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      11-28-2017, 05:54 AM   #1
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G30 Map Updates for Sri Lanka

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I need to get the map update for my G30 (Sri Lanka). My car was bought in UK and shipped to Sri Lanka. I can only view some European maps for the moment. At the moment company already has the update for Sri Lanka & I would like to know how I can get that and get it installed ?

Can anyone help ?
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      11-28-2017, 06:25 AM   #2
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Have you asked your dealer? (they might need to refer to technical) as you say the website is only going to display Europe given its a UK sourced car.
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      11-29-2017, 01:51 AM   #3
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hi. I don't have a dealer since I got it from UK and shipped to sri lanka. I have a 3rd party servicing people who told me it will cost USD 2,000 to get the code to enable & get the maps. Is there any other way ?
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Sorry I know of no way but you could try the bmw genius on the website possibly?
I canít believe it costs that much.
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      12-01-2017, 08:42 AM   #5
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You should contact BMW UK and ask to reassign your VIN number to your region so you can download Asian maps via Connected Drive?
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      12-10-2017, 11:30 AM   #6
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Hi go to Bavarian Motors. They should be able to help
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      12-10-2017, 01:57 PM   #7
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Hi there.

I need to get the map update for my G30 (Sri Lanka). My car was bought in UK and shipped to Sri Lanka. I can only view some European maps for the moment. At the moment company already has the update for Sri Lanka & I would like to know how I can get that and get it installed ?

Can anyone help ?
It can be done. PM sent.
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Hi there.

I need to get the map update for my G30 (Sri Lanka). My car was bought in UK and shipped to Sri Lanka. I can only view some European maps for the moment. At the moment company already has the update for Sri Lanka & I would like to know how I can get that and get it installed ?

Can anyone help ?
It can be done. PM sent.
Hi Shawn,
Please help to PM me as well.
I got 2017-1 and would like to update to 2018.
Thanks very much.
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      12-19-2017, 09:52 AM   #9
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Hi Shawn,
Please help to PM me as well.
I got 2017-1 and would like to update to 2018.
Thanks very much.
PM sent.
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      12-23-2017, 04:53 AM   #10
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Just got the maps installed from Gerry of BMW Nav codes. Shawn introduced him. Really great work. Highly recommended.
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      12-23-2017, 10:26 AM   #11
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Just got the maps installed from Gerry of BMW Nav codes. Shawn introduced him. Really great work. Highly recommended.
Glad Gerry figured it out for you.
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Hi there.

I need to get the map update for my G30 (Sri Lanka). My car was bought in UK and shipped to Sri Lanka. I can only view some European maps for the moment. At the moment company already has the update for Sri Lanka & I would like to know how I can get that and get it installed ?

Can anyone help ?
hi Sam
i have the same requirement for the g30 maps in Sri Lanka, any advice would be great. right now im using the apple CarPlay -apple maps, which isn't great.
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Glad Gerry figured it out for you.
Hi Shawn
any help on this would be great. thanks
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      01-06-2018, 09:52 AM   #14
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hi Sam
i have the same requirement for the g30 maps in Sri Lanka, any advice would be great. right now im using the apple CarPlay -apple maps, which isn't great.
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Hi Shawn
any help on this would be great. thanks
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Same issue but with Korea

Hello all, this was an email I sent to BMW genius in regards to hopefully help me with my issue that I will have in May. I do not want to use a third party to install, or fix these issues as I believe BMW have the resources and capacity to fix them.

Dear BMW Genius,

I have a few inquires that I would like to address, and hopefully have a
positive reply/feedback. I will be purchasing a new BMW 2018 M550i through
the military sales program. Some of the questions I had for the dealer were
not addressed because the individual *did not* know the answer to the
question whereas I have found answers from other BMW owners from other BMW
forums (Bimmerpost/Bimmerfest).

First question, Is it possible to change the eSIM on the *US Spec BMW*
vehicles when the vehicle is in a different country? I would like to have
the WiFi-Hotspot here in South Korea, which have relatively low Data plans.
If this option does not work could I buy a dongle (WiFi portable device)
and use it to provide the data to the vehicle?

Second Question, For connected drive, what are some of the possibilities
can I do when I'm driving a BMW in a foreign country? I haven't found any
definitive answer on any BMW forums besides coding. Is there a solution
when ever a US Spec BMW is moved to a different country on how to fix it? I
did see one BMW owner from bimmerfest in regards to connected drive, that
the *(BMW UK connected drive team)* contacted the BMW German team to have the account switched over to the Asia region which fixed the issue. Can
this possibly be a solution?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=982039

Lastly, possibly the most important question for me is about the *Navigation
and Headup-Display.* Due to the vehicle being US Specifications I saw that
navigation and HUD will not be supported here in South Korea. Now I have
seen cases in Europe and Korea that manual coding can fix this issue. BMW
being one of the most sophisticated, largest, and well respected automakers
in the world, I would not see how this cannot be accomplished. It would be
terribly disappointing since I relocate quite frequently (1-2 years at a
time) worldwide that I would not be able to use this vehicle in different
countries other than the United States.

I hope to hear some good news in regards to these questions, as these are
the only issues I have in regards to purchasing this vehicle.

Thank you for reading this email and I hope to hear from the BMW Genius
team shortly.


This was their reply..


Thanks for contacting the BMW Genius Team. We appreciate your inquiry.

The features and technology offered in a United States specification BMW are designed to operate within the United States only. Due to the network requirements for these features, we are unable to determine if certain functions will operate outside of the United States.

We can only recommend speaking with an authorized BMW Center in South Korea for more information on what services are available and offered in that market. The technicians there can determine is any changes are needed for the vehicle and what feature will operate in South Korea.

We regret to confirm that we are unable to suggest any third party devices or vehicle coding. BMW of North America, LLC does not recommend any 3rd party modifications or alterations to the vehicle as it may affect the warranty. Any recommended software updates for your vehicle can be installed by the service team at any authorized BMW Center. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Should you need, a full list of authorized BMW Centers in South Korea can be found here: https://www.bmw.co.kr.
^^^^
Which btw they told me they could not help me..

As always, BMW Genius product experts are readily available at participating authorized BMW centers to answer any questions you may have about our vehicles.

For your convenience, BMW Genius Team members can also be reached via the BMW Genius Hotline at 1-844-4GENIUS (443-6487):
- Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Thanks again for your inquiry.


I do not know what to do
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      02-21-2018, 03:32 AM   #16
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I feel you're trying to achieve something the car manufacturers aren't ready to contemplate yet. In the last few years there's been this massive movement from selling pretty much a purely mechanical product, with dedicated-purpose electronics, to one where the electronics play a far greater role than 'just' calibrating fuel delivery and brake pressure. We have subscription models for connecting to your smartphone, showing parking spaces and music services.

They have a choice to make, whether they allow the end user to customise everything, or whether they tie the options down to particular markets. From a legal perspective the latter seems pretty likely, but also from a support perspective, which is going to become increasingly difficult for them.

Perhaps they'll take the views that the cars can be coded/jailbroken at the owners risk, but it's difficult to imagine that they'll even be able to turn a blind eye to this. With your example of the Nav in the HUD, South Korean authorities must have decided that shouldn't be done (why?) and it's not a feature in that region. If you code it back in, are BMW liable in any way for even allowing the coding to enable the feature?

Sadly I suspect it will be a while before the manufacturers and authorities work this out.
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Hi Shawn, would appreciate if you could do the same for me pls. Much appreciated.
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Hi Shawn, please help me get the updated map too. Thanks in advance.
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