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Hi,
I've recently become aware that is now possible to user update the Sensis navigation maps for 2012 and onward vehicle.
I've obtained the latest Australian / Pacific maps via the support volvocars com website and successfully loaded them onto a 32Gb FAT formatted usb drive.

When I plug the drive in the maps attempt to update but I'm prompted with 'enter license key' message.
Further reading suggests that this means my car needs to have a firmware update from the dealer in order to be able to use this 'free' functionality.

This just kills me - yet another item where I need to pay for a software update to allow something to work - where I do all the work myself.

Has anyone in Australia had the required firmware done?


Actually - I'd appreciate feedback from anyone about a typical cost top load this.

I'm after a ballpark cost to know if I'm getting ripped off by the only dealer on the island - I've had rotten luck with them in the past so want to arm myself with some facts,

It would be nice to have updated maps and not constantly driving through 'paddocks' with all the roadworks here over the last few years :)

Cheers
James
 

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I would suggest that you contact Volvo Australia on its toll free number to clarify the position regarding the "licence details".
It could be that each vehicle has a dedicated "licence number" for map updates similar to a "radio code" in some vehicles when a battery is disconnected.
 

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Hi,

BEforehands thanks for your help in this matter.

I have a XC60 2012 imported from Europe to USA, right now i'm in Colombia and i have my Navigation System with USA maps and the activation code related to this maps, however, i have south america maps but when i try to install these maps, the screen show me that the system needs the activation code for this maps but i don't know when can i get it...i appreicate if someone can help me to give me the details where i can find it.

thks

Jk
 

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QUOTE (juank_fajardo @ Jan 10 2021, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi,

BEforehands thanks for your help in this matter.

I have a XC60 2012 imported from Europe to USA, right now i'm in Colombia and i have my Navigation System with USA maps and the activation code related to this maps, however, i have south america maps but when i try to install these maps, the screen show me that the system needs the activation code for this maps but i don't know when can i get it...i appreicate if someone can help me to give me the details where i can find it.

thks

Jk

Hi JK

As above, I had the same issue and I'm afraid that you do need a firmware update from the dealer in order to be able to use this 'free' functionality.
Once the firmware update is done then there is no longer a PIN for the map updates and you can do them yourself.

Word of warning, if you do get the firmware update, ensure they know what they are doing as they had my car for a couple of days due to it taking a very long time. I believe if they connect it directly to VIDA it will be quick and without issue.

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James
 

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QUOTE (jamestas @ Feb 9 2021, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi JK

As above, I had the same issue and I'm afraid that you do need a firmware update from the dealer in order to be able to use this 'free' functionality.
Once the firmware update is done then there is no longer a PIN for the map updates and you can do them yourself.

Word of warning, if you do get the firmware update, ensure they know what they are doing as they had my car for a couple of days due to it taking a very long time. I believe if they connect it directly to VIDA it will be quick and without issue.

Cheers
James

Thanks James for your feedback. My issue is that south america maps just have Brasil, the sensus navigation above 2014 has Colombia Map but i don’t know if there is any update to jump to this new sensus in order to have Colombia map.
 

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QUOTE (juank_fajardo @ Feb 10 2021, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks James for your feedback. My issue is that south america maps just have Brasil, the sensus navigation above 2014 has Colombia Map but i don’t know if there is any update to jump to this new sensus in order to have Colombia map.

Hi,
yes, it looks like Colombia is not an option for your year model. I doubt you will be able to use the sensus 2014 maps (which do have it) sorry.
Your dealer might be able to help, but I suspect not sorry
 
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