New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST > BMW Z4 Forum (E89) > 2009-Current Z4 Forum (E89) General Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-09-2010, 08:16 AM   #1
benj5386
New Member
1
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: 35i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny Wiltshire

iTrader: (0)

Navigation: Colours and Night Mode

Either i'm being really stupid and missing the obvious or the navigation screen isn't behaving as it should.

INFO: I am in the UK and have UK and euro maps loaded.

If i have the navigation screen up as a full screen display of the map, the map colour is generally a very grey colour. The only colour on the map seems to be the road numbering labels(M5, M4, A30, A303 etc). When i go in to the settings and tick the option for Night mode, nothing happens. The map remains the very washed out grey colour.

But.....

If i split the screen so the map is displayed on the right hand side (the smaller half if you like) the map is full colour (different classes of roads are different colours, rural areas are green etc). When i then select night mode, the map changes to a black background and roads are red which seems correct.

So my questions are....

1) Should my main map be more colourful along the lines of the split screen map?

2) Should I be able to select 'night mode' so it is mostly black in colour for the main navigation map?

3) If the answer to q1&2 is 'yes', any ideas on how to correct this?

If you need any more info to help, then let me know.

Thanks for any help and suggestions in advance.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
Memphis1
Lieutenant Colonel
Memphis1's Avatar
United_States
33
Rep
1,843
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 SDrive 35i
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CT

iTrader: (0)

Turn off traffic
__________________

Last edited by Memphis1; 08-09-2010 at 09:08 AM.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2010, 02:51 PM   #3
eduq
Registered
1
Rep
3
Posts

 
Drives: z4
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Turn gray cards off in the option menu of the nav.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
richard in NC
Major
United_States
23
Rep
1,364
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 Z4 35i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC

iTrader: (0)

What is the zoom of each view? Grey indicates cities. I don't recall if night mode still shows the grey or black for cities.
__________________
2015 M5, Alpine White/Full Black: Exec Pkg, Driver Asst, DCT, black 20s, More...
2013 X3 35i, Vermillion Red/Sand Beige: MSport, Premium, Technology, Premium Sound, Hud, More...
Gone '13 335is, '11 X5 50i, '09 Z4 35i, '08 550i, 06 X3, 06 650i, '02 M5, '99 540i
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2010, 10:39 PM   #5
Dr Stig 2
Criminally Insane
Dr Stig 2's Avatar
Australia
18
Rep
1,458
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Demon!
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
For me the easiert way to check if your night and day mode are working properly is to check the sky on the screen.

Mine has clouds in the daytime and stars at night.
Citties (nearby) also add a light glow on the horizon.

It looks so cool my son loves to turn it on all the time (now set as programmable button number 8)
__________________

Dr Stig
2010 Z4 35is
2011 X3 30d M Sport
Australia
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 02:01 AM   #6
benj5386
New Member
1
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: 35i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny Wiltshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Memphis1 View Post
Turn off traffic
This is the answer. Brilliant, i was pulling my (not much left) hair out over this.

I unticked the 'traffic view' in the same menu as the night mode and map display went back to normal. Full colour mapping and it also switches to night mode as expected.

Thanks for your help Memphis1 and of course to everyone else who replied to this question.

Cheers
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 02:34 AM   #7
Dr Stig 2
Criminally Insane
Dr Stig 2's Avatar
Australia
18
Rep
1,458
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Demon!
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by benj5386 View Post
This is the answer. Brilliant, i was pulling my (not much left) hair out over this.

I unticked the 'traffic view' in the same menu as the night mode and map display went back to normal. Full colour mapping and it also switches to night mode as expected.

Thanks for your help Memphis1 and of course to everyone else who replied to this question.

Cheers
Does yours switch to night mode automatically? I have to do mine manually...
__________________

Dr Stig
2010 Z4 35is
2011 X3 30d M Sport
Australia
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 03:18 AM   #8
benj5386
New Member
1
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: 35i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny Wiltshire

iTrader: (0)

No, I have to go into OPTIONS and MAP SETTINGS (i think) to tick the night mode box.

It seems like a long winded way to change a regularly used setting. It's a shame you can't set it to one of the short-cut keys.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 03:50 AM   #9
Dr Stig 2
Criminally Insane
Dr Stig 2's Avatar
Australia
18
Rep
1,458
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Demon!
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by benj5386 View Post
No, I have to go into OPTIONS and MAP SETTINGS (i think) to tick the night mode box.

It seems like a long winded way to change a regularly used setting. It's a shame you can't set it to one of the short-cut keys.
Mmmm... but you can set it to the shortcut keys.
__________________

Dr Stig
2010 Z4 35is
2011 X3 30d M Sport
Australia
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 07:49 AM   #10
benj5386
New Member
1
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: 35i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny Wiltshire

iTrader: (0)

Strange, i tried setting the shortcut this morning and it said i couldn't set night mode as a shortcut.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 04:08 PM   #11
Dr Stig 2
Criminally Insane
Dr Stig 2's Avatar
Australia
18
Rep
1,458
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Demon!
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
All I know is, mine is set in programmable button number 8.
Are you pressing the programmable button when you see the option to change between night and day, or after you have pressed the option for night and day?
I did it before, while it was highlighted with the iDrive selector.
__________________

Dr Stig
2010 Z4 35is
2011 X3 30d M Sport
Australia
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 04:29 PM   #12
mikeinaustin
First Lieutenant
United_States
7
Rep
319
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 z4 3.0 crimson red
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: austin, tx

iTrader: (0)

i have one button programmed for traffic on/off and one button programmed for night mode on/off.
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2010, 08:25 AM   #13
T89
Lieutenant Colonel
T89's Avatar
Switzerland
26
Rep
1,533
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 35i & Mini Cooper S
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Geneva & Joburg

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeinaustin View Post
i have one button programmed for traffic on/off and one button programmed for night mode on/off.
+1


T
Appreciate 0
      08-12-2010, 02:40 AM   #14
benj5386
New Member
1
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: 35i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sunny Wiltshire

iTrader: (0)

I'll give setting the shortcuts a go later on today. All I can say is the Idrive warned me that a shortcut couldn't be set for that option. I'll play around with the sequence and see what happens.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 03:27 AM   #15
Aleppo
New Member
Aleppo's Avatar
0
Rep
19
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 sDrive35i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: **|**

iTrader: (0)

i do wonder however, is there no way of making the shift between night mode and daytime more automate? any standard garmin gos device has this option, i would have thought the idrive gps would as well.

does anyone know anything about this?
Appreciate 0
      12-18-2010, 01:25 AM   #16
Z4-2010 Mike
Z4 Mike
United_States
0
Rep
20
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 2010 s30i
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Jose, CA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Shortcut key works for me. Changes to night and same key back to day setting.
Appreciate 0
      12-19-2010, 02:40 AM   #17
Aleppo
New Member
Aleppo's Avatar
0
Rep
19
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 sDrive35i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: **|**

iTrader: (0)

i wonder if there's a way to make it change colors according to the light sensor which activates the automatic headlights... or maybe a timer, according to sunset, etc...
Appreciate 0
      12-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #18
cdeslandes
Captain
cdeslandes's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
676
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 Z4 s35i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeinaustin View Post
i have one button programmed for traffic on/off and one button programmed for night mode on/off.
I may do just that... Thanks for the suggestion.
__________________
2010 BMW Z4 s35i
2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2013 Volvo XC90
Appreciate 0
      12-19-2010, 10:16 AM   #19
cdeslandes
Captain
cdeslandes's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
676
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 Z4 s35i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aleppo View Post
i wonder if there's a way to make it change colors according to the light sensor which activates the automatic headlights... or maybe a timer, according to sunset, etc...
You'd think so. A $100 Garmin does it, a $60,000 BMW doesn't...
__________________
2010 BMW Z4 s35i
2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2013 Volvo XC90
Appreciate 0
      12-20-2010, 06:21 AM   #20
Aleppo
New Member
Aleppo's Avatar
0
Rep
19
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 sDrive35i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: **|**

iTrader: (0)

my thoughts exactly. i wonder if BMW will be nice enough to include something in a software update...

Santa? Help?
Appreciate 0
      12-20-2010, 11:29 AM   #21
Land_Shark
In The Flesh
Hong Kong
11
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aleppo View Post

Santa? Help?
Santa ain't coming this year... He is test driving in Norway... LOL
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
idrive, navigation, night mode

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 PM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST