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Map on tomtom go 300

I have tomtom go 300 but dont have map sd card i tried to download maps from internet but dont know how to install them on my tomtom can u help

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The downloaded maps can be copied direct to the SD card or copied to the SD card via USB lead and PC connected through TomTom Home. Once you have the map on your SD card you will need to activate it with your product code number that you obtained when you purchased the map.

Good luck

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