How To Update BMW or MINI Navigation Maps?
You can update your car navigation maps in BMW and MINI same way.
All you need is the newest map data, FSC code - if required, and USB memory stick.
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First, you would need to check which navigation maps are installed in your car.
How to check and choose the maps?
Depends on the car head unit you can find your current map version similar way:
NBT Evo Head Unit:
Go to Navigation / Settings / Map Version and Position / Version Information
NBT / CIC Head Unit
Go to Navigation / press option button near iDrive jog / scroll down to
- Navigation System Version / Map Version
Currently installed maps in your car should be displayed on the screen.
For example, Road Map Middle East Premium 2020. In this case, the car needs the PREMIUM map version. No other version will work in this car (MOTION, MOVE, NEXT etc.), make sure you will choose the right maps before the purchase.
Second step: Now you would need to think which FSC code you wish to use and purchase.
WHAT IS THE FSC CODE?
To start your BMW sat nav map update, you will need the Map Data and the FSC code. There are two types of FSC code you can use:
One Time FSC: This code cost less as you can use it only once. Any future map updates will require the FSC code again.
Lifetime FSC: Once you enter a lifetime code in your car, you will never need to enter another code again. Once purchased and used, it will allow you map updates unlimited times. You would need just the Map Data nothing else.
Usually, BMW releases new map versions twice per year, such as "2020-1″ and "2020-2″. Therefore the lifetime code is a much better choice.
The FSC code is tied to the vehicle VIN and the exact map version. If you get the wrong VIN or map version, the FSC code will not work. For retrofitted head units, the company would need the donor VIN/CHASSIS number.
BMW and MINI SAT NAV MAPS ON USB
BEFORE THE PURCHASE. Please be aware that you are buying two products: FSC code and maps. You would have to download the maps to your PC from the link provided, extract them and copy necessary files based on instructions to your USB Pendrive by your own. If you will have trouble, you can always count for help from Car Multimedia Ltd support. If you are looking for an easy way to do it, you can choose the additional option for your peace of mind which is the purchase of the USB stick. Pendrive with the maps required will be sent to your delivery address. If you think to use this method, please click here to add a Pendrive to your order.
AFTER THE PURCHASE. We will send you detailed instructions with the FSC code and the link for the map you need. You will need to copy the purchased map files to USB and simply follow the instructions you will receive on how to copy and update.