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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hatchback, Sedan
#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.
#44 of 66 Re: Prius Nav system Update where to buy [greenlady]
Apr 06, 2010 (12:49 pm)
I just bought a 2006 and have the same situation. I called Leesburg Toyota in Leesburg VA and was quoted $210 for an update disc. Still seems like a bunch. I think I'll have to get hopelessly lost once before I dig that deep. So far the nav system works just fine. I really like the car.
#45 of 66 will GPS DVD upgrade for 2006 Prius speak street names
Apr 21, 2010 (7:59 am)
Hello, recently received a notice for $199 GPS DVD upgrade. Does anyone know if it will speak more street and road names. Currently, it does not speak street names.
#46 of 66 Re: will GPS DVD upgrade for 2006 Prius speak street names [agent86]
Apr 28, 2010 (3:34 pm)
Sorry... your GEN5 navigation system features are fixed. The map update will only provide new streets and business information called point of interest (POIs).
The GEN6 navigation system in the 2010 Prius does offer turn-by-turn guidance for streets in addition to freeway on-ramps and off-ramps.
#47 of 66 Re: Foodbob [frank_n_ann]
Apr 28, 2010 (3:37 pm)
The previous update was $265 for V8.1 or V7.1.
#48 of 66 2010 Prius Navigation Fault
Aug 04, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Since new whenever the car boots up in the morning and occasionally at random other times, the DVD for the nav reboots. This resets the search area, keyboard type and if you aren't aware of this the map will be tryiong to search some other area. Does Toyota have any tech support number other than the dealer who is no help at all? I need a tech support guy who know the system so I can take his information back to the dealer. Is there a battery or capacitor keeping the stored information live that isn't doing it's job? Any help would be appreciated. The car does well otherwise and naviogates ok after reloading the DVD several times a day.
Thanks for any input
#49 of 66 Re: Map split screen is annoying [justlooking9]
Sep 03, 2010 (6:57 pm)
Hi - did you find out if the split screen can be disabled? If so, can you share the instructions? I find it annoying as well! Thanks,
#50 of 66 Navigation map
Sep 03, 2010 (6:59 pm)
My nav map shows icons for gas stations, restaurants, etc. I don't want these icons to show up but am having trouble removing them permanantly. Can anyone help with the instructions to do this?