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Update BMW Dealer List on BMW Navigator

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  1. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

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    In the past when I updated the BMW dealer list for my Nav I used the POI Factory site and placed the list in my Custom POIs. I was not updating the list you get by pressing the BMW icon in the "Where To"
    Yesterday I saw a thread on the MOA site about updating the list and this time I was able to update the list accessed by the BMW icon.
    Go to the BMW International site
    Here's the link for US http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html
    Click on
    Gear and Parts
    Under Navigation and Communication Click on Nav VI
    For some reason the Nav VI list is more up to date than the Nav V or IV list
    Click on Downloads

    Here's is the direct link to the unzipped US dealer list.
    http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...nbank_2017.zip

    The Text file is the instructions

    If you are interested in Custom POIs for your Nav or other GPSs you can use the POI Factory site.
    http://www.poi-factory.com/
    You'll need to register on the site and also need to use the Garmin POI Loader tool. https://www.garmin.com/us/maps/poiloader

    If you use Custom POIs, here's a list of Independent BMW shops in the US.
    BMW Independent shops_03_2017.gpx
     
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    Lee Well-Known Member

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    You can add this list to any Garmin. If your Garmin does not already have a POI folder it only takes a couple seconds to add the folder, then copy and paste the BMW list into it.
    I added the list to my Nuvi I use in the car.
    Here's what your Where To page will look like after you add the list.

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    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Lee - thank you very much for this! I was half-wondering how / when this would get updated. Now I know that it is NOT automatic with your map updates, but is a POI update. I did this and was successful. Mine now shows all 4 BMW dealerships in the Houston Area (the top one in the last photo is the newest dealership).

    Essentially all you have to do is copy the downloaded POI file to the POI folder in the Navigator and remove previous versions of the same file.

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    Lee Well-Known Member

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    Yep a quick copy and paste once you know what to look for.
    I believe all the standard POIs get updated when you do a map update but not the dealer list.

    The list under the Nav V update is several years old. I think I saw a date of July 2017 for the list under the Nav VI update.

    The Iowa City Iowa and Austin Texas dealers are now up to date.
     

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