How to Update Your Chrysler Navigation DVD System

Updating the Chrysler navigation system is a relatively easy process, and can be done by purchasing a new Navteq Navigation DVD online.  This update process applies to all Chrysler models from 2009 that have the added extra of a factory-installed navigation and entertainment system embedded into the dashboard.  Installing new updates is an essential task should you wish the GPS part of the system to be completely current with any road, highway, and network changes that will have occurred since the driver last upgraded the system or purchase the vehicle.

Thankfully new map updates are available on DVD every year from Navteq and the latest 2012 disc is already available to purchase for around $150 Dollars.  Installing the disc should not present most people with any problems, but if you need a little more assistance in knowing how to do so then please follow the tutorial laid out below.

Why You Should Buy New Chrysler Navigation System Updates

Firstly why should you pay for new Chrysler Navigation Updates?  Well, there are definitely pros and cons, but a lot of drivers will be put off by the relatively high cost (when compared to say, buying a standalone GPS product).  However, if you want to drive with the confidence of knowing your GPS and Chrysler system is completely up to date then it is worth doing.  If you are planning on a long drive or use your car as part of your business then it is even more essential.

Then new Navteq DVD for 2012 comes is compatible with the following Chrysler models that date from 2009 onwards:

  • Chrysler Town & Country
  • Chrysler Aspen
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Chrysler Sebring
  • Chrysler 200
  • Chrysler 200 Convertible
  • Chrysler 300

Buying the 2012 Chrysler Navigation DVD

You will need to visit the official online Chrysler Navigation Store.  On the website navigate towards the owner’s section on the top menu and then select the option to update your maps.  This will take you to Navteq’s website where you can choose the year and model that you drive and need to update with.  Once you have purchased your new disc online you will need to install it – which is where it can become a little bit tricky – follow the instructions below to make sure you do this correctly.

Chrysler Navigation DVD Installation Instructions

Your new disc will take around a week to arrive in the post. Once you have it turn on the car’s ignition and insert your new DVD into the disc drive.  The disc drive for the navigation system is not always in the dashboard on some Chrysler models so if you are struggling to find yours it can sometimes be found in the glove box or underneath the passenger side front seat.

Once the disc is inserted press the “NAVIGATION” button on the digital console display.  This will start to then initiate the software update including any map changes from the previous 12 months.  The whole process can sometimes take longer than you might expect, with older models from 2009 and 2010 occasionally needing half an hour to fully update.  Whatever you do, never turn the system off whilst this is happening as that can mean the install will corrupt and you will then need to start all over again – or in more extreme cases need to get official support from a local Chrysler dealer.

About the author: Bob Simmons is a GPS blogger and journalist who writes for various automotive websites on the subject of GPS.  He personally drives a Ford F-150 pick-up and in his spare time runs a website dedicated to helping drivers get the most from their GPS navigation devices.  See Bob’s latest articles on Chrysler Navigation System Updates.

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