Updating Your Mazda Navigation Maps Helps You Get the Most Accurate GPS Guidance on the Road

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda Technology, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 9:29 pm
How to Update Mazda Navigation Maps

Be sure to check for Mazda navigation system updates frequently for accurate GPS data.

How to Update Mazda Navigation Maps

If your Mazda comes with a navigation system, you likely know just how useful it can be when traveling in unknown areas or when taking a road trip. But roads change from time to time, and in order to ensure your Mazda GPS system remains accurate, we’re going to explain to you how to update the Mazda navigation maps.

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There are two different procedures for doing this. One is for computers running a Windows operating system and the other is for computers running the Mac OS operating system. Find which one applies to you down below. Before getting started with any procedures, however, you will need to download the Mazda Toolbox here.

mazda navigation systemHow to Update Mazda GPS Maps on Windows Computer

  1. Once you’ve downloaded the Mazda Toolbox, you will need to open the “Mazda_Toolbox_Setup.exe” file to install.  
  2. Mazda also recommends creating a backup. To do this, open the Mazda Toolbox and then insert the SD card from your vehicle into your computer. You will be prompted to create a backup that can be used just in case your map data is lost during the update process. 
  3. Once backed up, you can select “Not Logged In” from the menu to log in. If you do not have a profile, you can click “Create A User Profile.” 
  4. Once logged into the Mazda Toolbox, you should notice a button on the left side of the menu. That button will be labeled “Device” if no update is available and “Updates” if an update is available. If it does say “Updates” you can click the button to view the “Please Note” information before beginning the installation process. 
  5. When installation is complete, you should create a second backup by selecting “Backups” from the menu on the left, and then “Create Backup.” 
  6. After the final backup is created, you can remove your vehicle’s SD card. 

How to Update Mazda GPS Maps on Mac OS

  1. Once you’ve visited the Mazda Toolbox page, you can select “Download Mazda Toolbox” and then “Download for OSX” if you have not done so already. Once downloaded, find your “documents” folder and open the “Mazda-Toolbox.pkg” file to follow the install instructions. 
  2. Once the Mazda Toolbox is installed, you can insert your SD card into your computer. 
  3. Open the Mazda Toolbox program. 
  4. When updates are available, the program will display a button asking you to “Download Latest Content.” Select this to start the update. 
  5. The Mazda Toolbox will indicate when the update is finished. 
  6. Select “Exit Toolbox,” and then remove your SD card. 

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If you run into any confusion regarding updating your Mazda navigation maps, you can contact us at Mazda of Lodi. Note that these procedures are updates for the 2016 model year.

21 Responses to “Updating Your Mazda Navigation Maps Helps You Get the Most Accurate GPS Guidance on the Road”

  1. Asif says:

    I am in Qatar having mazda cx9 (2015) model with built in gps system (i suppose its fujitsu10 AVN 827GA, correct?). i had initially installed with 2013 maps but later on mazda service center updated maps for 2015. how can i further update my maps via mazda toolbox or through any other means.
    Furthermore can i upgrade my firmware. currently i am installed with navigation sw: 10:02/00.00 and audio 19,11,2014 ver.81.1005.


  2. wael mohisen says:

    hello sir i have Mazda cx9 2013 i need updating in new country (Jordan ) but i dont now how up dating hellp me pls

  3. Max says:

    I am not getting live traffic or rerouting due to traffic on my CX-3. How do I enable this?

  4. Dian Sitt says:

    This is really nice and informative, thanks MAZDAOFLODI for sharing it

    I am Dian a technical support expert at
    garmin GPS Support and my contact number is +1866 830 4390

  5. Melinda says:

    I have a 2008 Mazda5 is there anyway to get in updated Navigation DVD? Mine is the original and yes the road have changed.

  6. Khaled Kuley says:

    I have Mazda CX 9 2014 and the battery was disconnected for long time. Now I receive the massage “Program loading required, please insert SD card”. No any function is active on the multimedia screen. can anyone help.

  7. Nice blog, Great information about TomTom My Drive Connect

  8. George says:

    I have the sd card on my mazda cx5 mzd connect. I have updated the maps for europe but i cant see the Cyprus Maps it there any way possible to get the Cyprus maps as in google maps they work

  9. Lisa Green says:

    Updating map is necessary step for every map contains devices. Map update provide you wide information maps to access. Also map update provide you real time information about weather reports. Map update provide you short route towards your destination.

  10. Ayman says:

    I have Mazda CX-9 2015 I need to Updated Maps A new version of the Gulf

  11. Bruce Dayman says:

    Do I take the SD card from my car and insert it into my Mac to update from the Toolbox?

  12. Kamran Ahmed says:

    For Mazda Middle East download toolbox from Naviextras.com website not tomtom

  13. I do hav a mazda cx 9 2016 model , kindly help in updating maps, audio …….reliable sites only..I do have a problem with my reverse cam , the sensor not working .I took it to the showroom ,what they said is to replace with new ones. But once i did full wash , it started working. So i feel there will be some loose contact or something. How can i rectify it ……

  14. Yaman says:

    Do you have any idea about the device model and make for middle east version

  15. VJ Yamat says:

    Does the Toolbox access the latest maps for the Philippines?

  16. sarah says:

    is there any way to patch or update my mazda 2004-2005 disk? thanks

  17. Forrest says:

    Hello, of course this post is actually good and I have learned lot of things from it on the
    topic of blogging. thanks.

  18. Marthad says:

    I have Mazda CX 9 2014 and the battery was disconnected for long time. Now I receive the massage “Program loading required, please insert SD card”. No any function is active on the multimedia screen. can anyone help.

  19. Fernando Badua says:

    I have a 2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring. How do I update the navigation for this model? The instruction provided in your website is for 2016.

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