How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius - Toyota Prius Forum : Prius Online Toyota Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 08:09 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

I have just puchased a 2001 Prius, and I have been trying to find out how you update the GPS and where do you get the updated maps for it... Please help... thanks
tlh34205 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 12:20 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to Blackhatch
Default Re: How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

There is a guy on here C. Rickey Hirose, that is selling the update disks. Not sure if it will work for your vehicle or not.

http://www.priusonline.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=12009
Blackhatch is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 06:40 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default Re: How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

Thanks for the reply.. I can get the disk but I have not found how you do the update...
tlh34205 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 11:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default Re: How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

A couple of questions...

GPS was not available by Toyota on the 2001 Prius. How does yours have GPS? If it's an after-market add-on, then you'll need to figure out what model it is, before anyone can assist you on updating it.

If it's the Toyota GPS from another vehicle that has been hacked to work on that year Prius (it could be done,) then just swapping the disc should do it. In general, the drive for the GPS system disc is under the driver's seat, but in a vehicle that had it hacked in, it could be anywhere.

Owner of 'Eeyore', a 2004 Prius. Only took 2 days from start of search to delivery.

8 years of ownership, 115,000 miles, about 40 MPG average at present.
ehurtley is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 11:15 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default Re: How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

Quote:
Originally Posted by ehurtley
A couple of questions...

GPS was not available by Toyota on the 2001 Prius. How does yours have GPS? If it's an after-market add-on, then you'll need to figure out what model it is, before anyone can assist you on updating it.

If it's the Toyota GPS from another vehicle that has been hacked to work on that year Prius (it could be done,) then just swapping the disc should do it. In general, the drive for the GPS system disc is under the driver's seat, but in a vehicle that had it hacked in, it could be anywhere.

Thanks for the info.. I had gotten the car from my wife's aunt and they had purchased it new from the toyota dealer... and I know what is in the car came with it.... but that does not mean that the dealer did not make the change for them..... again thanks for the info...
tlh34205 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 05:56 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default Re: How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlh34205
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehurtley
A couple of questions...

GPS was not available by Toyota on the 2001 Prius. How does yours have GPS? If it's an after-market add-on, then you'll need to figure out what model it is, before anyone can assist you on updating it.

If it's the Toyota GPS from another vehicle that has been hacked to work on that year Prius (it could be done,) then just swapping the disc should do it. In general, the drive for the GPS system disc is under the driver's seat, but in a vehicle that had it hacked in, it could be anywhere.

Thanks for the info.. I had gotten the car from my wife's aunt and they had purchased it new from the toyota dealer... and I know what is in the car came with it.... but that does not mean that the dealer did not make the change for them..... again thanks for the info...
I just talked to my wife's aunt and she said that the toyota dealer had put in the GPS system a few months after thay had purchased the 2001 witch was an end of year model... so it has a 2002 model GPS.... so where can I get a CD to update it ... thanks for any info..
tlh34205 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 01:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default Re: How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

In 2001, the word 'on the groups' was that Prius GPS was only offered to 'VIPs'. Maybe in Hawaii as well? Don't remember. Anyway, there were a few floating around.

My upgrade advice may be unwelcome: Just buy a current technology, standalone GPS and stick it on the dash. They are better, readily upgradeable and you don't have to take your eyes as far off the road.

DAS
tochatihu is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 03:04 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default Re: How to update the GPS in a 2001 Prius

Quote:
Originally Posted by tochatihu
My upgrade advice may be unwelcome: Just buy a current technology, standalone GPS and stick it on the dash. They are better, readily upgradeable and you don't have to take your eyes as far off the road.

DAS
I second that motion for a 3rd party GPS unit. Just got a Garmin NUVI 360 for my wifes car. It is more intuitive than the Toyota model, gives better directions, has better on screen information AND says the name of ALL the roads (not just the highways). It is small enough to slip in a shirt pocket so you can use it while walking around town if you need directions.

Wiley
2007 Prius Touring
diverdoc is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prius Histry Update LARRY31p Prius - General 0 05-25-2008 10:32 PM
Update data on my Prius LARRY31p Prius - General 0 11-02-2007 08:50 PM
Prius after update questions trapperjohn Prius - General 1 11-30-2005 02:26 PM
Prius Sat Nav, Traffic Update neurofase Prius - Technical 8 07-28-2005 08:16 AM
Update on Our 2001 and 2002 Prius Phyton Prius - General 0 02-06-2003 06:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome