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On 528 with nav (archive)

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Posted by Mitch on July 07, 2000 at 09:29:27:

In Reply to: Re: Check Control MID posted by Jim Cash on July 05, 2000 at 18:07:37:

You get the full on-board computer, parked car ventilation, and alphanumeric MID on a 528 if you order the navigation system. These additional features are why the nav system is about $200 more expensive on a 528 than on a 540.

: : I was excited when I saw all the bells and whistles of the onboard computer on the 5 series videotape that came with my new 528i, only to be disappointed to find out that I don't have any of that stuff on the car. Apparently the upgraded MID is only available on the 540. Is this correct? Is there any accessory or aftermarket product to upgrade a 528? I was most interested in the theft code and the programmable ventilation.

: : Thanks
: : Rick (who will post a photo as soon as my film gets developed -- I can't afford a digital camera for a while!)

: Sorry but you are out of luck on that one.

: The "high" version of the "check control" and On Board Computer is only available with the 540.

: It can be obtained for a 528 in other countries (as an option), and I assume it could be obtained by a special order - but only when ordering the car.

: Upgrading after the fact, while technically possible, would not be feasible since there are so many components that whould have to be changed and added (more than I care to cover, and would include a lot of extra wiring)

: Cheers
: Jim Cash

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