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    G31 530d MSport Touring, VW Scirocco 2.0TSi

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  1. I have a 530d Touring M Sport with adaptive suspension on 19" wheels. On a recent trip to Germany I too felt the car was quite unstable once over about 100 mph. It felt like there was a constant stiff crosswind so it needed constant correction and didn't inspire any confidence. The tyre pressures were correct. Sport mode was marginally better than adaptive or comfort but not a great improvement.Has anyone had similar issue and has it been resolved?Car is booked in on 15th August so I'll see if they find anything.
  2. I'm wondering if it's possible to get a set of small clear covers which could be fitted over the 4 external camera lenses to protect them from damage. Any thoughts?
  3. PGN

    Missing Artist/Track info?

    Hi Parvus Glad that yours is OK too. I did a manual update of the Nav to 2018-1. I have another thread for that http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/131659-navigation-update-question-uk/
  4. PGN

    Missing Artist/Track info?

    My problem is fixed!I had another e-mail from the dealer on 27th April quoting some investigation that BMW technical had done. They were saying that sometimes although the "Data Transfer Failed" message appears it is in fact updating (that was definitely not my situation). Also that sometimes there will be no artwork displayed for the CD (I understand this and it has happened for a couple of my CDs).Anyway, without much hope, I thought I'd try it again - and it now works!So, my thinking is that there was no problem with the car (although I did update connected drive (Select Connected drive, Press options button on idrive controller, Select and carry out update)) and that the problem was at the server end and is now fixed.I notice that the connected drive app has just been updated so maybe this is part of a connected drive upgrade.
  5. PGN

    Navigation Update Question (UK)

    Yes - I think the time estimate for mine was something like that but it was actually a bit quicker.
  6. PGN

    Navigation Update Question (UK)

    USB update worked fine for me but it took a long time.
  7. PGN

    Missing Artist/Track info?

    To get into the Gracenote system you press the option button near the controller whilst playing the CD. Then select “Album Information”, then “Search for album information online”. You then see “Album information from Gracenote” and “Updating album information…”
  8. PGN

    Navigation Update Question (UK)

    I see that 2018-1 is available as a manual update via the Connected Drive Portal. I would like to know if anyone in the UK has had an automatic map update to 2018-1.
  9. PGN

    Gracenote Problem

    My understanding of how the Gracenote system works is that whilst a CD is playing the Album Information is retrieved from the Gracenote database stored within the vehicle. If no information is available for the particular CD (or in fact even if it is) it is then possible to search for it from the on-line database. This is achieved by pressing the Option button near the controller and then selecting “Album Information”, then “Search for album information online”. You then see “Album information from Gracenote” and “Updating album information…” After a few seconds one or more options for the information are listed (I guess this is for different versions of the album) and you select the one you want to apply. Until a couple of weeks ago this worked perfectly for me but now after about 30 seconds of searching the message “Data transfer failed” appears and no album information is listed. I had the car booked in earlier this week for this but the dealer couldn’t find a solution or any technical info from BMW so they have contacted BMW Technical direct and are waiting for a response.I would be grateful if someone else could test this and confirm that it works for them as I don’t know the problem lies with my car or is a more general problem.
  10. PGN

    Navigation Update Question (UK)

    I may still have a problem then. Maybe the UK map (i.e. Region 3) is still an earlier version. What region are you?
  11. PGN

    Navigation Update Question (UK)

    Ok - dealer had the car for a day and a half. I'll quote the report: "Followed test schedules, no faults stored but found BMW Technical information stating to programming the vehicle to rectify. Carried out programming" I assume this is more than just updating the map from a USB. There are a couple of minor differences in the menus and the favourite buttons were all cleared. Looking at the map version now I have 2017-4 with no Automatic Map Update. I'm waiting to see if it auto updates correctly to 2018-1.
  12. PGN

    Missing Artist/Track info?

    Hi Parvus, I think my problem is slightly different to yours. My installed database works fine. It's the on-line search that is no longer happening. I'd be interested to know what happens with the new database though so please keep updating.
  13. PGN

    Missing Artist/Track info?

    My understanding of how the Gracenote system works is that whilst a CD is playing the Album Information is retrieved from the Gracenote database stored within the vehicle. If no information is available for the particular CD (or in fact even if it is) it is then possible to search for it from the on-line database. This is achieved by pressing the Option button near the controller and then selecting “Album Information”, then “Search for album information online”. You then see “Album information from Gracenote” and “Updating album information…” After a few seconds one or more options for the information are listed (I guess this is for different versions of the album) and you select the one you want to apply. Until a couple of weeks ago this worked perfectly for me but now after about 30 seconds of searching the message “Data transfer failed” appears and no album information is listed. I had the car booked in earlier this week for this but the dealer couldn’t find a solution or any technical info from BMW so they have contacted BMW Technical direct and are waiting for a response. I would be grateful if someone else could test this and confirm that it works for them as I don’t know the problem lies with my car or is a more general issue.
  14. PGN

    Navigation Update Question (UK)

    Car is booked in on Monday 5th March for 1-2 days. Yes - I do have my connected account set up correctly (and it has done one OTA update). I imagine the updates are staggered to reduce load on the central server. Useful to have it confirmed that 2018-1 update is happening. I'll update on progress next week.
  15. PGN

    Navigation Update Question (UK)

    Yes - maybe you want to wait and see how I get on. I feel exactly the same - the OTA update should work. That's what we paid for!
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