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Hi Guys,

 

     Recently picked up a '14 MKZ.  Want to update the GPS data base....my Dad just bought a '18 MKZ.  Any chance that his SD card (I assume his came with one like ours) could be used to update ours??  I kind of doubt it but thought I'd ask.  If that won't work, what does the dealership charge for an update--or is Amazon/Ebay an option??

 

Thanks!!

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No. Your father's 2018 has Sync3 which doesn't use an SD card.  Map updates will be done via a flash drive.  You need an A8 card.  If you search through this forum, you'll find discussions about obtaining one.

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No. Your father's 2018 has Sync3 which doesn't use an SD card.  Map updates will be done via a flash drive.  You need an A8 card.  If you search through this forum, you'll find discussions about obtaining one.

Makes sense....I thought that would be too easy.  So, with a A8 card, is it simply a matter of inserting it in the slot and it will read/install on it's own?  Thanks!!

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Yes, the A8 SD card would give you the latest maps.

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Yes, the A8 SD card would give you the latest maps.

Sounds like that will do it for me then--Thanks!!  Just curious, after I do the install, could I give the card to someone else or is it a one shot kind of deal thing??

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There is no actual installation.

 

The card, which I say again, contains the maps, must be inserted in order to use Navigation.

Edited by JoeBrown

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Sounds like that will do it for me then--Thanks!!  Just curious, after I do the install, could I give the card to someone else or is it a one shot kind of deal thing??

 

Hi Rebel.  As Joe has stated above, the SD card has to stay in the navigation unit. It doesn't upload/download information into your NAV unit, it contains and is the information. So if you purchase an A8 card, it needs to stay in your NAV unit for it work. If you remove it and give it to a friend, your NAV unit will not operate because you removed all the map and navigation information.

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Hi Rebel.  As Joe has stated above, the SD card has to stay in the navigation unit. It doesn't upload/download information into your NAV unit, it contains and is the information. So if you purchase an A8 card, it needs to stay in your NAV unit for it work. If you remove it and give it to a friend, your NAV unit will not operate because you removed all the map and navigation information.

O.K. now I understand it.  I saw a SD card in the glove box (A4 or 5, can't remember right now) and figured you would upload the info from the card and then remove it.   Maybe that was the original card and a newer one will be in the slot--I'll look later today.  I doubt it was updated but maybe I'll get lucky.  

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Got a letter from Lincoln saying it’s time to update my SIM card. Anyone else?

thanks!

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So what's to stop a computer-inclined individual making a copy of the A8 card and dropping it in their MKZ?  Hypothetically speaking of course 😉

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29 minutes ago, ERock said:

So what's to stop a computer-inclined individual making a copy of the A8 card and dropping it in their MKZ?  Hypothetically speaking of course 😉

Hi ERock. Other than copyright laws...hypothetically...nothing.

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I'm sure that is how the E bay sellers sell them for under $50....that's the way I bought mine.  I would assume that there is something security wise in the card that you would need to bypass in order to copy it ( which is WA beyond my 'puter skills) but once you break that, well, then they copy away.  Just a thought. 

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These days it's not worth the hassle to copy SD map card for $40k vehicle.  You never know if you run in to issues with map application and primary suspect is copied SD card.

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I agree, I got mine via a dealer on ebay back in June. I believe the coat was about $100 for version A9. This was the first time I updated the map SD card since I took delivery of my 2014

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