Škoda Auto Columbus:
Step-by-step guide to updating maps.
we show you step by step how to download the new map material for your Škoda Auto Columbus and import it into the navigation system.
You need an SD card with at least 32 GB of memory to update your
navigation data. Škoda recommends using a class 10/SDHC card, which
is widely available from retailers.
If using the Windows operating system, you will need a file extractor
program, such as 7-Zip. This particular program can be downloaded from
the manufacturer’s website.
If using a different operating system, you will need a program for
extracting the downloaded files that supports the .7z file format.
The map material may take up over 17 GB of memory, meaning you must
have at least this much space free on your computer’s hard drive. Your
computer’s hard drive must be NTFS-formatted to handle such large files.
This is the standard system used on newer computers. If you have an
older computer, check the hard drive formatting by right-clicking on the
hard drive icon in the Explorer and selecting “Properties”.
Step 1: Which version do I currently have installed and which version is available as an update?
You can check the current version of your map data in your Škoda Auto Columbus
system by pressing the “MENU” button. In the display, confirm the
option “Setup” > “System information”.
2. Go to www.skoda-auto.com to check whether a newer version is available.
Step 2: Downloading the new data
- 1. Visit the website www.navigation.com/skoda-en,
where the latest data is available to download. Due to the large
volume of data (currently approx. 17 GB), we recommend downloading it in
several batches. However, not more than three concurrent downloads
should be started. We recommend that use a download manager. You also
have the option of downloading the data in a single file. Depending on
the speed of your internet connection, the download may take well over
eight hours. All files are compressed in the .7z format.
- 2. Download all of the files for the new version and save them together in a new folder (e.g. “Map Update”) on your computer.
- 3. Slide the switch on the SD card into the “Unlock” position.
- 4. Insert the SD card into your computer’s SD card slot or external card reader.
Delete all data on the SD card or reformat the card. The procedure for
doing this depends on the operating system: in Windows, navigate to the
SD card drive, right-click on it and select “Format”. For other
operating systems, please follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- 6. Open the first file in the folder on your computer with the downloaded data (extension .7z.001).
- 7. Extract the files to the SD card.
Once extraction is complete, remove the SD card from your computer or
the card reader. Now slide the switch on the SD card down again into the
- 9. There must be no other files on the SD card.
Step 3: Importing the data into the navigation system
1. Insert the SD card into one of the SD card slots of your Škoda Auto Columbus system.
Select “Menu” > “Setup” > “Version information” > “Update
software”. The data will now be copied to the navigation system’s
internal hard drive.
3. Follow the instructions on the display unit.
The ignition must remain switched on while copying is
in progress. The navigation function is not available during copying.
Due to the large volume of data involved and depending on the SD card
used, this procedure can take up to 4 hours. Please make sure that the
battery is sufficiently charged to complete the update (if the vehicle
is parked, switch off any consumers that are not needed, e.g. lighting,
fan, seat heating, etc.).
If necessary, connect a charger to the
battery. Should the procedure be interrupted – if the engine is switched
off, for example – copying will automatically resume at the point of
interruption as soon as the ignition is switched on again.