Map update code

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spl23
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Map update code

Post by spl23 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:44 am

My three years of automatic map updates ends at the end of the month, and I noticed the other day that I haven't had any over-the-air updates for some time (the OTA version on my car was still 2017-4) - so I went to the ConnectedDrive portal and did a full download of the latest map set, which is 2018-2.

The map update tool gave me a code to unlock the maps, and I received an email with the same code in it, but I uploaded the maps to the car last night with no problems, and at no point was I asked for the code. The nav system seems to be working fine today, with the new maps, so I'm wondering if I actually need to do anything at all with the code, and if so, how I enter it?

Or is it that the code is only required for additional updates after your free period of updates has ended?
2015 F20 LCI 125i

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Re: Map update code

Post by andysummers86 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:32 pm

I've updated mine 3 times via USB and never had to enter the code.

I read somewhere is you're still within the 3 years of free upgrades it doesn't ask for the code as the update recognised you're car is still within the time frame.

Either way - its fine how your update has installed no need to enter any codes.

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Re: Map update code

Post by spl23 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:59 pm

That makes sense - many thanks for setting my mind at rest!
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