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Offline Ian hatton

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Re: Tomtom blue and me
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2013, 11:38:08 am »
Got to say my Abarth branded tom tom and dash mount works perfectly from day one, had it 6 months, no issues and paired easy as pie. ;D

Unfortunately my TT is just a blue and me, as I've mentioned earlier I think the Abarth branded TT is the only one to talk correctly to the B&M which is a pain, I know you can buy a unit for around £350ish but then you need the sucker kit so it gets close to £400 which I really cannot justify

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #31 on: October 20, 2013, 11:48:58 am »
    Aha, we have now got to the bottom of it.

    Your TT, according to TT website, is based on the Go 950 Live.

    Mine is the Fiat supplied B&M TT 2 Live based on the Go 1000 series.

    These retail around £300 but I have seen them cheaper and s/h, then you need a 1000 series sucker mount £35 :thumbd:

    So I guess it's a step too far unless you sell your existing TT and start over :whistle:

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #32 on: October 20, 2013, 12:13:33 pm »
    Thanks for that at last the problem solved!!

    I'll keep my eye out for one of those, I can always use the current nav so I don't mind paying for another as long as it will work as it should

    I really appreciate your help on this as I know have details of what I need to get the correct unit

    Thanks again

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #33 on: October 20, 2013, 01:55:01 pm »
    Pleasure :thumb:

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #34 on: October 21, 2013, 12:39:17 pm »
    Word of warning.
    I have had a TT live 2 series 1000 and it would not pair with the car.
    Don't rush out and buy the Fiat one thinking it will fix the problem, chances are it wont. I have no idea how Bernie has got his working, must be some sort of glitch in his unit.
    The Abarth branded one is still available and will pair with the car.
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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #35 on: October 21, 2013, 03:39:28 pm »
    Excellent caveat John :thumb:

    Still for sale but price rise £1500 or £5 cheaper than Johns':whistle:
    « Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 03:46:47 pm by 124Abarthreplica »

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #36 on: October 21, 2013, 10:17:32 pm »
    Double bargain!!!!!!  :thumb:

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #37 on: October 22, 2013, 10:37:26 am »
    Excellent caveat John :thumb:

    Still for sale but price rise £1500 or £5 cheaper than Johns':whistle:

    I see your ploy, flog yours then haggle me down a fiver for the Abarth one....
    Shame on you  ;D
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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #38 on: October 22, 2013, 08:23:41 pm »
    Excellent caveat John :thumb:

    Still for sale but price rise £1500 or £5 cheaper than Johns':whistle:

    I see your ploy, flog yours then haggle me down a fiver for the Abarth one....
    Shame on you  ;D

    As if John, as if

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #39 on: October 28, 2013, 12:11:06 pm »
    Right, this is getting stranger by the minute.
    I took delivery of 2 Abarth branded TOM Tom 2 live units this morning. Also got the correct sucker mounts for the windscreen (which are great by the way).
    Went to pair the unit with an Abarth 500 and it failed to pair. Wiped the cars memory, hot booted the TT and still nothing.
    This unit is clearly designed for the Punto (which it works fine with) and not the 500.
    This makes Bernie's case even more confusing  ???
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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #40 on: October 28, 2013, 06:52:03 pm »
    John was trying to pair this for me, and as you can see by his post that we drew a blank, I would like to place on the forum what a top bloke john is. He went out of his way to make sure the product was right for me.......sadly not but his time and effort were brilliant.

    Many thanks John

    If anyone can add any ideas to the pairing issue please post

    Many thanks

    Ian

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #41 on: October 28, 2013, 06:57:33 pm »
    Ok here goes if you want TT2 to work in the Abarth (series 2 only with the aux plug next to the usb) you must make sure it is flashed with the correct version of Blue&Me.  I have this working on both my old 500 and my 595.

    All UK Abarth 500/595 have the non TT2 firmware from the factory as you cannot have the dash port (68R) due to the boost gauge being there.

    With the introduction of V7 Blue&Me you cannot manually select the correct version as it will always autoupdate to the non-TT2 version as installed from the factory.

    Here is Blue&Me TomTom V7 firmware for 500/595 https://copy.com/OXeeyzot6Hn2gDgO follow the install instructions and then you will be able to pair it to the car without problems.

    It works perfectly and if you have a MTA version you get the directions on the dash speedo too.
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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #42 on: October 28, 2013, 07:24:40 pm »
    Ok here goes if you want TT2 to work in the Abarth (series 2 only with the aux plug next to the usb) you must make sure it is flashed with the correct version of Blue&Me.  I have this working on both my old 500 and my 595.

    All UK Abarth 500/595 have the non TT2 firmware from the factory as you cannot have the dash port (68R) due to the boost gauge being there.

    With the introduction of V7 Blue&Me you cannot manually select the correct version as it will always autoupdate to the non-TT2 version as installed from the factory.

    Here is Blue&Me TomTom V7 firmware for 500/595 https://copy.com/OXeeyzot6Hn2gDgO follow the install instructions and then you will be able to pair it to the car without problems.

    It works perfectly and if you have a MTA version you get the directions on the dash speedo too.

    Hi jimmy
    Thanks for the post. So do I download it on to a USB and plug it into the car? Any instructions would be very much appreciated.

    Cheers

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #43 on: October 28, 2013, 07:37:43 pm »
    Hi Ian

    There is a pdf in the zip follow it carefully and all will be improved!  The only tips I can give is that it takes longer than you think and very important wait for her to say 'Update complete' before removing the usb.

    Blue&Me is a bit picky on usb drives so if it doesn't work try another stick and another....

    Good luck, version 7 it is the best they have produced, voice calls are better they seem to of increased there microphone gain to so no need to shout!

    Oh and another, make sure you pair your phone with Blue&me and not the TomTom.

    Good luck
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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #44 on: October 28, 2013, 08:09:00 pm »
    Hi Jamie

    Many thanks I will purchase a USB specifically for the upgrade, just a thought my car is a 63 plate so would it not be v7 from the factory ?

    Cheers
    Ian