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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Update Question in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Just got my late 08 CTS and really loving it.Drives amazing and came loaded with the Nav and 5.1 which ...
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    Update Question

    Just got my late 08 CTS and really loving it.Drives amazing and came loaded with the Nav and 5.1 which was surprising because the people I bought it from didn't really know it was on the car.The 5.1 was interesting because about 7 years ago I remixed several CDs in 5.1 surround for DTS and a couple of other labels and had never heard them in a car system before.I must say they sounded pretty good.I wanted to update the software and maps but before I spent the money wanted to make sure another version wasn't about to come out.Does anyone have any idea when they release new versions?Thanks in advance...

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    Re: Update Question

    first let me point you in the direction of this 5.1-related thread
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...und-sound.html

    second the map update discs are put out every year ... i don't know what time of year the new discs come out but i think it's at the end of the year for the CTS
    http://gmnavdisc.com is the official retail outlet for discs (although you can find new and used discs on ebay or elsewhere for cheaper usually)
    they toll-free number posted on their website can be used for ordering discs if you don't want to do it online (but they charge like $6 more for doing it over the phone)
    they can also answer many questions related to the nav system and its operation

    software updates are usually not done unless there are problems (bugs) in the system ...
    usually the software update would be done by a dealer - sometimes there are discs that you can use to update software but not always
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    Re: Update Question

    Question. On the GM site you listed how does one tell what date the update was offered? I could not find any when following the prompts to purchase a disc. Also when purchasing a new disc do you have any idea how current the material is. In other words does a current update still only have updated roads from 2 years ago....sooner?

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    Re: Update Question

    I am going to recommend that you contact GM navigation Support. They will be able to answer all the questions and give specific dates. Their phone number is 1-877-NAV-DISC.I hope that this helps.
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    Re: Update Question

    Calling the nav disc center is probably the only way to get the answer about when the disc was offered (how old or new/fresh it is)

    how current the maps are depends on a few various factors... usually they're about 1-2 years old ... the maps are technically from NavTeq which i think nokia bought a couple years ago
    alpine is the contractor for the infotainment/nav software so they get the maps from navteq then package the dvd to be formatted for the system ... this whole process takes some time so that's how you get over a year old maps
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