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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:29 PM
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After driving all day I went back out for one more errand and the dash was blank. I turned the car off and restarted and the BMW insigna lit up but then the display went blank. No navi,radio or anything. I drive control justs spins around without the little stops in between. ( I hope I explained that right)
Anyway it sounds electronic. As always any help with be greatly appreciated before I make a appointment with the stealership. Going to check my extended warranty to see if any electronic malfunction is covered.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:14 PM
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Do a search. There is a way to reset your idrive. Something about holding down both eject buttons or something like that...
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:53 AM
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Hold down both eject buttons (CD/DVD) and push the volume/mute button.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:04 PM
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Hello Guys,
Talked to a tech and he says it could be the DVD DRIVE. Any comments
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:42 AM
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Hello Guys,
Talked to a tech and he says it could be the DVD DRIVE. Any comments
Uhmmm yeah...NO! When the IDrive just spins it means no power to the car radio modules.

The IDrive reboot would not work if you don't have any power. It is a soft re-boot. (Meaning software)

Does the car start? Gauges move on the dash? Any noise from the CD or DVD drives?

If the cars runs and gauges work, your CCC is probably good.
- Check fuses, there are post about where they are located on the board.
- Next check the car radio system with a scanner to see if there are faults.
- Last (if it were me) pull the center console, screen and under the glove box. Check for power to the modules. If I remember, the radio module is a part of the CD/DVD.
Be careful, the orange cables are fiber and break easily.

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:00 PM
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TxTaz,
Well I just did the soft reset. Everything looked like it was in running order. The idrive spinned when the screen was blank. Yes the car always started and ran like normal but the dash had went blank. All the other guages was working normal and was illuminated clearly. I am going to wait a couple of hours and go out there and start the car again. I don't want pull anything out cause I don't want to mess up those fiber cables you mentioned. I will keep you informed because I have a appointment with the dealer on Thursday. Hopefully things will correct itself before then.

Blake
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:54 PM
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Had the same problem on my 05 a month after the warranty went out. It was the CCC Car Communication Computer. BMW fixed it under warranty as a good will fix. Had to pay $100, but it was better then the $800 if BMW wouldn't help me put.

Also there is a fuse that's behind the CCC u should check also.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:14 PM
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Wow! I hope my extended warranty covers me too if thats the problem. My appointment is tomorrow at 3pm. I talked to a indy tech and he mentioned that sometimes the module in the trunk gets wet. That may cause that problem too or moisture inside the console over the radio may get wet. Who knows but Ill find out tomorrow.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:19 PM
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Where is the CCC located at? Is in the trunk?
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:28 PM
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Where is the CCC located at? Is in the trunk?
It's under the DVD drive.

Here is a pic. The DVD drive can be ordered separately.
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Mine does that periodically too, but usually resets within 15 minute s of driving....just thought this was a normal electronic quirk with the 6er.

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:42 PM
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Thanks Yorgi!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:44 PM
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It`s the cd/dvd drive that is in the middle of the dash. The last picture shows the yellow fuse that may have burn out.
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Hold down both eject buttons (CD/DVD) and push the volume/mute button.

I never hold both eject buttons. I only hold the CD eject button and the power/mute button down until the CD ejects and the screen goes blank. Let go and the CD goes back in and iDrive reboots.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:42 PM
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Hello all,
Sorry for the late reply but I also had a failed CCC. It was covered with the extended warranty and I had to pay 100.00 for the deductible. The actual charge was 1040.00. So my warranty came thru for once without the hassle. I tell you one thing I am so glad I invested in the extended warranty.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:11 PM
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Hello all,
Sorry for the late reply but I also had a failed CCC. It was covered with the extended warranty and I had to pay 100.00 for the deductible. The actual charge was 1040.00. So my warranty came thru for once without the hassle. I tell you one thing I am so glad I invested in the extended warranty.
Which warranty company and level of coverage?

It's good to hear when they step up.
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