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Toyota Sienna, Navigation System, Van
#203 of 257 Re: Toyota Sienna GPS with traffic updates [gregh2]
Nov 19, 2009 (6:12 pm)
Well, that's the problem with embedded systems. Techology improves and they sort of stay still. Even getting map updates can be hard/costly.
If you do go aftmarket, consider a Kenwood. They use Garmin Navi and the updates are very frequeunt. Just to give you an idea, they are on v2010.20 right now, 20 updates just for the current year.
#204 of 257 Re: Toyota Sienna GPS with traffic updates [ateixeira]
Nov 20, 2009 (6:24 am)
Is the Kenwood a dash mount or does it replace the OEM product?
#205 of 257 Re: Toyota Sienna GPS with traffic updates [gregh2]
Nov 20, 2009 (12:24 pm)
The Kenwood would replace yours.
You could just add a portable instead. I have a Garmin Nuvi 265wt and I'm happy with it. 4.3" widescreen, text-to-speech, bluetooth, free lifetime traffic. I paid $190.
Garmin has a new 1490T for $350 at Costco, and you get a big (for a portable) 5" screen. Sweet.
#206 of 257 Re: toyota sienna nav 2006 just clonked out [klaudiadang]
Dec 07, 2009 (9:47 pm)
I have the same problem with my navigation system on my 2006 toyota sienna. What did you end up doing. I'm looking at my options right now. Help
#207 of 257 Re: Navigation lock out override [adiehl13]
Dec 23, 2009 (12:44 pm)
Can no longer find the article,..can you repoint me to it?
#208 of 257 Re: Navigation lock out override [sandcroft]
Dec 27, 2009 (3:28 pm)
I'm not sure what article you're referring to. If you're wondering how to override the Navi lockout, there are all kinds of videos on YouTube and myride.com. They explain how you go to the Menu screen; go to the Volume screen; press the upper left hand corner, the lower left hand corner and repeat until you get to the hidden screen. Then you press and hold the "override" button and then you can operate your navi system while driving- or your passenger can. I think this only applies to the older models. I have a 2005 Sienna XLE and this works. now I wish we could do the same thing for the DVD player...
#209 of 257 Re: toyota sienna nav 2006 just clonked out [klaudiadang]
Jan 08, 2010 (12:36 pm)
Same thing just happened to me. The nav system, radio, dvd, rear cam in my 06 toyota sienna xle just stopped working and the dealer tells me that it'll be approx. $3,000 to repair and $5,000 to replace. any ideas, suggestions? Pls. help.
#210 of 257 Updating NAV system 2004 XLE
Jan 20, 2010 (2:22 pm)
I am assuming there is an update disk of maps for this 2004 system. Can anyone give me the part number and pricing for it? Would greatly appreciate ... I use my Garmin but my wife likes the OEM unit and wants it showing newer maps.
#211 of 257 2005 sienna navigation problems
Jan 29, 2010 (12:34 pm)
My Sienna XLEmon limited Nav. sys went out last year, 3 mon out of warrenty. Major $$$$ to fix. Just had my drvier seat belt fixed and a complete tune up, now the back up camera doesn't work, the "mode" and "" buttons on the steering wheel don't work. The dealer guy said he's not heard of any problems like this. Any Ideas? I was debating on replacing it with a another sys. Any suggetions.
#212 of 257 Re: 2005 sienna navigation problems [sctroavery]
Jan 29, 2010 (1:27 pm)
You should be alright with the backup camera problem. Our 2004 Sienna's backup camera went out a couple years ago and we got a special price (like $100) under our extended warrantee, which didn't cover external electronics, go figure. Anyway, about 8 months later there was a service bulletin which said that the camera would be covered in any case if it failed (too late for us). So I would check at least that at the dealership. By any chance was the seat belt replaced because it had trouble retracting? The rider side has this issue on our Sienna and it also was not covered by the extended warantee, so I'm making the kids deal with it ongoing. The solution is to pull up or down on the height adjuster at the point where it retracts into the side of the car as you pull mightily on the strap. You might consider brow beating the Toyota service into fixing problems as a good faith effort to prevent you from dumping Toyota for something else, like a Honda Odyssey.