New Map Update notification / sale

New Map Update notification / sale

This is a discussion on New Map Update notification / sale within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; I received another notice that there are updated maps on sale for $99. I know they do this about once a year and last year ...

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    New Map Update notification / sale

    I received another notice that there are updated maps on sale for $99. I know they do this about once a year and last year the maps were still out of date (maybe from 2017?).

    Anyone installed the new maps and can you tell what year the map data was from? I tried searching various sources but I can't find specifics about when the map data was updated. I doubt it's 2019 :-)

    I know about all the other options and what does/doesn't work on our trucks. This is about the Uconnect Maps.

    Thanks.

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    I just received my update kit.
    I haven't installed it yet.
    It looks to be a bit complicated.
    Seems you need to be connected to the internet with your phone while going through the installation procedure.
    I sure hope it's up to date.
    When I cross the new Tappan Zee Bridge I find myself driving over water...
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    How are these received? Do you receive information directly in the mail form FCA?

    I have a 2017 (11/17 build date) so not sure if I have the newest but it must be relatively new..

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    The offer came from FCA via the mail.
    If you search for it, you can find the offer.
    I ordered the kit on line. The ordering process tells you how to figure out your software version and if it's up to date.
    They send a USB drive with the maps and installation instructions.
    I'm traveling this week so I'll install it when I get back.
    I'll let you know how it goes and how current the maps are.

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    My little Fiat Spider 124 has FREE updates for 3 years. And we have a FREE program in the home computer that updates everything in your SD card. You then install it back in the car and go drive. The Ram/Jeep update is a mess, not so much hard as tedious. They could do a better job. I have updated my wife's jeep once , and $99 bucks is a ripoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetlag View Post
    My little Fiat Spider 124 has FREE updates for 3 years. And we have a FREE program in the home computer that updates everything in your SD card. You then install it back in the car and go drive. The Ram/Jeep update is a mess, not so much hard as tedious. They could do a better job. I have updated my wife's jeep once , and $99 bucks is a ripoff.
    What free program do you have? Will try that before I order the $99 update from Mopar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perrysburg Dodgeboy View Post
    What free program do you have? Will try that before I order the $99 update from Mopar.

    I doubt that'll work on your RAM but let us know. They seemed to have locked the map updating process down so that you have to buy it from them. I think the 2014's might have had Garmin maps and you could update those but starting in 2015 it's a different story.

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    I took the Garmin GPS out of my 2005 Ram, works great. Not paying anybody for maps or to activate the GPS in the truck. Yes I am a cheap bastid. IMHO, for the price of these trucks, FCA should give you GPS and Sirrius/XM free forever!
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    I refuse to pay high dollars for a system that is always way out of date. That's why I have my Garmin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namretsud View Post
    I refuse to pay high dollars for a system that is always way out of date. That's why I have my Garmin.
    Yes, I know about the other options but I specifically wanted to know about the FCA Uconnect maps, hence my original question and statement.

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