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Factory Navigation

Discussion in 'Interior Components' started by jim87vette, May 12, 2008.

  1. jim87vette

    jim87vette Gimpy

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    Who has it and what do you think about it.Also what does it cost to keep it running,sorry I don't know much about it and really have not found a good source yet.
     
  2. Unit453

    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member Administrator

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    Bradenton, FL
    I bought mine for a grand. I also bought a Lux amp to go with it to upgrade my sound system. I plugged the nav in and pop, smoke...It fried itself. After 6 weeks and another $250, I got a newer one. So, $1000 for the nav + $500 for the Lux amp + $250 for the repair = I should have gone aftermarket.

    I mean I like it but for what I've spent on it, I should have gone with a Kenwood.
     
  3. Hill1430

    Hill1430 Recruit

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    I have and I really like it. No cost to keep it active. The only cost would be if you want to by a newer map disc when they are released. If you buy it in a new truck, it comes with on free revision.
     
  4. jim87vette

    jim87vette Gimpy

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    Thanks guys.And Nick, ouch thats awful!
     
  5. drthv8r

    drthv8r Recruit

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    I believe you receive free updates for 2 years, then after that it's $199.00 a year to keep the maps up to date. If you have a laptop you can purchase a USB GPS locator then use Microsoft Streets and Trips that's a really great set up and program.

    I haven't really driven my truck enough to see if I like the factory nav yet. But I have used Streets and Trips in the past and it got me where I was wanting to go.
     
  6. tomrex

    tomrex Professional Idiot

    I bought mine on ebay for $700 brand new, made for a Tahoe. If you do it that way, you get the RSE, DVD player, and backup camera is already activated. I bought the disc for an extra $25 on ebay, and the antenna cost me $8 on ebay. It was a straight forward install, and it's really nice to have. No service cost at all; as Hill1430 said, if you really wanted to, you can buy new map discs.
     
  7. gc427

    gc427 Diesel Mark

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    May 4, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    I've had one since June 2005. It is great. No extra fees. I think I paid $1200. for mine new. Look on ebay for deals on updated map discs.
     
  8. duratothemax

    duratothemax Recruit

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    I love mine for many reasons.
     
  9. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

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    terryville ct
    there used to be a great write up on this somewhere on the net. maybe i'll find it.
     
  10. jim87vette

    jim87vette Gimpy

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    Thanks that would be nice.Just want to see what the masses think.Also wasn't sure if I would get sucked into one of those monthly charge issues to use it(like everything else these days).
     
  11. Lloyd Christmas

    Lloyd Christmas Santa's Fake

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    Southwestern, CT.
    I installed my about a year and a half ago. I did the LUX version and also installed the 6 disk CD changer. I love it and it works great!!! If I was to do it again I might go aftermarket and buy a GPS I could move from vehicle to vehicle. That is the only down fall, it is stuck in the dash.
     
  12. lbzpwr

    lbzpwr Recruit

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    May 5, 2008
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Got mine off of Ebay, came out of a 04-05 H2. Works good no problems at all. Just a note about disc revisions, your truck has to of had it installed from the factory to get the free revision, you have to give GM the vin to the vehicle and they do verify it. Of course there are ways around it, but just wanted to let people know you just cant order discs from GM for free all the time and without some conditions.
     
  13. MAX4X4

    MAX4X4 Recruit

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    May 4, 2008
    CA
    I have it and did the upgrade myself. I did the factory GM Lux Touchscreen upgrade so that it would work with my steering wheel controls, onstar, and rear audio controls for the passengers. I would have had to buy a bunch of different modules to keep or make these things still work. I'm not sure if there is anything to keep the rear seat audio working though. Overall I'm super happy with mine!
     
  14. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

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    see the write up in the diy section here.
     
  15. blizzardplowman

    blizzardplowman Crowd Control Staff Member Moderator

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    Love mine, non lux, w/ 6 disc change. I just orderd the new nav disc, mine is 2 years old, cost a tad over $100 delivered. I'll find the number and post it, give them the vin and they get you a disc, even thought Nav was not an option on my 06
     
  16. Unit453

    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member Administrator

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    Bradenton, FL
    Mine is finicky with disks. I've tried 8 different disks and only 1 works. I'm in desperate need of a newer version. I think I'm running an 05 version.

    I wish I installed a 6 disk along with it but thats my only complaint.
     
  17. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    May 3, 2008
    New Jersey
    I don't like the disc versions...they get outdated too fast...I like straight sattelite:seeya:
     
  18. MattZ71

    MattZ71 Tennessee Diesel's Mod

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    May 16, 2008
    KY/TN line
    The straight sattelite keeps up with road work and constrution and ways around that doesnt it?
     
  19. dmaxx3500

    dmaxx3500 Deputy

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    chicago,
    i put a factory one in my 06' ,and it works great ,i just want a newer disk now,mine was a plug and play,i want to add a 6 disc changer in the dash now
     
  20. Unit453

    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member Administrator

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    If you buy a new disk, I'll buy your old one, assuming its a factory disk and not a burnt copy.
     

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