I have a 2001 3 series coupe with a BMW sat nav system which takes only the CDs (not the new DVDs). The original GB Road Map CD (2001-2) does not allow the TMC function to work. I have also used a Benelux CD (2002-2) in Europe and the TMC function did work while I was there.
I have enquired with BMW UK about the functionality of the TMC. They say, the only way it will work in the UK is if I used the new DVD road mapp which supports the function. I do not understand why the updated 2004 GB CD will not allow it to work even though the European maps on CD do support the function in Europe. Can anyone confirm this or is there a way around this problem, without changing my system to read the new DVD ROMS which is rather expensive?