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can you please clarify exactly what you mean by "is not picking up the signals" ?
When SatNav is selected, it loads, and appears ready for use. Destination etc can be inputed, start guidance is chosen, then nothing happens. The satnav just shows car location as being in Spain, on a global European map of continents showing. Ordinarily, map works because I can find addresses and streets, but it does not commence. BMW says they think its the antenna, and would have to strip open the bumper and check but not sure. They say to allow up to £700 for labour and parts. I have not gone back for the works. still puzzled. Car is 3 years and two months old and had it from new.
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thank you for clarifying
BMW has a service bulletin out on this concern
while it can be caused by a bad antenna, the more common cause is a hardware or software failure of the Host Independent Positioning (HIP) module.
BMW has released very specific computer testing and guidance for this type of issue to its dealers, so this needs to be carried out. the normal fix is a software update or replacement of the HIP module
If I were you I would complain to BMW customer service to have them involved in your case (and possibly involve the field engineer / area rep) and also ask for goodwill assistance with the cost of the repairs
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