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Offline IET

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Re: FREE SAT NAV UPDATE
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 05:08:07 PM »
When my husband bought his MX5 ND back in March 2016 you could buy a Mazda without the Sat Nav and save the ludicrous £600 Sat Nav Bill. He purchased a £190 TomTom with free lifetime updates, that come fairly frequently.

Now it appears that all Mazda cars from 2017 come with Sat Nav and with the £600 extra cost included.
Bearing in mind  QKJB’s experience  if updates remove useful info provided in prior updates then this surely could undermine not just the Sat Nav and if  speed limits are removed then the “Traffic sign recognition”  feature on the heads up display is also affected.

Really unacceptable, and I’m now concerned about the future integrity of my Mazda 3 Sat Nav. Surely I won’t have to consider a TomTom as back up!!

Thanks Willpower for advice on how to get map update e-mails.
 Since I have already downloaded the toolbox would it be suffice to go to mazda.co.uk/mzd-connect/navigation  and register or will I need to uninstall toolbox and download/reinstall it after registration?

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Re: FREE SAT NAV UPDATE
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 05:27:10 PM »
Just initiate the toolbox from the icon it put on your computer. Go to Help / Customer Care / Europe   If you go to update my maps, it will give you the option to register, as you cannot update/buy without registering.   There is also a FAQ  section which which help you.

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You could go here   https://mazda-eu.naviextras.com/shop/portal?id=&epslanguage=en     and select the appropriate action.
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Re: FREE SAT NAV UPDATE
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2018, 10:24:19 AM »
Could anybody tell me if a new SD card registers to the cars VIN upon the first use in the car?

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Re: FREE SAT NAV UPDATE
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 09:19:52 AM »


I think it registers after about the first 60/70 miles
Could anybody tell me if a new SD card registers to the cars VIN upon the first use in the car?

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Re: FREE SAT NAV UPDATE
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2018, 05:32:58 PM »
So I guess the SD card has to be registered with a VIN before it will work with Mazda Toolbox then as it seems to use this for the free update service?
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Re: FREE SAT NAV UPDATE
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2018, 05:32:58 PM »