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Sat Nav SD card

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Quick question - instead of paying Audi the best part of £600 for the Sat Nav SD card, could I simply slot in and use a genuine Audi SD card as advertised on eBay, or will it need dealer involvement?

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Just answered my own question...

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Whats the answer?  Dealer needs to 'activate' the sat nav / tell the car to accept the SD card?

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Whats the answer? Dealer needs to 'activate' the sat nav / tell the car to accept the SD card?

Yep, they have to pair the card with the car as there's no code to use. From what I've learned, £170/200 charge is not uncommon and they may even rufuse. The (company) car is due for renewal in April so we'll wait and spec the next one with Audi SD or even the MMDI nav.

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Seems daft they put all of the tech in required and then charge a fortune to add sat nav especially as every BMW comes with Sat Nav as standard now even if its a bottom of the range 1 series. 

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Well we'll definitely consider a 1-series, especially with Nav as standard. Depends on list of available cars on offer in the banding.

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Actuallly.....on the subject of Nav.....where is the best place, other than a BMW dealership, to get the latest Nav DVD disc?  I am loathed to pay the price the dealers want and I don't mind admitting it.

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Actuallly.....on the subject of Nav.....where is the best place, other than a BMW dealership, to get the latest Nav DVD disc?  I am loathed to pay the price the dealers want and I don't mind admitting it.

 

That's just it, NNMM, from what I understand, there has to be dealer involvement either in the supply or pairing. Either way, it's money for old rope. 

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Could be worth trying the old 'it's stopped working' trick.

I did that to get a new key coded, bought the fob and blank blade off eBay, had it cut at Timpsons, took it to Ford and told them it'd stopped working, they re-coded it to the car under warranty.

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Could be worth trying the old 'it's stopped working' trick.

 

 

Good work. This is Audi though, and they're mainly cnuts.

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A place like this could be worth a punt

Nice find. Something similar may exist for Audi. I'll search along the same lines. Thanks, Mad.

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