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Old 07-24-2013, 05:33 PM
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Nav system stuck "Starting"

After a long wait, I got my car back from European Delivery today.

There's a minor hiccup, though. The navigation system just says "Starting Navigation..." or some such and is stuck there. Is it possible that it takes a while for the car to relocate itself from Europe to North America? Is that the behavior the system exhibits when there are no maps loaded? Could it be that the Euro maps are still in there and it's trying to locate my car on those maps (which it never will since I am 4000+ miles from any possible place those maps might cover)?

I think they rushed the prep so I could pick it up this afternoon and might have skipped a couple steps and didn't actually load the map data. Is that something that is supposed to be done at the VDC or at the dealer?

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:58 AM
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Not sure of the answers to your questions, but have you tried pressing the menu key to sort of bypass actual navigation, then going in the settings to see what map version is there? That would let you know what maps you had (or if you had maps) at least, provided you can access it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:07 PM
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Not sure of the answers to your questions, but have you tried pressing the menu key to sort of bypass actual navigation, then going in the settings to see what map version is there? That would let you know what maps you had (or if you had maps) at least, provided you can access it.
I did not. I couldn't hit "Options" from the loading screen, either. Should the "Menu" button have taken me to a main "NAV" menu? Where do you find the map version from the main iDrive menu, because I looked for it. I know that the delivery specialist at the Welt loaded some Euro maps via a USB stick (that I was allowed to keep) when we took delivery in Munich.

At any rate, the car is back at the dealer now getting looked at.

-MrB
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:10 PM
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Well, I did not have euro delivery, but when my car starts up and I get " starting navigation " (I have removed the nag screen via coding, so this is the screen I get on pressing the start button), I can press menu and see the "main menu" with radio, navigation, settings, etc etc.

I will have to check to see where I would find my nav version specifically. I will check the next time I get into the car as I do not remember the steps offand.

EDIT: So this would not have helped you because you have to be in the nav screen in the first place, but to answer the question anyway, to see the map version do the following:

1. Press Menu to return to the "Home" screen
2. Select Navigation
3. while in Navigation, push the Options button (physical button next to iDrive controler)
4. Use iDrive controller wheel to scroll down to Navigation version / System version ( can not remember exact wording but its pretty obvious which one it is at the bottom)

I have 2013 1A maps.

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:00 PM
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Car is done. I guess the North American maps weren't compatible with the NAV system software so they had to update the SW and reinstall the map data. Not sure if that's a correct description of the problem, but I don't really care as long as it works.

-MrB
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