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#104 of 209 Re: 04 LC Navigation needed... Help!!! [allaccess]
Apr 29, 2008 (2:24 pm)
Today I took my 2005 Land Cruiser in because the DVD/CD changer wasn't working. Keep in mind....the navigation, the LCD, the handsfree, the radio, the backup camera ALL STILL WORKED. The Toyota Dealer quoted me $4600 to replace the defective DVD/CD changer. The part was quoted at $4200. Here is what kills me. I went to WWW.TOYOTA.COM and priced out a new 2008 Land Cruiser. The option to add ALL the things mentioned above is $3400!!!!!!! Explain that one to me.
#105 of 209 Re: 04 LC Navigation needed... Help!!! [rand3]
Apr 29, 2008 (5:38 pm)
Sad but true. If one were to rebuild any vehicle one part at a time the total would cost in excess of 200% to 300% more than the purchase price.
#106 of 209 Re: 04 LC Navigation needed... Help!!! [allaccess]
May 09, 2008 (4:59 am)
Hi allaccess........wish i could grant you "success". Perhaps we should consider signing a petition to Toyota Corp. This whole bit is outrageous. You've done more than i have regarding daily searches, and obviously this is not unique to these navig systems. Did you read what happened to me.....i merely had the original battery changed out wherein the nav sys went dark....all else works. If i find anything new out there i will be sure to let our little consortium know.
#107 of 209 Re: Landcruiser Navigation DVD to include Greece [apetro1]
May 15, 2008 (5:46 pm)
hello! i know this is a long shot, but i was wondering if you ever found a way to get a navigation DVD for Greece? we had a 2007 totota 4runner shipped to greece but no one was able to help us search for a DVD. if you have any information about this, please get back to me. thanks!!
#108 of 209 2004: Toyota installed defective nav/multi function display
May 20, 2008 (1:30 pm)
In 1/2005 Toyota sent its dealers a tech bulletin (EL002-05) describing a defect in its 2004 Highlander, Prius and Land Cruiser models: "Some customers may experience various malfunctions occurring with the multi display". They state that a revised multi-display unit had been developed to resolve the problem and that a replacement unit would be installed IF the malfunction occurred within the 36K mile warranty period. When my 04 Highlander unit began to fail I contacted Toyota and they stated that yes, there was a potential problem with the system but that the repair would only be covered thru the warranty period. It's obvious Toyota hoped the faulty wiring would hold together through the warranty period and thus free them from responsibility. Toyota is reaping more profits from its error every time one of these units malfunctions - a new unit for the Highlander costs $5500. On http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/mfd there is a dissection of a failed Prius multi-display unit. They then compare it with a disassembled working unit. They show clearly that part of the wiring was re-engineered in order to remedy the problem. If you're comfortable working with a computer circuit board, the website shows the repair procedure. I am looking into a replacement unit from oemvalue.com. Shame on Toyota for this cover-up. An alert to used car buyers: AVOID TOYOTA AND LEXUS 2004 MODELS WITH NAVIGATIONAL/MULT-FUNCTION DISPLAY UNIT!
#109 of 209 Re: 04 LC Navigation needed... Help!!! [allaccess]
May 20, 2008 (3:25 pm)
Check out my post #108 re Toyota cover-up of nav. display unit defect. Apparently, vibration and climate conditions put stress on soldered components in the circuit board. The Toyota "Consumer Experience" contact explained that the company is only liable for problems during the warranty period, even if a notice of malfunction was posted. They closed the case and I was not even able to talk to a zone rep. I was also told that a letter to the corp. from an attorney would be ignored. A class action suit is deserved here.
#110 of 209 Re: 04 LC Navigation needed... Help!!! [allaccess]
Jun 02, 2008 (5:02 am)
allaccess, any luck in getting the unit rebuilt? Have you stumbled upon a replacement unit at a fair price? An assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#111 of 209 Re: Landcruiser Navigation DVD to include Greece [luluthi178]
Jun 19, 2008 (3:23 pm)
European DVD map disc will not work in US built navigation units.
#112 of 209 Re: 03 land cruiser nav display [chicane]
Jun 19, 2008 (3:25 pm)
"REAR OFF" prevents the rear seat entertainment from being operated.
#113 of 209 2003 Landcruiser Navi ECU location
Jul 28, 2008 (2:55 pm)
I have been told the Navigation ECU is bad on my 2003 Landcruiser. The dealer that is fixing it is out of town. They asked that I get them the part # from the current ECU so they can order a remanufactured part and order the correct piece. I know the navigation head is under the passenger seat but where exactly is the ECU and the part number on that ECU?