Updating Sat Nav system

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stupra
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Updating Sat Nav system

Post by stupra » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:27 pm

Guys,

A lot of posts have explained the process of doing an update of your cars SatNav card as supplied. I summoned up the courage to try it, Its taken me 2 days to sort this, but I have! Try this,;

Read it first and understand the principles of how this works. Note this assumes Windows is your operating system, VW do show how to for Apple in the link below. Be aware of the 2 systems in Atecas!!

1; Go to SEAT site and download latest map version for your cars infotainment system. https://www.seat.com/owners/my-seat/nav ... ateca.html I used the 6PO version for my car and "Europe 1" map

Store it on PC on your hard drive for future use. (Create a file called "SEAT Ateca Sat Nav Details)

2; Ensure your SD card from your car is "unlocked" beforehand, check the slider on the side of the card. Put original SD card in PC and "cut and paste" original "maps" file onto hard drive into your "SEAT Ateca" file and call it "Original" just in case you need to reinstall it back onto the card. There will be a file called "maps", this is the program you need to copy. Ensure SD card is empty after transferring off old map.

3; Copy new downloaded maps folder from Ateca folder of PC to SD card completely. Use "7 zip" as below: You will need to download "7zip" onto your PC, then follow these instructional steps below from VW for reference. Be very aware of the unzipping program &zip, its what the maps bundle comes in.

https://webspecial.volkswagen.de/vwinfo ... 994e464a9f Choose the Golf model 2017 and the "Discover Media" unit. Scroll to the bottom of this page and find "Download Manual PDF! This is really useful!

4; Then crucially, copy from your ORIGINAL map this file this "MAPS/EEC/EEC_WLD/OVERALL.NDS" to replace the same file on your SD card with the new update. This means that original data on the original map program is carried over onto the new map program. Without doing this, the new downloaded map will not work, as it is car-specific.

5; Relock the SD card and put in car!

Hope this helps!! As I said, took me 2 days but I eventually got it right. Read these instructions and do the downloads in preparation first and keep a cool head when doing it! I've now got version 1115, coming from version 0820

Good Luck!
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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by Fred99 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:31 pm

Can you use a new SD card and do it on that? That way, if it goes wrong you can still use the original.
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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by Paul.Cambs » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:36 pm

no, I suspect that the OVERALL.NDS you copy back has the serial number (or something) of the original SD card so it doesn't work on new card
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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by JonC » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:30 am

Thanks for the info, I’ve been meaning to give this a go. Will try over the weekend.

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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by Phantom » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:53 am

Using the vw maps worked for me.
I cant get a new SD card to work , anybody found out how you can>
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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by stupra » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:00 am

Fred99 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:31 pm
Can you use a new SD card and do it on that? That way, if it goes wrong you can still use the original.
Hello Fred,

I would assume that if you were to get a decent speed SD card with a capacity over 20GB (I think the SEAT one is around 15GG), you should be fine.
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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by stupra » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:02 am

Paul.Cambs wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:36 pm
no, I suspect that the OVERALL.NDS you copy back has the serial number (or something) of the original SD card so it doesn't work on new card
Hello Paul,

Yes, that's what I meant, the original map program has a car-specific item on it. Darn crafty these Spaniards!!
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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by Fred99 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:27 pm

I’m not sure that’s right as the cards are not delivered with the car. Many have commented that they had to go back to the. Dealer to collect one as the dealer hadn’t fitted one.

When I picked up mine it was just in a dvd box with no indication which car it was for.

As Paul said, it may be that the actual card serial number is used to effectively prevent cloning.
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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by Malcster » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:50 pm

Excellent, thanks for this thread. I updated my version 0636 to 1115. It does take a while copying across files and took the car about a minute to decide to display the maps on first install.

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Re: Updating Sat Nav system

Post by JonC » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:29 pm

Performed the update earlier, worked perfectly.
Thanks again.

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