Updating mercedes navigation systems
If they charge you -30 to upgrade for their time, I can almost be ok with that price but to charge in excess of 0 for something we get free upgrades from any other GPS product we have is absurd. From the folks at HERE: Thank you for inquiring about HERE Maps.
As with any independent business, each vehicle manufacturer determines its own map update pricing for its navigation systems. Box 1588 Orem, UT 84059 This cannot be that hard to reverse engineer and update...
For some reason they don't include rest stops, exits etc that have been around since early 2000. Back when I had a BMW it wasn't hard to download the map data, burn a DVD and upgrade it myself, is that possible?
The dealer said that by the time you include parts and labor it would cost around 0. Thanks for your advice, Ed Apparently after 2012 they started using HERE maps that get copied to the hard drive in your car.
The first step you need to do is head on over to the Mercedes-Benz navigation site.Then you need to figure out the communication protocol to transmit and extract the data to the HD.I'm willing to guess the process is encrypted somehow, and lastly, it's illegal, so good luck. My guess is that the map format has not changed from either the default HERE format or the default COMMAND format.You will then be able to upload the maps update into your vehicle once it has arrived.
If you have any other questions about downloading or uploading a map update for your vehicle, we can help you out here at Loeber Motors.
There is some special software required to transfer the DVD to the hard drive that only the dealer has.