Ford Factory GPS - Using Whereis Maps

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    Rayban76

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    Hello I am new here but have a question for anyone who might be able to assist.

    I am in Australia and have a Ford Falcon FG2 with Factory SatNav in the screen, Ford Australia no longer supports map updates for it and as it is 2014 maps this is crazy.

    The factory system runs a version of iGO (developed by NNG Kft), running 2 licenses Sumitomo Australia and New Zealand & Sumitomo Aus+NZ 2012 Q4.
    the Maps List shows the following: Australia 18 (WhereIS map data is [110126], Base Map 2009.09 (data source C Nima VMAPO [091215] and New Zealand 7 (WhereIS map data [110125].

    I do not care or need to update the NZ maps, just the Australia.

    When I plug a USB in and go to update, it copies the files needed to the USB under a NaviSync folder.inside that folder it has similar to my iGO portable unit the following folders: Content, License, save and the 2 files.

    I went in to the Content folder and the main difference I could see in all the folders including the MAP folder is that the files all have the standard iGO file extension of .fbl and .fda, HOWEVER after every file name and extension it then also has .stm at the end.

    I have tried copying my new maps from iGO primo and adding the .stm at the end of all the relevant files but still no luck being able to update it.

    Is there anyone on here who is able to help please, I have a full copy of the files that the Cars SatNav puts on to the USB ready for updating and can provide them to anyone able to assist.

    Please help.

    Ray
     
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    Hi Ray,
    i have been on this quest for the last 3 years. I bought and XR6 FG Mk2 band new, and paid extra for the luxury pack to get the factory sat nav etc. From the first service I have been chasing ford and others for a way to upgrade the maps. Roads have changed so fast around Sydney that I keep ending up on the wrong street, or blocked and in some instances driving in paddocks (according to the maps). As recent as yesterday (60k service) ford told me that I could buy an upgrade for $395, but they would not guarantee the accuracy of the maps. That is just ridiculous. I have tried all the forums, and just found y our post. you seem to have got further than most, so I would be interested to see how you go. If you want to provide me a set of files, I will have a play as well..
    Thanks

    Ian
     
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    Hello Ian,

    I have also spoken with Ford, the last update available for the FG2 is the 2015 Maps, there will not be any other release apart from these for the FG2 and Ford will only support the 2015 update until December this year then it will not even be available from them.

    I am in the middle of finding a person who can hack in to this software and be able to add files (I have a licenced version of the latest 2016 WhereIs maps that I would like to have installed in to the Factory unit.

    Ray
     
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    any update on your quest for this ?
     
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