Satnav fix for 2003-2006 Saab 9-3

I live a Satnav-free life (in a small city on an island) so this is one of those things that I would never be that mindful of, but some of you are, I’m sure.
Ken H was one such Saab owner and he spells out the problem and the solution below (thanks Ken!).

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It’s a fairy well known fact that Saab stopped offering updates for the satnav in 9-3 SS/SC MY 03-06, and hence people with those systems (me included) were stuck without available upgraded maps.
It was rumored that Mazda used the same SDAL DVD for some of their satnavs, but there was never a firm confirmation to be found that this would actually work.
In the end I figured there’s only one way to find out, so I ordered a disc directly from Navteq… And it did indeed work without any problems.
I now have 2008/2009 maps in my system!
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Swade here, again…..
This does bring up the usefulness of integrated Satnav in the era of very affordable, portable Satnav that you can take from vehicle to vehicle.
Personally, if I ever had the need for Satnav, I know which one I’d choose.

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