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    ALPINE Nav II DVD retrofit

    Hellow every body some days ago i requested about retrofiting GPS navigation on my 1997-740il wich hase alredy TV.
    all ansowrs were to check instruction manual of retrofiting . OK and THNKS to all , but the computer wich i bought is ALPINE japanese made Mark II DVD- i noticed that the harnese is different and can,t pluged with original car harnese, so are ther any manual for this task work .
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    Can you post the nav computer part number?

    What is the part number of the navigation computer you got. And, if you can post a picture, that might be even more helpful to determine what it is. Alpine did not manufacture the MKII, MKIII, and MKIV nav computers. Additionally, the MKII and MKIII are CD-based. The only DVD-based navigation computer for the E38 is the MKIV.

    Also, what region is your car? BMW used a different navigation system for the Japanese market.

    Assuming you have a US/Europe/Australia market E38, your car should have the TV module with a blue plug and a white plug. The MKII, MKIII, and MKIV navigation computer will have a blue plug and a burgundy (or sometimes yellow) plug. You will move the blue plug connected to your video module over to the the blue plug on the nav computer. (You will also have to add the burgundy plug, which is easy, and you will remove your old video module.)

    If your nav computer does not have plugs that match those on the video module, then you may not have a MKII, MKIII, or MKIV nav computer.
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    Re: Can you post the nav computer part number?

    sorry Dear bigbimmer i couldn,t post the pictur any way see the detail bellow pleas so that may be help.
    my car is BMW 740il - 1997 equiped with monitor and TV module i.m here in Saudi arabia - meddle est country. our cars like the europ but the japanese car are defferent you are right and this navigation i got it used from japanese car so the cd room marked with this data (DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM II) it,s harnes includ two black connector go to back side of cd room ,one is 20pin and another 18pin but the end of harnes has the following :1-6pin white (can be fit to car harnese 6pin with same cables colour) 2- 10pin black (can be fit to car harnese also black wich coming from tv modul and linked beside the white one) 3-6pin black,10pin green,14pin green these are not known for me finally ther is no place to connect antenna.
    when i try to fix only plugs that can be fit to car the driver get power and eject button is work but nothing more.
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    thanx again and hop you accept my english again






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    You can not use that nav computer in your car.

    You will need to get a MKI, MKII, MKIII, or MKIV nav computer for your car. The Japanese nav computers will only work in Japanese cars in Japan.

    Here is a link to a navigation computer buyers guide. (Just delete the space in the URL to make it work.)

    http://www.bimmer board.com/members/jcarey/BMW%20Navigation%20Buyer%20Guide.pdf
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