Last post on Jan 03, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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#5347 of 5351 Re: IN DASH NAVIGATION [hondafriek]
Oct 05, 2011 (9:44 am)
Sounds good (literally). You probably saved at least $600-800 over OEM, and that's before you consider that you're forced to buy certain packages to have the option even available.
I would consider that for the wife's Forester, so it was $1200 when all was said and done?
How does the JVC Nav compare to portables (if you're familiar with those)?
#5348 of 5351 Re: IN DASH NAVIGATION [ateixeira]
Oct 05, 2011 (2:52 pm)
I have experience with portable GPS, we have a Tom-Tom Go 630 and the JVC beats it hands down. As well with the JVC you have a fully integrated unit in the car, no windshield or dash mounts to worry about, no wires hanging all over the place. I would do it again in a heartbeat after just having it for a short time, there is nothing negative, I love the blue tooth, the rear camera, and superb music system and built in Nav. What's not to like.
As an aside I priced out the OEM 6CD head unit that was standard in the car. I needed the quote for insurance comparison against the aftermarket.
The OEM unit priced out at $1260 CDN plus 13% taxes.
#5349 of 5351 ATEQ TPMS Reset tool
Jan 03, 2012 (11:29 am)
I actually bought this for my newer Toyota, as my OBW is way too old to need this. For those of you that run winter tires, this OBD port tool enables you to reprogram the ECU to see the second set of sensors installed in your winter wheel/tires. It saves a trip (and $50-60) fee per seasonal changeover.
#5350 of 5351 Re: ATEQ TPMS Reset tool [fibber2]
Jan 03, 2012 (11:50 am)
Thanks for the tip, Steve. That might be a reasonable alternative to just saying "no thanks" to the TPMS nanny.
#5351 of 5351 Re: ATEQ TPMS Reset tool [xwesx]
Jan 03, 2012 (1:47 pm)
The rest of the details, Wes:
I found a guy on eBay that buys genuine Toyota (TRW) TPMS valve/sensors in boxes of 100, and made him an offer of $95 for a set of 4. He said yes, so that was a good deal (about half of regular retail). I assume that someone must be doing something similar with Subi senders, or contact AllTireSupply.com for aftermarket senders and rebuild kits.
TireRack used to sell the ATEQ reset tool, but reportedly stopped due to the relatively poor customer support offered by the manufacturer. Revolution Supply seems to be the only remaining reseller, and the price went up from $130 to $150 as I didn't jump quickly enough. Oh well, it will still pay for itself in a year or so, and the convenience of being able to do this at home without tying up the van for a day at the dealership is, well, priceless!
I found the software install to be poorly documented (probably works fine with win xp, but required patches for win 8 64bit). Once installed, it ran faultlessly. The van recognized the 4 new codes, and the dash light went out within a few miles of driving.