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Hi,

I have an Arona ordered in January 2018 and received in December, a different car that someone else ordered that looked enough like mine for me to grab it.

I've seen that there is an updated map package available but there is no package that lines up with the countries that I would like to have available.

Does anyone know of a way to combine packages and create a new one based on more than one source package?

/Søren Walther
 

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Hi /Soren
I guess you are from Scandinavia ?
We in the UK don't qualify for the Map upgrade package and we have to pay the dealers to upgrade when new maps come .Its only the rest of Europe that have the option of the Map upgrade package
 

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Brian566 said:
Hi /Soren
I guess you are from Scandinavia ?
We in the UK don't qualify for the Map upgrade package and we have to pay the dealers to upgrade when new maps come .Its only the rest of Europe that have the option of the Map upgrade package
Not true. See this thread - https://www.aronaforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=609
 

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Brian566 said:
Hi /Soren
I guess you are from Scandinavia ?
We in the UK don't qualify for the Map upgrade package and we have to pay the dealers to upgrade when new maps come .Its only the rest of Europe that have the option of the Map upgrade package
Not true. See this thread - https://www.aronaforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=609
You are partly right but its not map share package that's available in Europe which seems more simple as its official
The way it has to be done in the UK is defiantly not simple and involves formatting card hence the 6 page link
 

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From the Seat Ireland site who do have map Car available
Do not rewrite on the original SD card if you are not absolutely sure that you have the MapCare service!
Rewriting the SD card without hiring the MapCare service may cause data loss!
 

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There is a subtle difference between rewriting on the sd card and reformatting the sd card DO NOT REFORMAT THE SD CARD , it contains a file unique to your vehicle which must be copied and rewritten over during the update process - I cannot take any credit for this information , I seem to recall Arona Kent had excellent information, see the wonderful thread regarding sat nav updates on this forum and follow it
 

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Brian566 said:
AronaKent said:
Brian566 said:
Hi /Soren
I guess you are from Scandinavia ?
We in the UK don't qualify for the Map upgrade package and we have to pay the dealers to upgrade when new maps come .Its only the rest of Europe that have the option of the Map upgrade package
Not true. See this thread - https://www.aronaforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=609
You are partly right but its not map share package that's available in Europe which seems more simple as its official
The way it has to be done in the UK is defiantly not simple and involves formatting card hence the 6 page link
The UK way is official - https://www.seat.com/owners/my-seat/navigation/arona.html

I agree that it's not as simple as it should be, as the instructions fail to tell you to copy a file from the original data on the SD card, as Williecarona mentions above, but it's all tried and tested so it's not difficult. Just make sure you take a copy of your original SD card before starting and you can't go wrong.
 

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Williecarona said:
There is a subtle difference between rewriting on the sd card and reformatting the sd card DO NOT REFORMAT THE SD CARD , it contains a file unique to your vehicle which must be copied and rewritten over during the update process - I cannot take any credit for this information , I seem to recall Arona Kent had excellent information, see the wonderful thread regarding sat nav updates on this forum and follow it
I can't really take the credit either! I found the information on the equivilant Ateca forum. :D
 

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Thanks, a large amount of good information for me to try out.

Especially the one about the unique file so I'll have to grab the original card and copy over before doing the upgrade on the new one the dealer said was a good idea to buy and do it with.

Edit: The VW package European Countries - Bundle 1 seems to have all the countries I need/want.

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Steelsky said:
Edit: The VW package European Countries - Bundle 1 seems to have all the countries I need/want.

/Søren
Yes, that's the one I downloaded. Should be about 12Gb from memory. Works fine using the instructions provided above.
 

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AronaKent said:
Brian566 said:
AronaKent said:
You are partly right but its not map share package that's available in Europe which seems more simple as its official
The way it has to be done in the UK is defiantly not simple and involves formatting card hence the 6 page link
The UK way is official - https://www.seat.com/owners/my-seat/navigation/arona.html

I agree that it's not as simple as it should be, as the instructions fail to tell you to copy a file from the original data on the SD card, as Williecarona mentions above, but it's all tried and tested so it's not difficult. Just make sure you take a copy of your original SD card before starting and you can't go wrong.
I appreciate that but Why does the Seat site say do not do it if you don't have MapCare
"Do not rewrite on the original SD card if you are not absolutely sure that you have the MapCare service!
Rewriting the SD card without hiring the MapCare service may cause data loss!"
 

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Brian566 said:
AronaKent said:
Brian566 said:
You are partly right but its not map share package that's available in Europe which seems more simple as its official
The way it has to be done in the UK is defiantly not simple and involves formatting card hence the 6 page link
The UK way is official - https://www.seat.com/owners/my-seat/navigation/arona.html

I agree that it's not as simple as it should be, as the instructions fail to tell you to copy a file from the original data on the SD card, as Williecarona mentions above, but it's all tried and tested so it's not difficult. Just make sure you take a copy of your original SD card before starting and you can't go wrong.
I appreciate that but Why does the Seat site say do not do it if you don't have MapCare
"Do not rewrite on the original SD card if you are not absolutely sure that you have the MapCare service!
Rewriting the SD card without hiring the MapCare service may cause data loss!"
Good question! I read that too prior to doing the update and because you are taking a backup, you've got nothing to lose.
 

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I can also confirm that it works in the UK. I updated mine yesterday using the instructions (you don't need to format the card).

All working perfectly.
 

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Now I've had a change to play around with it and I've had exactly zero luck.

I've tried with 3 different map packages, 2 downloaded from various VAG sites directly (listed below) and one that was a straight over copy from the Seat card to my new card but in all cases I get "Navigation database not available." in all 3 cases the OVERALL.NDS was copied over along with the
map data.

DiscoverMedia2_EU_AS_1115_V10
DiscoverMedia2_EU1_2718_1030

Before I start playing about with the original Seat card can anyone tell me if there is anything I might have missed?

I can, for the life of me, not understand why VAG hasn't made a small program where you can log in and have it push the map packages you have bought and paid for to an SD card.

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It won't work with a 'new card'. You have to copy the new maps to the original SEAT card.

I hope you haven't paid for the maps, they should be free!
 

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I'll give it a go with my original card now.

But since I'm not from the UK the packages are not free, that's UK only sadly.

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I just needed to move past my unwillingness to delete the original data from the working card, I don't like working without a tested roll back plan.

What got it working for me was:

Download the relevant package from https://webspecial.volkswagen.de/vwinfotainment/int/en/index/downloads/maps-download#/
Unpack the 7-zip file
Backup the data from the Seat original card
Delete the data on the card
Copy the maps folder from the unpackaed data and onto the root of the card.
Insert card in the car and wait while it verifies the data.

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I just needed to move past my unwillingness to delete the original data from the working card, I don't like working without a tested roll back plan.
Why can't you just rename the old file from whateveritis to whateveritis.old?
That way you can easily roll it back.
 

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Why can't you just rename the old file from whateveritis to whateveritis.old?
That way you can easily roll it back.
There is 8GB of data on the card and I'm copying in a 12GB package with only 16GB available on the card.

But it was all working when I did.

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