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BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by dorsetred » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:23 pm

Hope everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas.

On checking my connected drive yesterday, I've now paid £65 for a two year subscription and the updates are available to download through the Portal, however, please note the initial download is 15.6 G/B and will request a USB Flash Drive but this will need to be no less than 22.6 G/B to transfer according to the BMW Download Manager.

Cheapest from both Cotswold and my local dealer was £121!

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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by Blind Pugh » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:33 pm

Just done the same - cheaper than buying updates and fsc code from a non oem seller!!!!
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by HammyUK » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:49 pm

Is it working though - sod all else is still!
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by Blind Pugh » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:49 pm

HammyUK wrote:Is it working though - sod all else is still!
Yes AFAIK. Got RTTI and concierge services extended for another year without any issue.
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by dorsetred » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:40 am

Although I've not as yet had the opportunity to install the map upgrade on Wednesday night I sent a postcode to the car which was received and in seconds on Thursday morning we were on the road through the Sat-Nav recognising the point, this was my first time using this method and no problems whatsoever similarly all other aspects of connected drive are working fine.

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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by HammyUK » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:03 pm

Just off phone to them now - apparently when all the server "issues" were going on hundreds of orders got stuck.
Tickets that should have been sent over to germany got held in limbo.
Even they couldn't do anything as the whole system and accounts are locked down.
Germany are on holiday till monday so apparently it will be "rectified" by then....
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by Rustynut » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:08 pm

Have just got mine back from the dealers for this and mine has still not got roads on it that have been open for well over 12 months :oops:

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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by chirpy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:20 pm

Yay! Thanks for posting this dorsetred. I've just bought this for my F45 and am downloading as I type. I nearly updated at the first service but hoped this would come on Connected Drive.
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by chirpy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:24 am

... and now installed. Took about 30 minutes.
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by dorsetred » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:37 pm

Finally bought yet another Flash Drive yesterday, downloaded very quickly from PC to it and just inserted into the USB console port this morning, prompted for the code, inserted install completed despite switching ignition off three times just continued until fully installed. Dead easy and definite recommendation in view of cost and ease of installation with no difficulties whatsoever, only point to remember is make sure you write the key down before you start especially after locking the front door and having to go back inside to obtain from the PC!! :lol:

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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by ragpot » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:05 pm

chirpy wrote:... and now installed. Took about 30 minutes.
Hi, I have done exactly same - £65 for two years updates. Bad part was I was only offered 2016-2 maps by the PC update manager which as I understand it are early last year release. What version did you download?

I ended up DLing the newer 2017-1 fro a USA resellers torrent and used it with the code from BMW and all worked ok over the USB update...

My connected portal is telling me that my map update service is booked for 2 years, DEC 2018, but all my other services run out still in March 2017.... from reading the comments above, is there a thought that updating the maps gives extra connected drive, or is that a separate cost and if so how much does it cost please.?

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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by ragpot » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:10 pm

Blind Pugh wrote:
HammyUK wrote:Is it working though - sod all else is still!
Yes AFAIK. Got RTTI and concierge services extended for another year without any issue.
How much for the two extensions on the service ? Thx.
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:23 pm

ragpot wrote:
Blind Pugh wrote:
HammyUK wrote:Is it working though - sod all else is still!
Yes AFAIK. Got RTTI and concierge services extended for another year without any issue.
How much for the two extensions on the service ? Thx.
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by HammyUK » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:47 pm

Grrrr -they've finally sorted it all out but I have no option for the map update.
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Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Post by chirpy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:16 pm

ragpot wrote: Hi, I have done exactly same - £65 for two years updates. Bad part was I was only offered 2016-2 maps by the PC update manager which as I understand it are early last year release. What version did you download?
The BMWUpdateManager downloaded v2017-1 for me.
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