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How to Update the Software on an Alpine IVA-W505 Navigation

by Greyson Ferguson

The Alpine IVA-W505 is an in-dash receiver and stereo system, designed to give you the latest media options for your car. This includes connections for an iPod or other MP3 player, CD text and a navigation system. Occasionally, you need to update the software and firmware running on the Alpine stereo. This is done with a basic USB flash drive and free download provided by the Alpine website.

Step 1

Open your Internet browser and navigate to the Alpine website.

Step 2

Choose the "Support" feature, then select "Car Stereos" and choose the "IVA-W505" as the device for which you want updates.

Step 3

Click "Downloads" and the latest file downloads appear on the screen. Click the download link to download the files directly to the computer.

Step 4

Connect a new USB flash drive to your computer (or at least a flash drive with no saved files), then click "Start," "Computer" and double-click the removable device icon.

Click-and-drag the downloaded file(s) into the open window. Once the files have finished copying, right-click the USB flash drive icon and choose "Eject" from the pull-down menu. Plug the USB flash drive into the USB port on the Alpine IVA-W505 and the software information automatically updates directly to the stereo system.

Items you will need

  • USB flash drive

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