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Navigation SD card

I have a 2016 Mazda 6 sport. It does not come with navigation but there is an SD car slot. Dealer wants $399 or $499 (installed) for it. On Amazon these are being sold for $280.

Any advice or suggestions on how I might bgo about getting an SD card and getting it installed for less?

I have not been on the forum and not explored it. I am sure it has been discussed before. I apologize.
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I have a 2016 Mazda 6 sport. It does not come with navigation but there is an SD car slot. Dealer wants $399 or $499 (installed) for it. On Amazon these are being sold for $280.

Any advice or suggestions on how I might bgo about getting an SD card and getting it installed for less?

I have not been on the forum and not explored it. I am sure it has been discussed before. I apologize.
This question does seem to come up every few weeks. I agree the cards are ridiculously expensive for how rarely they seem to actually update the maps. I bought my car in August 2015. The SD card had maps from April 2014. IIRC, the first map updates weren't available until late November 2015. The maps were supposed to update every 6 months, not every 18 months.

As far as installing it, you plug the SD card into the slot, and that's pretty much it. Don't force the card. If it doesn't slide most of the way in easily, flip it over. Once it drops into the slot, you'll need to push down a small way to engage the spring-loaded lock. To remove the card, simply push down to release the spring-loaded lock.

As to purchasing a card, be very cautious about third party sellers, and especially wary of anyone selling used cards. After 60 miles, the SD card locks to the VIN of the car. Without hacking the card, I could not give you my card because it wouldn't work in your car - VIN mismatch.

After the card is locked to your VIN, the free mazda toolbox software[1] should let you update the maps. I don't know how it will behave with 3rd party-purchased cards, because I've never tried.

[1] https://mazda-na.naviextras.com/shop/portal/downloads
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This question should get stickied.

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This question should get stickied.

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Thank you for stickying this ! I have a 2016 GT, and looks like my map is already out of date. I have turned on speed camera warnings, and the lady screams her head off near past construction sites where a couple of years ago there were speed cameras but arent' there anymore. Also, addresses for new housing development that came up in 2015 and later do not show up on the GPS, but google maps can pull it up perfectly fine. I'll download the Mazda toolbox and try to update my maps . Thank you very much !
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What is the latest model for the NAV SD? Can someone post the model numbers with the dates on them? There are a lot of them going on sale on eBay for around $200, but I want to make sure I get the latest one.
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What is the latest model for the NAV SD? Can someone post the model numbers with the dates on them? There are a lot of them going on sale on eBay for around $200, but I want to make sure I get the latest one.
I believe this depends on your car's year model. On 2014 Mazdas and earlier, they use TomTom navigation. On 2015 Mazdas and newer they use NavTeq navigation.
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Hey all, I have a 2014 GT with tomtom nav in it. What does the SD card do?

Aslo @MilR What is the Mazda toolbox?
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Hey all, I have a 2014 GT with tomtom nav in it. What does the SD card do?

Aslo @MilR What is the Mazda toolbox?
The SD card is what contains the map data and some of the navigation software for the car. You won't be able to use the toolbox because you've got the 2014 which uses the TomTom NB1 system. That system utilizes TomTom Home to update your firmware and maps.
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I believe this depends on your car's year model. On 2014 Mazdas and earlier, they use TomTom navigation. On 2015 Mazdas and newer they use NavTeq navigation.
For the 2016 model.

Seeing this as the latest one: BHP1 66 EZ1E
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