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How are these Navigation systems updated?


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#1 OFFLINE   elijahbird7

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

Just asking this because I just spent over 5 hours helping my brother update the Navigation system on his 2012 MKS. He ordered the update, and it came with 4 DVD's. Two were for a software update, which were to be installed first. We followed directions by putting in Disc 1
There is a window that tells you the percentage of the Disk loaded. At 10%, (about 20 minutes),the Disc was ejected, saying to clean the Disc. Wiped it on both sides, put it back in, it started at 0%, and again, at 10%, (20 more minutes), it ejected with the same message. Wiped it again and put it back in, again started at 0%. This time, it stayed in and kept going past 10%. It took about an hour+to finish, and then the Disc ejected itself. According to directions, you were to get a notice to eject Disc 1, and then another notice to insert Disc 2...did not get that, but put Disc 2 in just in case, but it automatically ejected, so I guess it wasn't needed. We then got to the Navigation Discs. Put in Disc 1, and then had to find a 16 letter activation code on the sales receipt to continue, and luckily, he had saved that receipt. It took 2 hours for Disc 1 to load, and at about 60%, a message came up to eject it, and install Disc 2.
This Disc took slightly over an hour to install, but it finally finished and said it was a successful installation!
Don't know if Sync3 will have that same process for Navigation updates, but at least I know that Sync3 can be updated by Wi-fi, but have no idea about the Navigation update, but since he had to pay $150 for it, I imagine we will have a similar process with a similar fee.





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#2 OFFLINE   mfam16

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:14 PM

I've never confirmed but when purchasing our first X, our sales guy said it auto updates.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:21 PM

Sync3 yes, but as many of us know, salesmen don't always know as much as they think. I am pretty sure however we get the Navigation updates, it will be at a cost of at least $150.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:25 PM

In passing, I recently noted several relevant links displayed when I Googled 'does Lincoln MKX navigation automatically update' but I would recommend checking it out for updated content.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:33 PM

So true, but he believes there nav is a part of sync 3 and also auto updates or at least that's what I interpreted. Main takeaway point was that nav isn't based on disc updates or HDD based. Supposedly it functions as Google maps would. Honestly, if we could get the Android auto / Apple Car Play update already we could just use Google maps or Apple equivalent

Edited by mfam16, 27 November 2016 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:00 PM

However it comes, I sure hope it takes less time than it took us today!
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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:02 PM

And, I don't continue the Siris subscription once it expires, since I use a flash drive with about 900 songs on it.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:05 PM

I edited my post. It looks like it works in conjunction with Sirius but not via them. Sorry for misinformation.

On Sirius subscription again according to sales rep. The travel link is for 6yrs and stations for 6months

Edited by mfam16, 27 November 2016 - 11:05 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:04 AM

The software updates are via Wi-Fi or usb key. .

The map data updates are via usb key.

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:32 PM

After we got done with his MKS, I was missing the SD card that I had in my 14 MKX. So much easier to just pull out one SD card and replace with the latest one.

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:37 PM

After we got done with his MKS, I was missing the SD card that I had in my 14 MKX. So much easier to just pull out one SD card and replace with the latest one.

 

Unless you lose it or it gets corrupted or the sd slot malfunctions.  But I'm sure the main reason is it's cheaper to store the data internally and update wirelessly or with USB.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:38 PM

I don't think it is going to be a big issue USB keys are fast and reliable, and can include a lot of data. 

 

The main issue is that the updates are likely to be expensive and, in many communities, not like to include a lot of new info. 



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:45 PM

The main issue is that the updates are likely to be expensive and, in many communities, not like to include a lot of new info. 

 

But it's been like that for almost all OEM nav systems for the last decade or more whether it was DVDs or SD cards or the new stuff.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:11 PM

True dat.  Sync 3 is no better or worse in that regard.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:15 PM

Probably won't update for at least 2 or 3 years anyway, and who knows, I may trade it in by then..Continental? It will be interesting to see what the Aviator has to offer. I noticed in some article I read that the 2018 MKC gets the new Continental front end, so wonder if the MKX gets it then too..?

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 03:51 PM

I've never purchased a map update for any of my vehicles and I've had some for 6 years or longer.  If I need an address that isn't there I just find the nearest intersection.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 05:09 PM

I guess I could do the same, and then just use my phone maps if necessary..

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:17 PM

I don't think it is going to be a big issue USB keys are fast and reliable, and can include a lot of data.

The main issue is that the updates are likely to be expensive and, in many communities, not like to include a lot of new info.

Should be the same price as other forms of media, $150 per year. I bought this year's after requesting changes in my local area. They picked up on all the new roads except for one which was very new.
But you're right, always fall back on Google Maps and then just plug in the closest intersection. (I use my phone for other purposes while driving.)

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:05 PM

Guys I am by no means an expert but I think it updates automatically.

Case in point, in Louisville there is a new bridge on the east end.

It was never on the map, after the bridge opened it showed up as a route to take. I did not do any updates. 



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:16 PM

Sync 3 uses a SD card. While the 2016 is reportably up to date, a new card generally run arouND $150-160.

Pulled this from the Sync 3 update manual "Annual navigation map updates are available for purchase through your dealership, by calling 1-866-462-8837 in the United States and Canada or 01-800-557-5539 in Mexico. You can also visit:"






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