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skiscotty

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  1. skiscotty added a post in a topic 2009 - 2010 v20 MAPS   

    Hi All,
    The map thing for the Z is a complete joke - Nissan says it will cost around $350 to provide current update.  I am advised that the procedure requires obtaining a unique ID from the head unit to be updated -- this unique code is entered into the Nissan system and the update DVD is generated specifically for that head unit only and will not work in any other head unit.
    Nissan provides FREE upgrades to the 2016 map version for other vehicles in their range (see Nissan Aus website) but does not offer for the z .... WTF?
    Maps are available from Navigation Systems Australia .. (http://www.navigationau.com/nissan.html) but are $450 for the 2019 version, $350 for 2018 etc.  I understand that Nissan partners with them to provide maps --- I suspect that the same unique code issue applies to these maps also.
    Maps are available for Nissan USA owners (for entire USA and Canada) for around $150 (US, I guess)
    SUMMARY;
    1) Nissan does not care to support it's Australian 370Z owners and sees them fair game to be price gouged for map updates
    2) Copying DVD for use in different head units is claimed to be impossible
    3) Australian customers are being forced to pay HIGH prices for map data which is readily and cheaply available to others. eg you can buy a Tom-Tom for a couple of hundred bucks which offers lifetime free map upgrades ... and Nissan provides free upgrades for other vehicles in the range
    Therefore, I have all but given up on a map data update.
    The only way forward in my view is to hear from members in the Zclub who have successfully updated their maps and to find out how it is done given the Nissan system constraints.
    Alternatively, does anybody have ideas about how we could 'lobby' Nissan to provide a fairer and more economically viable map data support to their customers?
    Cheers
  2. skiscotty added a post in a topic 2009 - 2010 v20 MAPS   

    Hi All,
    I have the 2013 (MY2012.5) 370z and like most of you it came with outdated 2011 maps on delivery.  I have put up with it for a while but now looking to update to the the most recent version (2018 V24).  Just wondering if anyone has come across an inexpensive way of obtaining the new map data.