I realize that this is a GPS issue, but I'm trying to come to a quick closure on it to provide some direction to my dealer.
I bought a new 2006 LT last month, and the "free" Nav III came in yesterday. The base bike did not have the prep package on it...bought it off the floor. At the time of purchase, the dealer really did not know what he would get from BMW. Based on my conversation today, I am assuming that mine is the first "free" one that came in under the offer to my dealer.
I already had an appt for my 600 mile service tomorrow, but due to the 1.5 hour one-way trip to the dealer, I wanted to do the 600 mile and the GPS install at the same time. After the unit came in, I asked the simple question..."do you have everything that you need to install the unit?" After several discussions, the answer turned out to be no. However the last discussion was headed toward the full replacement of the top panel ($700 part
) and we haven't even talked about labor yet. But the discussion about how you install a Nav III on a non-prep'd bike is still ongoing. I cancelled my 600 for tomorrow until we can figure it out.
I have to believe that with a Nav III in hand, I can get it on the bike for a lot less than $700 plus labor. For those that have put a Nav III (or II) on a non-prep'd bike, what is involved? Shouldn't the dealer know this (standard procedure?) and can't it be done without replacing the top panel? For those that have received the "free" Nav III, with and without the prep option, what was involved and what did it cost you?
Any comments would be greatly appreciated. I would like to resolve this asap and get the NavIII and 600 mile done. The bike has 510 miles on it, and it's 75 miles to the dealer...so it's going to sit there til I do.