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      11-04-2018, 05:10 PM   #1
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2008 cic idrive -- sat nav greyed out

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As the title says. I just bought the car and the dealership who sold it said it just needs an update of the maps. Is this correct? I thought nav still may work with old maps.


Anyhow. ..I went into the hidden menu and found the attached. Could it be my gps antenna is knackered?
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      11-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #2
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My pics are too big resolution. The gps status is all blank on the hidden menu. Blank for each other page too
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      11-07-2018, 06:14 PM   #3
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it needs fsc code to activate navigation. you can do it with cic patcher or emulator.
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Hi all

As the title says. I just bought the car and the dealership who sold it said it just needs an update of the maps. Is this correct? I thought nav still may work with old maps.


Anyhow. ..I went into the hidden menu and found the attached. Could it be my gps antenna is knackered?
It sounds like the original CIC unit broke and they slapped in a used unit without properly coding it.

You will need to pay someone to either remotely patch and flash new FSC codes or you can play Russian roulette with emulators.
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it needs fsc code to activate navigation. you can do it with cic patcher or emulator.
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it needs fsc code to activate navigation. you can do it with cic patcher or emulator.
Hi Gray

I've read about cic patcher. am I essentially matching vin on unit to my vin? is CIC Patcher all I need?

thank you
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if the dealer is official bmw dealer they can retrieve your original navigation FSC from bmw intranet and upload it to CIC and navi will be activated
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if the dealer is official bmw dealer they can retrieve your original navigation FSC from bmw intranet and upload it to CIC and navi will be activated
thanks PTpending it wasn't official dealer. I'd like to learn how to do it as I will be doing a nav retrofit at some point for my dad in his 2 series
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