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So my new motor is a dream, but there's a wee niggle with the COMAND sat nav. The system steadfastly refuses to allow me to access any live traffic updates - all the menu options relating to this are dimmed out.

I do have TMC availability (my portable NAVMAN unit gets it fine) but nothing on my COMAND unit. Can't believe it's an optional extra - any clues ?


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TMC will only become active with the latest DX version, that is the 2009-10 disc
 
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Ah.

That answers that then. Seems weird though.

Where's the best place to get cheap/buckshee copies ?


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TMC will only become active with the latest DX version, that is the 2009-10 disc
 

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Ah.

That answers that then. Seems weird though.

Where's the best place to get cheap/buckshee copies ?


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You can buy copies that will not work on Ebay or a new one at £113 from Tele Atlas
 

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"Buckshee" copies tend to be very unreliable and possibly damaging to the COMAND, read errors can cause over worked lasers and premature failure.

Sometimes 2nd hand genuine discs are available on ebay

For the best price new versions try comandonline co.uk
 
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"Buckshee" copies tend to be very unreliable and possibly damaging to the COMAND, read errors can cause over worked lasers and premature failure.

Sometimes 2nd hand genuine discs are available on ebay

For the best price new versions try comandonline co.uk

Its not quite true that copied disc can damage anything
you can save about £4 from comand on line
 

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TMC will only become active with the latest DX version, that is the 2009-10 disc
Iv'e just had another "REMAP" and bought a "v10e" 2009/2010 dvd from Command on Line but I can't see the TMC facility, am I missing something??
 

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Iv'e just had another "REMAP" and bought a "v10e" 2009/2010 dvd from Command on Line but I can't see the TMC facility, am I missing something??

Cars up to 20004 used the DX system made by Bosch,, they later DVD based units are Harmon and not the same
 

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Thanks Malcolm, does this mean I do not have this facility??

Sadly I have never studied the later versions much, and I cannot really answer that, but other members can use that facility,,I know that some have posted that they can
 

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In the E, CLS & S TMC came in with the version 5 DVD ~2006 IIRC
 

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Its not quite true that copied disc can damage anything

I could never really understand why people say it does.

The laser will be running 100% of the time whether its a original or a copy disk. The output power can be varied a small amount but this is still very well below its maximum.

The only additional wear that I can think of will be in the focus coils, but these are not really things that suffer from use/over use.
 

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When I replace spindle motors the turntable has to be set height wise to within 0.25mm. The laser will either read it or it will not depending on the reflectivity of the disc.

Back to the TMC question you have to allocate a station for this in the radio tuning menu, for early Comands this will be Classic FM, if you do not, then the TMC function in the navigation window will not be able to accessed
 

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I have the tmc greyed out too even though i have 2009/10 version. I also have some roads missing that were built 9 years ago and are major roads, not country lanes?? Yes they are council.
 

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I have the tmc greyed out too even though i have 2009/10 version. I also have some roads missing that were built 9 years ago and are major roads, not country lanes?? Yes they are council.

As above your problem is that you have not activated a TMC station in the FM station list, do that and you can then use the TMC
 

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should have readyour previous post television, but repeating yourself did work the second time and i have taken note.. will be trying that shortly. thanks.
 

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should have readyour previous post television, but repeating yourself did work the second time and i have taken note.. will be trying that shortly. thanks.

I went through the same thing when I got my 2010 disc and the TMC would not highlight,, then read all 465 pages of the comand book and solved it
 

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I went through the same thing when I got my 2010 disc and the TMC would not highlight,, then read all 465 pages of the comand book and solved it

all 465 pages? how long were you in the bathroom for??? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 


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