How to Upgrade an E39 Bluetooth

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How to Upgrade an E39 Bluetooth
The BMW E39 directs you to the right place. (gps navigation system in car image by jedphoto from

BMW is a German manufacturer that makes a variety of automobiles with features such as all-wheel drive, surround sound, anti-lock brakes and a navigation system. The E39 Bluetooth navigation system communicates with your cell phone and helps you get to a particular destination. You must upgrade your navigation system in order to receive the latest maps. Though most websites and third-party companies claim they have upgrading tools for your navigation system, it is best to contact your BMW dealer.

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Things you need

  • BMW B39 DVD

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  1. 1

    Determine whether your BMW requires a CD or DVD to upgrade the Bluetooth system. BMW created the B39 Bluetooth GPS system between 1997 and 2003. Models before 2002 require a CD; models after 2002 use a DVD.

  2. 2

    Contact your nearest BMW dealer and ask for the latest CD or DVD for your B39 system. It may take between 7 and 10 business days for the CD or DVD to arrive by mail.

  3. 3

    Press the "open" button on your BMW's B39 entertainment unit that houses your B39 Bluetooth's navigation system. Once it opens, it will eject the current navigation CD or DVD. Remove it from the disc drive.

  4. 4

    Insert the new CD or DVD and push the "close" button. The B39 navigation system will upgrade to the current disc.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not always rely on your navigation system to get you to your destination. It's always helpful to remember how to get to and from a destination.
  • You should upgrade your navigation system every 6 to 12 months.
  • Never use your cell phone with your navigation system while driving.

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