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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 07-02-2012, 12:20 AM
bembo19 bembo19 is offline
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Question nav problem

i have the 16:9 colour screen in my 03 530 , the nav constantly re-boots so all i have most of the time is a flickering screen , however , if i hold the eject button down on the nav player in the boot (trunk) it fires up as designed ! what the hell is going on ???
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:27 AM
bembo19 bembo19 is offline
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well i sorted this on my own , the ribbon that joins the 2 dvd mechanisms together needed a clean up at its contact points , screen is now spot on , thanks for the help people
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:34 PM
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Nice catch.

For future reference the DVD player mechanism is replaceable so if you ever run into a problem with the actual DVD mechanism. You can buy replacement parts for just the laser or the entire mechanism. I opted to replace the entier DVD mechanism to fix mine a few years ago.

BMW Xoutpost has very good forum on the MKIV Nav.
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