I have just bought 2008 ve calais and the previous owners did not have the sat nat option included when they bought the car. How do I now get that???

  • Welcome to the site. You said "did not have the sat nat option included". Does that mean the car does not have the equipment (hardware)? Are you asking how to add optional equipment after the fact? – CharlieRB Jun 27 '17 at 17:53
  • The console has a navigation button and screen but when turned on it shows the message 'Full map navigation not available'. – Trevor Jun 28 '17 at 22:31
  • I took the car to a holden dealership and was told I could not choose the option now. Is this true??? – Trevor Jun 29 '17 at 8:11

With the car being 9 years old, that system likely obsolete and the service no longer available, as you found out from the dealership. If it were possible, surely the dealership would have been happy to sell you what was needed to make it work.

This is the challenge with advanced technology in vehicles. Over time it becomes obsolete. Much like software, auto manufacturers have to decide at what point they stop supporting it.

I ran into this with using Ford Sync. After my car was a certain age, they stopped supporting it and I could no longer get updates. Obviously, each manufacturer will be different.

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