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      05-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Navigation Software Update

Today I received an email from BMW to offer me a Navigation software update. I need to go and buy a USB key to do the upgrade at 199$ CAD.

My question is the following; Is this USB key coded with your VIN ? at 200$ I find it expensive a bit but if I can upgrade my wifes car with it also than itès not that bad.

anyone with the answer ?
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      05-07-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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you will need FSC codes for each car. You can purchase maps/FSC codes from patrys and other people on the forum for much cheaper. Like around $50 usd
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      05-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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you will need FSC codes for each car. You can purchase maps/FSC codes from patrys and other people on the forum for much cheaper. Like around $50 usd
Is patrys a member or store?
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      05-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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Do NOT waste your money

Sadly, I paid the $200. I just finished installing the update on my 2011 F10. I specifically wanted to have the mapping for the (Edmonton) Anthony Henday Freeway north section, which has been open for well over a year.

Well, update complete, I get some more nice pictures of buildings around downtown, but my car still thinks I'm driving across a farmers field when I'm on the North Anthony Henday.
I can see it if the road had been open for only a few months, but it was Feb 2012 or thereabouts.

It wouldnt be so bad if this was a lifetime update subscription, a la Garmin. But if I have to pay $200 every time for a still out of date map, forget it.

I've left a message with BMW voicing my disleasure. It is my intention to return the USB key to them for a refund.

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      05-23-2013, 05:59 AM   #5
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Hi guys,

do you know whether FSC code is valid only for one-shot update or could I use same code more times for the same car?
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