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#1 of 34 Navigation Options for 2003 Honda Civic LX?
Jul 17, 2006 (11:47 am)
My wife has a 2003 Honda Civic LX. I would like to give her a navigation system for her birthday. I would only like to get her an in-dash unit that also plays burned CDs and mp3 CDs. What are my options, and what would I need to complete the installation (i.e. Metra Dash kit, wiring harness, etc)?
#2 of 34 Re: Navigation Options for 2003 Honda Civic LX? [gatrhumpy]
Jul 18, 2006 (11:24 pm)
Persoanly I wouldn't spend that kind of money on a 3-yr old car. You are probably looking at $1200 to $1500. You may not have it much longer and your investment will never be returned. I'd look into the Garmin Nuvi. Some versions even have bluetooth. You can also move it from car to car and you can get even the highest featured unit for <$800.
#3 of 34 Re: Navigation Options for 2003 Honda Civic LX? [craig14]
Jul 19, 2006 (6:51 am)
I thought about that, but if my wife ever left it out on the window, it would be gone. I want something permanent in her car.
#4 of 34 Re: Navigation Options for 2003 Honda Civic LX? [gatrhumpy]
Jul 19, 2006 (11:06 am)
Check Crutchfield's website. They have a lot of useful information regarding installation of stereo/GPS systems. Their prices are a little high, but you can do a lot of research on their website for free (and then buy elsewhere).
#5 of 34 Buying Navigation Systems
Jul 21, 2006 (8:12 am)
To check prices and do features and comparison research, check out the The GPS Store and GPS Genie websites along with Crutchfield. You can also garner a lot of info for the specs page of each individual unit on the Circuit City website
#6 of 34 Navi systems compatible with window tinting?
Jan 17, 2007 (3:36 pm)
I have a 2006 Civic EX with Navi. It says in the navigation system owner's manual that window tinting may impede the GPS signal for vehicles with navi systems, because the metallic properties in the tinting block the reception. I would like to get my windows tinted, but not if it means decreased GPS reception. Does anybody have more information about this?
#7 of 34 Re: Navi systems compatible with window tinting? [civiclvr]
Jan 26, 2007 (2:22 pm)
Just be sure that any tint is non-metallic.
#8 of 34 Backup Camera with Civic Nav. - any experience?
Apr 10, 2007 (1:17 pm)
My wife has the 2007 Honda Civic EX with navigation.
The car is awesome and the navigation feature works great.
Now I would like to hook up a backup camera. I know how they hook their power to the backup light.
Question: Is there an AV input on the back of the navigation module that will accept the backup camera? If there is, would it just come on by itself when you step on the brake and put it in reverse or would it have to be selected somehow (accessory?).
Please post if you have experience or know where there are downloadable drawings for the connections.
Ken in Coventry, RI
#9 of 34 Re: Backup Camera with Civic Nav. - any experience? [kb1awv]
Apr 11, 2007 (7:04 am)
You have to have some sort of converter to convert an RBG signal to a video signal. I got mine for $525 (back in 2004) from www.avelectronic.com. I think they are significantly more expensive now. Take that converter, install it, and the converter box has an input for a rear-view camera system that installs from a reverse brake light. I got my camera from eBay.
May 03, 2007 (12:06 pm)
At work and unable to read the navi manual; is it true also of '07 models not to use metallic tint? For some reason I thought the antenna was integrated up in that little roof-bump.