; however, this is what he had to say:

"Generating BMW FSC codes, fast and cheap! FSC code costs 71 EUR or 97 USD or 62. you can pay via paypal or moneybooker.*****************"

Here is his Profile if you have trouble emailing him:

http://gpsunderground.com/forum/memb...94-sieras5.htm
This guy is very responsive and his code works.
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Ok sorry, answering my own question here.. CCC is the <2008 version of iDrive with the smaller screen, and CIC is the newer 2009+ iDrive with the hdd and larger screen --- is that accurate?

If so, then I need the CIC discs

The screen has been the same size across models, AFAIK.

CCC is the computer that underlies the system prior to 2008.

LCI and forward, the computer is CIC.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:38 AM
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The screen has been the same size across models, AFAIK.

CCC is the computer that underlies the system prior to 2008.

LCI and forward, the computer is CIC.
Welp I have a LCI 2009 so CIC it is!

I notice these map dvds say Premium on them -- is there any other version?
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Welp I have a LCI 2009 so CIC it is!

I notice these map dvds say Premium on them -- is there any other version?
There's a High version for other markets outside the USA.
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Recommend Sergei, just used his code last week, np, worked great and updated maps.
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I paid this guy - http://www.navibmw.pl/fscmap_gb.html - on Friday, didn't hear anything until Saturday morning saying there was a problem with the server (?), and that he would send the code in a few hours. Monday morning... still nothing. I'll update as things go.
This guy is legit, though communication sucks (took 2 days). Takes Paypal though
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I tried to use Sergei, and he said he only accepted Moneybookers (now changing name to Skrill). I would have ordered from him if he would have taken paypal. I did set up a Skrill account in order to use Sergei, but Skrill Froze the account, before I even loaded funds, and demanded either a color copy of my passport or drivers license to prove I was legitimate. Having just cancelled my debit card to clear up fraudulent charges, I was in no way going to scan either of those documents and send to a website to save $100. I ended up buying the Enabling code from my local BMW dealer for $206. My overall cost about $225. BTW, getbmwparts.com would not sell the FSC code to me because they thought you still had to take it to the local dealer for installation and "programming". I even sent them the link to this thread to review the first post of how it can be done.

Amazing the lack of knowledge amongst BMW dealers and parts sellers.
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Are we talking about same guy? *****************?

I paid him paypal only yesterday and got my code this am.
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Sergei takes PayPal. FSCMap.com uses Moneybookers, which adds like $20 to the cost.
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