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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Navigation system update (firmware) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Due to a aquisition I expect in the next few days, the Navigation flash/firmware DVD will be available to all ...
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    Navigation system update (firmware)

    Due to a aquisition I expect in the next few days, the Navigation flash/firmware DVD will be available to all CTS-V/ CTS owners. Few points of clarity:

    This is NOT an updated Map dvd. This disc will update the bios firmware on your dvd system allowing you to USE updated discs (from cadillac, zenrin, etc). It will also get rid of the "stuck in michigan" issue that some had with updated discs.

    The update is provided AT YOUR OWN RISK. You apparently can mess up your nav system if you dont do the update correctly. So if you mess up your nav system cause you didnt follow directions, its on YOU!

    This is not a illegal disc or pirate firmware. It is the actual Cadillac firmware for this nav system distributed by cadillac.

    We are not violating any copyright laws as we are not copying the material, and presumably, everyone is entitled to the system firmware update (E-mail me if you disagree). We are NOT sending you a copy of the disc, just sending you a disc to update the firmware, and then you MUST to mail it back (see below)

    Here is what is required:
    1. You must e-mail me (ctsvett@verizon.net) with the subject "nav firmware dvd". Include your name, forum name, mailing address, and phone number.
    2. You will be required to pay for shipping/postage and place a deposit on the disc in case you do not return it (the deposit may be as high as $200 to secure the DVD- we have to replace it if you dont send it back). All payment will be made via paypal (if your paypal address is different than the e-mail you send from, include that in the e-mail to me as well!).
    3. If you are not a donater to the FAQ or if you are not a supporting member on this forum, you may not want to send me an e-mail (I will be happy to explain why that is if someone wants to know).

    We will be making a list of those interested in this flash and sending the disc around according to a priority list that we will make.

    The disc will ship to the first person once we receive it (fingers crossed by the early next week).

    Any questions, e-mail me or heavymetals.

    Reed

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Reed and I agreed that the disc will be sent with a return stamped envelope.

    Hopefully that will insure a quick turnaround

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsvett View Post
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    1. You must e-mail me (ctsvett@verizon.net) with the subject "nav firmware dvd". Include your name, forum name, mailing address, and phone number.

    ...

    Reed
    You've got mail...

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Ya wanna make this thread a sticky for awhile?

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    Ya wanna make this thread a sticky for awhile?
    nope

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    kidding

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    I wanted to post a THANKS to the three members who supplied the flash CD.

    That is just one of the reasons why I think this forum is one of the best.

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Is the flash disk bieng circulated yet?

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    I wanted to post a THANKS to the three members who supplied the flash CD.

    That is just one of the reasons why I think this forum is one of the best.
    Many thanks from me as well.
    This forum and it's members rock.

    I just got my flash via heavymetals.
    Therefore, I can be removed from the circulation list, as well as drive outside of Michigan.

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    you got mail...

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Yes, I'm a newbie-owner, but what does this firmware update provide?

    - ncdave

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Quote Originally Posted by ncdave View Post
    Yes, I'm a newbie-owner, but what does this firmware update provide?

    - ncdave
    The upgrade is for 04 and early 05's that have the "stuck in Michigan" problem with the upgraded nav DVD.

    That is, one cannot enter a destination unless it is in Michigan.

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    The upgrade is for 04 and early 05's that have the "stuck in Michigan" problem with the upgraded nav DVD.

    That is, one cannot enter a destination unless it is in Michigan.
    Is that the only thing it fixes? I have an early '05 (built October '04) and it doesn't have the stuck in Michigan problem. I thought I read on a thread somewhere that inorder to run updated DVD's you needed to do the flash. Was I under the wrong impression?


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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    If your unit doesn't need the flash, the flash disc will be rejected.

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    Re: Navagation system update (firmware)

    Got the flash and went to update the CTS-V and the flash was kicked out so the Nav unit did not need to be updated. However, the CTS did need the flash and it took about 15 minutes to complete. Everything worked fine.

    Neither of my cars had the stuck in Michican problem, so you can't necessarly tell if you might need the flash by that problem alone.

    Thanks to everyone involved.

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