Question about Garmin GPS

1 Answer

Downloaded and purchased north america maps onto sd card inside garmin nuvi250 as there was not enough space on the device, but I cannot find the download to work on the device

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • gillianquinn Jun 26, 2009

    I;ve done that, but does not show the north america maps i downloaded, only the preloaded maps of uk and europe

  • gillianquinn Jun 26, 2009

    I've removed voice folder different languages and kept english, same with text folder kept english, i don't know what other files to delete that would damage the function of the device

  • gillianquinn Jun 27, 2009

    I've tried doing what you've said. Removed files from the device and saved them on the computer and put in the north america map files. However, it did not work. I had to remove a big file: gmapprom.img 1,301,824kb to make the space for the america map measuring 833,536kb gmapsupp.img, but it did not work, the device said something like it had no map routes and cannot work without this.

    So I tried to put everything back the way it was i.e. take off the usa map file and put back the big one, but now it says "not enough space" when i know there is space as I took it off there!

    I am so frustrated as I go to usa on Sunday night, there is no garmin support at the weekend, when I tried to send them an email via their website using their form it did not work!

  • gillianquinn Jun 27, 2009


    Success in that I have now downloaded the american maps by downloading directly on the device via garmin website after taking off the file for uk and europe maps. It didn't work when simply adding the file on the device via my computer, there must have been software that was missing.

    However, now there is no uk and europe map for when I come back. At the moment I am happy that it will work while I am away, but will face another issue/problem when I come back



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Garmin Master
  • 13,433 Answers

Turn the unit on, touch on the tools icon, then on settings and then on map.

Find Map info - View the maps and the version of each map loaded on your nuvi. Touch a map to enable it (check mark) or disable (no check mark) that map.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • 3 more comments 
  • Ekse Jun 26, 2009

    okay, you need to install the map into the device then, connect it to your computer, you can remove files from the gps by opening it from my computer, double click to open or right click on its drive and select open.

    you will need to remove files to make space, Start by removing voices and other not must have maps and content.

  • Ekse Jun 26, 2009

    You should take a complete back up of the contents of the gps, Copy everything inside the gps into your computer.

    try installing the map to it.

    You could remove not needed maps if you still need more room. Since you took a complete back up now you could safely test removing files and see if everything still work, if not then place the files back into the gps from the back up. Please have a look into the requirements of the map you purchased, see how much space it requires, then check how much room is available on the gps by right clicking on its folder and selecting properties.

  • Ekse Jun 27, 2009

    Question: I am receiving an error message that I don't have enough space to install the update. What can I do?

    First, make sure you have enough free hard disk space; the update
    installs the map to your C drive first, then copies it over to the GPS. if you've got a lot of photos and/or mp3's on the internal memory,
    you may need to delete them. if you're still short on space, try deleting some of the
    additional languages and voices to free up some additional space.

  • Ekse Jun 27, 2009

    on the last comment I sent, you need to make sure your computer also has room for the update, check that your C drive on your computer has alteast 4GB of free space, the update doesn't need that much but its good to have atleast a little free space on your c drive.

  • Ekse Jun 27, 2009

    I assume you do have the original maps on a CD*(came with the unit) or you did back them up on the computer?



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer


The micro SD card has to be between 4-8gb. Garmin Express is used to load the South American maps. Garmin Express can be downloaded from Garmin. Once installed on your PC, plug your GPS into your PC. The program should give you the option to install the South American maps to the SD card.

Dec 31, 2016 | Garmin nuvi2555lmt nuvi 2555lmt

1 Answer

I just bought a Europe map from garmin for my nuvi 1300 and when I try to download it I get the message "insufficient Space". I have a North America map on my Garmin that I am not using at the...

Yes you do have to remove the North America map, I was just checking on the specs and they do not list that it supports a memory card so unfortunately due to the lack of available space on the solid state drive that comes built into this unit you will have to do the map switchover.

May 18, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 760 Handheld GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My nuvi 3760T does not have enough space to load europe map. Can I remove preloaded north america map and reload at a later date without losing it?

If you have the map downloaded from the garmin website to your computer you could remove it and replace it later. However a better option might be to download the map of Europe to your computer and install it to a micro SD card. A 4 Gb card would hold the map of Europe and you don't risk losing your North America map. You can get details of how to set up the map on your micro SD card at
While this link is mainly about how to update your maps it has a section on setting up maps on an SD/Micro SD card also.

Mar 26, 2011 | Garmin GPS

1 Answer

How to download australian maps onto nuvi250 with south african maps


It is never recommended that you install the maps in the unit, there is a slot in the unit for an SD card you will have to install your Australian maps to an SD and insert them into the GPS.

Hope this helps!

Feb 17, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Need a North America SD Card map for my European Garmin nüvi 255w. Where can I buy one on line

You can buy direct from Garmin via this link. You can opt for instant download, purchase of SD memory cards or DVD ROM medium. You may also be able to buy maps at some of the outdoor stores and electronics specialty shops.

If you plan on using this GPS in North America from this point on, you might want to look into purchasing a "Lifetime Maps" subscription for about $119 instead of the one-time map purchase for $79. The subscription allows you do download updated maps up to 4 times per year, for life of the GPS. Contact Garmin Support directly for more info about this option.

Nov 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Not enough space for maps?

The garmin does not have any space on it for maps,any additional maps are stored on a memory
card. I don't see where garmin says the size limit of the card but in most cases unless it says
SDHC memory card,then the max is a 2g sd card, I think the models 500 and over can use over a 2g card.,

Mar 27, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

I would like to install a north america maps to my Garmin bought in italy withy europe maps

You would install the maps on an SD card, or microSD card, and then inside the setup of the GPS unit, you would choose which maps you want the unit to display.

Sep 08, 2008 | Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin map update

I recieved a notice on my gps saying that i must updated
my citi navigator to north america nt v8
do i have to do it

Aug 05, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

1 Answer


You need to buy a preloaded SD card, purchase maps from Garmin and download them to a blank SD card.

Dec 10, 2007 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

Downloading North American Maps

Did you purchase a preprogrammed sd card or did you get software to download into your PC?

If you are downloading and need to enter unlock codes, avoid using Garmin's unlock wizard.  I generally have better luck unlocking from their website.

Oct 25, 2007 | GPS

Not finding what you are looking for?
GPS Logo

Related Topics:

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts


Level 3 Expert

81400 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers

Will Halftowaite

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides