Drivers of Mercury cars will have the option when the purchase the vehicle from the official dealer, to opt for in-car navigation. By paying a little bit extra (typically two hundred US dollars more) the driver can have a fully integrated GPS navigation system embedded into the dashboard which fits seamlessly into the entertainment display and console. As any driver will tell you, having the peace of mind of knowing that you have GPS navigation to fall back on in the event of getting lost, is an invaluable asset for anybody planning a road trip or long drive.
The Mercury navigation system is powered by Navteq mapping, and so is extremely reliable. The system is simple to operate with large touch screen buttons that are intuitive to almost anybody, and comes with clearly spoken turn by turn directions. But what happens when the maps in your Mercury car become out of date? How can you update the Mercury Navigation System and be sure you are doing it correctly? It can be slightly tricky, so please read on for a simple to understand tutorial that shows you exactly how to do it.
Buy a New 2012 Mercury Navigation DVD
Firstly you will need to purchase the new Mercury Navigation DVD for 2012. These are sold directly by Navteq on their official Navigation online store. When you visit their website click on the Mercury logo and this will take you through to the Mercury branded online GPS map update store. On this page it is possible for you to use the drop down selectors where you firstly pick you model type, and then the year that is was manufactured in. This will then return a new page which displays the Mercury Navigation DVD that is compatible with the navigation system in your particular model.
Click on the “add to cart” button and then complete your name and address details, and pay with credit card (you can telephone the Navteq sales team if you would rather not do this online). After payment is processed your new 2012 Mercury Navigation DVD will arrive a few days later at which point you can install the new maps. This is how you do it in easy to understand non-technical steps.
Installing Mercury Navigation System Updates
Before you do anything, make sure you know where the navigation system disc drive is. Although on the majority of Mercury cars, this will be integrated into the dashboard entertainment system, on some older models the disc drive could actually be in the glove box or under the passenger side seat.
Locate the drive and eject your existing Mercury Navigation DVD. Once you have inserted the new one for 2012 which includes the latest GPS maps from Navteq you are almost ready to go. This is what will happen.
The Mercury Navigation System will recognize that a map update disc DVD has been inserted to the system. On the console display you should see a message appear that reads something like “Would you like to update your maps” so click on the “yes” button to confirm. Once you have done this you will be prompted to enter in your serial number which can be found on the DVD case. Type that in and the new map software will now start to install automatically… you won’t need to do anything else at this point.
Once completed the display will show the words “success” so you can leave the Mercury Navteq DVD in the disc drive and now continue to drive your car knowing full well that you should reduce your chances of ever getting lost.
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