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Old 01-14-2013, 12:56 PM
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Navigation Update Question

I've read the various threads on updating to the new 2013 navigation database, but I have a question that I can't find addressed anywhere.

I have an FSC code from when I updated to the 2012 database. Will that same FSC code still work to unlock the 2013 database, or do I need to get a new FSC code?

You may ask why update in just one year from 2012 to 2013. The 2012 database sucks - many errors. I'd like to see if the new 2013 database corrects many of the errors, but I'm not willing to pay almost $400 to a dealer for a download or $245 to TomTom to find out. I'd be willing to pay roughly $40 (from the local dealer) for the USB thumbdrive, but I'm not willing to pay another $200 for a new FSC code.

In some of the posted threads, there are suggestions how to get a new FSC code for roughly $50. I have not pursued that avenue yet and may not if I have to pay a total of about $100 ($40 for thumbdrive and $50 for new FSC code) only to find out the new 2013 database isn't any better than the 2012 version.

Thanks very much for any response or suggestions.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:00 PM
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for your reply - sorry to hear it, but I'm not surprised.

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Thanks for your reply - sorry to hear it, but I'm not surprised.

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