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Updating Navigation Maps (Garmin)

Was looking to update the maps on my navi - is now more than a year old, and this time when we were in Italy, it did not recognize a newly-built highway!
Looked online - Garmin does it for CHF 119! Is that a joke? There are now satnav's available for that price. Anybody with experience to share?
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Old 02.06.2010, 10:05
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Re: Updating Navigation Maps (Garmin)

Yes.. That is sort of the conclusion I have arrived at. Buy one, use it for a couple of years and then buy another cheaper one. I know it is not very enviromental friendly, but I will use some more low energy light bulbs to compensate
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Re: Updating Navigation Maps (Garmin)

migros electronic are selling navmans for 179chf with 2 years free map updates and tmc at the moment.

Or you could try one of the many dodgy websites out there where you can *cough* download maps gpsunderground, ppcwarez I hear are good google search words
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Terrible cough you got there BB2
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Re: Updating Navigation Maps (Garmin)

you could also look at buying the maps from another country, my old car had garmin built in, I think I only paid about 40 for a map upgrade sd card from the uk.
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Nice tips here... though it was getting very hard to hear with all the coughing
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Re: Updating Navigation Maps

I asked the dealer for an update to the built-in navigation system on my Audi and it will be chf 450! This seems like a lot! Is there a way around this? Can I download something specific to the Audi system somewhere, or are the ones you mentioned universal map downloads that can go in any system? Not very good at cars, computers, or maps, so will appreciate any advice. Thank you for the links to the sites already listed above.

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Old 31.03.2011, 09:02
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I asked the dealer for an update to the built-in navigation system on my Audi and it will be chf 450! This seems like a lot! Is there a way around this? Can I download something specific to the Audi system somewhere, or are the ones you mentioned universal map downloads that can go in any system? Not very good at cars, computers, or maps, so will appreciate any advice. Thank you for the links to the sites already listed above.

depends on the system, if its based on something like a clarion system then your out of luck, one of our cars has a factory fit system that is really a customised clarion, the only way to update that is via the dealer or sending it back to clarion, for the bargain price of 500 euro!!!!!

some of the more popular systems you can find downloads for, but to be honest your better off just buying a cheap tomtom or no make system from ebay for 50chf, then you'll never have to worry about being ripped off again.

iirc some audi's just use a DVD for the maps, in which case you should be able to find a map update on a bit torrent site.

google bit torrent, you'll need to install a bit torrent client, something like bitcomet, then use a torrent search engine, something like isohunt.com, or just google torrent search, try to pick the file with the most seeds and good comments to avoid fake files.
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Re: Updating Navigation Maps (Garmin)

if your inbuilt system uses wince then your in luck and can probably unlock it and install any gps software you want on it, you'll need to google the make and model number of it eg if its an audi gpsxxxx then google

unlock audi gpsxxxx

if its possible someone would have done it and posted a how to

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Was looking to update the maps on my navi - is now more than a year old, and this time when we were in Italy, it did not recognize a newly-built highway!
Looked online - Garmin does it for CHF 119! Is that a joke? There are now satnav's available for that price. Anybody with experience to share?
Was the road leading down from the Mont Blanc tunnel?
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I asked the dealer for an update to the built-in navigation system on my Audi and it will be chf 450! This seems like a lot! Is there a way around this? Can I download something specific to the Audi system somewhere, or are the ones you mentioned universal map downloads that can go in any system? Not very good at cars, computers, or maps, so will appreciate any advice. Thank you for the links to the sites already listed above.
go to http://gpsunderground.com/forum/gps-...-systems/audi/

you need to find out your gps system type though
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Re: Updating Navigation Maps (Garmin)

Thank you all. This will be my project for tomorrow. The thing that has kept me from tackling it is the fear that all of the original data will be lost...fingers crossed!
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