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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-30-2014, 03:58 AM
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iDrive Navigation Zoom - Can the direction be changed?

Half a year into owning my E61, I still keep trying to zoom in the map by turning the iDrive controller clockwise. That just seems to be the more logical direction for my brain: Clockwise to zoom in, counterclockwise to zoom out. Not sure if it's me who is wired backwards, or the CCC iDrive.

Anyway, is there a way to program this to work the other way round? Something like MAP_ZOOM_WEIRDO_RICHTUNG=YES.
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:16 AM
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iDrive Navigation Zoom - Can the direction be changed?

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Half a year into owning my E61, I still keep trying to zoom in the map by turning the iDrive controller clockwise. That just seems to be the more logical direction for my brain: Clockwise to zoom in, counterclockwise to zoom out. Not sure if it's me who is wired backwards, or the CCC iDrive.



Anyway, is there a way to program this to work the other way round? Something like MAP_ZOOM_WEIRDO_RICHTUNG=YES.

. That's probably exactly what the parameter is called.

I'm interested in the answer to this too. EDIT: COMAND is clockwise to zoom out too. I think Audi MMI is opposite, though.

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Old 11-30-2014, 11:41 AM
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Ha, I do that all the time when I'm trying to zoom in. You would think clockwise would be the direction to zoom in, not the other way around.

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Old 11-30-2014, 07:27 PM
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Glad to know I am not the only one. Has anybody been successful in reprogramming the zoom direction?
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:04 AM
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Easier to reprogram your brain. Sometimes German logic is baffling.
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Agree... I constantly zoom out when I want to zoom in.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:23 AM
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Easier to reprogram your brain. Sometimes German logic is baffling.
Being German evidently does not help understanding that logic any better, though. Seems like BMW just needed to be different.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:44 AM
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wonder if it's as confusing in a right drive version??
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:05 AM
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lol i thought it was just me
Is there for sure a way to code this differently?
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I too have this problem , must be german ways but german alsondrive on the left do they ? I get a bit annoying when i tried to zoom in and i zoom out instead ... There should be a program where we can override and hack into the system and change the order ...... ????? Or more like hacking a game from a computer , changing a game purposely it was designed too but i could be wrong for comparing a game on pc o a system of an expensive car
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I wonder whether it works correctly South of the equator?
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This has also been an issue with me as well. I posted this same issue a while back. One response back was to learn to think about it this way. Turn the knob toward you to zoom in and turn the knob away from you to zoom out. I have learned to think about it this way and it does help.

However, I agree that logic would be to turn the knob clockwise to zoom in and counterclockwise to zoom out.
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I wonder whether it works correctly South of the equator?
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