Sportage Sat Nav update

powerdesal

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Hi,

I have a 2009 Sportage Crdi with a clarion satnav as OE equiptment. Does anyone have an idea how to update the satnav?
I know its something to do with updating a memory card on computer then down loading to the satnav but, as my manuals are in French ( French car, living in France) and my technical French is pretty bad I need help in English - anyone ????????
 

T9 man

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Greetings and Welcome to TorqueCars My Friend! :)

Are you quite sure about the memory card? a search has located some of these machines had DVD discs with the map information preloaded onto them.
 

powerdesal

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Hi,

Yes, sure.

Selecting the update option on the menu requests ''insert card'', my wife bought a blank card when she collected the car from the dealer ( I was away in a sandy place at the time) but thats as far as we now know.

The European map system continues to work ok but, being almost 3 years old really needs an update.
 

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Ok then, I will do some more digging for you! In the meantime maybe a Kia owner might come along with the answer.
 

powerdesal

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An update on my question, Clarion, the makers of the satnav have said an update CD is available at a cost of GBP 350 !!!!!!

As the 'new' update is listed as 'September 2009' I think I will pass on their offer. I could get a couple of new satnav units for that money, although obviously not built in as the original one is.

A three year old map is not such a big deal anyway.
 

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an update CD is available at a cost of GBP 350 !!!!!!

That's just highway robbery pure and simple! :sad2:
 

T9 man

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Where the dickens were you with this information Yugguy in December last year when I bought my disc? Saab wanted £475 plus the vodka and tonic!! :amazed:
When I lost the plot over the phone the price came down to £182.40 including from Whitmores Saab in Kent. Unbelievable!!!!! :sad2:
 
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