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Hi all, first time poster. I have had my 2012 Optima Platinum for a couple of weeks and enjoying it. However having a few issues here and there. Hoping to get them cleared up one by one.

First issue is around the rear lights. It appears that when sidelights/headlights are on, the bootlid portion of the rear lights are not lit at all. Is this normal?

Just sidelights. Is there supposed to be a portion lit on the inner section thats part of the bootlid?:
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Sidelights with foglights on:
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Sidelights with fogs and indicators:
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Second issue, how do I update the head unit? The maps are from 2015 and I don't think the headunit has been updated in a very long time either!
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In relation to the maps upgrade, according to this Naviextras Help Center it is simply a case of connecting a USB dongle to the car's USB port, saving the 'BACKUP' folder to the USB dongle, plug into your PC and open naviextras, and thats it.

However, naviextras is saying 'Please connect your device to this PC with a USB cable'. it doesn't appear that it can see the USB dongle.
 

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I have a log in for naviextras but It doesn't even let me log in, I just get this error. I have connected the USB dongle and can confirm that Windows can see it and the BACKUP folder is on the dongle.

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Still looks like infinity with nav. I think you need to get s/w update from map n soft. Second when you say side lights do you mean tail/running lights? And yes the inner and outer portion of the light should be lit.
 

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Still looks like infinity with nav. I think you need to get s/w update from map n soft. Second when you say side lights do you mean tail/running lights? And yes the inner and outer portion of the light should be lit.
thanks for your help, since I made the post Mapnsoft in Europe are helping me out with attaining latest maps.
Yes the running lights. In the UK they call them sidelights as they can be activated with the car off for visibility when parked on the road.
i have since taken a closer look at the bootlid cluster and there are no bulbs or LED modules there, its been replaced by a red reflector. I expect this is Australian specific for ADRs (Australian Design Rules)
I am researching into whether an overseas-purchased cluster can be fitted in its place with the existing wiring loom
 
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