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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:29 PM
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2011 BMW X5d 2013 Map Update

Hey guys I am new to Bimmerfest and was looking for some expertise. I want to update my maps to the 2013 but I do not way to pay $250+ or whatever that is. I have been reading that you can self install the disks after buying them from the dealership for $20 or so. This is where I get lost...what is this activation code and how would I get it? I am reading that people are finding this activation code online and just inputing it?
If you guys could give me some help, I'd appreciate it!

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:03 PM
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Search for "FSC"...good info on these codes in general

Here is a recent thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&highlight=fsc

You can contact serge at sieras5 at inbox dot lt...he takes paypal, you get the FSC code in email. It will 'unlock' thje software an allow you to load the map data onto the car via a USB drive. You can download the data off the internet for free and make your own USB. It seems BMW isnt selling disks

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I saw this website earlier. I was just curious because people were saying that they were able to update for roughly $35!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:30 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I saw this website earlier. I was just curious because people were saying that they were able to update for roughly $35!
Good for them who can do it for $35

cheapest I have found and done was with Sergio (mentioned above).

Very reputable (had my FSC code in 5 minutes after payment)

Torrent files has latest maps which you can download and copy to a 32 GB USB key (format FAT32).
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:36 PM
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I think you will find that anyone outside of a BMW dealer that can generate codes will be ...well, lets say "independent contractor". As such, the value of having someone who has done a hundred transactions for people here, E90forum, xoutpost, etc, etc, with zero negatives, will become valuable.


Not saying there aren't cheaper sources; not saying others are rip offs...but he is a known entity.

GL

Report back when you get it done!

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:30 AM
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can someone post a picture of the idrive screen with the map version after upgrading to this new release please?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:43 PM
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can someone post a picture of the idrive screen with the map version after upgrading to this new release please?
But here you go

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:53 PM
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thanks. I'm trying to convince my dealer that what i have is not the latest. They're being very good about it, just looking for evidence.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:54 PM
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thanks. I'm trying to convince my dealer that what i have is not the latest. They're being very good about it, just looking for evidence.
Hope the picture helps, let me know if you want the torrent file, I can send it to you
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:57 PM
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I hate downloading torrents...just don't trust them. Can anyone who has verified one works, dropbox them?

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:11 PM
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I hate downloading torrents...just don't trust them. Can anyone who has verified one works, dropbox them?

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No issues Tim, everyone has difference experiences. I have helped out two different forum communities, and so far so good.

Good luck with the dropbox
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:09 PM
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I just purchased a 2012 x5d, I should have thought of this map update since it is almost 2013. I am sure the dealer will laugh at me when I ask them for this free?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:34 PM
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I just purchased a 2012 x5d, I should have thought of this map update since it is almost 2013. I am sure the dealer will laugh at me when I ask them for this free?
I'm trying right now.... no laughing yet...
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:38 PM
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I just purchased a 2012 x5d, I should have thought of this map update since it is almost 2013. I am sure the dealer will laugh at me when I ask them for this free?
probably, BUT....

BMW may already have loaded your car with the 2013 FSC code! I bought a 2012 in oct 2011,, and the 2012 map was not yet out... but when I got the map it loaded without needing the FSC.

you should try it and see if it loads.

or ask the SA if you like getting annoyed...
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:01 PM
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No issues Tim, everyone has difference experiences. I have helped out two different forum communities, and so far so good.

Good luck with the dropbox
Do you have the link then. I'm hesitant to just "pick one" that looks good. Do you have a specific one?

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:34 PM
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I just purchased a 2012 x5d, I should have thought of this map update since it is almost 2013. I am sure the dealer will laugh at me when I ask them for this free?
I am pretty sure mine came with 2013 maps. It is X5d Nov 17 2012 build.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:58 PM
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How do you tell? Mine was built around mid September 2012, the maps software say 2012, wonder how you guys got the 2013 version?
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:26 PM
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I hate downloading torrents...just don't trust them. Can anyone who has verified one works, dropbox them?

Tim
dont trust them? whats not to trust, and how is it that you trust someone you never met to post it in dropbox? It seems you dont understand.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:50 AM
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Can someone PM me the torrent link? Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:38 AM
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I am pretty sure mine came with 2013 maps. It is X5d Nov 17 2012 build.

They released the maps first week of December, doesn't hurt to check.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:43 AM
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Do you have the link then. I'm hesitant to just "pick one" that looks good. Do you have a specific one?

Thanks
More direct links for members:

NOTE: BMW Navigation DVD Road Map North America PREMIUM CIC USB 2013 ONLY

http://uploaded.net/folder/zxsqsj

http://lumfile.com/users/1043/3915/

http://ncrypt.in/folder-OW6aoAal
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:43 AM
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Can someone PM me the torrent link? Thanks!
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NOTE: BMW Navigation DVD Road Map North America PREMIUM CIC USB 2013 ONLY

http://uploaded.net/folder/zxsqsj

http://lumfile.com/users/1043/3915/

http://ncrypt.in/folder-OW6aoAal
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:45 AM
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How do you tell? Mine was built around mid September 2012, the maps software say 2012, wonder how you guys got the 2013 version?
Here is what it says on my Nov. 17, 2012 build.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:27 AM
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Here is what it says on my Nov. 17, 2012 build.
How did you get to that screen? I've tried to figure it out on a 2013 X5 (April build) and can't find an "info" or an "about" screen or icon.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:42 AM
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When in park and in the navi screen push the options button on the console controller and scroll down if I remember correctly.
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