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      04-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Combox/6NR- Enabling BMW Assist

Hey guys,

I have the Combox/6NR retrofitted into my '10 E93. However, I really miss being able to use the SOS button and especially having the ability to send directions/POI straight to my car via Google Maps.

I've searched the forums and see some conflicting answers (some say it's not possible, others say you need a dealership to activate).

So what's the deal? Is it possible? If it does require a visit to the dealership, are there any in NJ/PA/NY/DE area that are willing to do this?

Thanks in advance.
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Hey guys,

I have the Combox/6NR retrofitted into my '10 E93. However, I really miss being able to use the SOS button and especially having the ability to send directions/POI straight to my car via Google Maps.

I've searched the forums and see some conflicting answers (some say it's not possible, others say you need a dealership to activate).

So what's the deal? Is it possible? If it does require a visit to the dealership, are there any in NJ/PA/NY/DE area that are willing to do this?

Thanks in advance.
Who did your instal? As of now their is no way to fix the bmw assist or sos.
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      04-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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You probably got the Combox Media edition. For starter you would need combox telematic edition. That's the easy part.

Then you have to find a dealer who's willing to transfer your old assist box number to the new telematic number.
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Who did your instal? As of now their is no way to fix the bmw assist or sos.
Alekshop, but now I'm on the east coast.

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You probably got the Combox Media edition. For starter you would need combox telematic edition. That's the easy part.

Then you have to find a dealer who's willing to transfer your old assist box number to the new telematic number.
Stupid question, but how can I tell which one I have? Do you happen to know if the guys at Mt Laurel (or any other dealership) would be willing to do this kind of transfer?
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I spoke to my installer and I believe I have the Media edition.

Has anyone actually had any luck with activation of the Telematics version via dealership or through BMW Assist folks?
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If you have the media one then it's probably not worth it for you to spend the extra cash on the telematics + having to pay a dealer to do the switch.
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Dang, ok. Thanks for the input. Guess I'm stuck with it.
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