HOW TO UPDATE NAVIGATION MAPS IN BMW And MINI
To make navigation maps accurate and up to date, every year, BMW releases one or more newest map versions. All over the world, every day they are new roads made: new traffic lights, roundabouts, main roads, and new streets. Every country has new changes in road maps, mainly one-way system roads in the heart of the cities. Roads maintenance and replacements will never stop, and the best way to keep your car navigation maps accurate is to update them every year.
BMW map update via USB is the way to do it. You would need to purchase FSC Code One time or Lifetime to start the BMW navigation map update.
WHAT THE FSC CODE IS?
One Time FSC: This code costs 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 "2018-1″ & "2018-2″, therefore the lifetime code is a much better choice.
The FSC code is tied to the vehicle VIN and to the exact map version. If you get the wrong VIN or map version, the FSC code will not work and we will NOT be able to refund you the money as FSC code would be already obtained. For retrofitted head units, we need the donor VIN/CHASSIS number.
How to choose your maps?
Depends on the car head unit version you can check your current navigation maps installed in your car this way:
Go into your car: click the Navigation button, choose Settings - Options / Map-Version and Position / Version Information - Navigation System Version.
Navigation / Settings / Version and Position / Version Information
Currently installed maps in your car should be displayed on the screen.
Make sure you are going to download the right map version before the purchase.
If you see Road Map Europe Premium 2017-1 on the car display, it means the car needs the PREMIUM map version. No other version will work