Clarion NX501 Software/Navigation update
When I was traveling a few weeks ago, I noticed there where several roads that where not on the map, so I thought a quick download....boom new roads
So, Today while I was at CW, I decided I would take the SD card out of my navigation and do a quick software update.
I started the process at about 1130am EST. First I had to download the Naviextras Toolbox software onto my laptop. then purchase the latest map software. That was the EASY part.
Then I started downloading the software to the 4GB SD card from the Clarion unit. It is now 1630(4:30PM) and this thing is still going. I did stop for an hour to drive from CW to my house.
The first delays came because I needed 4 software updates not related to the new maps I had purchased. Then when it started doing the updates I purchased, the Naviextras software said I didn't have enough space on my SD card. I had to deselect States I have no intention of visiting in the near future so they would not be included, plus I had to un-install South America, not driving there anytime soon, and finally I had enough space to install the update.
I suppose I could have acquired a larger SD card, but didn't feel I needed to since I wasn't actually adding any software, just updating what was already there.
Each State map is about 11-12MB, and the software downloads POI's Addresses, and Speed data separately.
So, the point of the post is:
1. if you decide to do this, make time...not a few hours before you are leaving for a trip.
2. you should at least do the system updates to you Clarion system and get them out of the way when you have time.
3. you will need a computer that can read/write to a microSD card or a USB cable to connect from your computer to the Head unit.
4. Make sure you have a strong stable Internet connection. I ended up having to stop at the CW because the connection was weak and slow.
BTW, My 2014 MH software was from 2011.
2014 Georgetown XL 352QS
2013 Days Camped-10 (in a rental)
2014 Days Camped-52
2015 Days Camped-53
2016 Days Camped-32