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Honda Civic, Navigation System, Coupe, Sedan
#4 of 34 Re: Navigation Options for 2003 Honda Civic LX? [gatrhumpy]
Jul 19, 2006 (12:06 pm)
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 (9:12 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 (4:36 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 (3:22 pm)
Just be sure that any tint is non-metallic.
#8 of 34 Backup Camera with Civic Nav. - any experience?
Apr 10, 2007 (2:17 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 (8:04 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 (1:06 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.
#11 of 34 Re: Backup Camera with Civic Nav. - any experience? [gatrhumpy]
May 19, 2007 (7:08 am)
Thanks for the response RE the backup camera on the Civic.
At that price I would go without.
I have been told that on Toyotas it goes right in with no converter.
I thought most of the cameras were putting out a video signal, not RGB. I will have to look into this.
What I can't figure is why they just don't offer the option on all Navigation systems. It's real easy and inexpensive when you put it in the original design.
By the way .. the navigation unit on my wife's car is awesome. You can learn to use it without the manual and is is real fast. It gets us to places no sweat! Very logical and easy to use. I just have to learn those voice commands so I can do it without pushing buttons.
Jul 04, 2007 (7:20 am)
I am going to purchase a 2007 civic ex with navigation, can anyone tell me what they think of the navigation in the civic? Thanks, Jessica
#13 of 34 Re: Civic navigation [jessica_sehs]
Jul 05, 2007 (9:02 am)
i love it, it took me a bit to get used to, being my first car with navi i suspect. but once i got the hang of the range of voice commands and how to best utilize them, i am so glad that i went with the navi. it has inspired me to try out several new locals and eateries that i would have never tried otherwise.