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Update Instructions

6 Steps To Updating Your Maps

Please follow the step-by-step instructions included in the slides below. Use your touch screen or click the arrows to view the slides.

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Connect the 32 GB USB stick to the system. The screen display will then automatically switch to the navigation update mode.

Use the iDrive Controller to select and activate the “Start update” option on the display.

You require a code in order to activate the map data. Enter the 20-digit code using the iDrive Controller.

Select “OK” to confirm your entry. The update procedure will then start.


The map data will now be updated as you continue driving. Your navigation system’s basic functions continue to operate normally during this procedure. Please leave the USB stick inserted until the end of the update process.

The complete update procedure may last for about 30 to 90 minutes.
After having successfully installed the update, the system will automatically reboot. After this, the updating procedure is complete.

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