5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Ive done it in a 04 545 E60. Cost is several thousand just in parts. you need a CCC navigation unit, antenna, antenna cable, I drive controller- hi, a new screen, an LVDS cable, a new Menu button... etc. Once parts are installed even if you do it yourself you still must find someone to do the encoding for you which is hard to find. Most dealerships will nto do it because its not an approved retrofit, the vehicle order in the car must be changed which is something that normally only BMW engineering will do. Basically, its a PITA and its expensive... you're better off trading the car in on a car with Nav or buying a Garmin like Prof said
check out x5world nav section, they have tons of general nave experts. But I agree,
a new car would be cheaper in total real cost in $, time, tears, lost lovers and jobs etc
google bmw forums. and then search for nav retrofit.
I just saw a picture someone posted of his interior all torn to hell. It was posted to deter
folks that ask your exact question, seriously.
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