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Update Navigator

Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:28 pm

How is it possible update Navigator my Nissan Leaf 2013?
On the manual not indicate the procedure.
I would like mainly maps.
Thank you
Enzo from Siena in Italy

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Re: Update Navigator

Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:02 pm

Thank you for asking the question. I would like to know as well!
Black 2013 LEAF SV / Purchased August 2014
Ankeny, IA USA

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Re: Update Navigator

Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:54 pm

Follow this link . You will be sent a sd card. The sd card is next the cd player behind info display.


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Re: Update Navigator

Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:35 pm

Is there a free version of the navigation update? It seems that $180 for a map is a bit steep. Especially when Apple Maps and Google Maps are free. I would much rather use my car nav system, but not for that price... Just checking!

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Re: Update Navigator

Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:27 pm

Unfortunately, there is no cheap map update for the Leaf or other cars. Car makers have you captive. They lock out competition by requiring the SD card have your car's serial number encoded in it. Then they use map updates to make a high profit. It's not just Nissan. All car makers charge $200-$400 for map updates. Yet the maps are the same maps as Garmin, Tomtom, and others give away for free with Lifetime Maps versions of their Navs.

If someone were willing to spend a few hundred hours, they might be able to crack the SD encryption and determine how to counterfeit updated maps for a car. I've never heard of this being done, and personally, I wouldn't trust rogue software in my car. You might recall that there was a recent story about some university hackers controlling a Jeep remotely as an experiment. They did it by getting into the car's control bus through the entertainment system. If someone were smart enough to figure out how to crack the nav security... :(


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