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Old 02-20-14, 10:39 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how to upgrade the maps in the GPS. I have a 2010 GS350. Is it a do it yourself task after you purchase the disc/usb
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Old 02-20-14, 10:44 AM   #2
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it's completely diy. the nav ecu is just in the glove box. you just go to the menu / setting screens on the nav and hit eject, and the disc comes out, put in new one, let it load, done
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I thought it was, i saw the box there but its covered in that suede material or whatever its called and i couldn't find a eject button or how i could access it.
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How much was the disc and is it good for more than one update?
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i couldn't find a eject button or how i could access it.
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you just go to the menu / setting screens on the nav and hit eject, and the disc comes out
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How much was the disc and is it good for more than one update?
last i checked they were going for $200 for a new one. you can get them a bit cheaper through sewell lexus. just make sure you get the correct disc, ie gen model. you have an 08 so its the 5th gen system
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I thought it was, i saw the box there but its covered in that suede material or whatever its called and i couldn't find a eject button or how i could access it.
there is no eject button on that unit, you do it from the nav screen
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Does anyone know how to upgrade the maps in the GPS. I have a 2010 GS350. Is it a do it yourself task after you purchase the disc/usb
If you have a 2010 than it is supposed to be USB, but it seems kind of odd that the DVD slot is still in the glove box.

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crap... OP, just noticed that you edited your first post and added that you have a 2010 GS. DVD is the case for 06-09. for 2010-12, i think they changed it to hdd base.

if that's the case, yes you need to get the USB, but it's just the authorization key. the map data is only available at dealerships and they have to use their own system to update
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^ interesting, did not know that
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So what does that mean, i can't do it myself?
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if you have 2010 i don't think it's something you can do yourself
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I am brand new here, so pardon my questions if they have already been discussed. With the Navigation Updates, exactly how much is updated. I am aware about new street construction etc, but has the audio accompaniment been enhanced, i.e.. are Street Names actually announced in the newer version(s)

Has anyone had success with second hand copies or eBAy?
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I am brand new here, so pardon my questions if they have already been discussed. With the Navigation Updates, exactly how much is updated. I am aware about new street construction etc, but has the audio accompaniment been enhanced, i.e.. are Street Names actually announced in the newer version(s)

Has anyone had success with second hand copies or eBAy?
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for lexus, most of the time the updates are just on the map and POI. hardly do they have any major software / interface changes

if you have 07-09 then all you need is just the map dvd, put it in and you are good. if you have 10-12 then you can only go through dealerships and it's more expensive too i think. the dvd i think new is around 250? check out sewell lexus, they are vendor here and they are very helpful

if you find used copies from ebay sure that's fine, BUT you need to make sure you get the right one. there are different generations of navigation systems, etc.. a wrong disc and you might run into trouble
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handy little chart for everyone's future reference

http://lexus.sewellparts.com/data/nav2010cy.php
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bought 2 from Ebay recently. 1 was OEM used ($50) with Spring 2013 release. 2nd was new non-OEM ($10) and current version. I wasn't sure about the non-OEM version as ad suggested it was factory but when I received it, it was a copy.
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