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      05-02-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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Thumbs up iDrive S/W Update

I just had the software update done on my '06 330i. The reason for the update was "poor AM reception". I was getting buzzing sound from the front speakers.

I love the updated look and feel of the iDrive. Much more responsive than before. A huge improvement over CIP 19.0 that was previously installed in my car.











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Thanks for posting pictures!!!
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      05-02-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Is your VR working ok?
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Nice pics. So what version do you have now?
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wow. Thanks for the pics. It does look so much better. Can you post pics of other screens?
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Thanks for the pics. Hopefully I will have mine updated on the 18th.

More pics?
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Nice but is your voice recognition working?
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Nice but is your voice recognition working?
Got the new update yesterday...... works great!!!!!! Traffic and VC working fine!!!!! New IDRIVE is SOOOOOOO MUCH FASTER!!!!!!! Love the POI search, also noticed that my DVD drive isn't constantly reading anymore and being super loud... also bluetooth connects much easier and sounds much clearer....... Another great feature is now the navigation lady's voice doesn't totally cut out the radio.. the radio just becomes a little more quiet in the background as she talks which is a great feature!!! I'll be sure to post some more things once I find them!!!
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Got the new update yesterday...... works great!!!!!! Traffic and VC working fine!!!!! New IDRIVE is SOOOOOOO MUCH FASTER!!!!!!! Love the POI search, also noticed that my DVD drive isn't constantly reading anymore and being super loud... also bluetooth connects much easier and sounds much clearer....... Another great feature is now the navigation lady's voice doesn't totally cut out the radio.. the radio just becomes a little more quiet in the background as she talks which is a great feature!!! I'll be sure to post some more things once I find them!!!
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I've never had an older version of the iDrive software so I can't compare, but I like a lot of the features that are apparently new. I was also impressed that the navigation instructions only "dim" the music volume... classy touch.
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is there any way for us with old IDRIVE can get that?
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is there any way for us with old IDRIVE can get that?
If you have a 335i, your iDrive isn't that old, compared to his '06. But yes, with the new Progman you can get these new features. Just schedule an appointment with your dealer and they'll do it for you.
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how much would they charge for the update???? anyone know??
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Thanks for the photos. I have to say, I prefer the old colors on the map, but the new one still looks good.
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I just had the software update done on my '06 330i. The reason for the update was "poor AM reception". I was getting buzzing sound from the front speakers.

I love the updated look and feel of the iDrive. Much more responsive than before. A huge improvement over CIP 19.0 that was previously installed in my car.
I noticed from your fourth picture that the track is simply listed as Track 1. Did you know that you can burn your CDs with CD-Text and the system will display the name of the Track?
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how much would they charge for the update???? anyone know??
6-8 hours of labor. Unless you have iDrive issues.
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Awesome, I'm presuming all new delivered cars will have the latest software on them?

Is there any way of finding out what you have without taking it into a dealer?
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Just dropped off my car at the dealer this morning, brought in the SIB and told them specifically need the 25.1.1 in order for VR to work. Keeping my fingers cross, hopefully everything will go smooth.
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you live in Schaumburg? Did you go to MW for the update?..I just got mine done Monday and it works great.
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Just dropped off my car at the dealer this morning, brought in the SIB and told them specifically need the 25.1.1 in order for VR to work.
I must have missed the SIB for 25.1.1. Can you point me in the right direction, or provide a link??
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I asked my dealer about it today and they mentioned that you have to "have something wrong to get it for free." I said, would you like me to say that my arrow display isn't working properly. My CA smiled, put his fingers in his ears and said "lalalalalalalala." He said that he isn't supposed to "coach me" but was perfectly willing to let me "claim" that my display isn't working so I can get it installed. Really its 6-8h to update the software? I figured they just plug in a cable and update in 30 seconds. I'm going to have my ipod adaptor installed next week so maybe they can do it then.
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I live in Palatine. I had the update done at Motor Werks in Barrington. I hate every single one of their serivce advisors. They all act like big shots. Pisses me off every time I have to get something done.

Even for this update, I had to bitch about it... Their favorite term is "customer complaint cannot be duplicated."
Do you know what they would charge you if you had to pay for the update? I don't actually have the problem, so I don't know how much flack I'll get if I sort of lie and say that I have it.

To me, I just picked up my car friday. I've had it 5 days. It seems that with a new car you should get the latest version of the software. Its not like I'm asking for them to give me the 6 extra programable cd changer buttons. This is just software.
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is there any way for us with old IDRIVE can get that?
Mine had the "Old iDrive". My car was built in Summer of 2005.

You should call up your dealership and tell them that your navigation has a software bug. "Missing arrow on the top right hand corner" will work better than "poor AM reception". With AM reception, you will definately get "can't duplicate customer's complaint."

The updated iDrive is so much better in every way. You should definately get the update.
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