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      01-08-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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Every Nav system is different and one needs to get used to it to like it. No doubt BMW Nav is not the best. Now to your questions:

1. When on the Nav screen with the guidance set to a destination, move your iDrive stick two times left, and pick up Route information. This is the text information you are looking for.

2. It doesn't warn you to be on left or right at every exit unless there are possibilities of your highway getting split into two separate destinations.

3. Best way to set the volume of the Nav is when you are about to leave. Set the destination on Nav and start the guidance, when you hear the voice, try to set the volume. You can do this also next time by setting guidance off and on, you will hear the voice again. Do this multiple times until you get the vol what you like. X3 has speed dependent volume setting for all voices and music, go to the common settings and do it.

4. Map shows you a number like 400' and also a scale bar below it. The size of the bar is equivalent to distance on the map, in this case its 400 feet for that one inch bar.

5. For seeing the traffic information you need to set two values, enable traffic information and set the type of the traffic information. Once this is set and you are on the Nav screen, move iDrive once to left and select triangle for traffic information. You will see the traffic information as well map on split screens. You can use the traffic information to guide you properly if you set the dynamic guidance on.

6. Set the screen brightness / contrast from general settings.

7. Nav maps are from Tele Atlas for US models.

Last edited by April1; 01-08-2012 at 08:15 PM.