WHAT THE FSC CODE IS?
To start your BMW navigation 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 "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?
Get into your car: click Navigation button, choose Settings - Options / Map Version and Position / Version Information - Navigation System Version. Currently installed maps in your car should be displayed
For example Road Map Europe Premium 2014-1. In this case, the car needs the PREMIUM map version. No other version will work in this car (MOTION, MOVE, NEXT etc.) so make sure you choose the right version for your car.
BEFORE THE PURCHASE
Please be aware that you are buying two products: FSC code and the maps. You would have to download the maps to your PC from the link provided, extract downloaded map rar parts and copy them to your USB pendrive by your own. If you will have any trouble, we are able to help. 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. We will copy all the maps required onto a pendrive and we will post it to your delivery address. If you think to use this method please click here to add a pendrive to your order. Please note we haven't listed all the available maps here - if you can not find the maps you are looking for please contact us.
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.
!! IMPORTANT !!
IF YOU ARE GOING TO UPDATE PREMIUM MAPS - PLEASE CHECK BELOW
Please check if you have an "i" letter on your current maps as shown in the picture below
If you don't have "i" letter on your current maps it means your firmware is old and the unit is not able to take USB update without updating the firmware first.
You will need a firmware update before the map update via USB, due to a bug in the firmware, if your vehicle was made between 09/2009 and 03/2013. The update will most likely fail at 93.7% but you are welcome to try as only few customers had an issue with this.
Map update won't stop your BMW warranty as we collect files directly from BMW database, therefore the codes are all the same as a dealership.