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I looked at getting a Yeti in 2014 as at that time I needed a 4x4 but they were too pricey for me so I bought a Fiat Panda which served me well in the Shropshire hills.
Now I have relocated down south and traded it in for a 2017 petrol SE Drive Tsi.... no 4x4 needed now but a slightly bigger vehicle required. Back to plan A... YETI!
I'm looking forward to making use of all the wealth of knowledge here and pleased that the Yeti, though discontinued, still seems to be held in high regard.
Despite Lockdown I am enjoying the extra space and all round loveliness that is Yeti :), its been cleaned and polished....next thing I want to do is I update the Amundsen sat nav.
I am no techie so please be easy with me, I have been to the Skoda portal and its as clear as mud to me...I have however downloaded the latest map to my windows PC, can someone explain in "very!!!" simple steps how to update the SD card.
Do I need to buy an SD card or do you somehow update the original one?
Please treat me like an idiot, I dont mind!
 

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Go to " Update portal " and insert your VIN.
Choose the map to down load.
It has to go on your original Skoda map SD card so best to back this up on your computer just in case.
When download is complete point it in the direction of your SD card, it will ask if you want it to format the card say yes and it will then unpack the new data onto the SD card.
 

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Have they finally sorted out the errors on the Skoda map? Last time I updated I had to resort to using a 2016 Touran VW map To get one that worked properly.
 

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Maps OK now.
 

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Go to " Update portal " and insert your VIN.
Choose the map to down load.
It has to go on your original Skoda map SD card so best to back this up on your computer just in case.
When download is complete point it in the direction of your SD card, it will ask if you want it to format the card say yes and it will then unpack the new data onto the SD card.
Thanks I will have a go later, will be a bit scary when it asks if I want to format:eek:
 

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Go to " Update portal " and insert your VIN.
Choose the map to down load.
It has to go on your original Skoda map SD card so best to back this up on your computer just in case.
When download is complete point it in the direction of your SD card, it will ask if you want it to format the card say yes and it will then unpack the new data onto the SD card.
Ok just a bit more help needed...I have downloaded the map from the portal and inserted my vehicle SD card into my pc...when you say point download in direction of SD card can you please tell me exactly the next step, I have tried "copy" but it's just saying there is not enough space and that I need additional card, its not saying "do you want to format"?
Sorry for being a bit thick, I rarely use my pc these days to save files etc?
 

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Welcome to the forum Symester :)

Just make sure you back up the existing files as Urrell suggests ( by copying them from the SD to your hard drive) There is a lot of data so may take a while. That way you can always copy them back if there is a problem with the update, though I have never had one, so far. The problem that Ken 3966 mentioned were map errors that some roads showed two different speed restrictions which was confusing, but there wan't any issue with the update process itself.
 
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I have downloaded the map from the portal and inserted my vehicle SD card into my pc...when you say point download in direction of SD card can you please tell me exactly the next step, I have tried "copy" but it's just saying there is not enough space
Sounds like you have missed a step.
Did you make a copy and format the card before telling it where to copy the new data to?
PS: What version map did you choose?

The problem that Ken 3966 mentioned were map errors that some roads showed two different speed restrictions which was confusing
That problem has been sorted.
 

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That problem has been sorted.
You had already said it was resolved but I was just making sure Symester didn't think it was a problem with the update process. It was an error with the map data as you say.

Symeste- if you choose the option of Format it deletes all the old files and so makes the space you need on trhe SD card
 
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Sounds like you have missed a step.
Did you make a copy and format the card before telling it where to copy the new data to?
PS: What version map did you choose?



That problem has been sorted.
Thanks for help so far, I copied the original files on the Skoda SD into a folder, I havent formatted the Skoda SD yet, I was scared that formatting it would mean it wouldnt be recognised when I put it back?
I guess it will stil recognise it when the new files are on there?
 

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Yes it will recognise it.
There is a little bit of code on the card that you can't delete and is "recognised" by the new file.
 
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When you have formatted the card download the new map and when it asks where the SD card is have it in the PC and it will unpack and copy files to it.
If you just save the downloaded new map to the PC you will need something like WinZip to unpack the files to the SD card so best to do it like above and it will do it all for you.
 

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Thanks for advice, I have formatted the card and downloaded the map..ECE 1 2020... downloads didnt give me the option of saving to a certain location, just saved to my downloads folder so I have dragged folder to SD card location and its copying, (6.05 GB) says it's going to take about six hours, does that sound about right?
 

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Sounds possible but often the initial time given is greatly overstated, certainly the size is right.
 
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I tried updating the sat nav maps in my previous 2016 L&K and gave up as I nearly wrecked the original SD card and I think I've got a bit of knowledge about computers. Now I've got my 2017 SE Drive Yeti I'm getting the Smartlink activated ( bit steep at £150 ) but hopefully will allow me to use Google or Apple Maps from my phone on the sat nav screen as I find the Skoda version rubbish for directions and the traffic jam reporting of hold ups is rarely accurate.

Anyone else have issues with the Skoda sat nav routes and traffic reports?
 

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Go to " Update portal " and insert your VIN.
Choose the map to down load.
It has to go on your original Skoda map SD card so best to back this up on your computer just in case.
When download is complete point it in the direction of your SD card, it will ask if you want it to format the card say yes and it will then unpack the new data onto the SD card.
To jump in on this post, I have just check the portal and it states there is no update for my card, last update was 2015. Am I right in thinking I will have to buy a new card from Skoda?
 

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I see your car is a 2014 model, if built before November 2014 it does not have access to the free updates from the Skoda Portal, you'll probably have to buy a map update on SD card or CD.
If you have a CD in the car that is the earlier model, only post October models without a CD player get the free map updates.
 
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I see your car is a 2014 model, if built before November 2014 it does not have access to the free updates from the Skoda Portal, you'll probably have to buy a map update on SD card or CD.
If you have a CD in the car that is the earlier model, only post October models without a CD player get the free map updates.
Thanks for coming back to me, my Yeti is December 2014 and doesn't have a CD, strange why Skoda Portal states no updates available.
 
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