BMW 316i (2013) iDrive – How to add GPS and Nav software to BMWs iDrive


Can I install navigation on my BMW?

You can get the CCC navigation system for under $1000. Install it, code it, call it a day. I’ve done a lot of reading on this because I have a non-nav car and I bought it only because I had plans on upgrading to the newer CIC system. Even that system can be had for around $1500 now.

How do I upgrade my iDrive?

Simply put the file on a thumb drive or other USB memory stick, plug it into the armrest USB port and go to the Settings menu in iDrive. Locate the Software Update option in the menu and follow the instructions on the screen. Pretty straight-forward.

How do I know what version of BMW iDrive I have?

With your iDrive navigation open, use the settings menu to scroll to “Navigation system version”, where you will see the region, version and year of your current GPS data.

Why is my BMW sat nav not working?

Hold down the power button for 20 seconds and let the iDrive restart. Might fix it. Hold down the power button for 20 seconds and let the iDrive restart. Might fix it.

How do I install maps on my BMW?

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You are ready to go into the vehicle insert the USB Drive with the latest map data in the USB interface port of your vehicle.

How do I connect Google Maps to my BMW?

Go to Google Maps in any web browser, sign in with your Google userid, and look for the ‘gear’ symbol and click it. That’s settings, and in there is the option to register your BMW with Google using your BMW Assist userid and password.

Is my BMW eligible for a technology upgrade?

Remote Software Upgrade is now available for more than 30 BMW models – almost the entire BMW fleet. Vehicles with software older than version 20-07 cannot install the latest version until the intermediate version has been downloaded and installed.

How do I update my BMW GPS?

Go to your iDrive navigation view, open the settings menu and scroll down to Navigation system version. You will see the region, map version and year of your current map. If it’s more than a year old, it’s time to update.

What is the latest version of BMW iDrive?

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The next levels of technology enhancements are being rolled out now to BMW customers with iDrive 7. These updates include the latest Remote Software Upgrade (version 21-07), an updated BMW News app with podcast-based news, and the addition of SiriusXM’s Pandora stations.

How much does it cost to replace BMW iDrive?

In some cases, the navigation system may work intermittently. The cost to repair or replace the CCC navigation unit at BMW dealerships varies between $1000 and $1600.

How much is a BMW ConnectedDrive subscription?

ConnectedDrive is free for the first three months when you buy a new BMW, then costs $50 a year if you choose to keep it.

What is a CCC module BMW?

CCC stands for Car Communication Computer. iDrive is a collection of hardware and software which has the role of controlling the entertainment and communication modules in BMW cars produced from 2001 onwards. The BMW CCC unit is one particular model of the BMW iDrive system.

How do I know if my BMW has CCC or CIC?

A quick way to tell if you have BMW CCC or CIC is to look at the CD & DVD slots.

  1. If you have two slots, CD and DVD, it means you have CCC.
  2. If you have only one CD slot, it means that you have the BMW CIC unit. In this case, the navigation maps are stored in an internal hard drive.


Can you drive a BMW without the CCC?

Yes, you can drive the car without the CCC. If you install a used CCC into your car then the dealer will be most likely be unable to update the unit’s software or code the unit to your car.

What is BMW NBT?

BMW introduced a further update to the iDrive Professional System in early 2012, calling it the “Next Big Thing” (NBT). It was introduced in current generation cars as an option, including: 1-Series F20/F21 – 03/2013 – 03/2015.

How do I get BMW apps on my BMW?

If you are a new user, log into the My BMW App, tap “Add Vehicle” and follow the in-app instructions to connect your vehicle. You will need access to your BMW during this process.

How do you check if my BMW is NBT?

If you’re unsure whether you have CIC or NTB, you can tell by the menu selections. With NBT, the whole line is highighted red while CIC uses a red box outline. This latest version of iDrive known as “NBT EVO”. It was introduced approx from 06/2016.