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Hi guys. I'm the proud owner of a 56 S type diesel for a week now and I'm loving it. I've bought a CD to upgrade the sat nav maps from 2006 to 2012 - 13 from eBay. The sellers history was good and feed back from other jag owners saying the disc works well. It's now arrived and the instructions say that the update can take up to 50 minutes and recommend that the vehicle is running all the time to avoid a flat battery. One thing I've learnt from this forum is that a flat battery on an S type is never good!! Can anyone tell me if they have used a similar disc and does it really take this long to update? Thanks guys. Chris.

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Hi Chris, 

I got a similar disc from SatNav updates and it did take a little time to update and I also kept the engine running while it did the job

 although I am unsure how long it actually took.  I think that 50 minutes sounds a bit longer than mine took, but a little amount of wax polish and a duster can bring up the wood trim while it is happening!


You will enjoy your s type, give the engine a treat every now and then with top quality diesel, and you will get a very good mpg.





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Hi guys - sorry to piggy back into an ongoing thread, but I've just bought a 2012 disc for my x-type and was wondering if there was any advice on doing the swap - do I need to have the sat nav on or off, does the engine need to be running and is it just a case of ejecting existing disc and inserting new disc, or is there a trick/knack I should be aware of?


Thanks for any help,



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Sorry for the late reply but sat nav updated! I started the engine and removed the old disc. I then placed the new one in. It took no more than 5 mins to load. I initially couldn't get it to accept a post code but then realised it thought I lived in Belgium! It now appears to be working fine.

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Hi chaps, I'm new to the forum but looking to upgrade my satnav to 2012 from 2005. Apart from the updated road maps, are there any improvements to the look of the screen? Does it happen to change any of the other screens, such as the audio screen...I really don't like the white background/black icons.

In addition, can anyone tell me why I can't choose a twilight setting wihin the menu? I can only choose daytime or night, which is not ideal during dusk as the screen is too dim.



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In anticipation of a move from North Wales to France, I upgraded my car’s SatNav earlier this year, to the 2012/13 version. A word of warning.

We spent three weeks in Shropshire followed by four in north east Scotland before crossing the channel. As we had very little experience of those areas we came to depend on the SatNav and, in covering about three thousand miles in France, we’ve used it frequently .

My warning attends to it’s unwillingness to admit when we're going wrong. Importantly, and helpfully, previous SatNavs we’ve owned have instructed us to “Turn around at the first opportunity” or used similar phrases very soon after we’ve taken a wrong direction. The Jaguar system simply calculates another route and we’ve often driven unpleasantly circuitous alternatives, sometimes adding very long distances and considerable time to the journey.

My suggestion is that if you suspect you’re going the wrong way, trust your instincts immediately and stop to check or follow the road signs.

I felt cautious about adding this post but these experiences have been too frequent and too obvious to ignore.

Happy driving. 

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"In anticipation of a move from North Wales to France, I upgraded my car’s SatNav earlier this year, to the 2012/13 version. A word of warning.

We spent three weeks in Shropshire followed by four in north east Scotland before crossing the channel. "


It really did take you the long way around didn't it? :D


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Hi Tim, and welcome to the club.


I quite like the Jaguar Sat nav.   I think you can alter the brightness setting in the settings.


I did update my Satnav from 2006 to 2012  ---  cost £29  --- but it is just a map disc.


Being old fashioned though, and having worked all over the country, I always do a map check before a long journey.





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I can see the brightness settings in the menu but Twilight is greyed out. I can manually alter the settings, but only for Night or Day and in my experience there are occasions when neither are suitable, hence the Twilight would have been useful.


I heard that the 2012 disc alters the Jaguar logo screen to black rather than green, so I wondered if it also improved any of the other screens? I find the white screen too much of a distraction, due to the inability to select Twilight, as above.


My Tom Tom is a better tool graphically, but takes too long to get a GPS fix compared to the Jaguar which is 'always on' and gets a fix immediately.  Like you, I always carrry a map too as it gives a better idea of where you are in the world in relation to where you are going.

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