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Updates How do I know if their are updates available, my unit is 3 years old

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  • donutroll Mar 04, 2008

    want to update maps

  • Greek Streak May 01, 2008

    my spc330 is 2 yrs old are there any updates for me

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    need to down load new maps

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    My garmin ells me it is over 1 year old and needs to be updated How doI do this? thanks

  • montdad60 Jun 22, 2008

    update street pilot maps

  • cbubba357 Jun 24, 2008

    I have 3 garmin c330 gps units for my famliy that i payed over $200+ dollars for,I want to update, but i was tolled by WalMart person that i had to buy 1 disk for each unit is this true or is it get more money from the people? (Thank you for your time)


  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    They want me to purchase something to receive an update and I have only had my Garmin for 6 months. I would think the updates would be free.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    how do i connect my garmin to my laptop

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  • bp11thtee Apr 10, 2009

    Having trouble acquiring Satellites on my C330

  • mdear1 Apr 28, 2009

    I need to update my Garmin Streetpilot C330, How do I go about doing that?

  • chau1429 May 03, 2009

    I need to update my c330 gps, it does not take any response when on>


  • hionme May 11, 2010

    are there updates available, my unit is 1 year old

  • fmkach May 11, 2010

    No solution. I have a problem. How do I find out if there are any updates for my StreetPilotc330? Where do I find such updates? Can I download them for free?



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You can update the unit's firmware for free. Go to, and dowload the Web Updater software. This will check your unit's firmware (and some other software features) against Garmin's website and let you know if there are updates available. If so, you can download them for free. If you need to update your MAPS, these updates are available for purchase from Garmin. Go to the website and click on the C330. Then click on Maps. It will let you know what is available, and what it will cost you.95174195

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Hello, you can check on the Garmin website to see if there is an update - or you can go to to see if there are updates to the map software. Good Luck! Dr. Know

Posted on Dec 23, 2007


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