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      11-06-2012, 06:00 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Pacemaker1000 View Post
Anybody fitted one of these?
Yes, I have a "BMW Navigation Portable Plus" (2nd generation, 2010 = Garmin 765) in my E89, but I had my dealership mount the device.

Originally Posted by Pacemaker1000 View Post
you cannot just buy and install the bracket and buy your own Navi as it has to have the BMW software
That's right - the "regular" Garmins will never have output on your car's speakers. Even with the correct "BMW Navigation pro/plus/HD traffic" devices, the car must be coded by your dealership so that speaker output is possible.

Originally Posted by Pacemaker1000 View Post
Don't suppose it shows the parking display same as factory?

BTW: If you are interested in retrofit navigation, you might want to have a deeper look into the new 4th gen. "BMW Navigation Portable HD Traffic" (see here - sorry, German only) - this device is based on the 5-inch "Tomtom Go Live" (probably model 1015?) instead of Garmin and has its own realtime traffic information OTA. I am also looking for an upgrade at the moment (but I am a bit hesitating as I have no information on handsfree set quality - the handsfree set of the 2nd gen Garmin portable plus has been much better than all other successors due to a 2-microphone array).

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