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How to Update the Navteq GPS Maps on the Chrysler Navigation System

Many of the more recent Chrysler cars come with the option of having a pre-installed navigation device built into the dashboard.  There are various pros and cons when opting for this additional extra, but one aspect often over-looked by drivers is that the map software will need to be updated on the system every year.  The reason for this is down to the fact that the maps are loaded into the device, rather than being beamed down by satellites (a common misconception).

In order to keep the Chrysler maps up to date, the driver will need to order a new Navteq DVD online, and then load the new database software in via the disc drive in the entertainment console.  The new 2012 disc is now available and is compatible with the following Chrysler vehicle models:

  • Chrysler 200 (2011 model)
  • Chrysler 200 Convertible (2011 model)
  • Chrysler 300 (2004 to 2011 models)
  • Chrysler Aspen (2004 to 2009 models)
  • Chrysler Pacifica (2004 to 2008 models)
  • Chrysler Sebring (2004 to 2010 models)
  • Chrysler Town & Country (2004 to 2011 models)

Order a New Navteq Navigation DVD Online

But how exactly do you get the new DVD with all the new North American and USA maps on it for your model and year?  Well, it’s surprisingly easy and can be done in a number of simple steps as follows:

  1. Visit the official Chrysler store and navigate to the “Owners” section.  Once on this page look for the option to update your Navteq maps and select it at which point you can then click on the “Buy Now” button.
  2. You are now on the official Navteq online map store, and this gives you the ability to firstly select your Chrysler model from a drop down list, and then subsequently select the year of manufacture.
  3. A new page will now load in your browser which shows you exactly which Navteq map update you need to purchase – and you can do this by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button on the bottom right hand side of the page.

Installing the New Chrysler Navigation DVD for 2012

The new Chrysler DVD will take around seven working days to arrive, and when it does make sure you do not discard the packaging because this contains the all important customer identification number which you will need when loading the new disc in.  Loading the new DVD is also very straight forward, and can be done in the following easy steps.

  1. Turn the ignition on.  This should boot the entertainment console display up.  If it does not come on automatically press the large “NAVIGATION” button to enable it.
  2. Now eject your existing Chrysler navigation DVD which should still be in the disc tray.  You can now insert your new 2012 software update which should be recognized by the console.
  3. A message will appear on the display stating “NAVIGATION MAP UPDATES”.  Click “yes” to confirm and the rest will happen by itself with no further need for your input.  The whole new map software install can take up to half of an hour so be prepared to be patient during this time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Make sure you don’t turn the Chrysler GPS navigation system off whilst performing this software update.  This has been known to ruin the install process and mean you need to consult a qualified engineer to fix any subsequent issues that could arise.

So as you can see, getting the latest maps into your Chrysler is not actually that hard.  The only issue you might consider is whether the initial outlay is worth the money every year.  With new map DVDs sometimes costing more than $150 US Dollars they can be expensive, but you should weigh this up against the fact that this is probably less than it would cost to buy a new cheap standalone GPS from Garmin or TomTom.

About the Author:

Bob Simmons is a respected automotive blogger who frequently has his work published online by car and vehicle websites looking for advice on Chrysler GPS navigation.  Bob personally drives a Ford F-150 and lives with his wife and two cats. Whilst not maintaining his specialist GPS websites, Bob likes to keep fit with street running and mixed martial arts.

Free iPhone GPS Applications

7 Absolutely Free iPhone GPS Navigation Apps
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A lot of free GPS apps are present out there but the question is which ones are really really good? Many people use paid apps which are quite popular too, but today we have a list of free GPS apps that are really awesome to use.
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Japanese iPhone App Turns GPS Navigation into a Mobile Suit Gundam Battle
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New ‘Onboard’ Turn-By-Turn GPS Apps for iOS from Garmin

Garmin StreetPilot Onboard provides a large preloaded database and user friendly interface to your iPhone, like a Garmin nüvi but without using your dataplan. You can now access, draw, pan and zoom the preloaded maps and Points of Interest quickly without worrying about wireless coverage and traffic charges on your dataplan. Like the nüvi, the maps and directions are always available when you need them most, so you can look up addresses and millions of POIs such as gas stations, restaurants and ATMs .

The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard application transforms your device into a great GPS navigator with turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions that speaks street names and automatically recalculates a new route if you get off track. Garmin onboard navigation is simple and intuitive to use and yet offers rich mapping and many advanced features. It includes Google™ Local Search and red-light and speed cameras powered by Speedwatch™.

Impressive features include:

  • Very user-friendly interface
  • Maps for the U.S (North America and/or UK) installed on your device
  • Millions of preloaded points of interest including restaurants, banks/ATMs, and gas stations  along with quick-search shortcuts to access your most common search terms
  • 3-D buildings and landmarks
  • Voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions including street names
  • Lane assist with junction view provides a photorealistic illustration of the correct lane for different maneuvers
  • Integrated Google Local Search
  • Place calls directly from search listings
  • Integrated Speedwatch red-light and speed cameras (as available) including user-generated alerts
  • Speed limits with alerts for most major roads
  • Via points to enable interim stops along a route
  • Detour feature for quickly calculating an alternate route
  • Trip planner for creating a route with multiple stops in advance with automatic or manual ordering of destinations
  • Where Am I? emergency locator shows your exact latitude and longitude, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and gas stations
  • Exit Services allow you to quickly see services such as restaurants, gas stations, and lodging available at exits along your route Address book integration so you can easily navigate to contacts
  • Configurable map data field to show arrival time, time or distance to destination, direction of travel, elevation and more
  • Trip computer includes a compass heading and bearing indicator, resettable odometer trip statistics such as arrival distance, next turn time and distance, average moving speed, maximum speed, total trip time, etc.
  • Super fast map drawing and panning
  • Route overview, turns list and turn-by-turn detail available to help keep you on track
  • Trip Log enables an electronic breadcrumb trail that shows you where you’ve been
  • Configurable vehicle icons to customize what appears on the moving map
  • GPS navigation even when there is no cell coverage available
  • Continuous navigation during an active call
  • Navigate in both portrait and landscape mode
  • Optional Real-time traffic information and fuel pricing

 

Garmin navigation runs on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS and works on GPS-enabled iPads as well.

 

Map Coverage:
Garmin U.S.A. : Lower 49 states plus a number of Caribbean islands
Garmin N. America : United States, Canada, Mexico, and a number of Caribbean islands
Garmin UK & Ireland : Full maps of Great Britain, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands, with coverage of major cities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

 

New 'Onboard' Turn-By-Turn GPS Apps for iOS from Garmin

New 'Onboard' Turn-By-Turn GPS Apps for iOS from Garmin

 

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