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      10-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Anyone else stupid enough to pull the USB ED Maps drive?

OK ... I should have known better, but I'm a recovering engineer like many of you. I had to see if my iPhone would work with the iConnect Drive functions and the BMW Apps ... even though I read it wouldnt in Europe. So I pulled the USB ED Euro Maps out of the USB slot and plugged my iPhone into it and yes .. it did not work. After I unplugged my iPhone and reinstalled the USB drive, the Nav System was asking for an "Activation Code." Of course, our Delivery Specialist did not give us the activation code for he entered the code prior to our delivery process starting. I'm sure I was told not to pull this USB Drive out during the delivery process but ... again that recovering engineer did not listen. Soooo ... now I'm in Austria without Nav on a Weekend. I tried calling the "Afterhours BMW Welt Hotline," where they told me to call my dealer in The States (I know for a fact my CA doesnt have a clue about this). I tried calling BMWNA ED and was told to call the BMW Welt Technical Support Saturday morning at the same number as the Hotline. I guess the USB ED Maps Drive method is too new for everyone for I must be the first non-listener to do this .... unless ... anyone else out there wants to admit doing this and can tell me what they had to do ... assuming not, I'm going to attempt to reach the Welt tomorrow and talk to a delivery specialist .. hopefully they can provide an activiation code and I'll be good to go. Lesson learned ...curiosity is a good thing but likely not all that good on an European Delivery experience!

If nothing else ... I always have my iPhone Map App (and Apple apologized the other week for that app!)!!