Well I fear my Nav unit went out - BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums
E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 1998-2003 Advertiser's Forum

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By B Jack
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 7th February 2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
Jroc
Member, Sport: On DSC: On (>100 posts)
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West palm
Posts: 187
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Well I fear my Nav unit went out

So im going to take the easy way out and just replace it. Its an 2000 MK2 with a 4.3 moniter.


Is it as easy as just buying a mk3 or mk4 unit? Does it plug right in? Do I need any thing else? Thank you!


I still have to do some testing to make sure thats the reason, but my screen is unfunctional. Complete black, doesnt come on. No radio, no nada. Im hoping its just this. Ill verify its getting power later on.

Also think it might be due to a dying battery as some say.

Last edited by Jroc; 7th February 2012 at 05:49 PM.
Jroc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 7th February 2012, 05:04 PM
Blockdoc
M5 Guru (>2000 posts)
 
Blockdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,003
Thanks: 661
Thanked 342 Times in 199 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jroc View Post
So im going to take the easy way out and just replace it. Its an 2000 MK2 with a 16.9 moniter.


Is it as easy as just buying a mk3 or mk4 unit? Does it plug right in? Do I need any thing else? Thank you!


I still have to do some testing to make sure thats the reason, but my screen is unfunctional. Complete black, doesnt come on. No radio, no nada. Im hoping its just this. Ill verify its getting power later on.

Also think it might be due to a dying battery as some say.
Same here...new battery today.
Eliminate all the easy stuff before replacing.

See this thread

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...wont-turn.html

Brian

2003 Sterling Grey M5
ESS kit #1 with RK AUTOWERKS Upgrade! (RK/EVO software, Injectors, Fuel Pump)
Dinan Free Flow Exhaust, Dinan Rear Sway Bar
Super Sprint Headers
Rogue Octane SSK and WSR
CNS Racing clutch and flywheel
DICE Ipod connectivity
Bimmian Black Kidney Grilles
AngeliBright V3 6000k LED Upgrade, HID Fogs
Ultimate Pedals
BSW Stage 1 speaker upgrade/BSW Subwoofer
Rear Wheels Up Front (275s all around)
Aquamist HFS3/Howerton Engineering Tank (pre/post SC nozzles)
RK Autowerks CNC Plenum Plates

Last edited by Blockdoc; 7th February 2012 at 05:29 PM. Reason: Wrong link posted
Blockdoc is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 7th February 2012, 05:18 PM
jgfabs
Member, P400 Sport, DSC On (>550)
 
jgfabs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Surrey.....England.
Posts: 574
Thanks: 65
Thanked 66 Times in 61 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jroc View Post
So im going to take the easy way out and just replace it. Its an 2000 MK2 with a 16.9 moniter.


Is it as easy as just buying a mk3 or mk4 unit? Does it plug right in? Do I need any thing else? Thank you!


I still have to do some testing to make sure thats the reason, but my screen is unfunctional. Complete black, doesnt come on. No radio, no nada. Im hoping its just this. Ill verify its getting power later on.

Also think it might be due to a dying battery as some say.
Sorry to hear that!
try contacting Richardp. on here
He has a wealth of knowledge on this subject and helped me with my sat /nav alterations etc.

_______________________________

Regards

JIM
=================


Love the Sport button....Wife ..doesn't!!!!!
jgfabs is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 7th February 2012, 09:08 PM
twastheglow
Member, P500 Sport, DSC off (>900)
 
twastheglow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Endicott, NY
Posts: 994
Thanks: 33
Thanked 43 Times in 41 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jroc View Post
So im going to take the easy way out and just replace it. Its an 2000 MK2 with a 4.3 moniter.


Is it as easy as just buying a mk3 or mk4 unit? Does it plug right in? Do I need any thing else? Thank you!
Also interested in the answer to these questions...

-Mike
twastheglow is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 7th February 2012, 10:56 PM
B Jack
Addicted Member (>300 posts)
 
B Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 333
Thanks: 94
Thanked 34 Times in 32 Posts
Upgrading to the Mk. III or IV is plug-n-play. If you do have to get a new nav computer, you may as well upgrade. I'd go with the Mk. IV as it was the latest nav computer for the E39; not to mention offering a 3D map view among other features. I'm not sure if you can use the 4:3 screen with the Mk. III or IV computers, so you may have to upgrade to the 16:9 widescreen monitor also.

The P/O of my 2000 (11/99) Beast did this uprade (Mk. III and 16:9 monitor) and the only problem I had was that for some reason, the original radio module (C43) would not allow me to access certain radio functions like RDS or PTY. When I swapped in a BM53 (the radio module BMW began using with Mk. III), all was good.

That was my experience. Some have said they did not have any issues with their C43 module when they upgraded to a Mk. III.

But, outside of all that, again yes, the nav swap to Mk. III or IV is plug-n-play. Just remember to unplug the trombull as it is not needed with the Mk. III and IV; in the Mk. I and II cars, the trombull is seperate from the nav computer. I guess the newer nav computers have this feature built in so the one in the car is not needed, or so I have read here on this board.
B Jack is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E39 Want to buy: Looking for Mk IV Nav Unit TimInNOVA Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted 1 16th November 2011 05:57 PM
E39 For Sale: MKIII Nav unit rdm190 Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted 6 13th March 2010 09:26 AM
Possible to swap 00 nav unit w/01+ nav unit? scrmnws6 E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 3 28th August 2009 07:15 PM
Removal of 4:3 Nav unit? bugzy E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 2 3rd March 2007 01:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome