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      12-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #23
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Not sure if this is supposed to be an old post but in the gpsunderground forum there is a lot information regarding this update.

For the mostly concerned issue, the cost, apparently you can get a cheaper FSC code from a guy called ******* (email: *****************) and he could instantly generate a code for $60, which I think it is kinda acceptable.

For the files you can download them from various of places, thepiratebay seems to be a good place to start searching. I used a shortcut way where I downloaded from some cloud storage service sites using a 2 days premium account - costs £2.

After having the files on your hard drive, you could either burn them into 3 Double Layer DVDs or more preferably copy the files into a 16G usb drives. If you are a man of gadget you should have in possession of USB 3.0 flash drives which can save you a heck lot of time for the actual updating process.

Now here is the step where I got stuck. I tried both the DVD and the flash drive, but after I inserted the media, the CIC doesn't seem to recognise and doesn't seem to initialise the updating process. In a sunny day scenario and according to the guys who own some older models of the CIC cars, they said 30s after you inserted the 1st DVD or USB drive, it will automatically ask you to input the FSC on screen and it will just be a waiting game afterwards. However this has not happened on my F30.

I am posting this just to seek if there is anyone in this forum is interested in this or has done the similar process by any chance? Any suggestion is much appreciated.
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I have a copy of the BMW NA 2013-1A Maps if anybody needs them. You'll need an FSC if required, but I just added them to my new 328i and it didn't ask for one.
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Not sure if this is supposed to be an old post but in the gpsunderground forum there is a lot information regarding this update.

For the mostly concerned issue, the cost, apparently you can get a cheaper FSC code from a guy called ******* (email: *****************) and he could instantly generate a code for $60, which I think it is kinda acceptable.

For the files you can download them from various of places, thepiratebay seems to be a good place to start searching. I used a shortcut way where I downloaded from some cloud storage service sites using a 2 days premium account - costs £2.

After having the files on your hard drive, you could either burn them into 3 Double Layer DVDs or more preferably copy the files into a 16G usb drives. If you are a man of gadget you should have in possession of USB 3.0 flash drives which can save you a heck lot of time for the actual updating process.

Now here is the step where I got stuck. I tried both the DVD and the flash drive, but after I inserted the media, the CIC doesn't seem to recognise and doesn't seem to initialise the updating process. In a sunny day scenario and according to the guys who own some older models of the CIC cars, they said 30s after you inserted the 1st DVD or USB drive, it will automatically ask you to input the FSC on screen and it will just be a waiting game afterwards. However this has not happened on my F30.

I am posting this just to seek if there is anyone in this forum is interested in this or has done the similar process by any chance? Any suggestion is much appreciated.

I just got mine update to 2013 PREMIUM. Went smoothly. The problem was, if you want to do the faster way via USB drives, you need to plug them into the glovebox, not in the armrest.
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      12-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #26
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I have a copy of the BMW NA 2013-1A Maps if anybody needs them. You'll need an FSC if required, but I just added them to my new 328i and it didn't ask for one.
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      01-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #27
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I have a copy of the BMW NA 2013-1A Maps if anybody needs them. You'll need an FSC if required, but I just added them to my new 328i and it didn't ask for one.
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      01-14-2013, 06:35 PM   #28
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I have a copy of the BMW NA 2013-1A Maps if anybody needs them. You'll need an FSC if required, but I just added them to my new 328i and it didn't ask for one.
THANK YOU SIR.. it worked great with my code i got.. it took about 1 hour to update.
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      01-15-2013, 06:10 PM   #29
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THANK YOU SIR.. it worked great with my code i got.. it took about 1 hour to update.
What are the changes? Anything visible/noticeable right away?
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      01-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #30
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What are the changes? Anything visible/noticeable right away?
i dont see anything yet but i have a long roadtrip next week so i hope it helps
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      01-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #31
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I got the files from torrent but wondering if it's worth it to buy the update code.
Does anyone in the DFW area have the new maps and do they show the new 190 section going out to I-30?
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      01-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #32
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I got the files from torrent but wondering if it's worth it to buy the update code.
Does anyone in the DFW area have the new maps and do they show the new 190 section going out to I-30?
Which part, exactly? The part going over the lake?
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      01-22-2013, 12:01 AM   #33
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Yes

It's not in the version I have:
112111.2.18
Nav Maps North America Premium 2012 in my April 2012 build
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It's not in the version I have:
112111.2.18
Nav Maps North America Premium 2012 in my April 2012 build
That section of 190 is not showing up in the 2013 version, either.
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      02-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #35
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Someone above said he didn't require an FSC Code... Is there any way to load the maps and try without FSC code...? If it DOES want an FSC Code, can you just revert back to your old maps and no harm done? Thanks.
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Someone above said he didn't require an FSC Code... Is there any way to load the maps and try without FSC code...? If it DOES want an FSC Code, can you just revert back to your old maps and no harm done? Thanks.
New maps won't even start to load if you don't have the code.
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So where is the best place to get an FSC code? Do I have to go through my dealer?
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So where is the best place to get an FSC code? Do I have to go through my dealer?
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Someone above said he didn't require an FSC Code... Is there any way to load the maps and try without FSC code...? If it DOES want an FSC Code, can you just revert back to your old maps and no harm done? Thanks.
Therein lies my main issue with nav maps. You gotta pay ~$300 just to see what's in the update. They don't even list what changes there are from previous versions and you can't "try before you buy." It's a shady business. For some, the "update" is no update at all in regions they care about. For that much $$, you should be given a guarantee or multiple updates.
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This is my first BMW. So am I to understand we do not get any free updates for the maps in our nav packages? The same free updates that my friends with Fords get??
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This is my first BMW. So am I to understand we do not get any free updates for the maps in our nav packages? The same free updates that my friends with Fords get??
Ford owners get charged $199 as well, same for Honda owners, etc., etc...
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This is my first BMW. So am I to understand we do not get any free updates for the maps in our nav packages? The same free updates that my friends with Fords get??
I wouldn't say it needs to be free, but as far as I understand it, you pay for every BMW updates. I would rather have a lifetime update deal like the one Garmin offers. Then, when a new update is available, you can download it, because you have already paid for it. Having to go through the dealer for a GPS update is retarded.
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Can someone PM me a link to download the maps? Thanks.
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