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Old 01-11-2009   #1
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Hi

Yesterday I picked up my 500 MultiJet Lounge - so I am posting 2 or 3 threads with some newbie questions about various aspects :

I have the Blue&Me Map - Sat Nav

I bought this because I like the dashboard-mount - no wires.
Also I like the proper integration to the Blue&Me - so it dips the radio/audio to read the navigation commends 'turn right' etc.

I've not had Sat Nav before - my phone has a cut-down Google Maps/GPS/Directions thing - but not true SatNav.

*** 2 main questions :
o I drove on a (relatively) new peice of by-pass yesteray - but the B&M Map didn't know about it so I was effectively driving in fields on the screen - it got quite confused - I assume somewhere I download and update the maps .? How can I tell the version/age of the maps I have .? The Help/About tells me about the speed camera database... Any help there please.
o I dont seem to be able to do a full postcode search - I input the first 1/2 of the postcode - it then offers me the next set of numbers - then wants street names - I live deep in rural Cornwall. Most roads dont have a name and most houses dont have a number - so as an example I wouldn't be able to find my own house even if I knew the full postal address. Again, help or suggestions please.

Thanks in advance for all help.
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

OK - I did some more checking and reading here - there is this update page for Blue&Me - also mentioned is Blue&Me Map :

http://www.fiat.co.uk/Content/?id=18951

Is this referring to the software/firmware on the sat nav head unit - or the car's B&M Map integration software do you think .?
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

Are the maps on the SD card therefore updateable from the Fiat website whenever a new version is launched? Or would a new SD card be necessary.

I am still confused as to whether the downloadable updates are for the general software, or for the maps themselves.

Does anyone know the date of the most recent map update please?

Any clarification on this would be appreciated.
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

These updates are the car's Blue&Me software - not the Sat Nav software or maps.

I am told Fiat will be updating the B&M Map software with up-to-date maps (and new/more functionality?) at some point - but certainly no dates.

I did go into the lcoal parts department - he searched and scrathed his head and phoned Fiat UK - he came back with some prices - UK update 102, All-Europe update 108 and just Italy update 106 - he said it was a CD and an SD card - I wasn't convinced it was what he said it was - I certainly didn't buy.

Someone on eBay is selling B&M Fiat 500 Navteq (Navtek?) updates for 30 - in fact he offers 2008 and 2009 updates at different prices - again, not convinced this is what we want.
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

I can't work this out at all.

If you look on the Fiat website under accessories, you will see that the SatNav and the SD card are sold as a package, but with the option to buy without the SD card for 30 or so less. It does not give the option of buying just the SD card though...

I spoke to my local dealer who seemed equally confused and he wasn't able to establish the date of the mapping SD that he had in stock (as part of a SatNav kit, not separate from it). He also wasn't able to find the SD card as a separate option to buy. The price your dealer quoted can't possibly be just for a new map can it? I can't see the relevance of the CD in any case...

I am frustrated as I would like to buy the unit but I want to be sure that I am buying the latest version of the maps, or that it is at least updateable at a reasonable cost.
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

I really dont think the parts department know.

My SD card says something like 'UK & IRE 07' on it.

I bought my B&M Map with the car just a few weeks ago - and I have a note on my file at the dealers that I am expecting any map updates FOC as I wasn't impressed that they were so far out of date.

Whether that will happen we shall see at the time - if anyone hears anything I would like to know

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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

Hi can you help me? Ive just got the blue-me sat nav and cant get it to work, the instruction disc I got with it doesn't work, im stuck i dont know what to do?
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

Hi - The CD is basically an Adobe-type reader for a number of documents in different langauges.

I dont have mine to hand - but simply put it in the PC, open a Windows Explorer - and navigate the folders on the CD to find the instructions book in your langauge.

I found the operation of the unit quite intuative - so just click about.

[Tip] I found a work-around to a problem where the [menu] button is shaded out on the unit - it seems that if it is docked in the dashboard port and you aremoving it wont let you get to the menu - a safety device I assume - simply un-click the unit fom the docking stalk on the dash - even 1/2cm will do - and bingo! the [menu] button is re-usable again.
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

I have the same problem
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Re: Blue & Me Sat Nav - Blue&Me Map - updates .?

"I have the same problem"

You've posted to an item that was last added to in 2009, 5 years ago.

Since then, there has been Blue&Me TomTom and Blue&Me TomTom2.

If you still have Blue&Me map, then you are so far out of date as to not be up-dateable, with no recent support.

If you actually have B&M TomTom/TomTom2 then look here for all the info you need.

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