We’re constantly updating the Whereis® map database to ensure our map data reflects the fast-changing Australian road network. If your car’s navigation system hasn’t been updated in a year or more, it’s probably a good time to update your map.
Here’s how to update your in-car map data, in three easy steps:
Step 1. Visit the Buy Map Updates page.
If you don’t see your vehicle listed, check with your local car dealer or local motor accessories retailers. They can help you with your map update purchase and installation.
If you do see your vehicle listed, you may be able to save time and money by buying your map data update directly from Whereis®. Depending on your vehicle, the data will arrive on a CD/DVD disc or an SD data card. Once you’ve got your map update disc or data card, you’re ready for step 2.
Step 2. Locate your car’s electronic navigation unit.
Your vehicle’s electronic navigation unit (the electronic “brains” of your nav system, so to speak) may be integrated into the dashboard navigation display, but in some cars it’s in the glove box, under the front seat or in the boot. If you’re not sure, check your owner’s manual or contact your car dealer.
Once you’ve determined the electronic navigation unit’s location, turn your car engine on.
It’s important that your engine power stays on during the entire upload process.
3. Remove the map disc or SD card that’s already in your vehicle and insert the new Whereis® update disc or card.
Once the new disc or card is installed, your car’s navigation system will automatically upload the new data. It can take up to five minutes, so be patient, and be sure you don’t turn off the engine power while it’s uploading.
When the data upload is complete, you’ll see a message on the dashboard display. Simply follow the system prompts from there to complete the process.
For any questions, please contact your local car dealer or contact Whereis® on 1800 819 471.