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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hatchback, Sedan
Oct 08, 2009 (10:31 am)
The next Nav DVD normally comes out in November of each year. Every other year they update either the West Coast of the US or the East Coast of the US.
The next Nav DVD should have the latest data for the West Coast included... but currently 8.1 is the latest until the next one shows up.
#35 of 66 Battery drain issues?
Oct 14, 2009 (3:17 pm)
I'm thinking about buying a simple GPS unit for my 2006 Prius, and am wondering if there are any battery/power drain issues that I should be concerned about. Also, any recommendations? I don't need one with lots of bells & whistles, but may consider one with hands-free cell phone capability.
#37 of 66 Re: Prius Nav system Update where to buy [greenlady]
Dec 27, 2009 (4:30 pm)
Be careful where you get this. I saw on Ebay a seller but you have to know the version you have now and if you're buying the same or older one! If you do find another seller such as through EBAY will the disc sent be usable, scratches and all..??
My wife and I have just bought a 2010 Prius with Nav system and all I can say is WOW and shame on Toyota for $300 on an update, what a RIP!!! What we are going to do at some point is get a Garmin and update for $70 per update!!! If you also look and I don't know if the deal is still good but Garmin had a $140.00 lifetime update which allowed you 4 per year for a lifetime!!!! I bought this for the other vehicle and the Garmin I use on it. Again I love Toyota but what a huge rip on the price for the update.
#38 of 66 Re: Battery drain issues? [vanderhorstg]
Dec 28, 2009 (11:36 am)
No battery drain issues, it doesn't draw enough to worry about. I've used one in my car/truck for years! For what it's worth I've talked to people about Tom Tom and others, I would get a Garmin, no troubles and the best unit according to reviews and my 4 years of experience with the unit and their support is stellar!!
#39 of 66 Prius 06 Navigation Upgrade
Dec 28, 2009 (7:58 pm)
Looking to upgrade Nav System - Night vision mode as in 08s etc. Any programs, or chips or is this not possible "unless you buy a new car" as the dealers say.
#40 of 66 Re: 2004 PRIUS GPS [navguy1]
Feb 13, 2010 (10:58 am)
I have a 2009 Prius (which I purchased December 2008) with a .08.1 version navigation disc. I asked my local dealer about an update being available. He said there was (part # 86271GEN0509) and that the cast was $266.
1 - Can it be purchased elsewhere for less? If so, where?
2 - Where can I find what the actual updates are? Are there enough updates to make it worthwhile?
#41 of 66 Re: 2004 PRIUS GPS [karen68]
Feb 13, 2010 (12:01 pm)
When I discussed this issue with Toyota I was told that each half (west/east) of the United States is updated every other year. The 8.1 updated the Eastern US and supposedly the 9.1 version was supposed to update the Western US.
So depending on where you live it may or may not be a worthwhile update.
As to where to buy is a tough one... I was lucky enough to purchase a disc from a salvage yard where a new Toyota had been totaled. Several salvage yards sell discs on Ebay,but you have to know what you are looking for... which it appears you do.
You can also find people selling "burned" copies of the DVD... some of these work, some do not.
YMMV as always!!
Ps. If you are using any of the "short-cuts" that enable functions like being able to enter an address while the car is moving.... it is my understanding that upgrading to any disc newer than 5.1 disables these short-cuts.
Mar 20, 2010 (5:15 pm)
does anyone know how to change out the map cd? I just recieved my update and now I just don't know how to get the old one out and the new one in. I know where the nav machine is.
#43 of 66 Re: Foodbob [joannabob]
Mar 20, 2010 (5:24 pm)
I'd save your money!..call the toyota dealership here in Burlington washington and order it for delivery. I just bought the newest update for my 2005 prius for 199.00 plus tax. sounds like hiway robbery, no pun intended.