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I have a crazy problem. All menus on iDrive of my 2003 745Li are in English except the Navigation menus which are in German. I've tried going to Settings and changed the language to French (or Spanish), which changes all menus, not just the Nav menus, to the new language. Then I changed back to English and now the Nav menus are in English and remain there until I shut the car off. When I restart the car only the Navigation menus go back to German. What a pain! Also, not sure if this is related but the Nav system used to speak directions, which is no longer does. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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I have a crazy problem. All menus on iDrive of my 2003 745Li are in English except the Navigation menus which are in German. I've tried going to Settings and changed the language to French (or Spanish), which changes all menus, not just the Nav menus, to the new language. Then I changed back to English and now the Nav menus are in English and remain there until I shut the car off. When I restart the car only the Navigation menus go back to German. What a pain! Also, not sure if this is related but the Nav system used to speak directions, which is no longer does. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help!
To bring your car back to your side of the world follow these steps :

1) Insert the ignition key
2) Turn on ignition = WITHOUT TOUCHING BRAKE PRESS STOP/START SWITCH, VARIOUS LIGHTS COMES ON INDICATING IGN ON ENGINE OFF
4) Select the main menu in the control display by pushing the controller one or two times in the same direction
5) Push the controller to the right to select Navigation
6) Select "Dest. input"
7) Select "ABC..."
8) Select "Country" (the field that shows "VEREINIGTE STAATEN")
9) Select the return arrow
10) Push the controller to the lower left to select "Settings"
11) Select country settings (the two flags)
12) Select "Francais"
13) Wait until the text on display has changed to French
14) Push the controller to the right to select "Navigation"
15) Select "Pays"
16) Select "ETATS UNIS"
17) Push the controller to the lower left to select "Reglages" (Settings)
18) Select "US English"
19) Wait until the text on display has changed to English
20) Push the controller to the right to select "Navigation"
21) Select "Country" (the field that shows "ETATS UNIS")
22) Select "UNITED STATES"
23) Select "Town/City"
24) Select any town
25) Select "AS DEST."
26) Select "Route Guide"
27) Wait for the display showing you the direction or for the spoken instructions
28) Remove the ignition key
29) Wait 16 minutes until vehicle changes to consumer cutoff mode
30) Turn the ignition on
31) Input a destination to confirm that the country is still "UNITEDSTATES"

If there were any previous entries with "VEREINIGTE STAATEN" delete all these destinations (ensure that all entries are deleted in Dest.List, Last Dest. and Addressbook)

Important: There have been reports that with later build models that Pays is not selectable (step 15). The solution is to wait 30 minutes after you change the language.
 

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To bring your back to your side of the world follow these steps :

1) Insert the ignition key
2) Turn on ignition = WITHOUT TOUCHING BRAKE PRESS STOP/START SWITCH, VARIOUS LIGHTS COMES ON INDICATING IGN ON ENGINE OFF
4) Select the main menu in the control display by pushing the controller one or two times in the same direction
5) Push the controller to the right to select Navigation
6) Select "Dest. input"
7) Select "ABC..."
8) Select "Country" (the field that "VEREINIGTE STAATEN")
9) Select the return arrow
10) Push the controller to the lower left to select "Settings"
11) Select country settings (the two flags)
12) Select "Francais"
13) Wait until the text on display has changed to French
14) Push the controller to the right to select "Navigation"
15) Select "Pays"
16) Select "ETATS UNIS"
17) Push the controller to the lower left to select "Reglages" (Settings)
18) Select "US English"
19) Wait until the text on display has changed to English
20) Push the controller to the right to select "Navigation"
21) Select "Country" (the field that "ETATS UNIS")
22) Select "UNITED STATES"
23) Select "Town/City"
24) Select any town
25) Select "AS DEST."
26) Select "Route Guide"
27) Wait for the display showing you the direction or for the spoken instructions
28) Remove the ignition key
29) Wait 16 minutes until vehicle changes to consumer cutoff mode
30) Turn the ignition on
31) Input a destination to confirm that the country is still "UNITEDSTATES"

If there were any previous entries with "VEREINIGTE STAATEN" delete all these destinations (ensure that all entries are deleted in Dest.List, Last Dest. and Addressbook)

Important: There have been reports that with later build models that Pays is not selectable (step 15). The solution is to wait 30 minutes after you change the language.
thanks alot. i finally got the display language of Navigation charged from german to english. your above tips worked for me very well.
now i need to change the audio guidance from german to english, please advise.
 
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