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Hi

I have a major problem with the SatNav on my (French LHD) 2012 308SW. I live in France but I have an English handbook for the car.

The problem started about a month ago when a message "insert navigation CD" came up on the screen . I had to restart the car to reactivate the SatNav. This happened more and more frequently until it appears every time I start the car.

The unit is described in the handbook as "Peugeot Connect Navigation, Multimedia Audio System/Bluetooth Telephone GPS Europe on an SD card". However, mine does not have an SD card slot (presumably the SatNav is built in and could not have been updated??).

I took the car into the local Peugeot dealer - yes, you can see what's coming - and their diagnosis was that the unit needed replacing at an estimated cost of €1120!

I cannot afford to pay that sort of money, but I do use the SatNav often and so wonder if anyone can help. At the moment I cannot find a replacement on E Bay, but if I could find one, is it just a case of a straight replacement?

Thanks for any help and fingers crossed
 

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This is probably not what you want to hear and even as anoying as it maybe, I would just go out and by myself a good Garmin 0r TomTom stand alone.
A lot cheaper in the long run and up to date with traffic.

Grumpy
 

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Thanks, Grumpy, probably a sensible idea and we do actually have a TomTom, but never quite as convenient as a built-in SatNav. I was also thinking that when we come to sell the car, the problem may be an complication and deter a prospective buyer?
 

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In my experience the stand alone ones (Garmin, TomTom) are infinitely better than any built in type.
Main difference is you get free map updates for life on most. Also you can add POIs, things like speed cameras and they actually work unlike the one you get from Peugeot which is so inaccurate as to be useless.
 

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There is a member who lives in spain who repairs these well at least the older ones he also lists on ebay i cannot remember his name though :)

So it could be fixed rather than replaced but peugeot wont fix them they just want to sell you a new unit
 

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Thanks for your input, Brilec, and I agree with everything you say. Our TomTom is reliable and accurate but I do like the convenience of the built-in SatNav, and to be fair, the Peugeot SatNav has been no trouble up to the current problem, both in France and England.

I like the option of repairing the unit, Reliable. If anyone knows the contact details of the guy who does this, I would be pleased to hear. To his credit, the workshop manager at the local Peugeot dealers did mention that there was a possibility of repairing the unit, but did not have any details or phone numbers.

And.... I am still confused whether this unit without an SD card slot can ever be updated. Anyone know the answer to this one?

Thanks again
 

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Do you have a USB slot in the glovebox, or the centre console?
My 308 has the NG4 head unit with built in hard drive, so although it has both USB and SD card slots, the map data is stored on the hard drive.
You can't just plug in another unit bought from ebay, or Leboncoin as they are VIN coded to the car, although this can be corrected with PeugeotPlanet.
 

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Hi Steph, I notice you are also in France.

My head unit is the RT6, and yes there is a USB socket in the centre console. (We have an ipod permanently connected as we don't have enough French to listen to French radio!!). Presumably, then, any updates would be via a memory stick into the USB?

The estimate for replacement does include an item for "telecodage" which must be the set-up by their Diagbox that you refer to.
 

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Mike,
That has just started to my sat nav yesterday. I have got nothing to look forward too then. Glad to have found a reason for it.
 

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Mike,
This problem has just appeared on my nav unit, looks like like you l am buggered, unless l pay. Glad to have at least found an answer. I shall have a word with my local dealer and see if they will help, but won't hold my breath
 

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308 Satnav fault

I have had my car in for its service, and pointed out the satnav problem. Charged £80 to investigate and told it would cost over £1000 to replace. What a rip off. Using my TomTom now. Thank you Peugeot, it is a con
 

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Sat nav problems

Moi1uk,
Thanks for the details on BSI. Do l have to worry about codes if l disconnect my battery do you know? If this was the case surely the service people would have carried out this procedure.
Again thanks
 

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The radio is coded to the VIN of the car so you won't lose any codes if you follow the procedure. It's important to wait 3 minutes as stated.
 

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Problem resolved

Bit the bullet and got the sat nav replaced, then all other problems disappeared, audio reverse, radio back, can now get post codes.
New problem. The internal mirror has come unstuck and main dealers cannot repair it. I don't believe it. Cost £ 1250
 

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Internal mirror has come unstuck? £1250? You mean the rear view mirror?
I don't remember paying all that money when I had a windscreen replaced. Or for that matter those sticky pads the windscreen people use cost about 12 and a half pence so I expect your main dealer is blowing up your rear end.

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I see the way it reads, no it was £1250 for the new Radio, Gps. But it is true that the main dealer says they were unable to replace my rear view mirror, to,d me to go to Auto glass.
 
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