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How do I update my Garmin as some new roads are not in it

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You must update and buy the new map...unless your unit is a month or 2 old they may do it for free.

To buy the new Map go to www.MyGarmin.com its about 50 or 60 dollars

before you do that here is how....

With your unit Off

Plug in your GPS to computer using the USB cable, ( its the same USB cable most cameras use to connect to a computer)

Your computer will detect new usb hardware....a pop up box will appear minimise it

next

go to www.MyGarmin.com it also will detect your model gps and give you the proper map updates and firmware

If you have to Register (free) make sure you remember your SECURITY LOCATION... this is where you would have to return to if you lock your unit with a pin and forgot the pin number

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Navteq, who make the maps for Garmin and many other satnav makers, updates maps every 3 months or so. If they have been told of a new road it will generally appear on the next update unless it's reported too close to the release date. While most new roads are reported to them by the authorities you can report them yourself if you think it should have appeared on the maps by now.

If you want to report a new road or a map error you can do so at http://mapreporter.navteq.com/
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