1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to update MMI Sat Nav without going to the Audi dealers?

A4A4 Feb 26, 2017

  1. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

    666
    1,160
    93
    My SAT NAV is a couple of years out of date now and I'm looking into ways to update this.

    Audi charge a small fortune for the latest update, so forget that.

    My current sat nav version is :8R0060884BK ECE 6.17.3

    What are the alternative options to update this?
     
    GloGiacomina likes this.
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  3. Lavis89

    Lavis89 Well-Known Member Regional Rep Team Sprint Audi S4 Audi A3

    2,028
    810
    113
    There are ways to do it (according to Google) but it takes a damn long time and there is a risk of bricking your unit so I've not attempted it. I do wish it was easier!
     
  4. Darren92

    Darren92 Well-Known Member

    2,351
    609
    113
    I done mine at home, you will need a battery charger and quite some time.
     
  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

    9,074
    3,669
    113
  6. LukeyC

    LukeyC Active Member

    136
    80
    28
    Sort of..

    I enquired about updating my system and the guy was really helpful, very knowledgeable and seemed the real deal. The only reason I didn't go ahead with them was because I was really after the post code input functionality that I seen the Hazzy Days update brings (albeit for much more money).

    After speaking with him on e-mail, he said it was my choice, but that the official Audi updates that he supplies don't add post code functionality, and questioned how Hazzy Days were adding this in without some kind of unsupported code modification.

    In the end Hazzy Days said someone would come back to me but didn't, and I forgot all about it! I think I'll get back in touch with him thinking about it!

    Hope that helps.
     
    Trekkercun and jdp1962 like this.
  7. Zafi

    Zafi Well-Known Member

    1,299
    328
    83
    My 13 and 15 B8.5 both have full post code functionality
     
  8. skiptowncat

    skiptowncat Well-Known Member

    565
    256
    63
    Updated my mmi and maps twice myself using links found on the internet. Did have one issue the first time but was able to sort it out.
     
  9. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

    666
    1,160
    93
    Seems no easy way to do this then, so might just leave it and buy a updated road atlas for back-up.

    For a Fiver!
     
    jdp1962 likes this.
  10. markm,

    markm, Member

    152
    18
    18
    I've used these on my wifes Q3, when from 2012 to 207 maps with Firmware update and full activation.. took about 3 hours but worked a treat.. really good support too.
     
    jdp1962 likes this.
  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

    9,074
    3,669
    113
    I do still keep a big road atlas in the car. A satnav great for telling you how to get somewhere, but if you're on holiday, you need an atlas to help you decide where you're going today.
     
    scotty76 and rum4mo like this.
  12. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  13. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

    3,576
    2,430
    113
    Still recall the AA road atlas for France defeating two supposedly up to date sat navs when we set off down a new dual carriageway. :D
     
  14. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    841
    836
    93
    A note for anyone with the HD based 3g+ high system is the HD needs partioning to get the latest nav on it.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  15. skiptowncat

    skiptowncat Well-Known Member

    565
    256
    63
    Where did you get that info? I haven't heard about that
     
  16. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    841
    836
    93
    Audi master tech. We had to do it to mine a couple of months ago

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  17. skiptowncat

    skiptowncat Well-Known Member

    565
    256
    63
    Hmm..plenty of folk have done it on other forums and it wasn't required
     
  18. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    841
    836
    93
    There is a technical bulletin for it. Some issue with B&O when you do firmware and nav. I went from 13 to 16

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  19. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

    666
    1,160
    93
    Trekkercun likes this.
  20. wolfie138

    wolfie138 Active Member

    501
    119
    43
    just to slightly add to this, i got around to mailing my dealer asking for the price of a new map disc for my car. they came back w/ a quote of £291. i asked if this was a typo, detailing i just wanted a disc, not a software upgrade etc, and they said it wasn't it included an hour's labour [?!?!] and £186 for the disc itself. needless to say, i've mailed Audi Uk for their comments.
     
    Fatbloke likes this.
  21. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    841
    836
    93
    Broadly similar to me. £168 for the SD but labor was goodwill

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  22. skiptowncat

    skiptowncat Well-Known Member

    565
    256
    63
  23. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

    666
    1,160
    93
    Shame we don't get the same as A3/S3 owners with the tech pack.

    Jealous now. They get 5 free map updates!
     
  24. wolfie138

    wolfie138 Active Member

    501
    119
    43
    bit of a p155-take when you buy a £30k car, yet if i go buy a TomTom for less than the cost quoted me, apparently i'd get free updates!
    getting total evasion from my dealer as to the cost or why they want an hour's labour from me, waiting to hear from Audi UK at the mo.
     
    Fatbloke, scotty76 and Lavis89 like this.
  25. evo97

    evo97 Member Team Ibis Audi S4

    51
    38
    18
    Started my update today. Toke about 2hrs to get the up to date firmware done I now have to upload the new maps which I will probably do on Monday.

    Before
    [​IMG]

    After

    [​IMG]
     
    Nilz and skiptowncat like this.
  26. Darrond

    Darrond New Member

    1
    0
    1
    I used them and updated my A4 to the latest version today, took a couple of hours but simple enough to do.
     
  27. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

    3,576
    2,430
    113
    Yep. Quite happy with £14.99 a year for Tomtom and up to date maps. :D
     
  28. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

    831
    451
    63
    Even better Google maps drive function, free, speak to it and it's up to date

    Sent from my Note 4 using tapatalk
     
  29. wolfie138

    wolfie138 Active Member

    501
    119
    43
    turns out Audi UK don't give a sht, said it's up to the dealers to charge what they want. so my dealers want an arm and leg and won't confirm why i need to pay for labour, and Audi UK don't care about the franchises that are representing their product. no wonder people opt for pirated products.
     
    A4A4 likes this.
  30. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

    666
    1,160
    93
    The only reason I wanted built in SAT NAV as a option was to get away from mobiles & tom tom's stuck all over the place. Hate this in cars.

    But this seems to be the only way now, as least for backup for any new roads.

    No way I'm going to pay Audi to update my MMI.
     
    Fatbloke likes this.
  31. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

    831
    451
    63
    Had built in, in my last bmw and to be honest don't miss it. Magnetic air vent mount for mobile. Brilliant bit of kit.

    Sent from my Note 4 using tapatalk
     
  32. GloGiacomina

    GloGiacomina "keep moving forward,thats how winning is done"

    23
    6
    3
    What link did you use that was successful!
     
  33. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  34. skiptowncat

    skiptowncat Well-Known Member

    565
    256
    63
  35. GloGiacomina

    GloGiacomina "keep moving forward,thats how winning is done"

    23
    6
    3
  36. evo97

    evo97 Member Team Ibis Audi S4

    51
    38
    18

    Attached Files:

  37. rizzini7

    rizzini7 Active Member VCDS Map User

    991
    156
    43
    Got this from Audi uk
    "Having spoken with Stuart Thompson, Parts Advisor from Norwich Audi, he confirmed that the cost to update your satellite navigation will be RRP 225.00 GBP including VAT and labour. This will be a 2016 update as the 2017 is not available at this time; however, it is due to be released in the next couple of months"


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  38. rizzini7

    rizzini7 Active Member VCDS Map User

    991
    156
    43
    Kings lynn Audi:
    "The cost of updating the Sat nav is £250 Inc. However this is for the 2016 update, the 2017 update should be out soon, so I would wait until that comes out before updating your system."


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  39. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

    9,074
    3,669
    113
    So Audi dealers don't yet have 2017 maps, but third party retrofit suppliers do. How strange.
     
  40. Mario

    Mario Active Member TDi Audi A4 quattro S-line owners group S tronic Manual

    469
    179
    43
    Did my mums car over the weekend. Updated her 3G Plus MMI system to FW version K942 & the latest 2017 maps version 6.24.2

    You will need VCDS to clear the errors and code the adaptation for the errors which show up due to the system not being able to verify with the Audi servers. Took about 1 hour for the FW update and 1.5 hours for the maps. You need to have the car running or connected to a charger the entire time so that he battery voltage doesn't drop and cut out mid-update.

    All available from here....

    http://www.a5oc.com/forums/a5-general-q/113737-mmi-3g-3gp-navigation.html
     
  41. mrbubba

    mrbubba Active Member

    162
    68
    28
  42. briceportier

    briceportier Member

    77
    20
    8
    What if there was a way to completely bypass symphonys, concerts, MMI2/3G Highs & Lows, etc and (almost) instantly upgrade your B8 to a B9:

    http://cloud.tapatal...ist(public).pdf

    I've been following Daniel's progress for some time and what he has achieved almost single handedly is nothing short of exceptional... Have a look...

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
  43. holmefield

    holmefield Active Member

    603
    65
    28
    Link doesnt work bud
     

Share This Page