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Old 08-17-2014, 03:43 PM
vincento70 vincento70 is offline
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Mein Auto: 3-series touring
iDrive button knob push does not work

Hi all,

I am new to the forum, but I am a very happy owner of a BMW 3-series touring (2008). The car is equipped with the CCC-navigation system (I think I have the update-1, no split screen) and since a few months the controller knob is acting mysteriously: at random times, the controller stops responding to a push on the knob. Rotating works and all systems seem to work fine (the wheel buttons operate normally and navigation still runs). After a while (between 5 to 60 minutes to never), all 'clicks' seem to be executed all at once and the system is fully operational again.

Any hints on what could be the problem here ?

Kind regards,

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Old 12-01-2014, 12:30 AM
sorindx sorindx is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW E93 '08 320d
BMW E90 IDrive problem


I am having the same problem, but as far I have read/hear until now there is a problem with some contacts.

You can watch here how to take out the IDrive and the problem with it.


When I will have some free time, I give it a try.

Best regards,
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:31 PM
fdriller9 fdriller9 is offline
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Mein Auto: '06 AW 330xi
Sounds like the system is hanging.

Next time this happens you can press and hold the volume knob and both eject buttons in for about 30 seconds.

This will soft reboot the CCC system and should restore functionality instead of you waiting for the system to unfreeze or reboot itself.

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