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#1 Gogs67

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:30 AM

Hi to all

I have a RAC 215 sat nav, purchased from Halfords at the beginning of 2008, however I'm finding that the installed map software is increasingly out of date, which is very frustrating to say the least :(

The map software, dated 2007, is made by 66.com, and is on a removable memory card. I'm led to believe that there are 2 ways to get updated maps: 1) buy a new software pack from the manufacturer; or 2) download free updated software from the 'web onto the memory card. Can anyone point me in the right direction, i.e. where to find the downloadable software and how to update my memory card in this way? Also, does anyone know if alternative/improved mapping software can be installed, i.e. Tom tom, etc, which will run on this unit?

Any advice or suggestions will be very welcome :)

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#2 mintalkin

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 11:34 AM

you can get updated sd cards from the rac at around 30 and are updated every 2 years, i think the download update is more for the safty camera side of the unit. a lot of people have not been happy with the mapping of the rac units check out the forums on the rac website.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 05:20 PM

you can get updated sd cards from the rac at around 30 and are updated every 2 years, i think the download update is more for the safty camera side of the unit. a lot of people have not been happy with the mapping of the rac units check out the forums on the rac website.


Thanks for the reply. I was ideally hoping to get away from the 66.com mapping software which is in this unit, as its not the best. I've had a look at some of the comments on the rac site and most folk tend to agree that its a bit iffy.

Does anyone know if there are any methods of putting another sat nav software, i.e. Tom Tom, Navteq, etc, on to my unit?


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