Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to go to my dealer to upgrade my navigation system?
A: Only if you want to waste your money. However, some models of the BMW, which only have arrows for direction, can only be upgraded to full maps via an upgrade from the dealer. If you can see a map, you should be ok.
Q: What is the difference between an upgrade and a map upgrade?
A: The upgrades are for the firmware of the navigation system. These are upgraded to allow for better working navigation system. In some cases, it will add better graphics, faster navigating, fix bugs, allow for larger data, etc.
Q: How is easy is to to upgrade?
A: Very easy, if you follow the instructions. Some navigations just lets you put the map disc in, and does everything for you
Q: I used to have postcode search, before I updated my maps, now it is replaced with TMC.
A: For the BM Mk3 navigation devices, the postcode search has been taken off, to be replaced with TMC, which is Traffic Monitor Control. The reason for this, is because the Mk3 can only accept CDs, which cannot store as much information as a DVD navigation drive, which can accept dual layered discs that store up to 9 gigabytes of information, which is over 12 more than a CD.
Q: Can i watch T.V while driving ?
A: It is only illegal to be watching the TV while YOU drive. We advice you to unlock your TV for passengers only.
Q: What if the upgrade purchased from bmwnavigation.com does not work?
A: A full refund will be sent back to you.