Update: We currently do not have any stock of these SD Cards. Like us on our Facebook page to find out when they come back in stock.
The Ford range satellite navigation systems with built-in DVD / CD-Player is a great addition to the vehicle with Bluetooth for hands-free calling as well. The satellite is pretty good if you’ve got one that does the postcode finder as well of course, otherwise, in my opinion, we’re better off with a simple £100 TomTom.
Anyway, one thing we’re getting calls for on these Fords is the SD Card that is read by the Sat-Nav units. The navigation roadmaps and data are all stored on a removable SD card. I guess they made it removable so you could connect it up to your pc/laptop and update it from time to time with the latest updates… it’s a good idea but it means that there’s always a possibility you’ll misplace, damage or just completely lose your SD card and if you do, well then buying a replacement from Ford is Not cheap at all.
I don’t see why they couldn’t have just wired in an onboard USB port so that you could hook up a laptop directly to the sat-nav system and update it that way, it would save us a lot of money because the possibility of losing your original SD card would be eliminated.
For those of you that have lost your SD card, we do now carry replacements for you in stock readily available. Give us a call, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that we can replace your SD card at a fraction of the cost. It’s always a good idea to keep a backup of your SD card in future.
A common fault for the Ford Satellite Navigation units is that the screens fail, rendering the unit useless. Fortunately enough we do carry out repairs on these so if you or somebody you know has this issue, then you can check out our blog on Ford Sat-Nav Systems Screen Failures.