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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 03-09-2005, 05:57 AM
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Nav display not powering on in the cold?

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Old 03-09-2005, 11:34 AM
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Mine seems to work okay. I think it even got down below 60F here last night.


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Old 03-09-2005, 11:37 AM
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:43 PM
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Mine will be really dim until the car interior warms up. Is that what you mean?
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:02 PM
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At 45F through 55F I notice very slow turn on and quite dim for awhile. I wonder how they work up North with 0 F and lower.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:06 PM
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Mine will be really dim until the car interior warms up. Is that what you mean?
Not really. The display refuses to come on no matter what. It's fine now.

This wasn't the first time this happened and 'rebooting' the car didn't work.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:15 PM
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I had that happen a few times when I first got my 01 e46 w/ CD Nav. But it had nothing to do wth the cold. Just didn't want to boot up. The dealership must've fixed it with a software update when I took it in because it never happened again.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:20 AM
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Sorry, but the "IT" is for my initials, not my job description

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Old 03-10-2005, 02:56 AM
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:16 AM
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It's happened to me before plenty of times. In fact, when it gets in the 20's and below, and the car has been sitting over night, the nav screen will not turn on right away. Sometimes it takes up to 10 minutes to turn on. When it does turn on, it blinks a white screen in and out and a few times. Then the display comes on. This is the second one that did this. I'm not really concerned.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:43 AM
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LOL, at least you didn't give up on the joke man!

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There are a couple long threads on this if you do a search. Mine did exactly that, on cold nights nothing would come up, even the BWM welcome screen. After the car warmed up some it finally would come to life. Two firmware updates later by the dealer I don't have the problem any longer.
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