During this update, your navigation system must maintain continuous power.
We have a team of cartographers and engineers who develop digital geographic data that can be used in many of our products.
Please follow steps 1 and 2 of the map update process on this website. You will need a 4GB Micro SD card, a Micro SD to SD card adapter, a high speed internet connection, and up to 4 hours of time. In the navigation application, you can see your map version by going to Settings My Maps. How much longer will I receive free map updates for?
Please follow the instructions provided in this website to download your map update. No, these items will not be deleted when a map update occurs. For Toyota vehicles with Garmin navigation, a user gets 1 year of map updates at no cost.
These will include the identification 2016 or 2017, typically '2017.20'.
Garmin do recommend that customers continue to update their devices.
Garmin Express will display how much time you have left in your subscription. The time required will vary based on file size and Internet speed.
Please allow up to 4 hours of time to complete this update.
Thankfully these days this isn't an issue, as every Garmin map card Active GPS sells now includes an SD card adaptor with pre-programmed micro SD card inside. Please see the illustration to the right which is taken from page 2 of the instruction manual - supplied with the purchase of any Garmin map on SD/micro SD Card from Active GPS. Preloaded mapping can occasionally override new mapping. Please refer to your Garmin user manual, but typically you would follow this procedure: Tools Map Info You may need to ‘untick’ any preloaded maps and ‘tick’ the newly loaded map.
To take the micro SD card out of the SD card adaptor simply hold the SD card between two fingers and, using a thumbnail, slide out the smaller micro SD card from the bottom of the larger card/adaptor. It may be that you only see the old maps (typically 2010.20, NT v.9 or similar).