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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 3
NG Radios
Introduction
Starting September 2000, a family of new generation radios will begin to be phased into
production.  The exception to this is the E52 which has been available with the MIR (mu

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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 4
NG Radios
NG Radio System Overview
Example: E39 with MK III navigation and BMBT
SRS
AIRBAGSRS
AIRBAG
BMW
POWERGPSNAVIGATION SYSTEM
13.07.2000Thursday10 : 17
INFO
1
4
25
36
FM AMMODEMENUTONE SELECT
K

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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 5
NG Radios
Functional Overview
NG Radios
Radio Operation with KL R off
Operation is possible with the key off on the C53 and CD 53 radios.  If the radio is turned
on with KL R off, it will play at th

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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 6
NG Radios
Reset and Voltage Monitoring 
A radio reset is triggered by under voltage or the internal processor monitor.  The reset
function restarts the radio, similar to turning it off and back on a

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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 7
NG Radios
Station Search Button
Every time the MIR is switched on it looks to see if a navigation computer is installed and
displays the correct menu options.  Text and symbols on the display are ge

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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 9
NG Radios
Service Mode Functions
1. Serial Number:Display of the radio serial number.  
2. Software version:Display of the radio software version.  Displayed as (calender week,
year, version)
3. GAL

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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 10
NG Radios
Review Questions
1. How can the “NG” radio be distinguished from an earlier radio?
2. Which was the first “NG” radio to be used in a production vehicle?
3. Discuss the most signif