Last post on Oct 23, 2011 at 10:11 PM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
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Toyota Sienna, Navigation System, Van
#236 of 257 Re: My car GPS is outdated, what should I replace it with?? [ateixeira]
Oct 04, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I keep hearing good things about Garmin but there are too many to choose from. I may purchase one at Costco. I think that the nav. in the car would not give me everything I need. accuracy, detailed directions, very current directions and clear voice and screen. I think the voice activated one may be nice. what else is there to look for?
#237 of 257 Re: My car GPS is outdated, what should I replace it with?? [wildcoyote4]
Oct 04, 2010 (12:58 pm)
Costco is a good place to start because you can play with demo units.
Interface is important, so see if you like Tom Tom's or Garmin's better.
detailed directions, very current directions and clear voice and screen
Detailed directions: Garmin > OEM, because it has text-to-speech and most OEMs don't or it's very limited.
Very current directions: Garmin > OEM, because they have quarterly updates, while OEMs often take a year, some times 2 years, between updates.
Clear voice: OEM > Garmin, no doubt, plus they lower the radio volume since it's integrated.
Screen: OEM > Garmin, due to size. However, consider how distant the screen is. A 5" portable up close with a vent mount may be more clear than a 7" screen way up on the dash.
That's how I see it.
#238 of 257 Re: Navi system - motion disabled [jkirby26]
Jul 30, 2011 (2:55 pm)
"I went to loading button instead and the JP-TSW is highlighted, I switch to US-RSW and now I have an error of unable to access program with some Chinese characters on it. How do I get back to that override screen."
I know this is an old post...but did you find a fix for this problem? I have the same problem.
#240 of 257 Re: Navigation (doubledin) in our Toyota Sienna XLE 2011 [onxonx]
Oct 14, 2011 (9:44 am)
Amazing job, nice.
Question for you - was it easier to install in your Subaru, or in the van? Just curious. We have a Sienna and a Forester.
#241 of 257 Re: Navi system - motion disabled [cdude1]
Dec 08, 2011 (1:32 am)
I also had this issue come up, were you able to fix this Chinese characters issue? I was installing a latest nav DVD and in the override screen I accidentally selected Japanese nav and ended up in this mess. Please if you have sorted this out I would appreciate your response.
#242 of 257 04 Toyota Sienna Nav DVD upgrade mess
Dec 08, 2011 (1:47 am)
I just tried upgrading Navigation DVD in my 04 Toyota Sienna, however in the override screen I accidentally pressed a wrong button which now shows Japanese or Chinese letter and gives me error message. How can I go back to this DVD units original state? I have read about removing the battery from the Nav DVD player's battery etc but does that work? Do anybody know the easiet fix for this? If any body out there can help me I would greatly appreciate it.
Apr 26, 2011 (11:12 am)
Should an owner of a 2006 Sienna XLE with just under 55K miles expect the navigation system (not the map DVD) to last more than 4-5 years?
#245 of 257 Re: Navigation System Fails? [my_last_toyota]
Jun 02, 2011 (3:01 pm)
Same happened in my case. Driving home from the dealership after a $300 repair and the whole system crashes - DVD/NAV/Radio/Rear Camera. Found a auto car audio specialist in after market/out of warranty fixes and they analyzed it for $60 and found the Mother Board in the NAV system failed - $700 to fix. I figure it's better than $3000 so I'm giving it a try. I'll comment back after they fix it.