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      07-30-2018, 04:27 AM   #1
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NBT EVO ID6 navigation issue/ GPS signal reception issue

I have an retrofitted ID6 unit in a F30. All function works fine except navigation. The antenna being used is the square type Made in China GPS antenna. This EVO retrofit is not using NBT emulator but having the new car VIN written in unit, i.e not using donor car VIN.

From the GPS signal page, I can see the antenna is trying to get the GPS signal hardly.
3 satellite of 0 ..
5 satellite of 0 ..
8 satellite of 0 ..
9 satellite of 0 ..

The second number is always 0 and the EVO cannot locate the exact current location. Even I tried to reset the current location, the map still ran wrongly after driving a while.

Navigation function has been working fine for few weeks, and after that, the above strange issue appears.

I donít think it is the GPS antenna problem bcoz I have replace it with a new one already and same issue there.

Any one have an idea about this?

Thank you!
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I have an retrofitted ID6 unit in a F30. All function works fine except navigation. The antenna being used is the square type Made in China GPS antenna. This EVO retrofit is not using NBT emulator but having the new car VIN written in unit, i.e not using donor car VIN.

From the GPS signal page, I can see the antenna is trying to get the GPS signal hardly.
3 satellite of 0 ..
5 satellite of 0 ..
8 satellite of 0 ..
9 satellite of 0 ..

The second number is always 0 and the EVO cannot locate the exact current location. Even I tried to reset the current location, the map still ran wrongly after driving a while.

Navigation function has been working fine for few weeks, and after that, the above strange issue appears.

I donít think it is the GPS antenna problem bcoz I have replace it with a new one already and same issue there.

Any one have an idea about this?

Thank you!
Is this a native ID6 unit with a GPS port built in or is it an ID4 unit that was reflashed to ID6?
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I have an retrofitted ID6 unit in a F30. All function works fine except navigation. The antenna being used is the square type Made in China GPS antenna. This EVO retrofit is not using NBT emulator but having the new car VIN written in unit, i.e not using donor car VIN.

From the GPS signal page, I can see the antenna is trying to get the GPS signal hardly.
3 satellite of 0 ..
5 satellite of 0 ..
8 satellite of 0 ..
9 satellite of 0 ..

The second number is always 0 and the EVO cannot locate the exact current location. Even I tried to reset the current location, the map still ran wrongly after driving a while.

Navigation function has been working fine for few weeks, and after that, the above strange issue appears.

I donít think it is the GPS antenna problem bcoz I have replace it with a new one already and same issue there.

Any one have an idea about this?

Thank you!
If im correct id 5 and 6 gps goes true atm module and has no gps connector on the nbt evo unit. The only one who has this is the nbt evo id 4
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How did you enter the menu to see GPS data?

My unit suddenly has issues with the GPS signal and I would like to be able to see if it's completely off or has a bit of signal. I have the square GPS antenna as well.
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I have a retrofit NBT EVO unit with built-in GPS for my 2013 F30, too. It does get GPS location but the Almanac and visible satellites show --. I don't know if it is GPS antenna issue, or some coding needs to be done. Did you fix yours?
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How did you enter the menu to see GPS data?

My unit suddenly has issues with the GPS signal and I would like to be able to see if it's completely off or has a bit of signal. I have the square GPS antenna as well.

1. Go to Main Menu
2. Push up iDrive wheel for 10 sec.
3. Right 3
4. Left 3
5. Right 1
6. Left 1
7. Right 1
8. Push down
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