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userSparky7
Posted: 5 February 2019 11:02 AM
Subject: TomTom Satnav
 
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Good morning,
I have just bought an Autocruise Rhythm equipped with a TomTom system.   There are very few useful POIs installed and I would like to add some useful ones.   The add POI screen shows the use of a USB stick, but the set only has a CD/DVD slot, so how does one do this?   The manual that came with the vehicle is no help on this.

Any info would be gratefully received!




userdavid lloyd
Posted: 5 February 2019 2:21 PM
Subject: RE: TomTom Satnav
 


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Have you checked in the glove box on the dashboard? On a previous van we had with a Garmin satnav/radio the USB socket was on a short lead from the back of the radio that was left loose in the glove compartment.

David
userLaurence
Posted: 5 February 2019 2:26 PM
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If you are referring to the Fiat UConnect system, which has a Tom Tom-based inbuilt satnav, feel underneath the gear lever. Half way between the dash and the floor you should find a USB socket that is dedicated for the UConnect. Good luck.

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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 5 February 2019 2:34 PM
Subject: RE: TomTom Satnav
 


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I’m guessing that the Rhythm has a similar Tom-Tom sat-nav head-unit to the one that’s a factory-fit option for Fiat Ducatos (photo on this ebay advert)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-Boxer-Citroen-Relay-Tom-Tom-Genuine-Sat-Nav-Unit-/183635019951

If that’s correct, then it ought to be possible to find a manual for it on-line. But (as David has said) there’s likely to be a cable with a USB connector lurking somewhere behind the dashboard.
userSparky7
Posted: 6 February 2019 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: TomTom Satnav
 
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Alas, there don't appear to be any lurking cables.   All there is,is an AUX and a USB socket in the drop-down cupboard below the gear stick, but these do not appear to be related to the TomTom.   I shall download a manual as suggested by Derek and if that's no help, I'll just carry on using my faithful Snooper.   Thanks anyway.
userBrian Kirby
Posted: 6 February 2019 3:10 PM
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First things first. Is the TomTom integrated into the radio (the so called head unit)? If it is, then access to the TomTom device is most likely to be through that USB socket you have already found. It will almost certainly be cabled from the head unit.

If it is a stand alone TomTom, or is dashboard mounted, then it seems you may have the wrong manual.

If still in doubt, and as you will need a Peugeot dealership for service etc, why not take the van to, or even ring, the one nearest to where you live (first make sure they deal with Boxers - not all dealerships service the vans), and see if they know about, or can get you a manual for, the built in TomTom unit.

But, before you do that, I'd suggest you investigate the cost of map updates, as updating maps on some of the built in units seems to cost nearly as much as a complete, new, stand alone GPS device! The map information carries a lot of information, such as speed limits, so regular updating is fairly essential.

Edited by Brian Kirby 2019-02-06 3:15 PM
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 6 February 2019 3:35 PM
Subject: RE: TomTom Satnav
 


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This 2016 forum thread refers to a Peugeot Boxer’s USB socket.

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/USB-port-use-/45958/

As Laurence has advised above, if the Rhythm’s head-unit is the UConnect one then the USB socket in the central hinge-down locker will be connected to the UConnect head-unit.

The on-line Fiat Ducato UConnect manual here is 2014 vintage but may help

https://tinyurl.com/lv7lcqp
userLaurence
Posted: 6 February 2019 5:40 PM
Subject: RE: TomTom Satnav
 
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Josephine, I'm not sure you can add custom POI's to this system. The UConnect is a budget system with limited functionality, and it is a closed system, which means it acts differently because it is integrated into the complete dashboard including the computer functionality. We had one when we bought our (stock) vehicle but we have replaced it with something better. I'm sure you have found the right USB under the gear lever, but I think it is only activated when you go through the update procedure. You have to start by registering with Tom Tom, and if the vehicle is new, you will get a free satnav update as long as you do it within a certain timeframe (your dealer will advise). If the vehicle is not new, you can pay for an update.

The update works by going to the settings and activating the update function, which tells you when to insert a USB. The system puts onto the USB all the facts about the system and then tells you to go to your computer. Once into your Tom Tom account you insert the USB in your computer and it puts the update onto the stick. You then take the USB back to the van and go through the update process again, but this time it grabs the information off the stick and updates your satnav. It sounds a pain in the backside, but this sort of process is normal for any USB-based vehicle satnav system (different if driven by a dvd).

Why not save your new POI's as 'favourites'? You can have a large number of favourites, so this seems a simple solution if you want certain points to feature on the satnav system.

Hope this helps.

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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 6 February 2019 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: TomTom Satnav
 


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Laurence

The UConnect manual I provided a link to above includes advice on POIs (Pages 44 through 50).

However, although it seems possible to add POIs individually by hand, there seems to be no information on adding them in bulk via a USB stick.

I note that this was discussed in 2016 on the MHFun forum

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/uconnect-tom-tom-loading-a-poi-file.130746/

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/tomtom-sat-nav-in-new-fiat-cabs.144498/

and there is (was?) an enquiry about this on the TomTom forum in 2014

Uconnect 5 Radio Nav and custom POI | TomTom Forum and ...
https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/...navigation.../uconnect-5-radio-nav-and-custom-p...
11 Oct 2014 - Hi All,I would like to know how to import lists of POI or/and planned routes on my FIAT 500L Uconnect Radio Nav.Thanks in advice,Regards ...
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