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How do I upgrade the maps on my Garmin nuvi 255?

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Hook up your nuvi to the computer and surf to the Garmin website. They will have the latest upgrade - but they're not free! Read all about the maps you'd like to install for possible issues/bugs (we call them undocumented features). Be prepared with your credit card if you like what you see. Good luck!

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Have a Garmin Nuvi255W GPS. How do you delete the streets that came with it?

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Best way to do is buy the SD card for the Garmin. All you have to do is just plug it in and turn the device on. EASY AND SIMPLE plus hassle free.

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Free update my gps nuvi 255/1bv655463


Hello,

If you are looking for map upgrades there are a couple options.
One is to purchase the update on DVD then load it to the unit.
Two Purchase a Lifetime Subscription to mapping which would allow you to update the GPS every 3 months.
You can also obtain a onetime update VIA download on Garmin.com.
For best prices check www.gpscity.com

Oct 10, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do i upgrade my garmin nuvi 200 gps? (never been upgraded


Hello,

Download and install the Garmin commuicator plugin to your computer
http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/
This will allow the nuvi to transfer data back and forth to Garmin's server.
Connect your nuvi to your computer and run the Garmin WebUpdater to update the software on the nuvi.
Download and Install WebUpdater.
To update the mapping, you will need to purchase a map update subscription.
https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?
Once the subscription is activated and registered to the nuvi, follow the download instructions to download the map. This will usually take from 3 to 4 hours or more depending on your internet download speed.
The nuvi 200 is a discontinued model and you may want to consider upgrading to a new GPS as a new nuvi with lifetime mapping can be purchased for about $150.00.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-nuvi-1390-lmt.html

For further assistance you may want to contact Garmin support.
http://www.garmin.com/us/support/contact

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Garmin nuvi 255 keeps flashing off and on. I have charged it over night and it still keeps flashing off an on. It gets to the screen saying loading maps then shuts off everytime! I don't wanna pay 80...


Try connecting it to your PC using the USB and see if there's a firmware upgrade for it. If there is, do the upgrade; the problem sounds like an initialization error in the firware.

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I live in florida usa im going to israel? how do i set my garmin nuvi for roads in israel


Hello,

Unfortunately Anything below the 1xxx series will not support mapping for isreal, so you may want to upgrade to the nuvi 1310 which come pre loaded with the mapping you need.

Hope this helps!

Feb 17, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 255


Hook your Garmin into your pc -using the USB cord provided with the kit- run the disk -then go to GARMIN dot com and look for maps for your unit. There is a charge. 1687c58.jpg

May 02, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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I want to upgrade my NUVI 255 for North America


U have to go to www.mygarmin.com, there u can buy the maps u want, you can also purchase the maps from Best Buy the Largest retailer of Garmin poducts

Apr 09, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Looking for Map upgrades for Garmin Nuvi GPS


I've looked for free map upgrades for my Garmin and could not find anything. I did find a lifetime map upgrade deal for around $75. It allows you unlimited upgrades for as long as you own the GPS. Go to the garmin site and search NUMaps.

Jan 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W 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: www.garmin.com/webupdater
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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It says . cant unlock maps.


Hi,

Follow this below


Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.

Click myMaps

Click Manage Maps

You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes

Copy all the unlock codes for your device

Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop

Click new, and then click a new Text Document

Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop

Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as

Change the file name to gmapprom.unl (( double check this please ))

Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document

You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy

Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive

Right click on the Garmin folder and click paste
Safely disconnect your Garmin device from the computer


Regards
Richard.

May 18, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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


Just go to http://www.garmin.com 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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