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NAV map version

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Electronics' started by wellardmac, Jan 6, 2014.

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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    I just bought a map update for my CCC based iDrive. The vendor claimed that these are the latest maps, but it's hard to know for sure, as I know and accept that they're bootleg maps, by virtue of me paying $20 instead of the $160 that BMW would ask.

    I've searched everywhere for this and can't find it, so am hoping someone here can guide me. How do I get the car to tell me the map version that's on the DVD?
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    BTW, after posting I now see the typo in the thread title and would appreciate it if a moderator can change the NVA to NAV. :)

    Thanks!
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    Dragkar

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    Shouldn't map version be printed somewhere on DVD cover? Or some paper work that comes with DVD?
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    As I said, it's a bootleg copy bought off ebay without a label. I did manage to find a way to determine it by examining one of the files on the disc.

    Sadly, the guy sold me 2013 maps that he claimed were 2014 maps, so I've filed a dispute.

    I'm not sure that most people could tell the difference between 2013 and 2014 maps, but considering that I have a couple of new roads that opened up at the start of 2013 I would expect them to be included on 2014 maps that were first sold in October 2013.
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    charlson89

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    What year is your car?
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    2008.

    I couldn't find it on the car, but did find it on the DVD. The way to do it is to put the DVD in your computer, open the cdrom.toc file in a file editor. You will see an output that looks like this: Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 10.27.31 PM.png

    As you see, the map year is listed as Customer Version: 2013. It will list the map year for other years here.

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