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My satnav sd card is somewhat out of date and there’s no way that I want to pay £160 for the pleasure of a one year update. I’ve seen a company on line called Satnav SD who will charge only £50 for the latest update (apparently). Two questions: 1. Has anyone had dealings with them? and 2. Is the price good from your experience, assuming you haven’t done the £160 update?

Pete

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Have not heard any problems resulting from anyone who has used them, except for the fact that it is plagiarised from the manufacturers 😞

 

 

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Many thanks for replying to me Trevor. The sd card arrived and I put it into my car and it has to be validated by a Jaguar dealer. I’ve had a satnav problem ever since I got the car ( see my other post) and I’m unwilling to pay £160 to update my card if it’s faulty. If the original fault reappears after this card has been validated I’ll know it’s the car. Unfortunately it is a random fault and I’ve never been near a dealer when the error appears on the screen. Since no errors are flagged up when the dealer had it for the day it is down to me to do what I can. 

Thanks again- Pete

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I thought I would post an update on my satnav problem. I took my car to my local dealer to have the sd card validated as instructed on my InControl screen; despite their best efforts the sd card that I purchased would not load. A message on the updater read “ the scratch code you entered has already been used. Please enter another one “. So much for Satnav SD and their copies of up to date road maps. It also turned out to be a 2018 copy. So who’s looking stupid now. The long and short of it is that I presumably still have my random sd card error, an out of date map and I’m also £50 out of pocket for my troubles.

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Pete,

I updated mine last year when I bought the car, I think I paid around £80 for it on a website (SatNavShop).  It arrived not on an SD Card but on a USB Memory stick and the supplier also provided a CODE to enter when updating (This is tied to the Vin Number of the Car).

The update took about 2hrs 30mins but works flawlessly.  Sounds like you have been unlucky.

I think 2018 is still the most up to date you can get.

 

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Hi Bill, thanks for replying. Because this problem is an ongoing issue since buying the car I was just trying to rule something out of the equation. I’ve sent an email to Jaguar to find out if they can sort something out. I am somewhat astonished that Jaguar HQ don’t have new SD cards with the latest map on them that we can buy. After all what do they do for brand new cars, give you an empty SD card and tell you to pop off home and download the latest mapping information? - If this were a common problem with the electronics in the car someone else would have seen it and it would presumably be on a knowledge base somewhere. That’s why I’m going for the SD card as the most likely cause. I’ll update again if I find out anymore info. Pete

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