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Map Updates in Canada

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:24 pm
by rdownton
I noticed on the Garmin/Goldwing site that there's a new map update for my 2012. I wasn't able to order it through the website and received a message to call the dealer. I called the dealer and they said the update was $290 CA. It shows on the garmin site the update is $95 US. I called Garmin directly and they said I need to order from the dealer directly. I'm fairly sure that when I ordered the last update in 2015 I was able to order it online. Has anyone in Canada done the update yet? Is there a significant software update for Canada other than the maps?

Re: Map Updates in Canada

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:53 pm
by Viking
You may be able to get Garmin to sell to you if you have it shipped to a U.S. address. You can get one of these at any of the close border cities on the U.S. side, online, by requesting it. I have one in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan and one in Tonawanda, New York. They charge about $5 to receive the packages you have shipped to them, and then you take a drive and retrieve them. Other than that, one of the U.S. members on this forum might be willing to assist you and then ship the update card cross border. I ran into this way back in about 2011 or 2012, and Garmin was still selling into Canada, while Honda at that time wanted $260 for an update, which they did not even have.

Even so, it will still cost you at least half what Honda wants what with currency exchange and double shipping.