Jeep Navigation Update

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Maintenance | 2 Comments

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My Jeep’s navigation maps were showing their age. There has been lots of construction and new roads in the last couple of years in Springfield, MO and the surrounding area. My Jeep has the Uconnect 730N (RHR) headunit. The 2015 North American Map update for that unit runs about $150.

It came with two discs. One to update the software, which needed to run first. Then the map update.

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Things that were buggy like the gas prices not showing up or the unit not showing the song data during bluetooth audio streaming now works. All the new roads in the area display properly. My Jeep no long thinks I’m off-road while cruising at 70 mph on the highway.

I ran into one issue while upgrading the software, the head-unit crashed. This was an issue because it didn’t recognize there was a disc loaded. I didn’t realize it before but the 730N head-unit doesn’t have a physical eject button. To force a manually disc ejection, follow these steps:

  1. With the display open
  2. Press and hold the NAV button on right side
  3. Then press SEEK UP and SEEK DOWN at the same time on left side

After this¬†combination is pressed the disc should eject from radio. Close the display manually by pressing OPEN/CLOSE afterward. This worked great for me. On my second attempt at installing the software upgrade everything worked as intended. I’m not sure why the first attempt failed.

  • Ola

    This should be freeeeeee!

    • This data comes from a 3rd party that Jeep contracts through. The other Nav head unit option for this year of Jeep Wrangler was offered by Garmin. They also charge for updates. It’s something that we take for granted with web services. Google Maps is constantly improving, but they also sell your information and usage to the top bidder. Anytime something is free, you can safely assume that you are the product.