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Follow the procedures below on how to update your garmin nuvi:

1. Plug one end of the USB cable into your GPS and the other end into your desktop or laptop computer. The GPS device will load the appropriate driver automatically, and a message on your GPS tells you that it is connected to your computer via USB.

2. Open your Internet browser of choice and type in the following web addres: " "

3. Download the appropriate version of the software for your computer (Windows or Apple) and Install the WebUpdater by following the wizard (accept defaults).

4. Click "Start," "Programs," "Garmin" and " WebUpdater" to update your firmware and your maps. Periodically check and make sure your software is current.

Good luck.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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Garmin 255 wont do anything turn it on wont leave main screen

The best thing to do here to point your browser at Garmin's site - simply click:

Follow the 2 steps of instructions on the page to update the firmware.

If you still have trouble, contact Garmin Support to review your options.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Oct 20, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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Need map updates for a nuvi 255 looked on garmin site, but model not listed

You need to have your satnav registered to update it. You can find details of how to register and update it at

Apr 22, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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How can I update my Garmin 255 I do not have a USB

You can not update your garmin nuvi without a mini USB cable. You may have one for some other device e.g. an external hard drive, camera, camcorder or other appliance that connects to a computer. If not your only option is to buy one.

Feb 13, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 255 needs updating. How is this task perfomed?


The GPS units do not have a complete POI database that would include some of the Camps you are interested in. It is up to the camps to make sure they are in the systems. You can suppliment your POI's with free data from online sources such as my favorite

As for the roads you probably need an update. to ensure a road is in the next update please report the missing data to Navteq (

You can update your nuvi regularly using the new Garmin Lifetime map update subscription sold by GPS City.

Have a Great day!!

Jul 13, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Gps says i need update , where do i go to get update and does it cost.i have a garmin nuvi 255

please go to this page and follow the update instructions there. just say thanks


May 21, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Need free updates for garmin 255

You can go to Garmin's website and use their free web uploader to update the firmware of your GPS for free. You just need the usb cable that came with your gps to connect it to your pc. That is for the formware only, updated maps can only be bought from Garmin.

Jan 04, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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How do we update our garmin nuvi 255

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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website:
First you have to set up an account at Garmin using the serial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmware update for free.
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

By the way, the correct Garmin approved power OR download cables are a must!!
Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jul 14, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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I just purchased a Garmin nuvi 255, and the maps are inaccurate.

Just go to There will be a registeration link. Yes I think that you will get a free mapupdate with your registeration at least they used to do that. You will need your unit serial number and model.

Apr 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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