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      11-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Hi chaps,
Is it possible to exchange normal I drive functions for Pro satnav like this advertised on eBay? Or like I imagine it is a little more complex.

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The parts on that eBay sale certainly look like the core components, however my suspicion is that (depending on what you've already got) turning those parts into a fully functional Pro satnav system in an F30/31 could be a little more tricky.

For one thing, does the car already have the correct wiring to accept the parts? Then there's probably going to be some coding involved. Finally, if you browse thru RealOEM you see various components around the car (aerials and such like) that differ depending on whether you have Pro satnav fitted or not, so a few potential gotchas maybe.
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A friend of mine had a retrofit done in his E46 some years ago. It is quite involved (or was for E46). Off the top of my head it involved...

Removing all the seats
Installing new wiring loom
Installing a unit in the boot
Changing over the unit
Recoding

So I'm pretty sure it will be possible.

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Thanks for reply. It would be interesting to see what my local dealer would say about the whole thing and to see what there costs were if they would think about tackling this kind of job!!
They would probably make it so expensive that it would not be worth while.
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I am not sure they would take it on. On Ebay there was a guy who was doing this as a mobile service. This is the guy who my friend used. It took a whole day pretty much.

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