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How to tell if you have a BMW CCC, CIC , NBT, Route navigation

Many people are confused as to what kind of navigation unit is in their BMW. This page will help identify whether or not one has a BMW CCC or a BMW CIC navigation unit.


BMW CCC Navigation:

Maps are easily upgradeable by swapping out the Navigation DVD and letting the car power down completely from standby. This unit, however, is not powerful enough to enable the DVD in motion option and cannot play back video DVD’s. If you have a menu on iDrive which looks similar, you have the CCC Navigation.

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BMW CIC Navigation:

The BMW CIC unit has more capability and functionality than the CCC version. To update maps one needs to obtain an FSC code and update the units Hard drive based storage. DVD or USB  32gb

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BMW NBT/NEXT Navigation:

The BMW NBT unit has more capability and functionality than the CIC version. Full 3D, Voice Activation. To update maps one needs to obtain an FSC code and update the units Hard drive based storage. USB ONLY 64gb


BMW ROUTE Navigation:

The BMW ROUTE unit has more capability and functionality than the NBT version. Connected Apps. To update maps one needs to obtain an FSC code and update the units Hard drive based storage. USB ONLY 64gb


MK4 Guides – 2001-2006

BMW MK4 Navigation Guide                          NBT/NEXT – 2015-2016                             

CCC Guides – 2006-2009                          BMW NBT Navigation Guide

BMW CCC Navigation Guide                           Firmware MK4 only

CIC Guides – 2008-2014                            Version 32 Update Guide

BMW CIC Navigation Guide                                                                                                          


Check your current map version?

HELP GUIDE

NBT SYSTEM INSTALL SCREENSHOTS

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During the whole process, the engine must be kept running, to avoid any problems.

You should also know that the entire operation will take a couple of hours via DVDS ( 10x less if you’re using USB drives) so make sure you have enough gas in the tank.

After starting the engine, insert the first DVD into your car’s system. The onboard computer will detect the new maps and ask for the FSC code that you’ll then insert using the iDrive controller.

From here on you’ll just have to wait for the disc to be copied. This will take a couple of hours but you will need to come back in the meantime to introduce the next disc. After the third DVD is copied, the system will reboot.

That’s the conventional way to do it. Another way is to used USB drives. These can be provided by the dealership or you can copy the contest of your DVDs on USB devices using a PC or Mac. This way is faster as the USB read speed is faster than on a DVD and it cancels out the disk read errors.

To do so you can either use one USB flash with over 16 GB of storage (so that all 3 DVDs fit on it) or 3 drives of at least 8 GB that you can interchange afterward. The disks have to be FAT32 formatted.


DVD Installation 

ALL DVDS FULL HIGH DEFINITION PRINTED

1. First DVD into the DVD slot on the CIC and it should prompt for the update.

2. Follow the onscreen prompts, it will prompt for the FSC code (see below for information on getting an FSC code)

3. The update will begin to load

4. When it prompts for the second DVD&USB, eject the DVD and insert the second DVD

5. When it prompts for the third DVD&USB, eject the DVD and insert the third DVD

6. Wait for it to finish loading the data and you’re done!


USB Instructions:

  1. Put the USB into the (passenger box) Not the drive armrest, the system will ask for your FSC Unlock code. Enter the code we have provided you.
  2. The install will take around 25-35 minutes
  3. Wait for it to finish loading the data and you’re done! To verify the version, go to Navigation, Press Option Button on the iDrive and select Show Navigation Version. (you may need to restart the Navigation system again – press the volume button for the 20s).

Here is all CIC controllers and screens

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Mac How To

These instructions are for the mac users who have no other PC with windows available.
Once you have…
These instructions are for the mac users who have no other PC with windows available.
Once you have downloaded all the files from our server using FileZilla.
Move the files onto your USB stick(s) according to the guide that came with your map version.
For the Premium and Motion that means put PKGDB and Config onto the root of your USB stick.
For the premium, it will be 3 USB sticks or one doing the process 3x.
once all files are onto the USB stick run Blue Harvest to remove the hidden files added by the MAC.

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 Road Map Route Install Guide

Route Update 1
Step 1:

Connect the 32GB USB stick with the system. The display will automatically switch to the Navi-update mode.

 Route Update 2
Step 2:

Select Start,  select update to the iDrive controller on the display.

 Route Update 3
Step 3:

Enter the 20-digit activation code (FSC) via the iDrive Controller. The numbers “0” and “1” are not included in the FSC, to avoid confusion with the letter “O” and “I”.

 Route Update 4
Step 4:

Turn on OK to confirm. The update process starts.

 Route Update 5
Step 5:

The data is updated only during the journey. This process runs in the background. The basic functions of your navigation system will be kept. The USB leave infected by the end of the update procedure Stick.

 Route Update 6
Step 6:

The full update can take between 30 and 90 minutes. After successful installation of map updates, the system will automatically restart. After the upgrade is complete.


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