Sat Nav & TMC ?

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Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by ronk » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:20 pm

The TMC indication is only Green when the radio is tuned to Classic FM 100.3 or listening to a CD. When another radio channel is selected - the indicator "TMC" turns red - Is this correct?

I've trawled through the menu 's and I cant find anything!

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by mmm-five » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:21 pm

You can change the station that the TMC is collected from, I usually use Radio 2 as I can pick that up in more areas than any other.
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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by cj10jeeper » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:24 pm

Yes - that's correct. The Z4 uses a single channel tuner so if you tune to another channel than the set TMC channel, then it will drop TMC for your chosen channel. Of course playing a CD allows the tuner to stay on TMC.

Other BMW's such as the X5 use a twin channel tuner so one is always on TMC and the other free for your chosen station
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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by ronk » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:26 pm

That would be better - Next question how do I do that? I can't remember seeing an option to select that.

I assume that it will only work on the one selected radio station? ie will not work in the background?
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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by ronk » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:30 pm

Thanks for that info, I thought I was going daft trying everything to get the light to STAY green!
You've saved me hours of wasted time.
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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by Adam D » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:19 pm

How do you set the TMC chanel? :tumbleweed:

/edit ignore that I just found out it only transmits on Classic FM and Real Radio in the uk.
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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by Herminator » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:27 am

Well Real Radio has to be better than Classic FM. So how do you change it?

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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by srhutch » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:54 pm

Herminator wrote:Well Real Radio has to be better than Classic FM. So how do you change it?
either listen to Classic FM or Real Radio, better still listen to a MP3 or CD
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Re: Sat Nav & TMC ?

Post by Breaker » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:36 pm

But a Tom Tom? :P
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