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#127 of 209 Re: 2004Toyota Land Cruiser navi [bayaraaa]
Jan 21, 2009 (9:55 pm)
Most likely it's just the display unit that needs to be replaced, not the entire nav. system (5K). My dealer was able to install a refurbished display in my 04 Highlander for much less. Toyota alerted dealers about a possible malfunction in the multi-display unit in a 2005 tech bulletin (EL002-05). I believe the culprit is with a faulty solder joint within the unit. 2004 Highlander, Prius, and Land Cruiser are affected. Although the company admitted that the unit was defective, they would not repair anything after the 3yr/36K warranty period. Toyota revised the unit in 2005 models.
#128 of 209 No disk detected
Mar 24, 2009 (6:35 am)
I haven't really checked if anybody else posted this info, but http://www.videoservicestop.com/ repaired our sudden, sad, No disk detected error on a 2001 Land Cruiser.for which we were forlornly quoted some several thousand dollars from the big guys to replace, and therefore lived without for a year, shooting off nasty emails to Japan here and there. Audio & Video Service Stop was able to perform whatever fix they did for about $400 with shipping. Man oh man was I happy to see my POIs again. I told them I wanted to let folks know about them, so here I have done so. Sorry it's probably a bit late for some, but sounds like these guys are well beefed up on all kinds of in car nav systems.
#129 of 209 2001 land cruiser 7.1 maps 2.1 loading kwi
Mar 26, 2009 (6:56 pm)
I thought I should also add my experience trying to update map data on a burnt disc. Failures included a disc somehow burnt with including Joliet file system (which I noticed by viewing the disc in Isobuster) - the nav wouldn't read that disc. By then I was nervous about loading wrong Lexus 5.1 firmware, so I just copied my 2.1 disc, replaced all of the map files from the 7.1 disc, did NOT copy the other weird new files like the .bin or .vns files, and left my 2.1 loading.kwi alone. So I kind of had a 2.1 disc with 7.1 data. I made an .iso of the folder contents with ImgBurn, and changed out my burner for a NEC one that allowed bitsetting to DVD-ROM, and then burnt the iso to a Verbatim purple double layer. When I plunked this one in the nav, it did try hard to read it, but would not load POIs, or find a route, and the address buttons and all were grayed out, and also the zoom wasn't working, and it just generally looked all choked up and ruined. Depressed, I went in for the night, and, turning the car on again in the morning, strangely, it all was working just fine. So, I dunno. Guess the Toyota was tired too. Am still scared to try the 7.1 with the 5.1 23 mb loading.kwi. Not sure if the change would be reversible, since it seems I'm doing ok with my 2.1 loading.kwi, and of course have the override screen at UL LL UL LL LR. It sounds as though those using the 23 mb 5.1 loading.kwi said to be for Generation 2/3 might be for some other kind of in dash version or pure Lexus with bluetooth or some other features or what not. If anybody could clear that up, or the reversibility back to my 2.1 disc if 5.1 messes me up...
#130 of 209 Re: No disk detected [gyp]
Mar 28, 2009 (5:58 am)
thank you gyp for posting.
Yep, i'm one of those Landcruiser owners that has a blacked out nav system as of Dec 07 when I put in a new car battery. The local dealer took a big swallow when they quoted some $5500 for a replacement........
Frankly, I am fed up with the attitude of Toyota. They basically told me I must have crossed the wires when I changed out the battery, adding that had I come to them for a new battery it wouldn't have happened-they have a device that safes all car systems. And, most consumers don't know this. I ask who goes to a dealer to put in a new battery? I'm sure they've had several customers that have had this happen to them and I think it's unethical that their manuals that came with the car don't warn owners not to touch their batteries or else it could "take out" a computer sensor, or the nav system etc. I was actually thinking of a class action suit.
#131 of 209 2009 Navigation Disc Update
Apr 19, 2009 (4:56 pm)
Any known source other than the dealer for an '09 disc update for a 2003 LC...$265 if purchased through Toyota? Thanks!
#132 of 209 How to Install Navigation System in 09 L C ?
May 02, 2009 (5:16 am)
I have 2009 L.C. without navigation system , my question is is it possible to install the orginal navigation - DVD system to my car and HOW ??
#133 of 209 How to Install Navigation System in 09 L C ?
May 02, 2009 (5:17 am)
I have 2009 Land Cruiser without navigation system , my question is is it possible to install the original navigation - DVD system to my car and HOW ??
#134 of 209 Re: How to Install Navigation System in 09 L C ? [salehiby]
May 02, 2009 (12:00 pm)
I'm sure it's possible and costly...the built-in is nice (I have it in my '03 LC and it needs an update--still looking for a non- dealer source) but consider a garmin as it is portable and reliable. The 700 series nuvi from amazon is a bargain. It could run into the few thousand for a retro-fit from the devil, er I mean dealer.
#135 of 209 No voice for nav
May 03, 2009 (6:13 pm)
Do you think there are any weird functions that I don't know about for the nav, toyota landcruiser 2004. suddenly a few days back no voice for nav. The menu has a setting for no voice but it's set to ON, like speak. I even tried factory presets. She is just not talking. Nav is working just fine, just silently.
#136 of 209 Re: No voice for nav [mvargo]
May 03, 2009 (6:46 pm)
Other than the manual, you may want to check that the steering wheel 'tab' for voice activation has not locked or become stuck in an off or silent mode/position