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Old 19.09.2009, 09:17
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Re: Registering a car in Basel - STRANGE Emission Test request from MFK!!!!

The authorities are in control here.

They are telling you "get the test done or else you cannot register your car in Switzerland"

You have no choice.
You cannot skip the test.

Get it done and then post your results here of the total cost of vehicle import and registration, as everyone always asks...

PS:
If your BMW X5 is the E53 model, (made up to Sept 2006) then you will be pleased to know you can reprogram the radio (and navigation system) easily into Euro mode. If you drive into Zürich I can do this for you. Send me a PM for further details

If the BMW X5 is the E70 model (made after Sept 2006) then you'll be extremely disappointed to know that although it can be reprogrammed from USA to Euro mode, it is much harder and requires expert tools and knowledge, which unfortunately the BMW dealer won't have.

Benefit of Euro mode on the radio: it makes the radio work properly in Europe !!
Otherwise it misses some radios stations due to the different tuning steps between USA (0.2kHz steps) and Europe (0.1kHz steps)
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