Join Date: Jul 2016
location: Central Wisconsin
2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited
1988 Toyota Supra Turbo
1982 Pace Arrow Motorhome
1986 Bayliner, Vol
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My dealer is giving five years of map updates for free, got that in the contract. Not sure if this is a Hyundai thing or a dealer thing.
I did call that 1-888 number listed at the rear of that multimedia handbook at the end of the Navigation section, thinking I could download map updates for free, but was told anything from them would be 219 bucks. Thought this would save me an 80 mile trip. They only offer two map updates per year.
Five years ago, happened to be at my Target store, found a Garmin nuvi 1450LMT both maps and traffic on half price for 100 bucks with free lifetime maps. Have a new map update every month, so far 60 free map updates, hmmm, this would add up to $13140,00!
Also have google maps on my smart phone, been getting map updates for free every two weeks, they really improved this program. I plugged this in to that USB connector and can see these maps on that 8" screen.
With Garmin, insisted on taking my GPS to Italy, definitely need GPS for there, no road signs, and have to zig zag through towns and could get lost in a hurry, told me exactly where to turn on those two foot wide streets. That cost me 24 bucks for a micro SD card with Italy, Greece, and Switzerland on it.
Also had points of interest on it in English, was have problems with my Hertz rental, showed me to the nearest one, and directed me directly to their door. Was definitely worth 24 bucks.
Coming back to the US, google didn't work, Garmin did, showed me the heading, altitude, and the ground speed, SW, 33,000 feet, 545 mph.
So what's with factory GPS? Dey all do dis, Kids, Chrysler, 200 bucks for a CD, Hyundai doesn't have internal memory, at the center of the radio, that wide tab can be carefully removed where you will find a 16GB SD card with the map on there, with 12GB of data on it. Just unplug that and plug that in. Can save 50 bucks if you just get the firmware and use you own SD card, but make darn sure the power is off. With the card removed, you get no GPS.
My dealer can mail me the card to save an 80 mile trip.