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BMW idrive no satellite

Sattelitte option grayed out in idrive display

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  • David Lepow
    David Lepow Feb 15, 2014

    Additional detail....When it is very cold (less than 10 F), the idrive will be frozen in either the BMW display or the accept screen. It will then come on and off sporadically for a few min until the car warms up. All functions work except for SAT which is grayed out on the screen. I did a reset a couple of times (holding DVD and CD buttons and then pressing the volume button) with no success in restoring the satellite radio.

  • T Philpott Dec 20, 2014

    Please advise last 7 of chassis number. The vehicle build may not have this as an option. Do you have disc for nav. Speak soon.


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