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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual Initial Print Date:10/3/00Revision Date:9/29/00
Subject Page
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Overview of the Radios for Each

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BMW 3 SERIES 2003 E46 New Generation Radios Manual 2
NG Radios
“NEW GENERATION” (NG) RADIOS
Model: E39, E46, E52, E53
Production Date: Starting from 9/00
Objectives
After completing this module you should be able to:
• Recognize the new features

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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 8
NG Radios
Workshop Hints
Service Mode for NG Radios
A service mode is available as on previous radios as a diagnosis tool and for changing radio
settings.  Entering the service mode varies by the de
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