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Offline Ian hatton

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Tomtom blue and me
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:30:46 pm »
Reading many posts on this subject it's hugely disappointing  that these cars cannot have sat nav like our European friends I've tried to research this and unsurprisingly I've drawn a blank!!! However I bought a tomtom  blue and me on the vain hope it would work but yep you've guessed it......... It wouldn't pair.

The nav works fine and I've downloaded tomtom home and upgraded the blue and me software (nope still won't pair!) and added the Abarth start up screen and several 500 Abarth icons, so I have now resigned myself to this is the best I'm going to do, I thought I would post this if anyone else wanted to download the home tomtom the icon and themes

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    Offline J_a_m_e_s

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 09:57:25 pm »
    So you read many threads saying it doesn't work, but got it expecting it to work and now making a thread saying it doesn't work???

    Oh my!
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    Offline Ian hatton

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 10:04:33 pm »
    J-a-m-e-s


    I need a sat nav so the reports on tom toms were good so I thought why not,perhaps software updates may be available, I was being slightly flippant, you being so sanctimonious isn't really required is it,

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 11:21:50 am »
    If I remember correctly :whistle: Ian, you did get a new car so it should pair.

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 12:28:04 pm »
    Hi 124Abarthreplica

    Thanks for the post

    You're correct I did get a new car but reading through the posts only the Abarth tomtom will pair as (from John the Vospers dealer) there is a line of data that the tomtom either needs or cannot read that prevents pairing it will pair with a fiat 500. I have also downloaded the latest software from tomtom for blue and me and still no luck. I think the blue and me box is different on the Abarth and so even though my car is the latest spec I don't think Abarth has changed any hardware, if anyone else can add to this I would be most grateful

    The tomtom is a good product so although I can't have it working as I would like (and I do not use nav that much) it will still do a job

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 10:32:23 am »
    Hi Ian
    I don't fully understand what's going on here :whistle:, normal for my age group :thumbd:

    I bought a new Tom Tom 2 Live from Fiat with the option mount for the dash socket on my then new Fiat 500 Twinair over 2 years ago.
    They paired fine with all options.
    I then bought a new Abarth 500C from John 18 months ago and put the above Tom Tom in the Abarth with a new mount.
    After updating to v6 B&M it also pairs perfectly with navigation instructions on the speedo.
    Econ meter and fuel con. figures all fine between the units
    That was around 12 months ago and it's been fine since.

    So what do I have that's different to you?? ???

    I'm intrigued

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 10:37:18 am »
    You have me intrigued now Bernie.
    As far as I knew only the Abarth branded Tom Tom would pair with an Abarth properly and allow the telemetery to work  ???
    You must have a freak of nature.......
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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 12:15:48 pm »
    Well you must have the only non Abarth working tomtom!! I suppose that you could have purchased an Abarth one without knowing it, I'm now going to try again, I'm assuming since I have a 63 plate the car will have the latest software is there any way to tell??


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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 12:41:56 pm »
    Just tried to pair it again, no joy, I think  I need Bernie to donate his unique tomtom to me for further testing........possibly on a preeminent basis!!!!!

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #9 on: October 19, 2013, 12:49:20 pm »
    Can you still get the Abarth variant john and if so does it display directions on the dials?
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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #10 on: October 19, 2013, 01:07:10 pm »
    You have me intrigued now Bernie.
    As far as I knew only the Abarth branded Tom Tom would pair with an Abarth properly and allow the telemetery to work  ???
    You must have a freak of nature.......

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #11 on: October 19, 2013, 02:05:58 pm »
    Tom Tom sat nav, bit of a freak really
    Offers over £1000

    Very reasonable!!!!

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #12 on: October 19, 2013, 03:45:30 pm »
    Ian
    You are pairing the TT from the B&M icon?

    I've also upped to v7 and it still works fine but I have not as yet noticed anything different with v7
    « Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 03:47:31 pm by 124Abarthreplica »

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #13 on: October 19, 2013, 04:33:23 pm »
    Yes I'm going into changes menu, blue and me, try to pair I put in the four digit code but the TT say is bluetooth on

    I've downloaded the latest software from TT HOME (I assume it's the latest)  the TT just won't recognise the Abarth blue and me

    I've also tried pairing via the Bluetooth option (no joy) but the TT picks up my iphone 5c no problem, you really must have a really rare unit!!!!

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    Re: Tomtom blue and me
    « Reply #14 on: October 19, 2013, 04:34:55 pm »
    Is v7 the TT software?