Entering post code in satnav

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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by Strangways » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:54 pm

I had the same problem this morning. I wanted ME17 1EX and it wouldn't accept anything past the ME17. I then inserted the town, but it couldn't find the street. I had to go to the map to find the street and then click on it before it would be accepted. I have just updated my old Garmin for the next time I need to use say nav.
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by ivan@raf » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:23 pm

Thanks for that. I know it's no consolation but I'm relieved to think I'm not the only one.
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by CX3fan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:35 pm

How old are your maps?

Are those new(ish) post codes?
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by Strangways » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:15 pm

The post code and road name are old, but the day nav couldn't find either until I clicked on the map and then it showed them both. So they are in the system.
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by HouseSpider » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:38 pm

I recall having something similar. When you input LE & the screen displays additional letters & numbers ignore them (the predictive text)and continue to put the full postcode with space in. The software seems to want to predict your input but for some reason doesn't.
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by Strangways » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:09 pm

HouseSpider wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:38 pm
I recall having something similar. When you input LE & the screen displays additional letters & numbers ignore them (the predictive text)and continue to put the full postcode with space in. The software seems to want to predict your input but for some reason doesn't.
Tried that, it wouldn't let me enter anything after I put in ME17, but if I clicked on the location the map it knows the post code and road name. It may well work if I try it now, but it certainly isn't a Sat Nav to rely on.
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by HouseSpider » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:39 am

Interesting. I input both postcodes without issue into my satnav.
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by lhcmazda » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:33 pm

I put both the post codes into the sat nav with a space between the two codes i.e. "XX12 space ZZ99" and it worked without a problem.

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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by CX3fan » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:50 pm

Same for me - no problem entering either postcode

As above, you need to input the full set of characters and not be mislead by the apparent auto fill
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Re: Entering post code in satnav

Post by Strangways » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:32 pm

I think it just depends what mood the car is in when you press the starter button. If it wants to go for a drive you can input it without a problem, but if it sees too many cyclists on the road it would rather stay on the drive. :D
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