- Apr 26, 2013
Has not anybody downloaded and used this new map yet? If I had car I would already install the new map.
I really hope you are right, but I am guessing their promise..This doesn't appear to be true. It's all over SEAT's website in the services section that they check and provide software updates free of charge as part of a service.
A little bit of provado knowing you don't have to do it. I should add I am very loathe to be the guinea pig, being a 65 year old techno phobe, what if........? Especially since everything is brand new and hunky dory at present.Has not anybody downloaded and used this new map yet? If I had car I would already install the new map.
Maybe if we find a dealer who will do it, there may well be a queue of cars wanting that dealer to do their service. Now that could be a good marketing tool!!!!I was told at the time of purchase, "all map updates are foc", I questioned this and was told without question by my dealer, map updates are free for three years...
Another case of dealers not singing from the same hymn sheet again...
My FR184 Tech was built in July and and delivered Sept 2nd with Version 034.My car was brand new last week! Actually bought ex-docks, so I'm guessing a very newly built car. Unless of course they have thrown an old SD card in, instead of a new one.
Unfortunately packaging box doesn't give any clues.
Would be useful if others could list their codes and dates so we could maybe get an idea about what is happening - unless anybody has an in at Seat.
While I was searching the net today I found some good information sources about the navigation system updates.
As you know navigation system works with the sd card that is installed at slot 2. All the map is installed in it and system uses these map from sd card. So if you can update the map in this sd card, you will always have the updated maps.
Today vw's discover media, skoda's amundsen and seat's 5,8 inch navigation systems work at the same way. At the links below you can find discover media's and amundsen's map updates. They are most efficaciously same. And I think it is also same for Seat's system.
1)For VW: http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/IN...t=application/ApplicationFrame_campaign_light
How to update: http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/IN...t=application/ApplicationFrame_campaign_light
2)For Skoda: http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/IN...dsen&&NewDomainName=Navteq-NavteqEurope-Site&
How to update: http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/IN...ions&&NewDomainName=Navteq-NavteqEurope-Site&
These files are approximately 4,5 GB.
If friends who have navigation system in their Leons can try this and inform us, we will be very happy. Thanks. And you do not have to install anything to your car's system. Just download the map. Put it in to sd car and locate it to slot 2. If it doesn't work you can locate your original sd card. That is all.
Note: These map updates are free for VW and Skoda now. For example if you want to update your Opel's maps, it costs 99 euro. Really expensive.
Both VW and Skoda update links point to one and same file:
So, it is highly likely that the update will work also for the SEAT navigation system.
I have ordered my car with the navigation so I really hope I can get free updates. I am not gonna pay for updates, that's ridiculous. If I have to pay, I'll take updates illegally. It's just silly to ask money for updates while you may have them free on any other device and even on other VW groups cars.
I've downloaded the map update archive and uncompressed it on my HDD for examination. And here's a very promising discovery I made. In the following path:
there are 4 folders named respecitvely 1, 2, 3, 4. The structure of those folders is same and the interesting part is in the subfolder named "Font". Each of the 4 font folders contains different files preffixed respectively:
1 - AudiTypeSemi*.ttf
2 - VWThesis*.ttf
3 - SkodaProScreen-*.ttf
4 - SEAT MetaStyle-*.ttf
So, I guess the navigation software is the same on all 4 brands and it's only the different UI skins that are different with respective icon sets, fonts, etc. That's why it is one and same update file for Skoda and VW and it most certainly works also for Audi and SEAT.