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Old 03-30-2011, 02:32 PM
Tlon Tlon is offline
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Originally Posted by ard View Post
The 2010 and on Nav systems are CIC based, which means data is on the hard drive.

Dealer does this for $400-450.

or you can buy the DVDs for $9, the "FSC Activation code" for $100 to 300, and do it yourself.

The process is that the data is loaded onto the internal hard drive- the dealer can supply the data or you can load it from DVD into the hard drive.

HOWEVER. virtually ALL dealers do not know there is a 'self load' process...they are only taught the process they use. They were genuinely surprised when I pointed out the other way.
Hey Ard,

Thanks for this. Amazing they don't know this since it's in the manual. Could you say where you bought the DVD and Activation code?

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