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Offline cyberdog

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Re: Sat Nav for APE
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2011, 05:47:53 pm »
Or is it this horrible one??  This has caused me countless hours of grief as it won't pair up with my car...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/260900275123?redirect=mobile

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    Offline John501

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #31 on: December 10, 2011, 05:50:18 pm »
    That's the Fiat one, great sat nav but wont pair with the car.
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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #32 on: December 10, 2011, 06:08:43 pm »
    I have both....  Neither pairs with my car :(

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #33 on: December 12, 2011, 08:45:27 pm »
    Or is it this horrible one??  This has caused me countless hours of grief as it won't pair up with my car...

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/260900275123?redirect=mobile

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    Hey Cyberdog. Spot on.

    This is the one that I have purchased, pairs up in my Evo with absolutely no problems, bluetooth controls work, even displays direction on my dashboard with sat nav girl coming thgrough the car speakers when not listening to mp3 music. Make sure you enter the pairing pin into the sat nav unit obtained via the car through bluetooth and should be hey presto.  :thumb:
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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #34 on: December 12, 2011, 08:48:08 pm »
    Cyberdog. May not work with the A500's because you don't have the slot in the dashboard to fit the mount. My unit works via the mount support.  ???
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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #35 on: December 12, 2011, 09:55:15 pm »
    Cyber has a LHD I believe, so might have the port?

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #36 on: December 13, 2011, 05:56:41 am »
    I have a LHD as Ninjauk pointed out.  But the port is just a charger.  The unit communicates with the car via Bluetooth.  Mine won't pair up. It says that it does, the car even says B&M map in the display but when the chosen app fully loads there is a red cross on the bluetooth icon.  Don't know if it's the B&M in the car that's faulty or the unit.  It's been sent back to the dealer in Germany where I bought the car as it also was lacking most of the maps including Norway.. I haven't heard if they got it to work yet. 

    Problem is my car won't accept the B&M Map update either, just says config error when I stick the USB in.  So might have been the car having the wrong B&M software as well.  No Abarth dealers in Norway and the stupid official one would 't touch it. The guy seemed clueless to what I was talking about even though they had a non Abarth GPE in the showroom with a Map unit in it..

    So I had lots of frustrations with the damn expensive little bugger..  But it sure does look the business

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #37 on: December 13, 2011, 04:30:52 pm »
    No Abarth dealers in Norway and the stupid official one would 't touch it. The guy seemed clueless to what I was talking about even though they had a non Abarth GPE in the showroom with a Map unit in it..

    I meant official Fiat dealer.  They are rubbish and has no interest in italian cars at all..

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #38 on: December 13, 2011, 07:04:00 pm »
    Just bought the Fiat TomTom live for my APE today. At £300 it was far from cheap, and it probably will only be used the odd time but sure. It fits in that port and no more wires so happy days. It's my xmas present from my parents so no review as such yet !

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #39 on: January 18, 2012, 02:49:04 pm »
    Any news on the potential arrival of this unit yet John?

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #40 on: January 18, 2012, 02:50:37 pm »
    Nope.
    As I said, I'm not holding my breath  ;D
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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #41 on: January 21, 2012, 01:06:38 am »
    I still feel well and truly ripped off after paying £300.00 for a Sat Nav that is worth no more than half as much without the pairing.  I bought what I thought was a Tom Tom Live that had just been developed for the Abarth Punto Evo.

    I even drove 60 miles back to the dealer (Lipscombe in Maidstone) to ask them to try to pair it.  When they found (surprise suprised) that they couldn't pair it I asked for my money back and was told that I didn't have all of the parts.

    I have the most wonderful car I have ever driven but I am let down by the dealer parts department selling me a sat nav that doesn't work.   

    I know I had a legal case against the garage as I obviously bought the device as it was supposed to be a specialist Abarth Sat Nav that was designed to integrate with the car. 

    In the unlikely event that they do introduce a new (compatible model) make sure you can see that it does Pair with the car, otherwise you might save your money and by a standard Tom Tom Live.

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #42 on: January 21, 2012, 04:49:43 pm »
    What parts did they need??? The device, cable/charger and clip is all whats in the box plus cheap usb cable. It is clearly not fit for purpose. Well done lipscombe!?!

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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #43 on: January 22, 2012, 09:52:41 pm »
    I still feel well and truly ripped off after paying £300.00 for a Sat Nav that is worth no more than half as much without the pairing.  I bought what I thought was a Tom Tom Live that had just been developed for the Abarth Punto Evo.

    I even drove 60 miles back to the dealer (Lipscombe in Maidstone) to ask them to try to pair it.  When they found (surprise suprised) that they couldn't pair it I asked for my money back and was told that I didn't have all of the parts.

    I have the most wonderful car I have ever driven but I am let down by the dealer parts department selling me a sat nav that doesn't work.   

    I know I had a legal case against the garage as I obviously bought the device as it was supposed to be a specialist Abarth Sat Nav that was designed to integrate with the car. 

    In the unlikely event that they do introduce a new (compatible model) make sure you can see that it does Pair with the car, otherwise you might save your money and by a standard Tom Tom Live.


    My Abarth Sat Nat Unit with telemetry, pairs with my Evo with no problems. Everything works although not  had opportunity to try telemetry on a track yet.
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    Re: Sat Nav for APE
    « Reply #44 on: January 23, 2012, 09:56:57 pm »
    What parts did they need??? The device, cable/charger and clip is all whats in the box plus cheap usb cable. It is clearly not fit for purpose. Well done lipscombe!?!

    The problem was whilst I was 99% sure there was nothing missing from the box, the fact that the parts department was telling me that I didn't have everything in the box, I felt I couldn't argue.   



     

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