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How Do I Change the Navigation DVD in My Prius?

by Corey Goodwin

Your Toyota Prius includes an optional built-in navigation system that works by using the internal Global Positioning System (GPS) signal in combination with a navigation map DVD-ROM to provide turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Navigation maps become obsolete over time because of new roads, road closures, changes in street names and new points of interest. Toyota releases updated navigation software, available for purchase through a local Toyota dealer, annually. Updating your DVD map ensures an accurate database for your navigation system.

Step 1

Press the “Info-Phone” button on the navigation panel.

Step 2

Press “Map Data” icon on the navigation display.

Step 3

Touch the “Eject DVD” icon on the navigation display and wait for the unit to open and eject the DVD.

Step 4

Insert the new DVD map, label side up, into the navigation unit.

Press the “Close” button to close the display.

About the Author

Corey Goodwin is a Texas-based freelance writer who has contributed to a variety of newspapers and alternative weeklies since 1996. He writes a monthly real estate column for the "Waxahachie Daily Light" and "Ellis County Chronicle." Goodwin received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Texas, and has worked as a licensed real estate broker since 2005.

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