You need a VAGCOM device that can communicate with Audi technical service to do this update. If you can program your own keys with the device you have, that device can complete this navigation update. If you donít have a VAS diagnostic scan tool or a VAGCOM that can communicate with Audi via the internet you will need to take your vehicle to your dealer and pay an additional charge for labor.
There is now a navigation software update for all owners that have the MMI 3G/3G+ system. For those that may not know, if the navigation button in your car has a touch pad in the middle of it, you have MMI 3G.
The system is updated using 2 different part numbers.
The first part number is for the SD card. This card erases all old system data. The card also contains the map data and software update information. Consider this a tool that you only need to buy one time. With this you can update an infinite number of cars. Once used your navigation system will not be functional until the system is activated with the PIN number. The price for this is 280.50 dollars.
The second part number is for the PIN number to activate the navigation system. This is a one time use only code. The price is 241.00 dollars.
The best recommendation may be that you see your local dealer as they will have the SD data cards for use on your vehicle. You should then only have to purchase the PIN number and labor to download. If you want to update the nav system yourself both the SD card and PIN number are available for purchase. It is important that you are able to activate the PIN number through Audi Germany with your scan tool. If you canít then once the SD card data is loaded but not activated your navigation is unusable.
If more information becomes available about this program we will post it for you all to see.
I should also include that this update fixes the bug that previously didn't allow hyphens or other punctuation in an address. Addresses such as 27-80 or St. Peters rd should now work with this new update.
as the ones in my 6 mth old Q5's $3000 nav system are at least 3 years old !!!
Jeff - you reference part #'s, but didn't post them -- do you have part #'s ???
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Last edited by JohnBoyToo; 11-21-2011 at 02:15 PM.
There are part numbers to the PIN codes. 2 different ones are available. For all cars "except A8 with rear seat entertainment" the p/n is 8R0-060-884-AL. For the A8 cars with rear seat entertainment the PIN code p/n is 8R0-060-885-AL.
Since there are no dates or part numbers on an actual nav disc I can't answer exactly how old these new maps are. But it was just released back in Nov 2011 when I made that first post above.