Last post on Jan 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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Lexus IS 350, Lexus IS 250, Navigation System, Sedan
#143 of 152 Re: Lexus Nav REBATE! [sandy_eggo]
Jul 11, 2008 (5:16 pm)
they coughed up $3k! wow, how did you go about it? it must have been a dfull time job.
#144 of 152 Re: IS250AWD Bluetooth [nross]
Dec 22, 2008 (4:10 pm)
yes we still use cd's, obviously the systems in these cars are not hifi systems and i doubt you can tell a difference between mp3's and good cd audio. however at home i can tell easily which is the downconverted version
#145 of 152 Nav system works only 33% of the time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 24, 2009 (8:12 am)
Leased 09 IS250 in June. Less than 4 k miles. Nav system works only occasionally.
Usually it will not recognize the town or street [voice activated or keyed in] As a college graduate and retired high school teacher I am totally capable of speaking or typing in BROAD ST. The Nav voice responds FULTON ST. If typed in it will NOT RECOGNISE OR ALLOW "BROAD ST"..I HAVE APPOINTMENT on Tues. Dec. 29th with dealer, Cherry Hill Lexus. Question..........Can they replace the entire Nav System with a new one? Reprogram it? Totally disgusted in NJ.
#146 of 152 Nav system works only 33% of the time !!!!!!!!!!!!!! by billherrmann
Jan 02, 2010 (12:59 pm)
Be patient with the Nav. I have an '06 IS and noticed some "issues" at first with it. It seemed to take some time to become "use" to my voice inflections, etc. Also, I noticed some street names are listed incorrectly in the software. For example, "avenue" might be substituted for "street"; "north broad street" rather than "broad street"; and, of course, new streets may not be recognized by "older" software.
I have noticed that it works much better for me now than it did during the first few months that I owned the car. Mine is a touch screen system, which I much prefer over the other Lexi "dial/click" system which they seem to have copied from Acura and the Germans. Not sure which system you have on the '09 IS ?
Just think of the Nav as a student with "special needs".
Frankly, I much prefer mine to others that I have used. A computer programmer buddy of mine who drives an Acura RL says that he prefers the Nav on my Lexus to his.
#147 of 152 Re: names [navguy1]
Jun 23, 2011 (10:48 am)
A total dittos for your comments on the benefits of the Lexus (or now Ford too) in car-nav systems as opposed to the Garmin. I have a Garmin as well, for when I rent a car, nice, but can't touch the Toyota or Ford systems anymore. I've never had a problem with mine in any of my 3 Lexuses.
You can get the best, most current, and cutting edge Nav system in the Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, all the economy or mainline cars, not just the luxury lines now, so why be without it? The Lexus system was cutting edge in 05, but has been way surpassed by Ford now, however, an update is now under development by Denso, and when released, it should eclipse even the Ford system.
IMO, Garmin is the second best option. Itís not bad, but itís far from great.
#148 of 152 Bluetooth stopped working...help!!!
Oct 05, 2012 (7:02 pm)
I have a 2008 Lexus IS 250. I got into a bad accident end of July on the passanger side of the car. It took over a month to repair and get back. Unfortunately, the bluetooth has stopped working. When I 1st got it back, it was working 50/50. I would typically, restart the car /andor the phone and it would work some of the time. Then I tried deleting my phone completely from the car and starting from scratch. That worked for exactly 2x's. Now it won't work at all. I went to the mechanic and he has no clue. We actually tried to link his phone to my car and it couldn't connect with the car. I called my carrier, the maker of the phone (LG), and Lexus. At this point, i know it has to be the car. I've never had a problem with the bluetooth since I owned it. I've used this phone with the car for months before the accident and never had a problem. Lexus wants to charge me 250$ just to diagnose the problem...not to fix it!! Hoepfully, someone out there has had a similar problem. Was told by a mechanic to disconnect the battery and try hooking it back up...I plan on trying that. May also take it to a car stereo place to see if they can diagnose the problem. Anyone encounter this problem or have any suggestions?
#149 of 152 Re: Bluetooth stopped working...help!!! [vballplayer30]
Oct 05, 2012 (9:07 pm)
Sounds like the Bluetooth module which could be inseparable from the head unit. Expensive. Maybe you could it fixed by insurance as residual damage from the accident.
#150 of 152 Re: Bluetooth stopped working...help!!! [mdchachi]
Oct 06, 2012 (7:04 pm)
Yeah, I spoke to the adjuster from the ins company...he said I would have to pay for it and then they would have to determine if it was accident related...sounds like a blow off and I would have a real tough time getting my money back! It's obviously accident related...really frustrating!
#151 of 152 IS 350C Map Upgrade
Jan 23, 2013 (2:11 pm)
I own 2 Lexus vehicles, a 2008 RX400H, and 2010 ISC 350C. The RX400H nav map was recently upgraded to the most recent map. The work was done by Lexus, and I have the disk.
I would like to know how to install the map upgrade in the 350C. Dumb question: Is it as simple as inserting the dvd into the dvd player, and letting it read it? Any advice?
#152 of 152 Re: IS 350C Map Upgrade [lvebenal]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:27 am)
If it is DVD driven, yes, it's that simple. Order one off the internet from a Lexus dealer somewhere, and put it in.
If it's a hard - drive system though, it's not so simple. IF you can find the flash drive for sale, and the USB port, you can do it yourself, but if you can't find either, you are at the mercy of the dealer again, as I was in my LS.