New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

This is the Forum for all your DS Automobiles Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
BognorBill
Posts: 2
Joined: 09 Jan 2019, 14:17

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by BognorBill » 06 Feb 2019, 13:45

Sounds like a nice long road trip, hope it goes well.
Portsmouth you say, did you get yours at Richmond Group, Farlington?

DavidHollyoake
Posts: 1
Joined: 04 Mar 2019, 17:49

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by DavidHollyoake » 04 Mar 2019, 18:20

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help.

I am just about to take delivery of my new DS7 Crossback. My dealer is struggling to quote me for a tow bar being fitted. I live in the Derby area, could anyone point to a fitter. I have tried searching but most of the fitters on line do not mention DS7 in their range of options.

User avatar
Paul-R
Posts: 3123
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
x 191

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by Paul-R » 04 Mar 2019, 21:47

I'm not sure you will find an aftermarket supplier of a towbar. I have a feeling that somewhere I've read that for the first three years a towbar is a manufacturer supplied item only.

User avatar
2e1ilh
Posts: 7
Joined: 09 Jan 2019, 22:42

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by 2e1ilh » 01 Apr 2019, 12:40

BognorBill wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 13:45
Sounds like a nice long road trip, hope it goes well.
Portsmouth you say, did you get yours at Richmond Group, Farlington?


Yes, from a chap called James

Greycloud
Posts: 3
Joined: 13 Apr 2019, 14:43

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by Greycloud » 13 Apr 2019, 15:03

Hello. Picked up my new DS7 on Wednesday, and loving it so far. Gradually becoming familiar with controls, touchscreen, etc. Couple of disappointing aspects:
1) If I was a passenger, I wouldn’t want to go much further than round the corner sitting on the centre seat in the back. It’s hard! Both the seat and the back.
2) The satnav doesn’t show any town or villages other than when you zoom in on a very narrow area. If you’re looking at a journey of several miles, nothing is marked. I’ve gone through the menu to see if there is any way of adding these, but nothing. Anyone found a way of doing this? Apparently the satnav is now in partnership with Tomtom, and unlike the one I had on my DS 5, which was excellent.

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 13524
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 1184

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by GiveMeABreak » 13 Apr 2019, 18:07

You'll probably need to locate the options for Points / Places of Interest - no doubt there will be levels of detail that you want displayed and other options in the menu. Whenever I reset my Navidrive I have to select all the option I want displayed, but it easily done.

Greycloud
Posts: 3
Joined: 13 Apr 2019, 14:43

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by Greycloud » 14 Apr 2019, 22:29

Thanks GiveMeABreak, but I have been through the menu several times, including the ‘adding points of interest’, but, while you can include railway stations, ice rinks, casinos, coffee shops and numerous other locations
I wouldn’t require, there is no provision for showing towns and cities. Maybe there’ll be a software update in the future that will correct this.

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 13524
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 1184

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by GiveMeABreak » 15 Apr 2019, 15:44

Towns and Cities should be basic information - but I can tell you that on most systems, the level of detail changes directly in relation to the zoom level you are on - obviously the closer in your are the less detail there is. So check your zoom level. I can't help you with 'Tom Tom' I only have data relating to the PSA bespoke systems made by Magneti Marelli and Harman Becker.

Try setting the zoom level to minimum, so you can see the UK as a whole and then zoom in gradually. Pop up a few shots with the magnification % if you get time.

Pop up your VIN so I can see exactly what system you have.

Greycloud
Posts: 3
Joined: 13 Apr 2019, 14:43

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by Greycloud » 15 Apr 2019, 20:43

GiveMeABreak. In fact, the opposite is true. The closer I zoom in, the more detail it shows, local districts, street names, but when I zoom out, those things disappear but no names of towns or villages are shown, although road numbers are. When I look at an area of about a twenty mile radius of my home, only one town is marked.
I contacted the dealer today, and the salesman couldn’t offer any help, but said he would investigate.

VIN VR1**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 13524
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 1184

Re: New DS forum - proud owner of DS7 Crossback here

Post by GiveMeABreak » 15 Apr 2019, 21:32

Ok, I'm not having much luck - being this is too new - DS Automobiles have not yet got the electronic manuals online!

So I can't delve any deeper for you at present - the unit is simply called 'Digital Connected Navigation'.

However, one thing I can tell you in case you don't already know or have yet to be informed, that there is a recall for your vehicle:
An after-sales campaign must be carried out on this vehicle. Advise your client to make an appointment with their authorised dealer as soon as possible
So if you haven't already had the work done, give them a call to book it in. :) They don't say what it is though....