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Acura TSX, Navigation System, Sedan
#2 of 64 Navigation Freezing
Jul 08, 2003 (5:27 pm)
I have had this issue with my Nav where the disclaimer screen appears and I get the "Ok" button but cannot press it.
Basically I turned on the car and ignored the navi system. After about 1min, I hit the joy stick to turn it on and the disclaimer and Ok button came on. For some reason I was unable to hit the Ok button or say OK. I restarted the car and problem was fixed. This happened once.
#3 of 64 Nav freezing
Jul 10, 2003 (1:28 pm)
This happened to me also--only once. Hopefully it won't become a problem.
#4 of 64 solutions for a few problems...
Jul 29, 2003 (11:02 am)
I noticed a few things while catching up on this board....
1. You CAN pick your FM presets directly if you have NAV. Push the AUDIO button and the NAV screen brings up buttons you can push. Personally, I don't mind scrolling through the presets (six at a time) myself with the controls on the steering column.
2. If you don't want your NAV screen to go to "night" setting automatically, go to the set up screen and change it to always stay on the setting you want. I find the need for three settings personally: day, night and rainy day when I have my headlights on. On rainy days, I just alter the brightness with the black twist knob on the dash, go all the way up to override the NAV preset, then back down a few clicks to return to NAV presets. Works well.
3. The car does remind you if you have your headlights on by beeping at you if you open the door with them on. Of course, you can ignore this and the lights go off automatically.
4. In addition to the yellow low-fuel light on the dash, go to the Trip Computer with NAV to find out "exactly" how many more miles you can drive before you run out of gas. I put "exactly" in quotation marks because I haven't and don't plan to put it to the test--but I did get down to about 30 miles on one tank.
I love the trip computer, though it does a fair amount of rounding off so the average fuel economy is slightly optimistic....maybe. On the other hand, comparing odometer miles to gallons put into the tank isn't exact either, but calculations made that way are as a rule 1-2 miles per gallon "worse" than the trip computer. Nonetheless, I'm happy with 24.5-26.5 average mileage with normal driving and 30+ highway.
5. I don't like the HID headlights because of the issue with oncoming drivers and because it is a propagation of a myth--that we have to eliminate nighttime with ludicrously bright lights in the name of 'safety.' In fact, glare and the excess contrast between what is and isn't illuminated by bright lights (HID, gas stations, etc.) is more of a problem than if all headlights illuminated moderately. If you let your eyes become accustomed to a level of light, you will see fine. I'm going to ask Acura service at my next (first) oil change to tilt the headlights a little lower so they are less likely to blind oncoming drivers on uneven roads. When I grew up, headlights were for more for letting other people know you were there, not for providing more light than in an operating room. : (
#5 of 64 Nav System Question
Apr 26, 2004 (5:28 am)
I test drove a TSX and when the car is turned on the Nav system comes up with this intro stuff and has an "OK" button so naturally I pushed it just because.. My question is, what happens if you never push it?? does it go away and leave the the car's controls unobtainable until you push the okay button or does it go away and just bring up the controls?
I like the car VERY impressed with the i-VTEC and I may be having to move away from my V6 need in my next car purchase..
#6 of 64 Re: Nav System Question [thepdmm #257]
Apr 26, 2004 (3:28 pm)
If the OK button is not pressed, the screen turns off -- dark. However, all screen functions except Navigation are still available. With the most recent DVD update (which ships on newly delivered TSXs) you can also use Voice commands for all functions except Navigation.
#7 of 64 Re: Nav System Question [jimblock #259]
Apr 27, 2004 (5:40 am)
so you does the screen come on to control the heating/AC?? or is it off and you are left with only the manual controls??
in your opinion and anybody's opinion for that matter, is the Nav system a pain or is it good, is it a pain to try to use the stereo and the nav and climate control all from the same screen??? or is it make it nicer to use??
thanks for your time
#8 of 64 Re: Nav System Question [thepdmm #262]
May 03, 2004 (5:29 pm)
The screen can be used to control manual functions of the heating/AC. Many of the common functions work with dedicated buttons, and I, at least, almost never use the screen for heating/AC.
I am definitely biased in that I wouldn't buy a car without a Nav system, but I don't think the use of the screen gets in the way. I had a loaner TSX without the Nav system and was not impressed with the standard dash setup. You don't need to use the screen for most audio functions, either. The small LED that is a clock on non-Nav models shows a great deal more information if you have the NAV system (even if the Nav screen is off).
But I strongly suggest you visit a dealer and ask to see/play with both Nav and non-Navi models so you can decide what you prefer...
#9 of 64 Putting in a Navi or GPS
Jul 31, 2005 (2:10 am)
I bought an 05 without the navi...cause they couldn't find a dark-gray WITH a navi in it.
What i'd like to do is put a Pioneer or kenwood Navi in it, or maybe get one of those magellan GPS's and put it in.
Anyone done anytihng like this? If so, how did it work out? Any siggestions?
#10 of 64 After-market deck in navi car?
Jul 09, 2003 (2:09 pm)
I have a TSX on order with Nav. When it arrives, I want to install an after-market deck in place of the stock one. Car Toys claims that it can be installed. They would have to custom-make a kit for the deck to fit in the space under the Nav system, but they have done it. Also, the Nav system portion that controls the stereo would still be there, but would not work.
1. Has anyone had it done and if so, what did it cost?
2. Were you able to find a module for the steering wheel controls to work with the new deck? I know they make them, but I don't know if they have one out for the TSX yet.
3. Is there anyway to get those Nav controls to work with an after-market deck, similar to how you can make the steering wheel controls work?
Obviously, if you don't have a Nav system and want to replace the deck, it's no problem... there's already a kit out for that.