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i have not updated my Navigation Maps since I purchased my car. Is there any way I can do this with my IPhone? Or a Thumb drive?
 

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Is there some way to update the Navigation system in our car without spending a fortune? I have been sent information to update the Navigation but it usually runs in the neighborhood of $200. Anybody know how to do this please inbox me. Thanks.
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Is there some way to update the Navigation system in our car without spending a fortune? I have been sent information to update the Navigation but it usually runs in the neighborhood of $200. Anybody know how to do this please inbox me. Thanks.
P.S. I haven't used this forum much so please forgive my ignorance if I violated any protocols.
The short answer is "no".

For less than $200 you can buy a very nice GPS with lifetime map updates.
 

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Many people prefer to use their smart phone with with either Google Maps, Waze or Apple Maps. With turn by turn voice directions it does not matter as much if the screen is on the small side. Newer vehicles, including the 2016 - 2018 Gen II Volt, feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to project the phone display information on the vehicle's center console.
 

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Is there some way to update the Navigation system in our car without spending a fortune? I have been sent information to update the Navigation but it usually runs in the neighborhood of $200. Anybody know how to do this please inbox me. Thanks.
P.S. I haven't used this forum much so please forgive my ignorance if I violated any protocols.
As previously stated the answer is no.

I bought the update when I purchased my 2014 six months ago. It is still out of date to many current roads in my area. Disappointing to say the least. Just use your smart phone and save your money.

2014 Volt Premium - Safety pkg 1 and 2, Navigation
 

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i have not updated my Navigation Maps since I purchased my car. Is there any way I can do this with my IPhone? Or a Thumb drive?
Yes, thumb drive. You send the right company a check for $154 and they send you a thumbdrive with the new maps on it, which you plug in, and it updates. You get to keep the 8GB thumb drive, so it's not as bad a deal as it seems. :D
 

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With turn by turn voice directions it does not matter as much if the screen is on the small side.
For sheep it doesn't matter, they just do what they are told :) For those of us who are spacial/map oriented, nothing short of a 60 inch TV could take the place of a nice big fold out map.
 

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I'll add my vote to "not worth the update".

Like Rickoshay, I too decided to purchase the update early last month after acquiring a used 2014 Volt. But my radio couldn't find any update files on the USB stick I received (a PC sees files, though) so I'm waiting for a replacement stick and I'll comment on the update process instead. It's a bit of a pain. The instructions say it'll take 30-40 minutes so you need to leave the engine "running". While fiddling around with the defective stick, I did get to see the radio display a message saying the update can't be done with the car in "accessory mode" (which it was at that time). That's probably because they don't want the radio to go to sleep after 15 minutes with the car in accessory mode. Imagine trying to do the update on a ICE car NAV unit - the instructions should also include a "use this update product in a well ventilated area" warning.
 

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Get a dash or window mount for your phone and run Android Auto on the phone. Aside for the display size AA on the phone does everything that AA in a head unit connected to a phone does. Google Maps is orders of magnitude better than any dedicated GPS system let alone the ones that are installed in cars. GM acknowledged this by leaving out navigation on the Bolt because Android Auto or Apple Car play is so much better.
 

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I paid the $149 (I think there was a discount), to get the USB drive in the mail, for my 2014. Installed fine. Really did take like 30-40 minutes (!).

In my area, didn't notice any difference. I was hoping the new roads/developments that have sprung up in the last few years would be in the new update. But they were not.

Depends how disposable $149 is to you.
 

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Yes, thumb drive. You send the right company a check for $154 and they send you a thumbdrive with the new maps on it, which you plug in, and it updates. You get to keep the 8GB thumb drive, so it's not as bad a deal as it seems. :D
Given an 8Gb thumb drive cost about $5, I am not sure it alleviates anything :)
 
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