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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-10-2005, 07:28 PM
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Navi Screen Photo?

1) Does anyone know if there is a way to replace the "BMW" when the navi screen comes on with a photo of, say, Alfred Hitchcock or my dog?

2) Is there a way to stop it from asking me to "Accept" the nav system terms every single time the car starts? I'm sure BMW's lawyers like it but it's really too much.

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Old 03-10-2005, 07:48 PM
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Yeah I'd like to put a picture of Herr Baumann's Alpina on mine.
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:48 PM
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Good one! There is some trick, like installing the Euro English software, then back to the American...etc... searching may help.

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1) Does anyone know if there is a way to replace the "BMW" when the navi screen comes on with a photo of, say, Alfred Hitchcock or my dog?
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Old 03-10-2005, 08:56 PM
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1) Does anyone know if there is a way to replace the "BMW" when the navi screen comes on with a photo of, say, Alfred Hitchcock or my dog?

2) Is there a way to stop it from asking me to "Accept" the nav system terms every single time the car starts? I'm sure BMW's lawyers like it but it's really too much.

NJR
What year is your car? If it has MKIII Navigation, you CAN get rid of the accept screen. Search the archives, plenty of info there. It's an easy procedure, but you have to download a couple different versions of the nav software to do it.
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The software needs to be set to UK spec. That will avoid the "Idiot Screen" and give you short distances in yards rather than feet. When I retrofitted my Nav system (Mk IV) it came up in that mode -- I was happy! I have seen info to the effect that you can go back to an older software and then upgrade to the latest one and that will set you to UK spec, but I've never needed to try it.

Check out the Yahoo group "bmwnav" for more stuff.
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1) Does anyone know if there is a way to replace the "BMW" when the navi screen comes on with a photo of, say, Alfred Hitchcock or my dog?

2) Is there a way to stop it from asking me to "Accept" the nav system terms every single time the car starts? I'm sure BMW's lawyers like it but it's really too much.

NJR
1) No, you cannot... but you can watch a Hitchcock movie if you get the TV tuner.

2) Change the Nav region to UK by installing an old Nav firmware version and then reinstalling your current (or newer) firmaware version. Your Nav will come back in the UK region with no "Accept" screen. However, the distance units will be in yards instead of feet.
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:16 AM
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Yeah I'd like to put a picture of Herr Baumann's Alpina on mine.


I've asked Alpina if it was possible to have the Alpina logo instead of that BMW text. Unfortunately it's not. At least they can't do it, nor BMW.

The guys over at www.openbmw.org are trying (or already hacked) hack some NAV stuff.
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