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Just about to import a Fisker Karma into the UK. Does anyone know if it's possible to change the mapping data from the US to UK/Europe?

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Just about to import a Fisker Karma into the UK. Does anyone know if it's possible to change the mapping data from the US to UK/Europe?

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The maps contained in the CIU are for the country is was meant for . You need to have a dealer either in the US or Europe download the 510 software . It can be done in the US before the car goes overseas
 

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The maps contained in the CIU are for the country is was meant for . You need to have a dealer either in the US or Europe download the 510 software . It can be done in the US before the car goes overseas
Thanks for the info Harleyguy, problem is I'm not getting it directly from a Fisker Dealer, just a normal Car Shop. Is it something that anyone can do, or must it be a Fisker dealer?

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It'll require someone with the dealer tools/software to program it. I sent you an email as well about it.
 

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@Fred Crook: I'm in the U.S. and bought my Karma from the dealer here in Los Angeles, so my Karma came equipped with the appropriate mapping software. However, I found the navigation system so cumbersome, so confusing and so generally irritating to use that I abandoned it completely.

I use a smartphone application called Waze (shout out to SoCalGuy who first posted about it here on fiskerbuzz). Waze is easy to use, *always* takes me by the most efficient routes (it uses social networking in a really creative way to determine which route will be fastest) and is a free download. I'm guessing Waze works in the U.K. If I were you, I'd recommend going that route and forgetting the Karma's navigation system altogether.
 

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I have not used Waze so I cannot comment on it. I use Navigon app and have been very pleased. I have not only used it in North America but also downloaded the Europe maps and have used it in Europe mainland and in Iceland...worked great!


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Hi think I'll give it a try. It will still be better to load the software into the car, in case I decide to sell it in the future.

Thanks for the information.

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@Fred Crook: I'm in the U.S. and bought my Karma from the dealer here in Los Angeles, so my Karma came equipped with the appropriate mapping software. However, I found the navigation system so cumbersome, so confusing and so generally irritating to use that I abandoned it completely.

I use a smartphone application called Waze (shout out to SoCalGuy who first posted about it here on fiskerbuzz). Waze is easy to use, *always* takes me by the most efficient routes (it uses social networking in a really creative way to determine which route will be fastest) and is a free download. I'm guessing Waze works in the U.K. If I were you, I'd recommend going that route and forgetting the Karma's navigation system altogether.
Waze is very good - had used that until Google released its updated Maps for the iPhone - that is now my go-to nav system (and as someone mentioned, Google just bought Waze so improvements to come!).
 

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I have no problems with the NAV except for the fact that there are so many new roads being built here in Huntsville, AL, that the database seriously needs updated which I am guessing will never happen. Where is the database even stored? My 2013 Subaru Crosstrek uses an SD card that I can update on my laptop.
 

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I have no problems with the NAV except for the fact that there are so many new roads being built here in Huntsville, AL, that the database seriously needs updated which I am guessing will never happen. Where is the database even stored? My 2013 Subaru Crosstrek uses an SD card that I can update on my laptop.
its stored internally in the CIU. The CIU is updated with a USB stick inserted in the center console along with the scan tool.
 

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I may be off thread here but this is closest I could find. I am trying to change home state from Fla. to NY and cannot find the correct way to do it. Manual is useless. Can anybody help?
 

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I may be off thread here but this is closest I could find. I am trying to change home state from Fla. to NY and cannot find the correct way to do it. Manual is useless. Can anybody help?
I have the same problem. Somehow mine got changed from CA to AL. Help!
 
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