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How to Update your Volkswagen Sat Nav System

Moakesy

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I tried this to update mine and it failed to apply the maps at 93%. To be honest, I’ve not tried it recently, so they may have fixed it, but I’d recommend making backups just in case.

I use my phone using CarPlay most of the time (well, all of the time now) so I’m not too bothered. One of things I keep meaning to get around to, but if you rely on VW Nav just be careful.
 
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Prompted by this post, I tried again and it failed....again....with the error message 'Error during extraction of archive file'.

Quick search on google and now sorted it. Sat-Nav now working as before, but with updated maps.
 
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Just updated our 2016 Satnav (V4) using California Chris Youtube tutorial I had tried many times before using VW with no joy It now works a treat. (for info no charge for upgrade)
 
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Might be of use to someone but I had a nightmare doing mine but got there in the end.

Was using an old MacBook Air which may have been part of the problem but may have just been using a Mac.

Problem was that Discovercare couldn’t see the SD card so I had to manually download the zip file.

I then used Keka to unzip as recommended and the trick was to then delete all files on the SD card and use a free programme called cleanmydrive2 to remove hidden files.

I had other issues probably specific to me as there is no way my Mac would download the zip files. In the end and I’m gobsmacked this worked I used my iPhone, saved almost 15gb zip file to iCloud then extracted from iCloud to my computer and copied to the SD card.


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VW server issues I believe, doesn't go 'online' and therefor doesn't see the SD card... Had to download and manually update the card. Didn't have any issues on my MBP with download and save though...
 
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VW server issues I believe, doesn't go 'online' and therefor doesn't see the SD card... Had to download and manually update the card. Didn't have any issues on my MBP with download and save though...
That’s bang on. Oddly it did see it once and promptly doing the backup as per the programme corrupted my original data so no backup. Very relieved to sort it



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Updated my dad's VW T6 Multivan Discover Media (Gen 2) about 4 times now without any problems so far.
Just choose the right navigation device in DiscoverCare, choose the type of map you need, plug in the original SD-card, choose backup of course, and let it run for a couple of hours if you take Western Europe (about 14GB).

If DiscoverCare tells you it has no connection to the internet, just wait a couple of days untill the new maps are online, then it works like a charm.

Updated his navigation the 6th of january with 20/21 maps. Works like a charm.
All of this on the plain old simple Windows 10 machine.
 
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