Originally Posted by clarence
BMW Assist uses combox telematics (6NL) w/built-in simcard. BMW Live uses combox media & thru bt data transfer. Both are mutually exclusive.
Before u do anything, do u have bt data transfer available as a selectable option under ur bt settings? If u have then u should add 6AA, 6AB, 6AL & 8SC (shawn pls confirm) plus some codings (if necessary). U may also need to write a EU VIN to ur combox (ask shawn).
Don't change 609 into anything else cos u'll lose ur nav, & don't change 6NK.
That's what I thought. Here in North America, all connectivity is done through BMW assist. We have a $300 BMW Apps package but you have to take the $850 BMW assist + extended BT option to be able to have it.
I've seen bimmerretrofit retrofit a combox to a E60 and it was able to access the Internet but not BMW live. I'm not sure if it's something available to North America.