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  1. thud

    Which Toyota Go system do I have?

    I believe you can do over the air map updates but as you have to use your phone data to do it and a loss of signal could cause a problem. I assume it would take much longer as well. I’ve never tried it, I’ve used usb stick several times over the past few years with no problems so I personally would always do it this way. i would be worried that over the air might not be reliable. if you’ve already got it on a usb just start the engine, wait until your touch 2 has fully started up, put in the usb, wait until the update begins, put in your code , wait until the update completes and bobs yer uncle.
  2. thud

    Which Toyota Go system do I have?

    They recommend having the engine running. If the ignition is turned off during the update process then you apparently will corrupt the head unit of you touch 2. I believe that if you just have it on aux it shuts down after 30 mins to save the battery so as the update can take 40 mins the recommendation is to keep the engine running. I usually do a bit of gardening or wash the car while it’s updating. There is a document that details the process next to the download button in your store purchases.
  3. thud

    Which Toyota Go system do I have?

    I did my Prius this morning with the high version, I only do the uk maps and it took about 20 mins. I was wondering if it was going to work as it seemed to take a couple of minutes after starting car and plugging usb in before the update started.
  4. In case anybody is waiting for them the latest autumn 2018 maps for touch 2 with go are now available for download on the My Toyota e-store.
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    Maps and SatNav Question

    When I bought a second-hand Prius from a Toyota dealer I asked them to make sure the maps were up-to-date as part of the deal. If you have just bought this car it might be worth asking the dealer to update the maps for you to keep you happy.
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    Updating Maps to 6.11.0wl

    @bhml I have now updated the wifes yaris and everything went smoothly. It was a bit slow starting the update after I had put in all the information but it started after about 30 seconds and went smoothly after that. If you are still having trouble it mightn’t be worth contacting toyota or visiting your local dealer for advice. I don’t know how to identify which head unit you have but I am sure some of the moreover knowledgeable guys on here can help so you know exactly which version you need. Just a thought, are the details on ‘my toyota’ Correct for your car?
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    Updating Maps to 6.11.0wl

    Once I had gone through the purchase procedure and checked out my basket I then had to go to my purchases and there is the download link. If you can’t see it I could try to post a screenshot of the estore page if I can work out how to do it. I have found how to so edited to include screen shot. Hope it helps. in reply to PeteB, everything in the Prius seems to work fine, I don’t use USB music much, preferring to listen to the radio or podcasts on my iPad. No problems I can see but have not used it much yet. I haven’t done the Yaris yet, the wife’s been out all morning but I may try once she’s back.
  8. thud

    Updating Maps to 6.11.0wl

    I downloaded to USB. I always do. I’ve never tried it OTA, it’s too big for that in my opinion. I have downloaded both versions, H for the Prius and WL for the Yaris.
  9. thud

    Updating Maps to 6.11.0wl

    I was on 6.10.0H previously. My wife’s Yaris 2016 will be updated to 6.11.0WL from 6.10.0WL as it has a different head unit in the Yaris. I haven’t tried to do it yet but will sometime over the weekend. I will post again if there’s a problem. I don’t know if there is a difference in the units between excel and business edition Prius so can’t offer any more help I’m afraid.
  10. thud

    Updating Maps to 6.11.0wl

    I did my Prius excel this morning with no problems. I used 6.11.0H which the my Toyota site offered me when I logged on.
  11. thud

    Gen 4 12v battery status monitoring

    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. i have now worked out how to get into the maintenance menu on the gen 4. It’s actually quite simple. Igntion in either accessory or ready mode. hold media button, switch light from auto to side lights 4 times and maintenance menu pops up. go to Function Check/Setting, then Vehicle Signal and battery voltage displayed. hope this is useful to others.
  12. Is there any way to monitor the 12v battery state of charge on the gen 4 Prius? I have been having some problems with starting and getting the “12v battery low” warning. I have had the dealer check the car and they say there is nothing wrong but I would like to see for myself how well the 12v battery is holding it’s charge. so is there any way of monitoring this on the cars display? I can’t seem to find anything in the manual. I don’t have any way of plugging into the diagnostic port and don’t want to buy anything to enable this. thanks.
  13. thud

    2016 Prius excel

    Update. I have had the dealer update my satnav to the latest version, no problems there. I got onto Toyota CS about the manuals and they confirmed that in an effort to be more 'environmentally friendly' they no longer provide paper manuals as it is available online but can be ordered if required. Seems like the dealer was correct. Thanks to all who replied.
  14. thud

    2016 Prius excel

    Thanks for the reply, what I expected.
  15. thud

    2016 Prius excel

    Hi, I have recently acquired my prius excel and have a couple of questions that I hope you 2016 prius owners can answer for me. Firstly I did not get a paper manual or service logbook and have been told by the dealer that Toyota don't do these any more as there is an e-manual (which I have access to) and service details are available in My Toyota. Is this correct? Secondly the sat nav software was out of date and I was advised by the dealer that when they were going to update it to the latest version (6.0.7 I think) that there is a bug in the new version that prevents traffic cameras being notified. I am not worried about this so have asked them to update it anyway. I don't want to use any of my 3 free updates for this as I should get the latest version from new. Can anybody confirm they are correct about the bug? Thanks