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How to Update your Volkswagen Sat Nav System

Sunstoner

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The last bong I had was in Uni in 1987 and our VW Discover Media Nav is silent apart from the announcements. Are you sure it's not your phone or a dashcam making the noise. Updates should also change the given speed limits if they are to be believed.
Oh gawd..I really dont know now....picked up my first Cali at the beginning of the month spent 2 weeks with it (and not a lot of use) before being told to 'stay at home'..so now I come to think of it...its mostly been google maps / android auto that I've been using for route guidance...lol....does that make a sound then?

Ha! Sorry. Newbie here :D
 
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Oh gawd..I really dont know now....picked up my first Cali at the beginning of the month spent 2 weeks with it (and not a lot of use) before being told to 'stay at home'..so now I come to think of it...its mostly been google maps / android auto that I've been using for route guidance...lol....does that make a sound then?

Ha! Sorry. Newbie here :D
Probably.
Many European countries make it illegal to have Speed Camera location or detection in/on the vehicle so the VW SatNav just shows the speed limits. Via a 3rd Party you can have Speed Camera Location installed but it could be problematic.
Many other SatNavs might show Speed Cameras etc: and give an audio prompt but automatically disable this when you cross to Europe and instead just warn you you are heading towards an Accident Black Spot or something like that.
 
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Probably.
Many European countries make it illegal to have Speed Camera location or detection in/on the vehicle so the VW SatNav just shows the speed limits. Via a 3rd Party you can have Speed Camera Location installed but it could be problematic.
Jeeez, you cant have any help these days. They stick a thousand signs by the sides of the road and expect you to read the lot, keep within speed limits, while allowing you to concentrate with a wobbly finger on a sodding touchscreen infotainment system all at the sametime. A little prompt now and then to keep you straight is a godsend I'd say in these busier driving times. Im no speed demon but it doesnt take much to get flashed. IMO of course. :p
 
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Just to add. Updated the Sat nav software as per the video by Cali-Chris and all is well. I didnt get lost once whilst driving around my garden so all must be fine! :D
 
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A new video out from California Chris on how to update your VW SatNav. No mention of a charge, so it may be free now.

Did anyone get a message from TomTom about important updates for your SatNav? Due to the upcoming WNRO on 6 April 2019, the performance of your device will be impacted. Details here https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/updates/
Doesn't seem to have a mac option anymore?
 
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Just to add. Updated the Sat nav software as per the video by Cali-Chris and all is well. I didnt get lost once whilst driving around my garden so all must be fine! :D
If you go around your garden enough, the queen will attack you with a big sword.
 
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Gave up on the app as now debunked,
Managed to download the zip file on my mac it auto unzipped it into afolder
I then opened up the sd card on mac copied the maps folder as a backup
I then deleted it from the sd card, by dragging to trash and emptying trash
Finally copy the new files on to sd card
Worked fine no issues
 
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I watched the video, but it didn't match what I had to do (on Windows or Mac). The only option was to do the manual download and delete/copy onto SD card. It was fine, but if you go for a large map area, you need the space on your computer for the backup and the unzipped new data.
 
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