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      11-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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2013 new nav updates for early CIC

My understanding is that my car is one of the very first equipped with CIC - 9/2008 build. I got an email this AM that Tischer was having a "free shipping" sale so I logged on and figured I would go ahead and order my nav updates (I desperately need them; my car has never been updated since new.)

When I went to make my selection, I saw the following footnote:

*CIC equipped vehicles up to 9/2009 require FSC Code + a visit to your local BMW dealership for media upload. (code will be emailed, and shipping charge will be removed)
**CIC equipped vehicles from 9/2009 and on include the USB media kit + FSC Code (code will be emailed). No trip to the local dealership is required.

This is new to me, I ASSumed that all I had to do was install the media, input the FSC code, and either let it run while on a power supply or go for a
drive so the battery didn't go dead while the update was progressing. Is the above true? If it makes any difference my car just got all updates from the dealer on Wed. AM as I had it there to have my satellite tuner and factory alarm coded in.

I really wanted to pull the trigger on this today so I didn't have to drive up to SS to pick up my updates, and I'm also a little annoyed that I didn't know this before (although it's certainly not Tischer's fault) as had I known I would have either made an appt. at Tischer to have my coding and map updates done at the same time, or else would have held off and had both done at my local dealership so I wouldn't have had to pay for two appointments.

thanks for any advice!