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Dodge Magnum, Navigation System, Wagon
Feb 06, 2007 (9:58 am)
Last nt my NAV system got lost. It was about 6 blocks from where I really was and kept recalculating. Turned it off and on several times with no change. Worked OK after I shut off the engine and restarted. Anyone else have this trouble? My warranty runs out today, but it won't reproduce.
#16 of 23 Re: GPS problem [sutndave]
May 27, 2007 (8:52 pm)
I know this is an old post but wanted to share my 2 cents. The GPS usually needs at least three satellites to fix your location within 100yds. Sometimes (rarely) you will get only 2 other times 4-6 sats to get a fix on. I have watched sats move away unexpectedly on my boat gps and momentarily loose my nav fix. Military needs? Other factors can upset the antenna reception. My factory unit has done this. My hand/dash mount unit is notorious for it because of the factory tinting in the auto glass. I understand the last of the gps sats will be launched soon so as to provide continuous global coverage. I hope your unit was fixed by warranty if needed. Anyone who says their portable gps is better than the factory is missing the big picture. A portable unit will not dial a phone number associated with an address. It cannot call 911 in an emergency. It can slide all over dash when it comes loose from the mount. It is a good target to get stolen. Their not covered by vehicle warranty or extended warranty as mine is. There are more features to a factory unit than a portable. The new touch screen (finally) is even better. It is now equal to Toyota, Ford ect that have been that (touchscreen) way for a couple years.
#17 of 23 Re: GPS problem [coolrider]
May 28, 2007 (11:25 am)
Thanks for the input. I've had the car over two yrs, and it only happened that one time. Nothing to worry about, I guess.
#18 of 23 Nav system question
Dec 03, 2007 (8:23 am)
Does anybody Know how to get the rear dvd player to play on the nav screen in the front. I heard there was some kind of hack for it but so far I have not found it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 12, 2008 (1:08 pm)
I just purchased a 2005 Dodge Magnum R\T (yes, its a Hemi ) with a navigation system. Since it was a 2005, I ordered an upgrade DVD for the Navigation system. Does anyone know how to remove the current DVD from the Navigation system so I can install the upgrade DVD? I see the slot where the original navigation dvd goes, but I don't know how to remove it to install the upgrade. I've read the entire manual, but it does not give specific instructions for the installation. Anyone, help me, please?
#20 of 23 Re: Upgrade Navigation DVD [magnumbeliever]
Jul 14, 2008 (11:02 pm)
There's a little hole under the DVD slot, on the left side as I recall. Just push a toothpick in there and it'll pop out. I think it's covered in the separate DVD manual, but long time since I've done it.
#21 of 23 Re: Upgrade Navigation DVD [sutndave]
Sep 04, 2008 (2:46 pm)
Hey sutndave, thank you. I am not sure if I ever got back to you. I know its been two month, no, almost three, but I did try what you said and it did work perfect. I was able to upload my upgraded Navigation DVD.
I could never did find a good explanation on how to upload my DVD in the separate DVD manual. It was really just too vague,
So your advice was just what I needed. It did sound a little strange with the tooth pick, but once I tried it, it worked perfectly. The little door slot opened, I pop the DVD in and WOW, no more getting lost. I had know idea it would be that easy. So once again, much thanks to you and sorry for the late gratitude.
#22 of 23 How to remove bezel around GPS/radio?
Jan 12, 2012 (12:28 pm)
The joystick on my 2005 Dodge Magnum GPS just died. I found a place to repair it but I don't see how to get the bezel off around the unit. I found directions how to remove the unit but they start after the bezel is off. Anyone know how to do that?